RGIII, Moss explain comments after loss to Eagles
Robert Griffin III approached offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on Monday to clear the air after his controversial postgame comments in Philadelphia.
“You guys make a big deal of it, and understandably so,” Shanahan said Thursday, referring to the media. “I totally understand that, but I try not to pay too much attention to quotes and stuff because you never really know what someone meant and what they were trying to say, or whether they meant what they said.”
After the Redskins’ 24-16 loss at Lincoln Financial Field, Griffin said it felt like the Eagles “knew what was coming before it was coming.” He later said he was simply attempting to praise the Eagles.
Still, Griffin felt the need to seek out his offensive coordinator—Shanahan calls the plays—and explain the comments face-to-face.
“What helped me was that Robert did come in,” Shanahan continued. “I didn’t ask him to. He came in and talked to me on Monday about it and tried to clear it up with me and explained to me what he meant to say. Once I heard him and talked to him, I was fine with it. I didn’t take anything personally and it made sense to me … I had no problems with it.”