After a reassuring preseason debut, Robert Griffin III was due to have a game where he looked like a rookie for the Washington Redskins. That happened Saturday night against a veteran Chicago Bears defense.
RG3 hardly looked overwhelmed, but he couldn't get in rhythm against the Bears. The Redskins had six first-half drives with Griffin under center. The results: five first downs, three points and one fumble by Griffin.
Griffin was on the run a lot more than in his debut. This was by design on many plays, but Griffin also left the pocket before he needed to a few times. He threw behind a receiver to kill one drive and overthrew Santana Moss on another try down the field. Griffin also made a few nice throws, finishing 5-of-8 passing for 49 yards. He added 17 rushing yards on three attempts.
We aren't going to draw any conclusions from a preseason game for either team. For Griffin, it's all part of the learning process. At least the Redskins' offense stayed healthy in this game. Their defense wasn't so lucky.
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