Steven Jackson to Robert Griffin III: 'It's not the Big 12'


We told you Wednesday that Robert Griffin III was not a fan of the "dirty extracurriculars" and the "unprofessional" late hits from the St. Louis Rams in Week 2.

"It was weird," the Washington Redskins quarterback said. "... People want to hit me because they don't think I can take a hit."

Brandt: Special attention
In the wake of a brilliant fake field goal and a rash of blocked punts, Gil Brandt examines a special teams renaissance. More ...

On Thursday, Rams running back Steven Jackson probably spoke for a lot of NFL veterans in response to the rookie from Baylor.

"It's not the Big 12," Jackson said.

We saw Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar drive Griffin's helmet into the ground after one play. That would be called dirty.

"I don't think we're a dirty team," Jackson said, according to USA Today. "I think we're a team that's hungry, young and eager to make a turnaround in the franchise."

Then again, we also saw Griffin get upset that Dunbar led with his helmet while trying to tackle Griffin on a play. But Griffin had the ball and was past the line of scrimmage. Dunbar did nothing wrong there.

"We're going to play our own style of football, and I'm sorry he didn't like it," Dunbar said. "I hope he has a good day. I'm sorry. I guess he feels bad I did it. I don't really feel bad. But if it happened, it happened. It is what it is."

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.