"First off, I'm not really sure what people mean. I think the obvious things are you don't run the zone read as much," Shanahan said Monday. "You've got Robert (Griffin III) who has that speed and the ability to make some plays running the football and can do some things off the play-action pass, but other than that we have the same offense.
"You have the same dropback, you have the same ability to run quarterback keeps or half-rolls or bootlegs, waggles, different types of screens depending what the defense is giving you, so that's part of our offensive scheme."
"There wasn't really no difference," Garcon told WTEM-AM. "We called the same plays ... It was the same offense. We didn't do anything special."
Shanahan took pains to say that Griffin is still the team's starting quarterback next season and that people shouldn't overreact to Cousins' play.
"Again, let's not get carried away with one game, OK? It's one game. That's all it is," Shanahan said.
After a confusing week of statements from Shanahan, this is one comment that makes a lot of sense.