"We get to get out of here," Umenyiora said, via The Star-Ledger. "We escaped, that's what happened. We escaped with that one."
The Redskins are in the top-five offenses in the NFL in scoring and yards. They are first in rushing, and Griffin is the biggest reason why. Griffin helps open running lanes by creating hesitation with the defense. It's not really about the option. It's an old-school, play-action approach. RG3 sells it.
When the Redskins desperately need a first down, then Griffin runs. Or he fakes a draw, stops and delivers a pass on fourth-and-3 when a defender jumps to stop him.
Washington does a good job of not asking Griffin to do too much. It's a controlled attack, which takes advantage of Griffin's accuracy, patience and decision-making. In some weird ways, it's almost a conservative offense.
When you add that decision-making to Griffin's ability to make the incredible happen -- like eluding Jason Pierre-Paul to convert a fourth-and-10 -- you have one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Already.