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Robert Griffin III, Redskins' offense still without TD

For all of the hand-wringing over the New York Giants' new offense this preseason, Robert Griffin III hasn't looked any better in the Washington Redskins' new scheme.

After a series of glowing offseason testaments that Griffin had regained 2012 form, we expected him to be the favorite for Comeback Player of the Year honors.

What we have seen the past two weeks suggests instead that there might have been something to the recent report that Griffin had been outplayed by Kirk Cousins in practice sessions versus the Patriots.

Griffin has yet to lead a touchdown drive this preseason. His decision-making has left a lot to be desired. His footwork has been inconsistent. He is absorbing too many hits. He's not even beating defenders to the edge on scrambles.

He completed five of eight passes for a paltry 20 yards (2.5 YPA), adding three sacks and an interception during the Redskins' 23-17 loss to the Ravens on Saturday night.

Griffin also looked uninspired in August 2012 when the Shanahans slow-played the entire league by running vanilla schemes and hiding their pistol offense until the regular-season opener.

Redskins fans have to be hoping Jay Gruden has some of that same magic up his sleeve. If not, it could be another long season in the nation's capital.

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