Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III can run the football. It’s one of the more exciting elements of his game.
Sunday, it cost him.
On third-and-goal at the three-yard line, about halfway through the third quarter, Griffin rolled right against Atlanta and tried to tuck the ball and run. While he was in the process of being tackled along the sideline, he was drilled in the head by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. It was a legal hit because Griffin was technically a runner at the time, although the play was recorded as a sack for a loss of two yards.