Robert Griffin III Returns; Cynical Tweets Abound
Due to a neck injury to quarterback Colt McCoy, Robert Griffin III has once again taken the reins at the quarterback position for the Washington Redskins.
just put on the @RGIII jersey…heres to one last shot
— Ardale Roverstone (@Rosenbergradio) December 14, 2014
The backup Subway cashier has entered the game. #WASvsNYG
— Pissed Coughlin (@PissedCoughlin) December 14, 2014
RGIII in at QB for Washington. Jay Gruden looks less than thrilled pic.twitter.com/axgyt2K6HH
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) December 14, 2014
Now as it turns out, RBIII started the game on a roll, completing a perfect six out of six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. And indeed, it looks like there’s nothing like scoring to smooth things over.
— Wussell Wesbwook (@DatBandWagon) December 14, 2014
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) December 14, 2014
— Lindsay Czarniak (@lindsayczarniak) December 14, 2014
However on RGIII’s second drive in what can be interpreted as a “final chance game”, he went back to his old ways by throwing a three and out. So naturally, skepticism reemerged.
I know I’m like 14 weeks late to this, but RGIII’s refusal to throw the wide open receivers is stunning
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) December 14, 2014
of RGIII gets injured the Redskins will be bringing in their 4th string quarterback, Dave. pic.twitter.com/S7hJDonSrq
— næ hrellmund (@NAH3LLMAN) December 14, 2014
But at the end of the half, ironically on a day where all the focus is on fellow Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, RBIII again led his team to a scoring drive, ending the drive with a brilliant leaping touchdown. #Vintage!!
Looking like its 2012. RG3 TOUCHDOWN! #WASvsNYG
RGIII flashes back to 2012 with a NICE rushing TD. #WASvsNYG
But wait. That wasn’t a touchdown. The referee reversed the ruling, so instead of a RGIII touchdown, it’s a RBIII fumble.
— Footballogy PhD (@11plus1TrueHawk) December 14, 2014
— Paul Beyer (@PBizzel) December 14, 2014
— Luis Gustavo (@LuisNFL2013) December 14, 2014
Stay tuned to the second half of Redskins-Giants for more RGIII action! At the half it’s 10-7 Redskins.