Redskins RB Robert Griffin III wasn’t his usual self Sunday, still hobbled by a knee injury suffered three weeks earlier.
“I was able to be effective,” Griffin said.
“He wasn’t his normal self,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan admitted, going on to say that it was as much a surprise for him as for anyone watching.
Griffin has a way about him, a feeling of invincibility, and more than that, he doesn’t admit to feeling pain or experiencing weakness. Griffin didn’t tell his coach last week that he was anything but 100 percent, and Shanahan said his quarterback didn’t practice as if anything was wrong, either.
“He always tells me he’s fine,” Shanahan said. “You can see that he was hurting a little bit.”
Griffin and the Redskins will face a tougher test when the Seahawks' formidable defense comes to town on Sunday.