• Michael Griffin suspended one week for head shots

    Summary of 14 articles · Updated Nov 27, 2013
    The NFL suspended Griffin one game. Titans safety Michael Griffin is the latest player to be suspended for a week for repeated shots to the head. From the league: Griffin tweeted out an apology: Griffin went low, which is what players do when trying to avoid head shots. Robert Griffin II sat at Griffin's locker after the game as the two talked for a while. And the Big Lead looked back at all of Griffin’s sacks this season and found that a teammate has helped him off the ground only three times. After last Sunday’s post-game press conference following the first loss by a road team in Philly since September 2012, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III provided some comments that were regarded as throwing the coaching staff and some of his teammates under the bus. Yet, here are plenty of examples in USA Today's For the Win section from other teams where the quarterback is not being helped up After a sack, my first reaction is to watch the replay to see who was beat and why, so this is something I rarely pay attention to.
    • Robert Griffin III says anyone taking shots at his dad ‘needs to back up’

      Robert Griffin III's father, Robert II, made an unexpected visit to the Redskins' locker room after Monday night's game to make sure his son was not hurt after taking many hits against the 49ers. This was unusual, because family members are almost never…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • RG III defends dad being in locker room

      Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has taken shots all season -- on the field and off. He understands it's part of the business. What he doesn't like is when those shots involve his family.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Robert Griffin getting too much blame

      Robert Griffin III is under lots of heat because of the Redskins' woeful performance, but how much of the blame is on him?
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Griffin points no fingers after loss

      After last Sunday’s post-game press conference following the first loss by a road team in Philly since September 2012, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III provided some comments that were regarded as throwing the coaching staff and some of his teamm…
    • Robert Griffin III gets kicked right in the … yeah (Video)

      Well, we now know that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn't wear a protective cup. During Monday night's Redskins-49ers game, Griffin took an unfortunate shot in the .... solar plexus? Midsection? Whatever the politically correct term is for …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Robert Griffin III struggles again, is it time to consider a switch to Kirk Cousins?

      Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown nine passes all year. They all came against Denver after Robert Griffin III was knocked out of a blowout loss.Griffin is a shell of what he was last season. That's not all his fault. He had no offseaso…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Without Griffin, Fleener a tougher matchup

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It’s difficult being a defensive back. They want to deliver hits that make receivers wary of going into certain areas to go after certain throws. But those receivers are afforded protections now, because some of those hits can be the…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Griffin apologizes for suspension

      Titans safety Michael Griffin has been suspended one game for repeated illegal hits on defenseless players. While the suspension may still be overturned on appeal, Griffin expressed regret for the outcome. “All I can say is I apologize to the Titans fan…
  • RG III on O-line: 'I love those guys'

    ASHBURN, Va. - And now we’re down to this: Counting how many times Robert Griffin III is helped up by his teammates after a sack. I’m still trying to determine if this is a big deal. I don’t know how many times they helped him up last season. I don’t kn…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Griffin’s lineman aren’t helping him up this year

    Some coaches apparently don’t like it when their players help opposing players off the ground. But it’s a given that all coaches would like their players to help their teammates up. As explained by Jason Lisk and Michael Shamburger of TheBigLead.com, th…

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