Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin IIII needs to take personal accountability for mistakes and not blame his teammates, directly or indirectly, according to veteran wide receiver Santana Moss.
“If we're going to win games, we need to win games with our guy saying, 'At the end of the day, I didn't make a play,' regardless of if it wasn't him,” Moss told 106.7 The Fan. “And that's how I feel. Because that's what we're out there to do.”
Griffin threw an interception on the final play of the Redskins' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“We had a certain concept with running and nobody got open so I was backing up, and in the situation where you get a sack there, it ends the game,” Griffin said Sunday. “I was trying to throw the ball to the back of the end zone. It didn't get to where I wanted it to go.”
Moss had a problem with Griffin's remarks.
“As a leader, you understand that if you're involved in the situation, whether you're the receiver, the quarterback, the guys making the tackle, whoever — regardless of the outcome, good or bad, you have to at some point, stand up and say me or I,” Moss said. “I don't need to be going back and forth in the media about who didn't do this and who didn't do what. At the end of the day, I was seen with the ball in my hand last, as a quarterback I'm saying, and if it didn't get done then I'm going to let you know it was me. Whether it was me or not. It was me. And I'm going to get better. And we're going to get better together.”
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Aaron WIlson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.