Robert Griffin III was knocked around the pocket in Sunday's loss at St.Louis. While he complains about it, opposing teams are taking note and expect it to intensify.
As for the Rams? RG3 didn't take too kindly to the aggressive nature of the St.Louis defenders.
"There was some extracurricular stuff going on after the plays," Griffin said. "They were doing a lot of dirty things. I still think they have an extremely good team, that doesn't take anything away from them, but the game was unprofessional. Who am I to talk? I've barely been a pro for very long, but from what I experienced against the Saints compared to that game, it was definitely unprofessional and it does need to be cleaned up."
Griffin was sacked only once by the Rams defense, but he was knocked to the ground a number of times.
"I don't want to tip-toe the lines of anything that's happened with bounties or anything like that, but they were definitely going after me," Griffin said. "They made it a point, obviously, all week to hit me. Some of the shots were cheap of that nature. But it's nothing I can control. Teams are going to try to hit me because they don't think I can take a hit. I think I've proved over my career that I can."
Compared to the front seven of every defense in the NFL, RG3 is slight in nature. The success of the Redskins is riding squarely on his shoulders. If opponents feel they have a better chance of winning by roughing up the flashy rookie, you can bet they will take shots. Expect much of the same, especially in the half dozen games to come against our longtime friends from the NFC East.