Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/19/12
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CHICAGO -- The skills that led the Washington Redskins to select Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the NFL draft were clearly on display Saturday night, but it was just as clear that it's going to take considerably more than his deft ballhandling and mobility to revive a Washington franchise that has had only two winning seasons in the last dozen years. Offensive line inadequacies caused Griffin to be sacked three times in the first quarter, and only his legs prevented more damage. Meanwhile, when most of the regulars were playing, Washington's pass rush and its tackling also were inadequate. The Bears, who had been embarrassed 31-3 by Denver in their first exhibition game, dominated with the regulars, piling up 262 yards by halftime. Nonetheless, it took a 57-yard field goal by Robbie Gould with 31 seconds remaining to give Chicago a 33-31 victory after another rookie, fourth-round draft choice Kirk Cousins, threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes for the...
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