Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/6/14
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CHICAGO -- The skills that led the Redskins to select Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the NFL draft, especially his deft ballhandling and mobility, were clearly on display Saturday night, but it was just as clear that it's going to take considerably more to revive a Washington franchise which has had only two winning seasons in the last dozen years. It took a 57-yard field goal from Robbie Gould with 31 seconds remaining for the Bears to beat the Redskins 33-31, but it was close only because of another Washington rookie, fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, who threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Griffin gave a thumbs-up to the deep reserves who played the second half after both he and coach Mike Shanahan talked about how difficult it was for him to get into rhythm against Chicago's tough defense. Griffin was sacked three times in the first quarter while throwing only two passes, and the Redskins produced just a field goal and five first downs in h...
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