Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed just 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown last week in a 27-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  This week Griffin hopes his receivers can catch the ball. "Even in the game, I was trying to figure out what to say to these guys," Griffin said via NFL.com. "These are some of the best at their profession in the world. If they drop a ball, they know they can't drop that ball. What am I going to say to them? It's tough in those situations. "Throughout the game, they repeatedly came to me to tell me they would keep fighting for me, even through the drops. I had bad plays myself. So it was good to hear them say that, and I think they know that I have their back. And they have mine." Redskins receivers dropped nine passes in the game.  Coach Mike Shanahan couldn't explain what was happening. "It's been a long time since I've had a game like this, relative to that many opportunities that you didn't take advantage of when guys were open. I was disappointed," Shanahan said, via NFL.com and NFL Network's Jeff Darlington. "I don't care where the placement is. As long as it hits your hands, you had better catch it or else you won't be in the National Football League for very long." The Redskins are without tight end Fred Davis and receiver Pierre Garcon so Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan will have to step up.   The Redskins host the Carolina Panthers Sunday at FedEx Field.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cam Newton not a person of interest in night club shooting

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

Report: Teams think Suh to Dolphins is ‘done' deal

Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings


LSU S blasts Tigers fans for leaving game early

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

UMass to retire jersey in honor of John Calipari

Houston Texans are moving on from Andre Johnson

Top landing spots for Darrelle Revis

Mets: Murphy will no longer discuss his religious beliefs

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts after DeAndre Jordan doesn't shoot

WATCH: Ridiculous foul called on Penn State

WATCH: Westbrook throws down huge dunk in return

Cowboys hang out at Duke game, pose with funny poster

Report: Peyton Manning's contract incentives tied to Super Bowl

Bean responds to Murphy's homosexuality comments

Haynesworth to Suh: Skins ‘took my love away from the game’

Five teams that should consider signing JaVale McGee

MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

Ronaldo sends his hair stylist to check on his wax figure monthly

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

Ray Allen announces he will not play this season

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Every starting QB ranked by mobility

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts

UFC must make Rousey vs. Cyborg happen

Suh to Dolphins a 'done' deal?

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.