He is the quarterback of a last-place team, a 3-6 unholy mess of a team, and Robert Griffin III has 14 days to contemplate that ugly reality. What to do for the bye week? Go home to Texas for a spell, to get away from the angst and the criticism? Or stick around and push that boulder up the hill a few more times until the Washington Redskins’ next game?
“I have no idea what I’m going to do,” Griffin said following Sunday’s disquieting 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. “But I promise you I’ll come back and I’ll be a better quarterback the second half of the season for us, for this team. And preferably, everybody comes back with the same mind-set.”
The limitless promise and excitement stirred up by that opening week win at New Orleans, the surgical precision of the game-winning drive at Tampa Bay in Week 4, the electricity that surged through FedEx Field during the dismantling of Minnesota in Week 6 — it all feels like ages ago now.