ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- “Are the Rams a dirty team?” That was a poll question generated by ESPN.com on Thursday afternoon and created from the strong words of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
"There was some extracurricular stuff going on after the plays," Griffin told the Associated Press. "They were doing a lot of dirty things. ”
“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 added. "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.”
Those words come days after the Rams beat the Redskins 31-28 and handing Griffin his first loss in the NFL.
“It’s not the Big 12,” running back Steven Jackson said referencing Griffin’s alma mater, Baylor. “I don’t think we are a dirty team. I think we are a team that is hungry and young and eager and ready to make a turnaround for the franchise.”
“I don’t think we are dirty,” linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar said. “I mean last time I checked I shower a couple times a day. (Griffin) has his own opinion about what is going on. He doesn’t partake in this locker room at all so he can formulate his own things and we are going to play our style of football and I am sorry he didn’t like that. I hope he has a good day.”
“We are going to play aggressive. We are going to play hard to the whistle,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “This is the National Football League and he is going to be a good player and if he took issue with how we play then so be it. I’m not concerned about that. I am more concerned about the Bears.”
Griffin’s comments have garnered backlash as to why an NFL starter of only two games is speaking out like this. The comments also come days after playing the Rams and days before he has to face his next opponent, the Bengals.
Welcome to the NFL, RG3.