San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks spent a portion of Monday night chasing Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III around FedEx Field in suburban D.C., then said the second-year pro shouldn’t be on the field.
“He’s obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I personally don’t feel he should be playing right now,” Brooks said. (h/t CBSSports.com)
Brooks said it’s obvious that Griffin’s surgically repaired knee is a problem for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
“You can see it. Everybody can see it, everybody can see it,” Brooks said. “He’s a man, he has the heart of a warriors and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance. He shouldn’t be playing.”
The 49ers put a pounding on Griffin Monday night. Safety Donte Whitner laid a big hit on Griffin on a sideline run and Justin Smith forced a fumble by blasting the quarterback.
And then, well, there was this … (and apologies in advance for the narrator of the video who spends perhaps more time than a man should discussing another man’s man parts.)
Aldon Smith inadvertently laid a kick to the … ahem … midsection (or more specially, south of the midsection). Griffin tried to laugh it off (high-pitched as it might have been) and didn’t miss any playing time thanks to a fortuitously timed replay review.
It was that kind of a night for Griffin and that sort of a year for the 3-8 Redskins.