As Robert Griffin III converted a fourth-and-10 from deep in Redskins territory on Sunday, the television cameras cut to Perry Fewell on the sideline. The defensive coordinator was doing about the only thing he could do at that moment.
He was grinning and shaking his head.
“If I did what I wanted to do, I don’t think it would be made for TV,” Fewell said.
Of course there is very little Fewell of his players could have done to contain RG3 on that play.
“You know what, that kid was amazing on Sunday,” Fewell said today. “I just had to shake my head. I don’t know how he … He escaped JPP, he ran around it seemed like forever, and then he threw a laser beam right into the tight end’s chest. I don’t see that very often from quarterbacks, from normal quarterbacks. I thought that was a pretty unusual play.”
The Giants were the first team in the division to face RG3. They won the game, but Griffin won the raves.
“It was a tough challenge,” Fewell said. “The guy, he is a very, very fast football player. He is the fastest man on the field. When he takes off, it seems like he’s just gliding and everybody else is humping it and he’s running away from them. That was impressive. If I was a fan, I’d want to watch him. As a coach, I don’t want to watch him.”
He’ll have to again on Dec. 3 when the Giants face the Redskins in a Monday Night Football clash in Washington.