Redskins’ Moss to RG III: Take some blame

Updated: November 20, 2013, 2:05 AM ET


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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has taken a lot of hits this season, but the latest comes from an unexpected place — his own huddle.

On Tuesday, veteran Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss went on 106.7 The Fan in D.C., and said that when things go wrong, players need to take more personal responsibility — specifically Washington’s franchise quarterback.

Moss If we’re going to win games, we need to win games with our guy saying, ‘At the end of the day, I didn’t make a play,’ regardless of if it wasn’t him.

— Santana Moss

“If we’re going to win games, we need to win games with our guy saying, ‘At the end of the day, I didn’t make a play,’ regardless of if it wasn’t him,” Moss said on the “LaVar and Dukes” show. “And that’s how I feel. Because that’s what we’re out there to do.”

Moss’ comments come after Griffin seemed to take his own sly shot at the failings of the Redskins that resulted in an interception on the team’s final play in Sunday’s 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

“We had a certain concept with running and nobody got open so I was backing up, and in the situation where you get a sack there, it ends the game,” Griffin said Sunday of the team’s last play. “I was trying to throw the ball to the back of the end zone. It didn’t get to where I wanted it to go.”

Griffin’s desperation heave ended up in the hands of defensive back Brandon Boykin, and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles took a knee to end the game.

The loss dropped the Redskins, the defending NFC East champions, to 3-7.

“As a leader, you understand that if you’re involved in the situation, whether you’re the receiver, the quarterback, the guys making the tackle, whoever — regardless of the outcome, good or bad, you have to at some point, stand up and say me or I,” Moss said.

Moss drove his point home even further.

“I don’t need to be going back and forth in the media about who didn’t do this and who didn’t do what,” Moss said. “At the end of the day, I was seen with the ball in my hand last, as a quarterback I’m saying, and if it didn’t get done then I’m going to let you know it was me. Whether it was me or not. It was me. And I’m going to get better. And we’re going to get better together.”

Griffin, Moss and the last-place Redskins will look to shed their two-game losing streak when they host the San Francisco 49ers on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”

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