RG3 gives an Xbox One to each of the Washington Redskins starting OLs

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) leaves the field after the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Redskins 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn’t had one of his finest years, but he found a way to put a brighter spin on things and completely embraced the holiday cheer by being his offensive line’s Santa. A video on the Redskins official site shows RG3 giving an XBox One console to each of the starting offensive linemen on the Redskins as a “Thank You” for their hard work this season. Even though the line has drawn the ire of some members of the fan base, RG3 is only 27th in the league when it comes to the percentage of times he’s been sacked; that’s a stat to keep in mind.

The Redskins offensive line definitely deserves the gifts and nod of respect, and it’s great to see RG3 do such a kind thing; maybe this can get some more people to get off of his back as a so-called “selfish” player.

When it comes to pass protection, the Redskins offensive line has definitely been solid. There is little doubt that Trent Williams is one of the game’s best left tackles, and right tackle Tyler Polumbus has quietly put together a very strong year. He’s not a big name at all and qualifies as a journeyman kind of player, but I think he has found a home in Washington. At least, he deserves to stick around in D.C., and he definitely earned that nice Christmas gift from his quarterback.

Will Montgomery hasn’t had the best year of his career, but he’s still solid. Kory Lichtensteiger is one of the tougher offensive linemen in the league, and he is a steady performer on the line. The lone “weak link” is Chris Chester, but there are far worse players than the veteran right guard, who really only struggled at the beginning of the year; he’s come on strong over the past five games.

A Santa Hat tip to CSN Washington for the story.

Topics: Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Robert Griffin Iii, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Washington Redskins, Will Montgomery

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  • http://twitter.com/aprilwalker14 april walker

    Wished everyone would read this article! I get so tired of folks talking junk about our OL! Thanks for info! Very nice of RG3 to do that for his OL! Nice to see it on video! HTTR

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      No problem, April, and thanks for dropping by. I’ve gotten tired of people ribbing on the Redskins offensive line without actual facts, because I’ve used every objective measure available to measure the line and have only seen very good things regarding their pass protection. The run blocking? I will say that this is one thing that needs to get a bit better, but Morris definitely gets more real estate than what’s in front of him; you can get away with below-average run blocking when you have an elite back.