By Tim Graham
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III felt satisfied with his NFL debut.
He completed four his six passes for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills here at Ralph Wilson Stadium. His touchdown was a 20-yard Pierre Garcon catch-and-run that gave the Redskins a 7-3 first-quarter lead.
"It felt extremely good to come out [and play]," Griffin said in comments the Redskins distributed at halftime. "Coach did a good job calling plays, got me in a rhythm and helped get the offense in rhythm on that third drive, and that's what it's all about."
Griffin, a dangerous scrambler who won the Heisman Trophy for Baylor last season, ran only once for zero yards (techincally, it was a bad handoff/fumble). He wanted to run for real.
"I wanted to run the keeper," Griffin said. "It would have been fun. But the one thing I know I had to do is play smart. ... They did a good job [defending] the keeper."