Gruden Happy With Griffin’s Improvement, Says Relationship ‘Misunderstood’

CBS DC

Robert Griffin III will start the season finale against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at FedEx Field, but that does not mean Redskins coach Jay Gruden regrets benching his young quarterback.

Griffin showed signs of progress in a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. He started in place of Colt McCoy, who was placed on injured reserve last week because of a bulging disc in his neck. McCoy had started games against the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams and New York Giants following three ineffective starts from Griffin in November.

“The decisions were made based on the strong feeling that I had as far as what I thought was best for the football team and that’s it. I had no other hidden agenda,” Gruden said during a conference call with reporters on Sunday. “At the time I went back to Colt, I just thought Robert needed a little…

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