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Robert Griffin III puts Ravens on blast for lack of preparation, ‘abnormal’ practices

Ravens, Robert Griffin III

After several delays, the long-anticipated matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers finally pushed through on Wednesday. In the end, the home team managed to extend their undefeated run on the season, as they defeated the visiting Baltimore squad, 19-14.

The loss did not sit well with quarterback Robert Griffin III, who did not hold back with his post-game comments.

According to Griffin, the fact that the Ravens have been dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization prevented them from making the necessary preparations for Wednesday’s contest:

“If we can’t come to the game properly prepared, that puts a lot of things in flux,” Griffin said (via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun).

For what it’s worth, the Ravens actually had an extended period in between games. Prior to Wednesday’s clash, the last time they were in action was on November 23rd against the Tennessee Titans. Then again, Baltimore were forced to skip six days worth of practices due to the outbreak.

Griffin, who was filling in for Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, finished with 7-of-12 completed passes against the Steelers for 33 yards and one interception. He also added seven carries, which resulted in 68 rushing yards.

The 30-year-old was then forced to exit the game in the fourth period due to a hamstring issue. Had it not been for the late-game knock, Griffin is adamant that they would “have won this game.”

With Jackson still on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, Robert Griffin III will have a shot at getting another spot start when the Ravens take on the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.