Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has released information through his legal team explaining the alleged abuse that caused him to leave the organization last week. A statement released by lawyer David Cornwell claims, via Pro Football Talk, that his client suffered a physical attack, as well as enduring sexually explicit comments related to his sister.
The Redskins had 145 total yards in the second half after racking up 288 in the first. Robert Griffin III went 8-for-16 passing after intermission after going 16-for-21 before. He was sacked four times, three times in the fourth quarter alone, after being kept clean in the pocket through the first two quarters of the game. The old protection problems resurfaced, and Griffin and the Redskins’ offense suffered as a result.
That said, the offense arguably played well enough to beat the now 2-7 Vikings squad. Unfortunately, the defensive secondary did not hold up its end. Christian Ponder completed nine straight passes after throwing an interception on his second pass of the game. He finished 17-for-24 for 174 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game late in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. Matt Cassel stepped up admirably and finished the game 4-for-6 for 47 yards to lead the Vikings to two field goals.
The Vikings entered the game unsure if they had a viable starter, and came away believing they had two. Making opposing quarterbacks look good isn’t a new for the Redskins, however. Washington has now given up 18 passing touchdown to 10 interceptions on the season. The 97.7 average quarterback rating they have allowed to opponents ranks 27th out of 32 teams.