LANDOVER — On the first play of a 27-7 loss to the
On Washington's second possession — which began, inauspiciously enough, with a false-start penalty on receiver
And on Washington's third possession — which opened with a false-start penalty on tight end
That elicited boos from the home crowd, a soundtrack heard repeatedly Sunday after mistakes by the Redskins — including another turnover, two missed field-goal attempts by
"It was a travesty out there," Griffin said.
"It really looked like the first preseason game," Gruden said.
The Redskins are now 1-8 in Griffin's past nine starts, dating to last season — and the only victory in that span came in Week 2 against Jacksonville, when the 2012
Gruden was asked what has happened to Griffin since his breakout first season after winning the
"That's something that we have to find the answer to," Gruden said, "and he has to find the answer to."
Asked whether Griffin has shown he should be the team's starting quarterback, Gruden replied: "After today's performance, nobody proved they deserved to start anywhere."
"Offensive line, we've got to look at," he added. "Running backs. Everybody. You hate to pin a struggling performance on one person until you see the film. … This was a total team effort, this horrific game. But he has got a lot of improving to do, obviously."
The defense allowed Evans to catch seven passes from
Griffin was 23 for 32 for 207 yards, the pair of interceptions, and a 30-yard touchdown off a screen pass to
All of this came against an opponent that had one win all season before Sunday and entered with a five-game losing streak, scoring no more than 17 points in any of its four most recent games.
"It was just bad ball out there today. It was not looking past Tampa Bay, because we can't afford to look past anyone," Griffin said. "We are not a very good football team right now and (we) have a long way to go. Every guy has to look himself in the mirror and say that."