LANDOVER, Md. - In a nearly empty locker room an hour after his worst loss as a Washington Redskin, Robert Griffin III sat at his locker, joined by his father, who seemed to be there to console his son as he faces the toughest test of his leadership.
It was an unusual scene, but then, this is an unusual time for RGIII and his fading 3-8 team.
A few minutes earlier, RG3 had addressed questions about an embarrassing 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in which the Redskins managed just 33 second-half yards.
In 67 combined games at Baylor University and with the Redskins, Griffin had never played in a game in which his team had failed to score an offensive touchdown, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
On a night when Colin Kaepernick threw for three touchdowns and 235 yards, Griffin threw for 127 yards with a 58.7 passer rating.
And all this comes following a week in which questions were raised about RG3's leadership and accountability.
"I mean, what am I supposed to do, come up here and talk about how bad we are? That's not my job. My job is to answer your questions and move on to the next day and get better," Griffin said. "I love my guys. I'd go to war with them any day.
"We just need to get better. That's what we've got to do."
Earlier, Griffin conceded how frustrated he and his teammates are.
"Everyone's tired of losing, fans, the media, everybody," he said. "The one thing to take away is the one thing that we're not is we're not quitters."
Griffin, who completed just 17-of-27 passes, was intercepted once, sacked four times and hit seven other times.
He was asked to address a Sunday NFL.com report alleging he didn't want any negative plays shown in film review by his coaches.
"It's false," he said. "That's why I haven't responded to it. Because there's no need to respond to untrue things. I just echo what coach said, that it's completely false.
"People are trying to character assassinate me and it's unfortunate."