LANDOVER, Md. — The limp was obvious even on video. In Seattle's film room, on their iPads, Seahawks players saw Robert Griffin III hobbling in Washington's final regular-season game against Dallas.
They had the feeling that the limp was a harbinger of Griffin's future distress. The limp meant he couldn't be dynamic. He couldn't bust open for long gains. He couldn't buy time with his legs. He couldn't be himself.
Video doesn't lie. For Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game, RGIII would be playing with only one healthy leg. And, as much as they appreciated the warrior in Griffin, the Seahawks withheld their sympathy and attacked his pain.
These are the playoffs — one team's pain is another team's ticket onward.