So much is made of Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts because of his NFL readiness, his intelligence, and his overall football ability, but you don’t hear a lot of the same about Robert Griffin III, even though he almost graded out just as high on my board coming out.
Maybe around Redskins camp, there is more of a buzz surrounding him, but I’m impressed by the fact that RG3 is making such a seamless transition to leading his new team. A team full of veteran receivers, which Griffin III says he will likely be working with in between minicamp and training camp this offseason.
“We’re all going to get together. We haven’t planned it yet, but we are going to get together and throw. It’s important for us to be successful as a team, and working together like that is what you have to do. It’s not to a massive scale or anything, but I’ve talked to a couple of the receivers to try to see if we can hook up and throw together just to stay in tune. But it’s not official yet.”
Griffin also talked about knowing when to slide and potentially being afraid of taking too many hits as a quarterback who can run.
“One thing I won’t do is play with fear. You have to play fearless. That doesn’t mean I’m going to go try and run over linebackers and safeties, but I’ll be smart. If I need to slide, I’ll slide. If I need to run out of bounds, I’ll run out of bounds. But if it’s third-and-3 and a crucial point in the game, don’t expect me to be sliding. If it’s at the end of the game, I won’t slide. Don’t expect that. But if it’s early in the game, I don’t have a problem with it. It’s not a shot at my manhood. I’ve slid before. I’ve run out of bounds before too. I’ve been laid into out of bounds before too. That’s 15 yards. Keep them coming.”
I can’t wait to see RG3 playing this season, and while there will be some bumps and bruises along the way, the Redskins and most fans will have high hopes for this year and rightfully so.