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Coach Jay Gruden said designed runs for Robert Griffin III might be "few and far between" this season.
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Robert Griffin III said the Redskins offense under new coach Jay Gruden will resemble Mike Shanahan's.
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Baylor coach Art Briles said he thought Robert Griffin III rushed back from his knee reconstruction last season.
"The thing about ACLs: I've always thought they take a complete year to get over. And I think he rushed himself a little bit," Briles said. "So I think this year, I do think we'll see a very healthy RGIII." The onslaught of positivity continues. All indication point to a bounce-back season for RGIII.
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Robert Griffin III will get in more work with quarterback guru Terry Shea before training camp begins.
Griffin worked with Shea on his fundamentals earlier in this offseason, and reportedly showed improved mechanics during spring practices. This session will be a "tune-up" to ensure the changes stick. Griffin is poised for a monster bounce-back this season. He is a nice value pick late in the sixth-round.
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Redskins OC Sean McVay said Robert Griffin III "looks like his exactly what he was in the 2012 season."
"I think people underestimate when you have a brace on your knee how much that truly restricts you," McVay continued. "So I think being able to take that off, he looks extremely explosive." The knee brace may have played some role, but Griffin's lack of explosiveness last season had much more to do with rushing back from knee surgery. Neither of those problems will be an issue this season, however. Griffin is poised for a bounce-back campaign.
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Robert Griffin III said there are no longer any "ulterior motives" in the Redskins' organization.
"What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. That unveiled jab at former-coach Mike Shanahan was quickly followed by Griffin saying new coach Jay Gruden "has been phenomenal." The feel-good factor is sky high in Washington right now, but that feeling will dissipate quickly if Washington's bottom-five defense does not make a significant improvement this time around.
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Redskins OC Sean McVay said Robert Griffin III "did an excellent job above the neck" during the offseason.
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Reporting from Redskins OTAs, USA Today's Jim Corbett says Robert Griffin III "looks like a different QB."
Griffin tried to rush back too soon from his knee reconstruction last season, resulting in a nightmarish encore to his jaw-dropping rookie campaign. This year, Griffin will be nearly 20 months removed from his tear by the time Week 1 rolls around. He also has a passer-friendly head coach in Jay Gruden and an explosive new toy in DeSean Jackson. Griffin appears "effortless in his drops and throwing mechanics without that ball and chain knee brace," according to Corbett. RG3 is an excellent bet to make a smashing comeback.
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New head coach Jay Gruden said he only plans to use the read-option in "sprinkles here and there" this season.
Under the Shanahan & Son offense the last two seasons, the Redskins ran the read-option on 201-of-972 (20.6 percent) running plays. It resulted in Robert Griffin III taking a ton of hits, even on plays in which he handed the ball off. Gruden's more traditional, power-based scheme will lead to a decline in designed runs, but RG3 will have a better shot at sustaining health and remains a big-time bounce-back candidate. Gruden made Andy Dalton into a top-five fantasy quarterback, Griffin's knee is actually healthy and he has a shiny new toy in DeSean Jackson.
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Redskins coach Jay Gruden reiterated in a radio interview that he has no plans to confine Robert Griffin III to the pocket, but that he may call fewer designed runs.
"Part of his effectiveness as a quarterback is his ability to run," Gruden said. "But will we have designed runs for him? Maybe not as many as they had last year, but there's a possibility of having those." A huge chunk of RGIII's fantasy value is derived from his legs, but he'll be attempting no shortage of throws for the pass-happy Gruden. Even if Griffin's designed runs are curtailed, he remains a prime bounce-back candidate another year removed from his knee injury.