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Santana Moss and Chris Cooley are raving about how healthy Robert Griffin III looks.
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Robert Griffin III worked with quarterback guru Terry Shea this offseason to improve his mechanics.
Griffin spent six days in late-March working on his footwork and release point with Shea, who previously worked with RGIII prior to the 2012 combine. Shea suggests the majority of Griffin's struggles last year were due to his inability to drive off his surgically-repaired knee and believes his mechanics are finally "back on point" now that he's close to being fully recovered. "He looked 100-percent healthy," Shea told USA Today. "Reminded me of the old Robert Griffin. I liked everything I saw."
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Redskins coach Jay Gruden wants Robert Griffin III to be a diverse and balanced quarterback so the team can tailor their offense to attack any defensive scheme.
With Gruden at the helm, it is almost a lock Griffin will throw the football 550+ times, but his use in the rushing game is more uncertain. Gruden said Washington will continue to employ the read-option in some capacity, but the volume of carries may come down to how comfortable RGIII feels rushing the ball. Griffin will be roughly 20 months removed from his ACL tear when Week 1 rolls around this season and is a prime candidate for a bounce-back season.
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Robert Griffin III said he will not wear a knee brace this season.
The bulky brace Griffin lugged around throughout the 2013 season appeared to really limit him. He rushed for just 489 yards and zero touchdowns, often lacking the explosive edge speed we saw during his rookie campaign. When Week 1 comes around this year, he'll be roughly 20 months removed from his ACL tear and primed for a bounce-back under Jay Gruden.
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NFL Network's Charley Casserly believes the Redskins will "go hard" after offensive lineman in free agency.
According to Casserly, the Redskins main concern should be beefing up a diminutive offensive line that "only" averaged 308 pounds in 2013. New coach Jay Gruden said of the smallish offensive line, "You know they're smaller, but they can get out and move in space. But sometimes on third-and-long they sometimes get pushed back in the pocket. That's a negative." Robert Griffin III was sacked 38 times in only 13 games in 2013. If RGIII is to bounce back, the offensive line play in Washington will have to improve.
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Redskins coach Jay Gruden promises to fit his offense to his personnel, and that he's "not going to force-feed an offense down anybody's (throat)."
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ESPN's Louis Riddick "would not be surprised to see" Robert Griffin III "become a guy who never fully realizes or meets the expectations and is looked back on in disgust."
Strong words. However, Riddick is on the fence with RGIII, characterizing his long-term expectations for the third-year quarterback as "lukewarm." Riddick, a former scout and personnel man in the NFL, continued, "From what I've seen and know and what I've heard, I think it could really go either way with him." RGIII has taken his fair share of heat since Week 1 of last season, but he needs to get 100 percent healthy first before we can truly project his future. RGIII has a big arm, can throw the deep ball, sports plus athleticism, but needs to fine-tune his mechanics and his accuracy. New Redskins coach got the most out of Andy Dalton, and Griffin is lightyears better. We still remain high on RGIII.
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New coach Jay Gruden said he will take advantage of Robert Griffin III's skills as a runner.
Back in the 2011 draft, Gruden pushed for the Bengals to pass on Colin Kaepernick in favor of Andy Dalton because he wasn't "into the read-option stuff." He's since changed his tune. "I would be foolish to try to turn RG3 into a pocket passer. It would be foolish," Gruden said. "The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I'm going to let him be himself." By the time Week 1 rolls around, Griffin will be roughly 21 months removed from his ACL surgery. He projects to recprd far more than the 37.6 rushing yards and zero rushing touchdowns he produced in 2013.
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Redskins coach Jay Gruden declared Robert Griffin III his starting quarterback on Thursday.
"Robert Griffin III is the starter," Gruden said in a radio interview. "There will be no competition." Kirk Cousins' poor play down the stretch made that obvious, but it would have been a controversy in Washington had Gruden not showered praise on his quarterback. 100 percent healthy with a full offseason to pick up the nuances of his new offense, RGIII is a major bounce-back candidate for 2014. He's going to be throwing a lot in Gruden's West Coast system, and though his designed runs will be curtailed, it's not as if Griffin will never leave the pocket.
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Profootballtalk reports Robert Griffin III "wasn't involved" in the Redskins' coaching search.