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A Look Back At Robert Griffin III’s First Two Seasons

With the Washington Redskins only 10 days away from opening training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Redskins Blog takes a quick look back at just some of the highlight moments provided by quarterback Robert Griffin III (No. 10) since being drafted second-overall in the 2012 NFL Draft:

First Game vs. New Orleans Saints:

“I’m very excited about this team and what this team has to offer. Our defense played well. The offense came together. Everybody knows if they take care of their assignments that we can win, and we’ve got the talent to do it. I feel good about the excitement about this team and I think the team feels good about itself just with the way we performed last week and we’ve got to continue to carry that on.”

Griffin III after the game

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT GRIFFIN III ENTERING THE 2014 SEASON

“We’re getting him a lot of reps, a lot of good looks, and a lot of different concepts and so far he’s reacting well. It’s important for him to just take natural strides every day and get better. And the thing about Robert is that is his intent when he comes to work every day. He’s a sponge for information and wants to get better.”

– Head coach Jay Gruden

“I think going into his third year, you see a lot of progression both from a physical and a mental standpoint. Some of the things that we’ve done with him the past two years are similar and some are also different. He’s done an excellent job of transferring his knowledge in the meeting rooms to on the field recognizing some of those looks and audibles and recognizing things at the line of scrimmage.”

– Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay 

“I think he’s done a great job of embracing me and calling me as soon as he knew I was a free agent and saying, ‘I want to do my best to be able to get you here.’ I think they respect him enough out here to just hear him out and listen to him and he had a big part of getting me to sign here, so I praise him.”

 Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson


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