As Robert Griffin III prepares for his first preseason game with the Redskins tonight, the coaching staff hopes he can relax.
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said the No. 2 overall pick in the draft should enjoy himself against the Bills, and that with all the hype surrounding Griffin’s arrival in Washington, Shanahan hopes Griffin isn’t putting too much pressure on himself.
“I just hope he goes out there and has fun, you know?” Shanahan said, via Fredericksburg.com. “We’re going to go out there and hopefully try not to put too much pressure on him. We’ll give him a chance to get everybody the ball. He’s not going to play a ton, but we hope he can go out there and just have some fun and go against a defense that he hasn’t seen yet.”
Griffin said he’s been looking forward to showing what he can do in front of a larger audience, so tonight’s game in Buffalo is a big deal to him.
“I think I’ll be more anxious than nervous,” Griffin said. “When you’re anxious, you can’t wait to succeed, so I look forward to going out and being successful as an NFL quarterback for this franchise. In that sense, yeah, I’m excited to go out and get it started.”
Redskins fans will have fun watching that.