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Kyle Shanahan says RGIII’s mechanics are fine

Robert Griffin III, Kyle Shanahan AP

Earlier this week, Ron Jaworski of ESPN said that he thought Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s throwing mechanics during warmups for their game against the Steelers looked like they weren’t as clean as they were last season before he injured his knee.

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was asked about Jaworski’s observation and said he thought that the quarterback’s mechanics have looked fine to him.

“I’m pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “I think he’s pretty good at it. I think he has pretty good technique, too. It’s all about keeping your technique in the pocket when you’re under duress. … I think Robert is as good of a thrower as there is.”

You might note that Shanahan didn’t say that Griffin’s mechanics were the same as they were last season, although it seems less important that Griffin throw the ball exactly the same way than that he get the same kind of results he got when he put the ball in the air as a rookie. Like every other question about Griffin, that one will have to wait until the regular season gets underway because judging Griffin off of pregame warmups and practice sessions means you’ll only be getting part of the picture needed to draw a real conclusion.

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22 Responses to “Kyle Shanahan says RGIII’s mechanics are fine”
  1. ingraven says: Aug 23, 2013 2:58 PM

    “Kyle Shanahan says RGIII’s mechanics are fine”

    Thats exactly why his cars never break down. Hehe.

  2. bencrewe1 says: Aug 23, 2013 2:58 PM

    Jaws is a dope, hence why he thinks Kap is the best Qb ever after half a season of starting.

  3. joeflaccosunibrow says: Aug 23, 2013 3:04 PM

    This is like Pete Rose saying that Michael Jordan doesn’t have a gambling problem.
    Consider the source….

  4. whatnojets says: Aug 23, 2013 3:05 PM

    And this comes from a person with many years of NFL experience!! Thank you Mike…..wait a minute…I just noticed it says “Kyle”!! Who the hell is “Kyle” Shanahan?????

  5. steelerben says: Aug 23, 2013 3:06 PM

    Something tells me that RGIII is going to be able to air the ball out just fine, regardless of Jaw’s observations. Once he gets some live game action under his belt and takes a hit to get over the tentativeness of worrying about it he’ll be back to doing what he does.

  6. cletusvandam says: Aug 23, 2013 3:11 PM

    Wasn’t this one of the guys who thought John Beck was a all-pro too?

  7. sandblastermoron says: Aug 23, 2013 3:15 PM

    And the circus continues in green bay!

  8. surfinbird1 says: Aug 23, 2013 3:16 PM

    His mouth is working fine also.

  9. freepretzels says: Aug 23, 2013 3:21 PM

    I… trust Jaws.

  10. Maurice Barksdale says: Aug 23, 2013 3:27 PM

    I think RGIII’s mechanics are a little off, but that shouldn’t be a surprise coming off of a torn ACL. He’s still favoring the knee some, and he’s not planting his foot like he normally would.

    I expect him to start the season off a little rusty and his accuracy may take a hit. So instead of a 65% completion percentage, it may a few points below that.

    But if he can make it through the first few games without a set back, I think he will get back to where was last season, if not better in the mental aspects of the game.

  11. sidepull says: Aug 23, 2013 3:27 PM

    All Kyle has to do is view some tape of the same plays from last year and compare video with the same plays in the here and now. That should tell you something about mechanics.

  12. aprilwalker2013 says: Aug 23, 2013 3:32 PM

    Jaws got kinda defensive on First Take when even being questioned about his statement! He’s getting a tad mean like in is older years! Couldn’t believe he was talking so disrespectful about RG3.. Well maybe he was just upset that they weren’t just taking the great QB at his word, that RG3 wasn’t quite right. Idk but thought it was a bit much to put out there after just looking at him for 5 minutes! HTTR

  13. rasta028 says: Aug 23, 2013 3:33 PM

    Reps reps and more reps…

    That is all.

  14. cmoney20 says: Aug 23, 2013 3:59 PM

    bencrewe1 says: Aug 23, 2013 2:58 PM

    Jaws is a dope, hence why he thinks Kap is the best Qb ever after half a season of starting.

    Jaws has Kaepernick ranked as the 11th best QB in 2013. I don’t understand your comment

  15. patslaya says: Aug 23, 2013 4:33 PM

    Hope his mechanics know how to work on wheelchairs.

  16. skinsfanwill says: Aug 23, 2013 4:36 PM

    Jaws is speaking from a “hope” perspective. Of course he wants to see RG3 fail so Philly can look good.

  17. skinsfan91 says: Aug 23, 2013 4:42 PM

    Jaws was also watching this game on TV like the rest of us. Reading this you’d think he was on the sideline observing.

  18. blacknole08 says: Aug 23, 2013 4:47 PM

    Whats wrong with his mechanics? One thing RG3 doesnt do is turn the ball over. He has yet to throw 2 INTs in a game.

  19. 302baller says: Aug 23, 2013 5:27 PM

    Kyle who!? Oh the de facto arm of an overrated, washed up coach. Hey dad, please give me a job, please. Down with the ‘Skins!

  20. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 23, 2013 5:28 PM

    the waitress at Hooters doesnt think so………

  21. stunzeed5 says: Aug 23, 2013 5:37 PM

    RG3 will be fine….nothing to see here.

  22. httrsince1978 says: Aug 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    Just the Kyle who had The Redskins 4th in RYPG, and 13th in overall OPG. Who took a rookie QB and won the division. THAT Kyle.

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