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RGIII: It’s a fresh start, not starting over


The Redskins’ backup quarterback is talking about the possibility of a trade, but Robert Griffin III knows that he’ll be in Washington this season.

While sitting in on a Fox Sports 1 broadcast of a Baylor women’s basketball game on Monday, Griffin said that he and his teammates were excited to get back to work with new head coach Jay Gruden. The 2013 season ended with a flurry of reports about dysfunction between Griffin and former coach Mike Shanahan, a state of affairs that Griffin said would be gone come the start of the new season.

“We’re all excited, everybody in the organization,” Griffin said, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “Talking to my teammates, it’s not that we’re starting over; we’re just getting a fresh start. So we’ve got a new leader at the helm and we’re going to be a united front. And I think all those guys are really excited about what’s coming.”

It’s been a much quieter offseason for Griffin as there’s no rehab or commercials about rehab or questions about being ready for the first week of the regular season. That should allow him plenty of time to focus on Gruden’s offensive scheme and the football work that was put aside as he recovered from his knee injury last season.

Should that lead to a return to the form of his rookie season, excitement will be easy to find in Washington.

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27 Responses to “RGIII: It’s a fresh start, not starting over”
  1. andrewluck12 says: Feb 25, 2014 5:01 PM

    i still think he’s eddie murphys child. uncanny resemblance

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 25, 2014 5:03 PM

    No one was noticing Robert’s cute and colorful kiddie socks under his cleats, so he took to wearing them on his head.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 25, 2014 5:03 PM

    Of course, cause starting over would also take your bank balance back down to zero. No pressure like it was before you had everything, so naturally it’s not starting over. That would only make sense if Kirk Cousins said it.

  4. greysolon says: Feb 25, 2014 5:10 PM

    Whatever it takes to get to 5-11.

  5. prosportswashington says: Feb 25, 2014 5:14 PM

    Looking forward to watching big plays, I hope he can bring some excitement back to DC that isn’t just for the off-season!

  6. rgiii2dc says: Feb 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    Last year was humbling. No matter how much talent– you’ve got to put the work in and he wasn’t able to do it.

    Can’t wait to see RGIII this year… hopefully Gruden will ease him into the scheme.


  7. deflateddome says: Feb 25, 2014 5:16 PM

    Yes, it is just you and Daniel Snyder now Robert…When Gruden tries to improve your footwork…No crying to Daniel…Then your 2014 season might have a chance..

  8. boogymanoflamancha says: Feb 25, 2014 5:29 PM

    Nice hat…did he lose a bet or something?

  9. chazatlas says: Feb 25, 2014 5:29 PM

    Did “Mr. Excitement” Mike Shanahan get a TV gig? Can’t wait for that….

  10. sammyias says: Feb 25, 2014 5:30 PM

    I have a feeling Gruden will be much smarter about how to use a mobile QB than Shanahan. Designing run plays for a QB like he is an expendable RB?

    I am looking forward to watching RG3 play the QB position for the Redskins, without Shanahan.

  11. mackcarrington says: Feb 25, 2014 5:39 PM

    I hope to see a quieter, humbler Griffin. He now has to carry the weight of the fact that he now may be considered a “coach killer”.

  12. ravenswhat says: Feb 25, 2014 5:44 PM

    He’s going to flourish under Gruden. Hell, if a peon like Dalton can do well in that offense you know Robert can.

  13. billco6192013 says: Feb 25, 2014 5:51 PM

    How about a fresh knee and a new right side of the line and another wr and lb and safety lol

  14. cfballfan1 says: Feb 25, 2014 6:31 PM

    Hopefully Gruden brings a bag of spare ACL’s along with his playbook.

  15. 4allintensivepurposes says: Feb 25, 2014 6:33 PM

    This fresh start brought to you by Subway. Start fresh. Eat fresh.

  16. joeywoge says: Feb 25, 2014 7:02 PM

    He needs to run! He just needs to avoid getting hit! Just watch a couple of Russell Wilson’s games. There is that place on each side of the field. It’s called the sidelines. Run as fast as you can towards them. Just sayin!!

  17. backdapack4evr says: Feb 25, 2014 7:14 PM

    Not only does the team name offend me but RG3’s play offends me!!

  18. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Feb 25, 2014 8:52 PM

    must have neglected requesting a mirror in his bridal registry cause you cant leave the house in that outfit having looked in the mirror….

  19. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 25, 2014 9:31 PM

    Russel Wilson is the best QB in the history of the NFL over the first two seasons.

  20. blackqbwhiterb says: Feb 25, 2014 9:39 PM

    Bobby’s going to be just fine. Remember Eli after 2 years? Cam after his second season? He’s young, he’s learning, he’ll keep maturing & be ok…..I hope!

  21. billco6192013 says: Feb 25, 2014 10:21 PM

    Like he asked shanny can we only show my good plays in the film room.Its all about bob and now the finger pointing will begin next season when the losing starts again

  22. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 25, 2014 10:50 PM

    What’s the difference?

  23. mythaimyke says: Feb 26, 2014 12:17 AM

    It shouldn’t take Gruden long to figure out that Roberta is not an NFL QB! Period!!!!!

  24. defscottyb says: Feb 26, 2014 4:38 AM

    Go Robert… Go Skins… HTTR!

  25. cuda1234 says: Feb 26, 2014 6:29 AM

    Of course, Bobby Griffin is excited. The NFL changed its rules to let him put the III on his jersey, he got his coach fired, he’s got the owner in his back pocket, the media unabashedly advocating for him, and the self-appointed “leaders” of black America making sure some white guy doesn’t take his job.

  26. bossaliniee says: Feb 26, 2014 9:03 AM

    The media did this kid wrong, all cause he wanted to be great, made it seem like he was just a spoiled hot shot.

  27. bossaliniee says: Feb 26, 2014 9:06 AM

    The media did this kid in, all cause he’s wanting to be great,made it seem like he was some kind of spoiled hotshot or something.

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