While Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was recovering from his knee injury last year, he missed out on a lot of things.
Among them was a chance to work with his teammates during the offseason. Griffin had to concentrate on rehab, which he says left him missing being able to “be around them and compete with them, get better, throwing, conditioning and in the meetings.” There are no such limitations on his time this offseason, something that the quarterback is appreciating as the team moves through offseason workouts.
“That’s probably the biggest difference,” Griffin said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “Being able to run and strengthen the knee as opposed to trying to get it back to where it was. That’s the fun part, being able to run the half-gassers, the 300-yard shuttles. All that stuff with my teammates. That’s what makes it fun again.”
Whether it has been talking about his health or the absence of former coach Mike Shanahan, there’s been a constant stream of positivity from Griffin about life with the Redskins this offseason. That certainly seems like a better recipe for success on the field than the gloom that set in last season.