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RG3 eager to have Lache Seastrunk as a teammate


When Washington selected former Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk with a sixth-round pick, no one was happier than Robert Griffin III.

Griffin was getting in head coach Jay Gruden’s ear on Saturday, telling him what a great player Seastrunk is.

“He was texting during the draft — I was trying to ignore my phone,” Gruden told “He’s a big fan of Lache and they’re obviously good friends, and he has a lot of good things to say about him. So I know Robert’s happy and we’re happy to have Lache.”

Seastrunk and Griffin were on the same team at Baylor in 2011, when Griffin won the Heisman Trophy. But they never actually played in a game together because Seastrunk was sitting out after transferring from Oregon. So if they get on the field together in Washington, that will be a first.

Griffin’s comments to Gruden have been interpreted in some quarters as meaning that Griffin influenced Washington’s draft plans, but that’s not what Gruden said: Gruden said Griffin was texting him about Seastrunk during the draft, but it wasn’t clear whether Gruden meant Griffin texted him before the pick to say he wanted Washington to draft Seastrunk, or if Gruden meant Griffin texted him after the Seastrunk pick to say how excited he was to play with Seastrunk again.

Either way, Gruden likes what Seastrunk can bring to the offense.

“Of course, Lache has what you can’t coach, and that’s blazing speed,” Gruden said.

That’s true of both Seastrunk and Griffin.

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36 Responses to “RG3 eager to have Lache Seastrunk as a teammate”
  1. thetroofishere says: May 15, 2014 6:29 AM

    And so it begins…

  2. dirtydrynn27 says: May 15, 2014 6:47 AM

    Go Redskins!!!!

  3. gammynomnom says: May 15, 2014 6:48 AM

    Nice knowin’ ya Alfred Morris!

  4. greymares says: May 15, 2014 6:52 AM

    Wow Bobby’s a G.M. too. who knew ?

  5. wryly1 says: May 15, 2014 6:58 AM

    If he was texting with Gruden during the draft, you can be sure he was doing so with his buddy the owner, too. Diva QB making the roster personnel decisions? Where is the GM in this scenario? More proof of why the Deadskin franchise is dysfunctional.

  6. t8ertot says: May 15, 2014 7:01 AM

    Robert gets what Robert wants.

  7. ravenswhat says: May 15, 2014 7:18 AM

    I was surprised he fell to 6th. Dude was a beast at Baylor.

  8. skins2357 says: May 15, 2014 7:26 AM

    With this offense, they don’t need their defense to be special…. Just not the worst. If they have an OK defense, they’ll compete in the east.

  9. fantom21 says: May 15, 2014 7:44 AM

    Just stop…

  10. SAV says: May 15, 2014 7:56 AM

    Seastrunk is a good player, I think he jumps off the tape.

  11. bennyb82 says: May 15, 2014 7:58 AM

    I am surprised Gruden wasn’t texting RG3 to see if it was okay that they draft him.

  12. wallydippins says: May 15, 2014 7:59 AM

    So RG3-13 is now influencing draft picks for the R-words?? That makes sense.

  13. wishingtonredslur says: May 15, 2014 8:02 AM

    “Heyyyy!?” Alfred Morris.

  14. abninf says: May 15, 2014 8:18 AM

    Griffin gave Seastrunk his new logo as a welcome gift.

  15. bengalcrazy says: May 15, 2014 8:24 AM

    Sounds as if RGIII, made that pick. Or the way I read it sounds that way. When was he moved to GM?

  16. smalltownqb says: May 15, 2014 8:25 AM

    Franchise QB, Face of the Organization. If he wants a 6th round draft pick – he gets it.

  17. jnks10 says: May 15, 2014 8:31 AM

    Good news for the rest of the NFC East to see RG3 is still the decision maker in Washington

  18. draftazoid says: May 15, 2014 8:44 AM

    DJax, RGIII and Lache. Now that is scary speed!

  19. ariani1985 says: May 15, 2014 8:50 AM

    What does this have to do with the logo?

  20. thepopeofchilitown444 says: May 15, 2014 8:50 AM

    Are we certain Lache Seastrunk and Robert Griffin are football players and not Game Of Thrones character names?

  21. mazenblue says: May 15, 2014 9:30 AM

    Good pick RG3. You and Snyder are good for the league, NOT.

  22. Sal Tynuts says: May 15, 2014 9:38 AM



  23. bigblackanvil says: May 15, 2014 9:54 AM

    Wow. RG3…the first player ever to ask his coach to make a draft pick. Something that’s never been done before#HTTR

  24. baddegg says: May 15, 2014 9:57 AM

    Did RGIII also make picks in the first 5 rounds? Or are you all just saying that since he agreed with the sixth round pick it is “evidence” that he “controls the entire franchise?”


  25. hakunamangata says: May 15, 2014 10:03 AM

    Not a fan of RG3 or his team but cut the guy a little slack. He can’t express excitement now over seeing a guy he knew in college playing with him?

    If this was Brady speaking about a Michigan guy or Peyton talking up a Tennessee player would there even be a PFT article about it?

  26. dirtydrynn27 says: May 15, 2014 10:48 AM

    There are other drinks in the fridge besides HATERADE!!!!!!!

  27. mutantman87 says: May 15, 2014 11:31 AM

    I think this is a great value pick by the Redskins, to get Seastrunk in the 6th round. I’ve seen plenty of this guy’s Baylor highlights, especially from 2012. If he hits a crease, look out! There’s home run potential here.

  28. bigblu73 says: May 15, 2014 11:34 AM

    Well lets see, the last time RG3 lobbied HARD for the Redskins to draft a player it was JOSH GORDON! So lets just say that RG3 just may be able to recognize “next level talent” when he see’s it. Anybody that has seen tape/highlights of Seastrunk can recognize he has lightning speed with immense talent. Perfect compliment to Morris!!! The Redskins are truly putting together an impressive young roster of talent.

  29. defscottyb says: May 15, 2014 12:08 PM

    Jay Gruden on Seas trunk “blazing speed”. 4.51 40… let’s not get carried away but I like the pick. Simular size to Morris, we’ll see. HTTR

  30. duncanthecat says: May 15, 2014 12:09 PM

    What makes the Seastrunk pick interesting is that he is an open field player and with Desean demanding over the top coverage help, additional open space in the secondary is bound to occur.

  31. kmossg says: May 15, 2014 12:22 PM

    The fact is every NFL team consults their top guys during the draft. Not saying it ends up deciding who they pick, but it is just good business.

  32. nonetruerthanblue says: May 15, 2014 12:27 PM

    What the heck is wrong with Washington?
    Gruden, why do you even mention that this happened? Can’t you see that this is the same mess that happened before??

  33. txrawdog says: May 15, 2014 12:52 PM

    Great Pickup he will be the perfect compliment to Morris…I was really hoping the boys would snag him.

  34. s0merand0mguy says: May 15, 2014 1:15 PM

    RG3 can influence the owner to make decisions, RG3 can influence the coach to make decisions… sounds like Washington is a circus act.

  35. mutohasaposse says: May 15, 2014 3:54 PM

    Stupid of Gruden and Skins to openly discuss this. It will only allow the media to turn it into RGIII being a diva an forcing the skins hand in everything even though it happens all the time.

  36. channer81 says: May 16, 2014 3:37 AM

    Clinton Portis pleaded for us to draft Sean Taylor and we all know how that worked out. I’m not saying Seastrunk will have his impact but to act like current players don’t try to weigh in on draft picks is absurd.

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