It stands to reason, since he’s a year removed from surgery to rebuild his knee, that Robert Griffin III’s knee feels better.
But the Redskins quarterback didn’t want to delve into that question, and get into a comparison to last year when he was hampered by more than a knee brace.
“I leave that talk to you guys,” Griffin said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “Like I said, you deal with the hand that you’re dealt. I had to wear the [knee] brace last year. I had to come off an injury last year. And this year I don’t. Thank God for that. And I’ll play to that hand.
“It’s been good to be out here and get this extra work in with everybody, build that chemistry with a new coach, new guys, new players and, like I said, it’s been extremely fun.”
Nothing about last year appeared that way for Griffin, whose relationship with his coaches wasn’t a warm one. But he had plenty of nice things to say about new coach Jay Gruden’s style, and said the transition in the offense is going smoothly.
“I feel real comfortable,” he said. “I’ve had a chance to have my hands and my eyes in the playbook, on the playbook. I’ve been watching film and everything for a long time now. So I feel very comfortable with it. Like I said, it’s very multiple. We have a lot of weapons out there. It’s just about us getting to the right plays and getting the guys the ball and let them go make plays.”
And whether he likes to talk about it or not, having a quarterback who is physically able to make plays can only help.