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RG3: Jordan Reed is one of the most talented tight ends in the league

Jordan Reed, Chris Harris AP

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t think there are any ulterior motives in Washington this season, but he does think there is a tight end on the verge of breaking out.

Jordan Reed flashed plenty of talent in nine games during his rookie season, which came to an early end because of concussions. Griffin spent some time working with Reed this offseason and said that Reed will show the league how talented he is this season.

“I think he’s one of the most talented tight ends in the league,” Griffin said, via FOXSports.com. “He’ll have an opportunity to show that. He’s a guy that runs some of the best routes I’ve ever seen. Our offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, has said that you can’t cover the guy. If [Reed] knows what he’s doing, where he’s going and he knows how he’s trying to get there, you can’t cover him. That’s a good asset to have. I know last year we targeted him 11 times and he caught 11 balls in one game. That’s what you want. You want to throw it to a guy that’s going to catch it every time. You want to throw it to a guy who is going to secure that catch.”

With DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts also joining the offense, the passing game should be a strength in Washington as long as both Griffin and Reed can remain on the field.

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35 Responses to “RG3: Jordan Reed is one of the most talented tight ends in the league”
  1. clashpoint says: Jul 4, 2014 12:26 PM

    Every player at every position is talented at this time of year.
    That’s why we gotta play the games :)

  2. DitkasHair says: Jul 4, 2014 12:31 PM

    …and how exactly would RGIII know a good TE from a dog? The dull and dreary time for the NFL brings out some of the dumbest statements attributable to an athlete…

  3. gocaps8 says: Jul 4, 2014 12:32 PM

    Reed is going to be a stud. Jackson can create space for Reed and Garçon on short and intermediate routes. The real key is have the Redskins improved the offensive line enough to give RG3 time?

  4. dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 4, 2014 12:35 PM

    Dont Get It twisted Clashpoint Jordan Reed is a beast waiting to be unchained.If you didnt see him play last season then you need to be quiet,sit back and watch him this year before you start hating!

  5. 106reasons says: Jul 4, 2014 12:39 PM

    One thing is for certain: Reed was the best rookie Tight End I’ve seen in a long time in the games he played. He was practically unstoppable when healthy, and I did not expect that when he was drafted.

    I really hope he can stay healthy moving forward.

  6. skins1970 says: Jul 4, 2014 12:48 PM

    Alot of NFL experts say Jordan Reed if he stays healthy has a chance to best the best TE in the NFL in the next couple of years.

  7. mrlaloosh says: Jul 4, 2014 12:50 PM

    If I stay health I may not die.

  8. clashpoint says: Jul 4, 2014 1:02 PM

    I ain’t hatin’! Hell, if he pounds on the cowpies I’ll even love him. I’m just sayin’. At this time of year, we hear all kinds of stuff about all kinds of players and how they’re all kinds of talented stud awesome brilliant beast freaks (add more adjectives here). It’ll go on through the preseason too, right up until the games start. By the way, can we start the games NOW?! I heart football.

  9. ccc23454 says: Jul 4, 2014 1:04 PM

    he is very talented: he can dance, carry a tune and is learning magic tricks. as far as football how about we wait to we see it on the field during a actual NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME>….

  10. bucsorbust says: Jul 4, 2014 1:09 PM

    Well, Obama says Biden is a great Vice President, and you see what that’s worth.

  11. granadafan says: Jul 4, 2014 1:21 PM

    Several years from now during his arbitration hearing, the Skins are going to use this quote against Reed, claiming that even his QB thinks he’s a tight end and not a receiver.

  12. freddiec8 says: Jul 4, 2014 1:28 PM

    We really needed for someone to bring in the President. This is about sports not who’s in the white house, if you don’t like the player thats your business, but what the hell the president have to do with it. The man has been in office for his second term let it be, just keep it about sports.

  13. claimersays says: Jul 4, 2014 1:39 PM

    BEAST! REED OPTION!

  14. claimersays says: Jul 4, 2014 1:41 PM

    ccc23454 says:
    Jul 4, 2014 1:04 PM
    he is very talented: he can dance, carry a tune and is learning magic tricks. as far as football how about we wait to we see it on the field during a actual NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME>….

     Apparently you MISSED last season?

  15. ariani1985 says: Jul 4, 2014 1:46 PM

    What does your logo think of him?

  16. jebdamone says: Jul 4, 2014 1:50 PM

    operative word “concussion.” one concussion = two concussions = three concussions = retirement for a lot of guys. i agree that jordan reed can be a dominant TE…he was an absolute menace when healthy last year but I hope that opportunity presents itself.

  17. richiethegreek says: Jul 4, 2014 1:54 PM

    The Redskins win the offseason Superbowl every single year. It’s amazing.

  18. medialovesthecowboys says: Jul 4, 2014 2:10 PM

    RGIII talks more than any other Quarterback in the NFC East.

    Manning plays in the largest market with multiple media outlets on the pulse of the Giants and you don’t hear squat about him.

    Nick Foles, sometimes I forget he’s even the QB of the Eagles. Until McCoy opens his mouth of course.

    And then for all the flack Tony Romo gets, you certainly never hear him going off on hyperbole about how one of his guys runs the “best routes [he’s] ever seen”.

    Like Bob, honestly…. shut up.

  19. skinsfaninphilly says: Jul 4, 2014 2:11 PM

    Wow..you hatin dudes can’t be serious! Everyone is in agreement that RGIII had a great rookie season, but say last year he didn’t do anything. Yes, his int’s were up, but he only threw for 2 less yards than he did in that stellar rookie season..without playing the last 3 games of the season. Please find something better to hate on because the hate is getting ridiculous. One sub-par season after a major injury doesn’t make you trash.

  20. goldrush36 says: Jul 4, 2014 2:29 PM

    He had a couple stellar games and several average games and 3 td’s. He has potential but let’s not put him in the HOF just yet.

  21. Waxxx4321 says: Jul 4, 2014 2:34 PM

    Yeah Jordan Reed was a real steal or catch when he came to the skins. The guy was consistent. He put Fred Davis out of the DC. I remember when we drafted him everybody was like What? We were already stacked at TE. But this guy showed up and became a staple already in the offense. He caught almost everything that came his way. I look forward to seeing what we do this year.

  22. grndizzle says: Jul 4, 2014 2:48 PM

    Talent means nothing if you can’t stay on the field.

  23. tinbender2000 says: Jul 4, 2014 4:19 PM

    bucsorbust says: Jul 4, 2014 1:09 PM

    Well, Obama says Biden is a great Vice President, and you see what that’s worth.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Well, Dick Cheney said George Bush is a great Vice President, and you saw how that turned out.

  24. logicalvoicescowboybrother says: Jul 4, 2014 5:24 PM

    He’s ok but not even close to #82

  25. charge1 says: Jul 4, 2014 5:25 PM

    George Bush was awesome compared to this loser

  26. noneckinc says: Jul 4, 2014 5:27 PM

    New name The DC Snyders…will always suck..just like their loud mouth qb who has yet to prove himself in the NFL.

  27. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 4, 2014 5:53 PM

    What? No passive-aggressive jabs at the Shanahans?

  28. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 4, 2014 8:28 PM

    With each concussion you suffer you become more likely to sustain another one. If he had multiple concussions in his first year then he’s already in trouble.

    If he can avoid the headhunters coming across the middle he could have a good year.

  29. dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 4, 2014 10:10 PM

    Charge 1 says George Busch is awesome compared to this loser

    Who do you think got this country into this mess!!!!

  30. 34defense2014 says: Jul 4, 2014 10:59 PM

    Great player!! As a Football fan it’s going be fun to watch!!

  31. claimersays says: Jul 5, 2014 12:53 AM

    Waxxx4321 says:
    Jul 4, 2014 2:34 PM
    Yeah Jordan Reed was a real steal or catch when he came to the skins. The guy was consistent. He put Fred Davis out of the DC. I remember when we drafted him everybody was like What? We were already stacked at TE. But this guy showed up and became a staple already in the offense. He caught almost everything that came his way. I look forward to seeing what we do this year.

    Anyone that watched his college tape KNEW this kid wasn’t a bust but a BEAST. Broke every record in front of him. Watch him emerge into a household name. This year everyone said what,Who? When Murphy was selected too. He’s gonna be a force. If we get him Orakpo AND Kerrigan on the field at the same time… And it sounds like we will.
    HTTR! Good post waxxx

  32. enigma2742 says: Jul 5, 2014 1:58 AM

    NO PLAYOFFS NO V-I-C-T-O-R-Y

  33. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 5, 2014 12:31 PM

    yes Reed is talented… his issue is if he can stay healthy

    hope he can, with Redskins WR corps, can you imagine who on the other team will be trying to cover him?

    Hail to the Redskins

  34. laserw says: Jul 5, 2014 9:09 PM

    The 2014 Washington Redskins are like a high performance engine with nothing spared to build the block and all of the other components. Then they went cheap on the crankshaft when they drafted RGME – it won’t matter how good the rest of the players are – the thing that will kill this team is a QB that has as few real QB skills as Rose from the “Golden Girls”.

    Hopefully RGME will be down and out before the damage of his 10 losses will do to the team this year – we all know that this clown is only as good as his legs – just a bump here there will play with his head and opposing defenses will run his butt down.

    There is a reason that no opposing defense is now scared of RGME – he cannot beat them with the pass. Everyone knows he’s a jerk and an empty headed fraud. That is why they play him tough from line of scrimmage to 15 yards out – they know he can only complete a pass deep if the defensive player falls down.

  35. tiger2471 says: Jul 8, 2014 2:38 PM

    dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 4, 2014 12:35 PM

    Dont Get It twisted Clashpoint Jordan Reed is a beast waiting to be unchained.If you didnt see him play last season then you need to be quiet,sit back and watch him this year before you start hating!
    _______________________________

    No joke, this kid is a beast, period! You have to be hating if you haven’t watched the film. As far as the offensive line goes, quick passes like slants slow down a pass rush real quick.

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