Washington has plenty of offensive weapons. But with only one ball being used at a time and a strong-to-quite-strong complement of receivers, running backs, and tight ends, the team will have to find a way to keep everyone happy. Quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t see that being a problem.
“These guys know that there are some weapons around them on the field, so they don’t have all that pressure on them,” Griffin told 106.7 The Fan in D.C., via CSNWashington.com. “But they also know when they get the ball, they are going to have to do something with it because there’s no guarantee that the ball is going to come to them 10, 15 times a game. They might only get three or four of five shots a game, and they have to make the most it.”
It sounds good, but it won’t be easy to persuade DeSean Jackson to be happy with three or four or five shots per game, especially when he’s trying to prove the Eagles got it wrong by matching or exceeding his numbers from last year (82 catches, 1,332 yards).
“The great thing about having so many weapons is all these guys have great attitudes about them,” Griffin said. “They are great character guys. At the end of the day, when you win everybody’s happy.”
That assumes plenty. Specifically, that the team will win. If the team doesn’t, and if DeSean is getting three or four or five looks each week after averaging 5.125 catches per game (not targets but completions), it will take more than a radio interview from Griffin to keep Jackson from becoming a problem. And that’s where it will be on Griffin to adopt a willingness to say things that Jackson won’t want to hear, a general sentiment former teammate London Fletcher shared on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk in April.