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RG3: “Quarterback’s dream” to have responsibility I do on offense


Robert Griffin III hasn’t been shy about expressing his happiness about the change in Redskins coaches from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden this offseason and the love affair doesn’t show much signs of stopping.

Griffin has been given more responsibility in the offense this season, including the chance to audible out of plays at the line of scrimmage if he doesn’t think the original call will work out. Griffin calls it a “quarterback’s dream” to have that kind of control on offense and says that Gruden can keep piling on the responsibilities without worrying that it will be too much for the quarterback.

“I don’t think anything they’re asking us to do is too much or too heavy for us,” Griffin said, via ‘I like to think I can hold a lot of weight on my shoulders, as a quarterback, as a leader of the team. That’s the way it goes. That’s what the greats do and I want to be the greatest.”

That’s a lofty goal, to be sure, but there’s plenty of room between the greatest and what Griffin was last year. If Griffin can navigate the growing pains of a new offense well enough to play at that level, the Redskins offense should be in good shape in 2014.

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39 Responses to “RG3: “Quarterback’s dream” to have responsibility I do on offense”
  1. cletusspucklerredskinsfan says: Aug 15, 2014 2:14 PM

    best qb in the division. don’t matter how his hair looks.

  2. dethsupport says: Aug 15, 2014 2:15 PM

    This dude’s busted. Last year wasn’t a fluke. His hype is already old and I live on the west coast.

  3. ariani1985 says: Aug 15, 2014 2:18 PM

    Ok, one read and put your head down and run to the sidelines. Wow

  4. jamaltimore says: Aug 15, 2014 2:21 PM

    I’m guessing Colt McCoy finishes the season for Redskins this year and bring them into the garage at 6-10!

    Fortunately the real NFL team in Charm City MD will represent like the champs they are!

  5. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 15, 2014 2:21 PM

    Can’t read defenses and now he has rubber bands holding his knees together.

  6. MichaelEdits says: Aug 15, 2014 2:25 PM

    Quarterback’s dream is to play for a coach who’s not named Mike Shanahan.

  7. theodorestone says: Aug 15, 2014 2:27 PM

    I was a fan of RG3 coming into the league, and I had really hoped he’d do well. But, after his injury- which I understand he couldn’t help from happening- proved to be a little too much from him last season, along with his attitude towards his coach and those comments blaming his teammates for some of his inaccuracies, I admit I lost some respect for him. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how the Redskins perform this year.

  8. firesnyder says: Aug 15, 2014 2:29 PM

    Robert has a great chance to get back to the type of numbers he put up as a rookie. This offense is better than the Skins offense in his rookie season by a factor of 2. The real issue here is the fact that the coaches, Robert, and Robert’s family want him to be a pocket passer. I’m not sure that plays to his biggest strength… his legs. I hope he proves me wrong this season.

  9. insley29 says: Aug 15, 2014 2:30 PM

    Man this guy just gets crushed with every post on here. He’s had one great year and one bad year and he just gets pasted every time. Just curious but why does he evoke so much criticism? Seems to be a good kid, maybe didn’t handle the Shanahan situation all that well but neither did the Shanny. He’s a kid, kids make mistakes. I’m not a huge RGIII fan but I don’t get all the hate.

  10. thevikesarebest says: Aug 15, 2014 2:32 PM

    Teddy bridgewater>Rg 3-13.

  11. thepftpoet says: Aug 15, 2014 2:34 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater > RG3

    Kings of the NFC.
    Overpower our inferiors.
    Legacy of a champion.

  12. rickc402 says: Aug 15, 2014 2:35 PM

    Fans of other teams and PFT loves to talk trash about how horrible Rg3 was last year coming off knee reconstruction. Here’s the deal, was Brady and McNabb the same QB after coming back from their knee injuries? Short answer, NO. Here are some facts for people that just love to shoot their mouths off with knowing what they are talking about.

    Mark Rypien: 412 attempts with a 59.1 for 3564 yards, for 28 rds and 11 ints. Dominated went 14-2 won the Super Bowl.
    Rg3 : 456 attempts for 60.1 for 3203 yards and 16 touchdowns and 12 ints. Went 3-13 was bench final 4 games in which Cousins didn’t win a game ether.

    Reasons? Less talent at WR (Monk, Clark and Sanders) vs (Garçon, Moss and Hankerson) and lets not forget the 31st worst defense in the NFL.

  13. gayforbrady says: Aug 15, 2014 2:38 PM

    What a joke this clown is.

    Epic bust on the way.

  14. Getoffmylawn! says: Aug 15, 2014 2:42 PM

    It really sucks when your rookie season is your best season of your career.

  15. doe22us says: Aug 15, 2014 2:49 PM

    Problem with me about RG 3 is not his injury which led to his inconsistent year, but he keeps on harping about how bad Mike S was blah, blah, always quick to point fingers, none to himself. That just shows the type of flawed character he is. Mike is gone move on with the passive aggressive attacks.

  16. canmannac says: Aug 15, 2014 3:00 PM

    Is he like, responsible for cutting the lawn in the stadium. Certainly it is offensive…

  17. notthetroll says: Aug 15, 2014 3:02 PM

    Greatest huh? yeah. Maybe the ‘pretty goodest’?

  18. sundaybutter says: Aug 15, 2014 3:10 PM

    man where is logicalvoices when you need him? oh right “thevikesarebest” same troll!

  19. dutchkindelberger says: Aug 15, 2014 3:30 PM

    @ jamaltimore:

    2013 NFL QB ratings:

    RGIII: 274 of 456 for 3203 yds, 60.1% completion rate and 7.o yds per completion.
    16 TD’s, 12 INT’s, 38 sacks.

    Rating: 82.2 for the season.
    Rank: 30th out of 32 starting QB’s.

    Jumpball Joe: 362 of 614 for 3912 yds, 59% completion rate and 6.4 yds per completion.
    19 TD’s, 22 INT’s, 48 sacks.

    Rating: 73.1 for the season.
    Rank: 44th out of 32 starting QB’s.

    RGIII was 14 places higher than Jumpball Joe.
    There were 8 guys who weren’t good enough to start who had better seasons than Jumpball Joe.

    The Redskins had the 16th ranked offense in the league last year.
    The Ravens had the 18th ranked offense in the league last year.

    The Redskins had a better QB and a better offense as a whole.

    Neither team made the playoffs.

    Redskins: 5 championships.
    Ravens: 2 championships.

    But hey; don’t let the facts get in the way of your little fantasy.

  20. logicalvoicescowboybrother says: Aug 15, 2014 3:35 PM

    He is not even the best QB on his team !

  21. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2014 3:35 PM

    insley29 says:Aug 15, 2014 2:30 PM

    Man this guy just gets crushed with every post on here. He’s had one great year and one bad year and he just gets pasted every time. Just curious but why does he evoke so much criticism? Seems to be a good kid, maybe didn’t handle the Shanahan situation all that well but neither did the Shanny. He’s a kid, kids make mistakes. I’m not a huge RGIII fan but I don’t get all the hate.

    I agree that players get trashed on here sometimes way too much but I think the things like him throwing his coaches under the bus and trying to hook up with a chick on his wedding day are not very endearing traits to have.

  22. cueghost says: Aug 15, 2014 3:38 PM

    Keep digging Robert, keep on digging….

  23. crawfish2011 says: Aug 15, 2014 3:40 PM

    RG3 had a spark when he started but now he’s just garbage

  24. jayovalentine says: Aug 15, 2014 3:43 PM

    The Bmore Ratbirds are gonna find out about a QB not having control with Kubiak as O Coordinator now. And Flacco Isn’t the best qb on his team.

  25. logicalvoicesinmyhead says: Aug 15, 2014 4:00 PM

    Poor man’s Dovovan McNabb.

  26. aceakking says: Aug 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    I just don’t see RG3 succeeding in NFL.

  27. digitalsasquatch says: Aug 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    “He’s had one great year and one bad year and he just gets pasted every time. Just curious but why does he evoke so much criticism?”

    Because everybody is tired of what Robert thinks; he had a chance to prove his mettle last year, when he was faced with significant second-year adversity…and he folded, throwing teammates and coaches under the bus. Time for the tail to stop wagging the dog: get the job done, Robert, then blab all you want about what you think.

  28. purpleguy says: Aug 15, 2014 4:09 PM

    Well, with all this freedom, the guy can either prove his critics wrong or shut them up this year — it’s that simple.

  29. jamaltimore says: Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM

    dutchkindelberger says:
    Aug 15, 2014 3:30 PM

    One stat you forgot JOE FLACCO Winninest QB in his first 5 years, wins playoff games and SUPERBOWL MVP. Superbob won’t sniff ANY of that.

    Then ask yourself How many championships have the skins won since the Ravens came into the league? they had one good year 91 and the previous were built off of scab victories. Nothing since 91. On top of that do you even have a team name anymore?

    The skins have not be relevant only a sideshow since The black and purple came to MD.

  30. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 15, 2014 5:11 PM

    Can’t improve on what logicalvoice said.

  31. cueghost says: Aug 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    LOL!!! I agree, Longtime, Logicalvoice nailed that one on the head!

  32. hanklin89 says: Aug 15, 2014 5:51 PM

    Does this guy always set himself up to be bashed?

  33. revren10 says: Aug 15, 2014 5:52 PM

    Jimmy garoppolo greater then Teddy “midget” Bustwater and RG “don’t show my bad plays” crybaby

  34. shatho1 says: Aug 15, 2014 5:56 PM

    looking forward to seeing the deadskins in the basement of the NFC east this year

  35. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 15, 2014 6:06 PM

    Can’t wait to see how much he still loves these coaches if they lose 4 or 5 in a row.

    Here’s his chance to step up though and show that his first season wasn’t a fluke.

  36. datageek94 says: Aug 15, 2014 6:08 PM

    IMO if you don’t trust your quarterback’s decision to audible out of a play when he sees the defense, you don’t have a quarterback. Every time I hear that Shanahan doesn’t let his quarterback audible, I am stunned. They come to the line for a called run, 9 in the box, can’t audible? That’s just nuts.

  37. bleedrangerblue says: Aug 15, 2014 6:25 PM

    One and done!!

  38. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 15, 2014 7:53 PM

    Will he help design their new logo?

  39. demskinsbaby says: Aug 18, 2014 9:31 AM

    So Robert is responsible for poor defense now? Because that was the biggest issue. Robert was average.. NOT terrible, and we all know why. Not many people blame the defense when they mention 3-13… they only blame Robert… and claim to know football.

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