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 ESPN.com. ‘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.