Robert Griffin III to get in some work with Tom House

AP

When former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III once tried to pick the brain of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Brady wasn’t interested. So Griffin has decided to pick the brain of the guy whose brain Brady picks.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Griffin will spend the week with Tom House in an effort to work on Griffin’s mechanics. Griffin then will head to Cleveland for the launch of the offseason training program on April 4.

Cabot describes House as a “close associate” of Browns coach Hue Jackson. Of his various clients, House has worked with Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Jackson’s most recent pupil in Cincinnati.

The challenge when it comes to quarterback mechanics continues to be overriding years of muscle memory that kick in once a quarterback finds himself in the heat of the moment, relying on instinct. Still, the every-waking-moment obsession that afflicts high-end quarterbacks includes putting in enough reps to alter muscle memory — and to make themselves sufficiently comfortable while in the eye of the hurricane to allow things to slow down to the point where something more than instinct is controlling the quarterback’s movements.

Still, it can’t hurt to get some extra help. And maybe it’s a sign that Griffin is finally ready to do whatever he has to do to get the most out of his innate abilities.

49 responses to “Robert Griffin III to get in some work with Tom House

  1. I know many people enjoy watching other people fail, but I really want to see Griffin turn his career around.

  2. Huge RG3 (and Redskins) fan here.

    Honestly, I do not know if he will succeed. He has the physical tools (arm strength, mobility) to be above average.

    However, humility is a learned trait. He got a solid dose last year.

    I think most people appreciate and underdog story and that is exactly what he is at this point.

    Best of luck, RGIII! Thanks for the memories!

  3. If House is so great, why hasn’t Griffin taken it upon himself to work with House before now?…..ego?…stubbornness?….uncoachable?….

  4. I give this situation absolutely zero chance of succeeding… Hopefully it will at least help Cleveland to land the number one overall pick in next year’s draft…

    Which will also end up being a failure…

  5. RG3 simply can’t do it

    if he was going to be an elite QB… an NFL prototypical franchise pocket passer with mobility, humility to learn the game, and common sense enough to stay off the injury report… wouldn’t he have shown some of that in the last 4 years?

    he’s just another college scrambler bust

  6. Cleveland… The mistake on the lake…. Where quarterbacks go to die. Poor RGIII just signed up for his death sentence. I hope it’s not too painful!

  7. tccoats did you even read the article..House is a close associate of Jackson’s, it’s all about connections. Pretty sure he doesn’t have ads out for his services.

  8. Great, it feels like 2012 and 2014 all over again with 50 articles a day dedicated to Bob the sideline joke.

  9. I’ve been a RG3 hater since day one, but would love to see him succeed. Mostly because the Cleveland fan base deserves it

  10. I’m in the group that would like to see him succeed. First step is in what he is doing……everything he can do to make himself a better QB. This is his second chance and there is no doubt he knows it is really his last chance to prove himself. I’m also in the group that thinks he is to fragile to stay on the field. It’s all in his hands right now.

  11. Yeah, because four years is enough to judge a guy’s whole career on. Even if he was benched for an entire year just for salary cap purposes. It’s not Griffin’s fault that the Redskins are idiots and gave up way too much for him, and then put him in a game knowing he was already hurt. He should get no criticism for his 2nd and 4th years, as he had no control over them.

    It’s amazing how much hype there was for him before the draft that year. He was probably the second highest rated qb heading into a draft in the past decade. Behind only Andrew Luck. Yet now people say that some kid from North Dakota, who never played against anyone that will play in the NFL, should be the #2 pick. This draft has no Andrew Luck’s in it. Only guys like Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Tannehill or Matt Barkley.

  12. tccoats says:
    Mar 26, 2016 12:00 PM

    If House is so great, why hasn’t Griffin taken it upon himself to work with House before now?…..ego?…stubbornness?….uncoachable?….
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    I’d say it’s all three of those things.

  13. I watched RG III in college and most of his NFL games. Accuracy was never an issue him, it was his poor decision-making. They would set up simple plays to get him going. Countless times his first option would be open and he would look downfield and for the second was covered, then the third who would be covered and then go back to us first and force it. His is not comfortable in the pocket and too often would take off an run unable to determine if the pocket was collapsing order protection was holding. I hope he gets his career back on track if nothing else to frustrate The Danny.

  14. At least this won’t be a story about how Cleveland ruined a QBs career in a few years. Snyder and the Shanahans did it already, with some help from Griffin himself.

  15. Carolina and Newton is already a pattern that RG3 and the Brownies could almost mirror. But the Brownies would need to build a stout defense, while RG3 is learning how to be an NFL caliber QB.
    RG3 is still a College level QB, who can’t read defenses, and is inclined to run when he panics, instead of staying in the pocket and going through his passing progressions. Also He needs to remember he is a QB and has a RB, to pick up a blitz, or hand ball of to, or use a short checkdown to RB/WR/TE. I don’t think he can not follow Newton’s superman’s routine, because he is not as durable.

  16. even the great ones have to learn to be a nfl qb..give this kid a chance and a break

  17. Personally, I hope that RGIII turns things around and has a great new start to his career.

    But if you had a gun to my head and were forcing me to bet, one way or the other, I’d be betting against him.

  18. I’m pulling for the young man to get it together and have a decent career. No one should be shocked that Mike Shannahan put a desire to win over player safety. I lost MAJOR respect for Shannahan when he called a play action fake to Terrell Daving, during a Denver SB, a Davis TOLD him, he was blind due to a migraine. Shannahan told him that he didn’t need to really do anything but he had to be on the field for the play to work. Denver did score a TD on the play but why not call something else? Being blind, Davis could have been SERIOUSLY injured by a hard charging defensive player; thank God he wasn’t. Between that call and keeping an injured Griffen on field, player safety isn’t high on Shannahan’s list imo.

  19. It looks like the baseball front office of browns scored big, with Tom House help they will turn Rg3 into a pitcher and sell him to the japanese league.

  20. Please remove this bum from the Redskins news feed. I don’t care about the soon to be scout team safety for the Browns.

  21. whodat5150 says:
    Mar 26, 2016 8:47 PM
    I’m pulling for the young man to get it together and have a decent career. No one should be shocked that Mike Shannahan put a desire to win over player safety. I lost MAJOR respect for Shannahan when he called a play action fake to Terrell Daving, during a Denver SB, a Davis TOLD him, he was blind due to a migraine. Shannahan told him that he didn’t need to really do anything but he had to be on the field for the play to work. Denver did score a TD on the play but why not call something else? Being blind, Davis could have been SERIOUSLY injured by a hard charging defensive player; thank God he wasn’t. Between that call and keeping an injured Griffen on field, player safety isn’t high on Shannahan’s list imo.

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    So it’s Mike Shanahan’s fault that Griffin was originally injured by Haloti Ngata while scrambling on a designed pass play? Shanahan is the guy who wanted RG3 to sit until he was ready to play. You can spin things as much as you want but Robert’s downfall was brought on completely by his own arrogance. He is a coach killer, watch out Hue.

  22. Hue obviously talked to RGIII about House, considering that Dalton worked with House last year when he posted a career high 106.2 rating and was slinging it all over the field. Hue got to see the results first hand. McCarron also worked with House and looked solid when Dalton went down.

  23. I’m willing to bet my mother in law that the browns will make the playoffs this year and RGIII will make the pro bowl!! book it

  24. Not a fan of the Browns by any means, but their fan base deserves better. If RG3 can strive to develop as a QB and as a professional athlete hopefully the Browns can turn things around for the better.

  25. dannyglover21 says:
    Mar 26, 2016 9:23 PM

    So it’s Mike Shanahan’s fault that Griffin was originally injured by Haloti Ngata while scrambling on a designed pass play? Shanahan is the guy who wanted RG3 to sit until he was ready to play. You can spin things as much as you want but Robert’s downfall was brought on completely by his own arrogance. He is a coach killer, watch out Hue.
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    Of course I’m NOT talking about the original injury but Shanahan rushed Griffen back on the field too soon. You could tell by the way the kid was moving around (or wasn’t moving) that something wasn’t right, yet Shanahan kept him out there. Maybe Dan Snider wanted him out there but Shanahan has put a VULNERABLE player on the field in the past.

  26. This shows you that the Great Gimmick has no idea what is wrong with him. He can’t read defenses, can’t read and execute a playbook, is lazy in preparation, is the least informed about any play or where any player is supposed to be on the field, can’t run a two minute offense, can’t lead, and holds the ball far too long.

    Mechanics issues might be number 75 on his flaw list.

    This proves this guy isn’t committed.

  27. I say good luck RG3. It didn’t work out in DC because the situation was never quite right there. Part your fault; Part Shanahan’s fault, Part Snyder & Allen’s fault; some lot of Gruden’s fault. He is still a super prospect with a ton of talent and upside. The sky opportunity is unlimited in Cleveland. The team and coach want him to succeed huge! He allows them to go and get the real franchise RB they need to make this work (Ezekiel Elliot).

    This guy could become a GOD in Cleveland if he pulls this off. He’s gotta stay healthy, Anticipate hits better (Russ Wilson) and keep Josh Gordon off the Weed! Do that and The Dawgs could become junkyard mean this fall. I hope he pulls it off.

  28. I have nothing against the guy, wish him well. But the NFL is a tough place for a quarterback. When RGIII was being touted as the next best thing to hit the sport, so was Kap in SF. Alex Smith was let go, he is proving to be a very good QB for K.C. And the guy that received bad press for being too small, too short, not given much respect at all, RWI, has proven that he can play the game. Raw talent alone won’t go a long way in the NFL, you have to be adaptable, and check your attitude at the door. I’m not sure Kap or RGIII can do either.

  29. His rookie year, I thought there might be trouble brewing when you couldn’t turn on the NFL network in the pre-season without seeing an RGIII story. When I saw the first Subway commercial (before any real on-field accomplishment), those suspicions were heightened.

    He’s getting a fresh start in Cleveland, after what appears to be a healthy ego re-calibration. That’s a good start, now he’s got to work on being a QB and not a running back. If I were a coach I’d go back and show him footage of early and late career Randall Cunningham. Oddly enough Roger will have a lot to do with the success or failure of Robert Griffith in Cleveland based on the reinstatement of Josh Gordon.

  30. Quarterbacks don’t suddenly get a lot better very often. Good quarterbacks can hone their skills and become great over the course of years. Mediocre quarterbacks can sometimes improve enough to continue in the league as solid backups. To expect Griffin to become a good quarterback at this point is probably too much to ask, expect, or hope for. He could salvage his career, possibly, but high expectations could be his undoing. Good luck to him.

  31. Coaches have absolutely no say about what players stay in the game after injury. The specialist have the final say and only say.Trainers will relay the message to the head coach. With the Redskins it was completely Dr Andrews decision on RG3. 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. If you don’t believe me check with Dr Andrews!

  32. And this is going to solve what, the fact that he still won’t get along with anyone in the team. So when he has a 300yd game 3 Ted and is 23/27 and they lose he can call out the other positions and explain why they didn’t do enough to win but he did. This guy thinks he is gold when he really is iron pyrite.

  33. skinsfan91 says:
    Mar 26, 2016 1:01 PM
    Now all the Cle. fans who doubted RGIII are major supporters and think he can do really well. Funny how that works.
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    And where exactly are you seeing “all the Cle. fans” that are saying that?

  34. r8dernation says:
    Mar 27, 2016 9:09 AM
    Cause he did wonders for Tebow’s NFL career.
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    Terrible comparison.

    1. RGIII’s mechanics aren’t nearly as flawed as Tebow’s.

    2. You’re ignoring all the good QB’s who have seen improvement under House. Including Brady, Dalton and Palmer.

  35. This is utterly pointless. Frankly its a joke that any NFL QB would go to an ex-MLB pitcher to work on mechanics anyway. Seriously?

    Mechanics arent RG-Me’s problem anyways.

    There is nothing House can teach him that will help.

    RG-Me needs to learn how to be a QB in the NFL:
    1) Pre-snap reads of the D, decide what coverage where to throw
    2) Find the open man and get rid of the ball in 2.5 seconds.
    3) Develop a sense of pressure, dont duck down, turn around, run 10 yards then surface for a scan downfield.

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