Washington coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin III looked like a bad match during their first season together last year. But Griffin says the second season will be different.
At the end of last week’s minicamp, Griffin said that having a second offseason in Gruden’s offense under his belt made him feel more comfortable.
“No ifs, ands or buts about it, I feel great, the second year in the offense,” Griffin said. “I feel great about the guys around me working hard to get better, and that’s all that you can ask for.”
Gruden sounded a similar note after watching Griffin work this offseason.
“I think the transition for him into a new system last season was a little bit rocky for all of us,” Gruden said. “But when you have the same system going in for year two, I think he’s going to get better. You can see the progress every day that he makes, and it’s exciting to watch. It really is, with all three quarterbacks, actually. Robert, especially, is doing an excellent job every day. He’s not perfect, nobody is. I’m not perfect. But he’s really striving to be perfect, and he’s doing a great job of working.”
If you believe what Griffin and Gruden are saying, Griffin is going to look great in Gruden’s offense this season. But given how Griffin looked in Gruden’s offense last season, it’s hard to believe what they’re saying.