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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:49:38 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he will not wear his knee brace in 2014. Griffin has already started throwing to some of his teammates this offseason, and he'll work out later this month in Arizona will some skill players, including WR Pierre Garcon and RB Alfred Morris.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is over a year removed from his serious knee injury. One would think that should put him in line to bounce back from his disappointing 2013 season, especially since he won't be spending his offseason rehabbing. Still, RG3 is a bit risky as a QB1 with a new coaching staff and offensive approach in town.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:33:57 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is scheduled to work out for some of team's skill position players next week in Arizona. Among the players that will take part in the workouts include RBs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson, WRs Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, Andre Roberts and David Gettis and TE Jordan Reed.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:42:36 -0800
If the Washington Redskins part with one of their three quarterbacks during the offseason, head coach Jay Gruden might jettison QB Rex Grossman, who is no longer needed to mentor QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:42:20 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has already started throwing to some of his receivers this offseason, and he's scheduled to meet with some of his receivers, tight ends and running backs in Arizona in March to work out together. Griffin also plans to work out with former NFL quarterbacks coach Terry Shea again in order to improve his footwork and to speed up his release. Griffin was unable to do any of that last offseason while he was rehabbing from knee surgery. In 2014, he'll likely play without a protective knee brace, too.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:46:26 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan talked about his relationship with QB Robert Griffin III in his time with the Washington Redskins. "And a thing that I always did with him — and that we did with each other — is when stuff would come out, we'd address it," Shanahan said. "You know, we'd get into our room, we'd talk about it and make sure we felt good about it. And I think Robert and I, through a very tough time, we managed to keep our relationship through the year. I'm not gonna say it was easy. Nothing's easy when you go through something like that. But I do believe going through it, Robert and I, in the long run, it'll make both of us better. It's something that is a challenge, and I do believe going through that, as hard as it was, will help me. And I think when it's all said and done and Robert and I look back on it, I'm really appreciative of some of the stuff he did for me. And I really believe he'll be appreciative of some of the stuff I did for him."
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:05:58 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said he has plans to work out with QB Robert Griffin III this offseason. "We've already got that date set up. We've already got a place," Garcon said with a grin. "We're going to go to Arizona, work out there. We'll probably do some more in Ashburn. Probably go to Baylor a little bit."
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:25:16 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he won't be trying to turn QB Robert Griffin III into a pocket passer next season. "I'm not going to try to turn RGIII into Andy Dalton or Drew Brees. He isn't them. They're not him. I would be foolish to try to turn RGIII into a pocket passer. It would be foolish. The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I'm going to let him be himself," Gruden said.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:08:25 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he has spoken with QB Robert Griffin III but the talks have been limited because of the NFL's rules governing offseason activities.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:09:44 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said QB Robert Griffin III will be the team's starting quarterback and will not have to compete for the job.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:56:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he is excited about the hiring of head coach Jay Gruden and looking forward to working with him.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:26:23 -0800
Washington Redskins new head coach Jay Gruden said he is in favor of running the read option, and he is very impressed with the skill set of QB Robert Griffin III. "Robert's a great quarterback," Gruden said of Griffin. "I see a ton of talent. I see a guy that can run. I see a guy that can move and maneuver in the pocket. I see accuracy, I see long-ball accuracy, I see toughness ... and I see a strong leader. I see every trait that a quarterback has to have to be successful. I see Robert having all of those, so why wouldn't you want to coach a guy like that? I'm excited to coach (him) and hopefully he's excited to play here."
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:50:29 -0800
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall said the team questioned the benching of QB Robert Griffin III this season. "A lot of guys in that locker room kind of raised the question, like why are we doing this? Kind of like what you heard Kyle (Shanahan) say: 'I want my starting quarterback out there'. A lot of the players in the locker room, those were their sentiments."
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:15:54 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would prefer to run a pro-style offense, and not run read-option running plays. A pro-style offense should work with new head coach Jay Gruden.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:11:16 -0800
The agent for Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said getting to work with QB Robert Griffin III was a large selling point for Gruden picking the Redskins.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:09:31 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had tension with his wide receivers. Griffin also would brag that he could procure favors from the team owner and influence the direction of the franchise. Griffin also led a public campaign to have the team's offense altered for him.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:22:47 -0800
Washington Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said QB Robert Griffin III will not be involved in the team's search for a head coach.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:25:39 -0800
Baylor head coach Art Briles, who was the college coach of QB Robert Griffin III, could be very interested in the Washington Redskins head coaching vacancy if he is approached.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:29:43 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared LB Adrian Robinson, LB Brian Orakpo, CB Chase Minnifield, C J.D. Walton, OG Josh LeRibeus, WR Joshua Morgan, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 17.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:32:30 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Bacarri Rambo, LB Brandon Jenkins, CB Chase Minnifield, C J.D. Walton, OG Josh LeRibeus, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 16.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:02:18 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Dec. 16, that the team did not alter the offense for QB Kirk Cousins, who started in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. "First off, I'm not really sure what people mean. I think the obvious things are you don't run the zone read as much," Shanahan said. "You've got (QB Robert Griffin III) who has that speed and the ability to make some plays running the football and can do some things off the play-action pass, but other than that we have the same offense." WR Pierre Garcon also said he did not see any difference in the offense.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins had a strong showing, although he also made some mistakes which will need to be cleaned up. Still, he is auditioning for a starting job somewhere in 2014, and if he keeps playing well, his stock will improve, and so will the return on investment for Washington.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:36:21 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Bacarri Rambo, LB Brandon Jenkins, CB Chase Minnifield, DL Darryl Tapp, TE Jordan Reed, OG Josh LeRibeus, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 15.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:18:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III thinks head coach Mike Shanahan will not return as the team's head coach in 2014. Griffin has told teammates as much.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:25:03 -0800
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is believed to be the person who pushed the team to trade up in order to draft QB Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:19:56 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is extremely angry about being benched for the rest of the season due to medical reasons.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:50:07 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III won't play at all in the final three regular season games even if another QB is injured.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:21:35 -0800
Despite being benched for the final three regular season games, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will remain the starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season. "It's ridiculous to act like this is a quarterback competition," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "Robert just had one of the best years as a rookie in NFL history. He didn't have that this year. We didn't do that again this year. To give up on him like that and say play someone else, that's fun for people to talk about but that hasn't entered my brain and it's not a possibility or option."
Fantasy Tip: You can obviously dump Griffin in single-year leagues, but hold onto him in keeper formats. Redskins coaches cite a lack of a full offseason for RG3's struggles this season. A bounce-back year could be in store in 2014.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:45 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan continues to say that owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen were "100 percent" on board with his decision to shut down QB Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season. The three men decided collectively that it would be the best for the team if QB Kirk Cousins played out the season to give Griffin a chance to go into the offseason healthy. "The chance of coming back (from another injury)," Shanahan added, "would be very, very tough."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:51:38 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said QB Robert Griffin III is still the team's franchise quarterback even though he is starting Week 15.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:33:28 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said that he's been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Fantasy Tip: You can obviously drop RG3 in all single-year formats. Kirk Cousins will see action in the final three games, and he is a sleeper one-week play against a struggling Atlanta Falcons defense in Week 15.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:31:27 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III did not receive any snaps during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. QB Kirk Cousins received the first snaps during practice and was followed by QB Rex Grossman.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:43:48 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be inactive in Week 15. QB Rex Grossman will be the backup quarterback.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:14:02 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will start over QB Robert Griffin III against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Atlanta is one of the worst teams against the pass in 2013, and Cousins has a great opportunity to shine this week. Robert Griffin III owners can cut bait at this point, except maybe in dynasty leagues. Cousins is a decent option for a one-week play. However, it's hard to suggest starting such an unknown in your fantasy playoffs with a lot of conviction.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:24:32 -0800
The feeling inside the Washington Redskins' facility is that head coach Mike Shanahan will star QB Kirk Cousins in Week 15 unless QB Robert Griffin III can talk him out of it.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:06:30 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has yet to name a starting quarterback between QBs Robert Griffin III or Kirk Cousins for Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. Shanahan is expected to make his decision Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Fantasy Tip: The longer we wait for a decision, the more likely it seems that Cousins will get the nod. If you've been starting Griffin in your league, it's time to look for a replacement just in case.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:29:08 -0800
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder reportedly will not intervene if head coach Mike Shanahan benches QB Robert Griffin III for the final three regular season games this year. "He won't step in and interfere with that," a person familiar with the situation said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. "He's not going to step into a personnel decision that way." Shanahan said he'll decide by Wednesday, Dec. 11, whether to sit Griffin in favor of QB Kirk Cousins.
Fantasy Tip: It's risky to rely on RG3 this weekend, as it looks as though the chances are increasing that he won't play again this year. Cousins has looked good the few times he's filled in for Griffin, but it wouldn't be smart to trust him with your season on the line.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:21:19 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III will be shut down for the season if he does not start Week 15 because the team is worried about his health.
Fantasy Tip: Owners that are starting Griffin should have a backup plan in case Griffin is shut down for the rest of the season.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:08:15 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan will not commit to QB Robert Griffin III as the starting quarterback for Week 15. Shanahan said he will decide on the starting quarterback Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:22:04 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan declined to name a starting quarterback for the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. QB Robert Griffin III was pulled during the Week 14 blowout against the Kansas City Chiefs, giving way to QB Kirk Cousins. "We'll talk about that later," Shanahan said Sunday, Dec. 8. "That's with anybody in any position. We'll look at injuries, we'll look at where we are and what direction we're going."
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's frustrating season continues. The 'Skins have a nice matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15, making whoever starts at QB for Washington a sleeper choice as a midrange QB1. However, in the fantasy playoffs, it'd be tough to go that route.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:04:15 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan was ready to quit after the 2012 season because he did not like how owner Daniel Snyder made QB Robert Griffin III feel like he was bigger than the team. Shanahan decided to stay with the team because he did not want people to think he quit because of Griffin's knee injury.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:24:07 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's father originally rebuffed head coach Mike Shanahan's attempts to reach out after Griffin's knee injury in January. Robert Griffin Jr. appreciated the gesture but felt Shanahan should worry more about coaching than building a stronger bond with Griffin III. Griffin Jr. took issue with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's play-calling, which they felt put Griffin III at further risk after his initial injury.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:16:17 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks does not think Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III should be playing in games right now due to his knee injury from last season. "He's a man, he has the heart of a warrior and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance," Brooks told CSN Washington. "Everybody can see it. Everybody can see it. He shouldn't be playing."
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:05:38 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (groin) was able to continue playing in the second half of the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers despite being kicked in the groin by LB Aldon Smith.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:48:54 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III asked the Washington Redskins not to show his bad plays on the video board when reviewing game tape. The Redskins denied that request. Griffin was allowed that luxury in college.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:19:09 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III reportedly called the wrong protection play on the final play of the team's Week 11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which he threw an interception. Griffin said in post-game comments that "no one got open" during the play.
Fantasy Tip: RG3's leadership has come into question the last couple of weeks as he's dodged issues with taking responsibility for his mistakes on the field. Griffin has plenty of maturing to do. The good thing is that his knee appears to be fully healthy, which will keep his owners smiling.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:32:42 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss took exception to comments made by QB Robert Griffin III about the final play of the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and his failure to take responsibility. "As a leader, you understand that if you're involved in the situation, whether you're the receiver, the quarterback, the guys making the tackle, whoever. Regardless of the outcome, good or bad, you have to at some point, stand up and say me or I," Moss said in a radio interview Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:30:23 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said opposing teams are trying to stop the pass first against them this year, with more seven-man boxes to help with downfield coverage. QB Robert Griffin III complained after their Week 11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that it seemed as though they always knew what was coming in the passing game. "Our first year everyone played us with eight-man fronts, sometimes almost nine-man fronts," Shanahan said. "When you do that you have guys wide open like we did last year. That's one reason the play-action was so good. This year (teams are saying), 'We're playing you more passing and you have to earn the right in that run game.'"
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:08:38 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan disagreed with QB Robert Griffin III's comments that indicated the Philadelphia Eagles knew the Redskins' plays in Week 11. "Our first year everyone played us with eight-man fronts, sometimes almost nine-man fronts," Shanahan said. "When you do that you have guys wide open like we did last year. That's one reason the play-action was so good. This year (teams are saying), 'We're playing you more passing and you have to earn the right in that run game.' Which we've been able to do. You're not always going to get that deep ball so you have to dump it off and be patient. That's part of the NFL. No matter what quarterback you're going against, no matter what system you go against, you have to relate or adjust your game plan accordingly. That's one of the reasons we ran the ball so much against a team that was very good at stopping the run."
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:39:10 -0800
The Washington Redskins had their passing game shut down by the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. The 'Skins ran the ball 28 times to just seven passes in the first half of the game. "Obviously, we ran the ball well, but in the passing game a lot of times, they were tit for tat. They were there, where they needed to be and a lot of times they were taking the routes that needed to be run and that's disheartening, but we have to come up with something for that," QB Robert Griffin III said.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:20:20 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III realizes he's been hit very often the last several weeks, and he wants to try to avoid unnecessary contact moving forward. "We don't want that to happen," Griffin said. "I know I don't want that to happen, the coaches don't want that to happen, the players around me don't want that to happen and we just have got to do a better job of making sure that doesn't happen." He said he has to "take it upon myself to get down earlier."
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's knee has looked healthier as the season has progressed, which is one of the reasons he's taking more hits as he feels more comfortable scrambling from the pocket. He's a midrange QB1 that can make more things happen now that he's using his legs more often.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 06:04:34 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 71.9 percent of his passes and wasn't sacked at all for the first time this season in Week 9.