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    2,504 pass yards

    16 TDs

    642 rush yards

    6 TDs

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    27 TDs

    815 rush yards

    7 TDs

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Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins

Forever Linked: RGIII & Andrew Luck

The quarterback class of 2012 turned out to be one of the better ones in NFL history. In fact it was so good that when all is said and done, it might go down as the best of all time. Four of the 11 QBs drafted were taken in the first round; five started 15 or more games; three others combined for another 14 starts; and three would lead their teams into the playoffs.


However, through it all, two names stood out above the rest—Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck.


Though different in their style of play, Griffin and Luck would come out of their rookie seasons looking very much the same. In their first experience as NFL starters, both quarterbacks went 8-4 in conference play, were over .500 in their division, and neither one ended up with a losing record either at home or on the road. Andrew Luck led the Colts to the playoffs with an 11-5 record while the Redskins would do the same finishing at 10-6. RGIII, however, would personally go just 9-6 with Washington’s 10th win coming at the hands of yet another rookie, Kirk Cousins.


The likenesses between the two are astounding. They both even set two rookie QB records apiece.


Here are the individual numbers from Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck’s rookie seasons:


 


andrew luck vs RGIII rookie year stats chart


 


When they were selected first and second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, there was no doubt their names would be linked to one another for all eternity. Now, after leading their teams to the playoffs while breaking records along the way, their path to the Hall of Fame seems destined to be parallel as well.

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Unbelievably Believable – Griffin Worked Out with his Dad after the Heisman Trophy Ceremony

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Unbelievably Believable – Griffin Worked Out with his Dad after the Heisman Trophy Ceremony


I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of something like this before, but you simply cannot make this stuff up. Even if you tried, you could only do so about a man as humbly dedicated and venerable as Robert Griffin III.


The story of how RGIII became the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner is as extensive and memorable as it is inspiring. It’s a lasting tale filled with trials and travails, hardships overcome, life lessons learned and infinite triumphs along the way. From great-grandmother to grandfather, father to son, Robert Griffin III is a man sewn from the cloth of extraordinary ancestral descent.


When Robby was a young boy, his parents instilled the values of discipline and hard work into his life. Not just in terms of athletics, either, as Griffin was always a well-rounded individual as well as a straight-A student through his time at Baylor University. His high level of athleticism, however, was undeniable and equally fuelled throughout the years.


Whenever Robert told his father of his aspirations, RGII would give him a grueling regimen to follow in order to achieve his goals, often saying “If you're going to do something, why not be the best?” Griffin eagerly took on the many challenges Robert Jr. (RGII) would present to him and on December 10th, 2011, he would finally heed his father’s words in becoming the best college football had to offer.


His journey to becoming the nation’s top collegiate athlete was a memorable one lined with grace and humility, so it should come as no shock to anyone that Griffin's Heisman Trophy acceptance speech was equally humble and distinguished.


 







 


What might be shocking to some, however, would come hours later after the presentation and festivities concluded.


As joyous an occasion as winning the Heisman Trophy was, RGIII had never taken to the lure of alcohol, so no suds would be imbibed at the after-party. Sure, he would have his fun partying with the rest of the Heisman Trophy candidates like Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson and Montee Ball, but infusing the experience with unnecessary components was not what made Robert Griffin III who he was. This is:


At two o’clock in the morning after the party had died down, RG3 and his father went back to their hotel and took part in a little bit of what brought them to this point; they worked out. At 2 a.m., after winning the biggest award in college sports, Robert Griffin III went to the hotel fitness center and worked out.


HE WORKED OUT!


As usual, his father was teaching him how to be the best. When asked about it later, RG2 exclaimed, “I told him, '10 years down the road, you're the Heisman Trophy winner, but right now you can't act like that. You've got to act the way you acted before you won the award.'"


Like I said, you simply cannot make this sort of stuff up.

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Griffin Tears his Right ACL a Second Time!

 


When Robert Griffin III made up his mind to pursue football instead of basketball or track and field (which he could have just as easily succeeded in), he did so with a plan, and that plan was to play the quarterback position. Not as a running QB, mind you—and certainly not as a wide receiver or defensive back as big-name schools Oklahoma and LSU recruited him to play—but as a normal, pocket passing quarterback. It was his dream to do so and one of the reasons he stuck to his commitment with Baylor instead of succumbing to the lure of some of the nation’s top programs.


In the first game of Griffin’s 2008 freshman season, his dream would finally be realized. Griffin took over for Miami transfer Kirby Freeman to start the second quarter and though Baylor ended up losing the game; their new QB would never look back. In fact, Griffin went on to gain Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honors despite the team going 4-8 on the season.


When the 2009 season began for the Baylor Bears, there were high hopes that RGIII (the nickname he acquired during his freshman year) would help put an end the school’s longest stretch without a Bowl appearance; 15 years. However, in just the third game of the season, the dreams of so many Baylor fans were crushed when Griffin tore his right ACL during their first offensive series against Northwestern State. It was a non-contact injury in which his knee simply buckled after planting his right foot on an option play. Griffin heard a pop, laid on the ground for I’m sure seemed like an eternity, and that was that.


Actually, it wasn’t.


Being the kind of gutsy player that he is, Griffin went to the sideline, got his knee wrapped, and came back out to lead Baylor on six scoring drives before finally leaving at halftime. It wasn’t until the next day that he found out he had torn his ACL.


Griffin was of course devastated to hear the news, but as he would say later, he was more bummed out for his teammates and university than for himself because 2009 was the year they were finally going to go to a Bowl game. That’s just the way he is.


As he habitually does, however, Robert Griffin III rose up to make the best of a situation. His rehab, grueling as it was, made him both stronger and faster than he was before sustaining the injury. In addition, he was finally able to take the time he needed to study defenses and learn the nuances of the quarterback position. As a result, he became a more cerebral player as opposed to one more dependent on his athleticism.


Fast-forward to 2012.


Three years removed from his first ACL surgery, Griffin is as strong as ever. Except now, he is playing against the best of the best as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins instead of facing baby-faced college kids in the Big 12 conference. His NFL career would start off famously, as even the most lethal players came to fear his abilities after seeing what he could do throughout his first month in the league.


Then, in Week 14 with his team on a roll and in the playoff hunt at 6-6, BAM! Griffin takes a hit to his right knee from a Baltimore Ravens player and needs to be helped off the field. The Redskins would go on to win the game, but the worst was feared for their young, star quarterback. It turned out to be merely a sprain, but Griffin would miss the following week’s game and look hobbled at best when he did return in Week 16. He went on to lead Washington into the playoffs with a 10-6 record, but he clearly was not the same player from before the injury.


Some believe he should have been kept out of game action until his knee was fully healed, others say that what would happen next would have happened either way.


On January 6, 2013, in the Redskins Wildcard Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, the unthinkable happened again. As it was with his first ACL tear, Griffin fell victim to a non-contact injury in which an obviously weakened knee buckled beneath him. And yes, it was his RIGHT knee, AGAIN.


The worst was confirmed the following day when the MRIs showed that Robert Griffin III not only tore his right ACL, but also did damage to the LCL and medial meniscus as well.


Rehab for the Redskins franchise player will be as long and as grueling as it was for him back in 2009, while the main concern continues to be whether or not he will return as the same player he was before this second right knee reconstruction.


Never fear, because if Griffin takes the same approach to the rehabilitation process as he did back in 2009, he could come back even better.

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Most rushing yards ever by a rookie QB

 


The thing about Robert Griffin III is that he never wanted to be a running quarterback… or at least never wanted to be thought of as one. However, the Washington Redskins may have had other plans for the man they traded the farm to get with the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.


It was obvious Griffin wasn’t solely about the run, as his arm-strength and accuracy were both graded amongst the best of those within the collegiate ranks. On the other hand, his speed was off the charts.


At the combine, the 4.41 time he put up in the 40-yard dash was insane


 







 


 


to watch and undoubtedly coerced every team in the league to question what they would consider giving up to get him. Andrew Luck was already assured of going No. 1, so it was just a matter of what the St. Louis Rams would accept for the No. 2 pick. As it turned out, it would take the Redskins 2012, 2013 and 2014 first-rounders along with their 2012 second-round pick to get him. That’s how sold Washington was on what Griffin brought to the table.


Basically, the Redskins had a vision for what they saw in RGIII, and that vision was to run an offensive scheme referred to as the “pistol offense”.


It was a game-plan designed to utilize Griffin’s talents within an option game, focusing more on his acute running skills than his ability to throw the ball. In retrospect, considering the beating he took throughout the season and his eventual ACL tear, the Shanahans might have reconsidered their assessment. That being said, Griffin DID run the offense to perfection, and put up some of the best rushing numbers for a quarterback in NFL history because of it.


Here is a look at what Robert Griffin III accomplished in just 15 games as a rookie NFL quarterback:


all-time rookie qb rushing yards chart

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) RGIII is a total freak athlete and could probably run in the Olympics this year if not for his passion for football


(+) Went to the gym to work-out with his Dad the night he won the Heisman Trophy


(+) Has been trying to surpass the legend of Andrew Luck for awhile now and there’s no better place to do it than the NFL stage


(+) Was one of the best deep-ball throwers in the college game which should easily translate to the NFL game


(+) His legs will undoubtedly put up some nice fantasy points for your team


(+) Unlike most high-drafted rookie QBs, RGIII has some established players/receivers (Moss, Garcon) around him on offense which should allow for a quick transition


(+) Already the bona fide leader of the team and has won the affections of the Redskins veterans


(+) One of the better tight ends in the league (Fred Davis) gives him a nice security blanket…


(+) …as do those pass-catching RBs (Roy Helu, Tim Hightower)


(–) Rookie “happy-feet” could lead to poor play


(–) The switch from a college spread-offense to a more conventional pro-style offense may take a little getting used to


(–) Quarterbacks that can/will use their legs are always more liable to injury than their pocket-passing counterparts


(–) Those six games against the defenses in the NFC East (Eagles, Giants, Cowboys) look pretty daunting on the Redskins schedule


(–) Without a true WR1 on the team (the Redskins offense might have four WR2s), who can Griffin depend on? (Rookies tend to steer towards a clear-cut WR1)

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Dont write off Griffin yet

Robert Griffin may just make back this season. Jay Gruden mentioned that it may take 4-6 weeks for Griffin to make recovery from his injury, after the 10 day lay-off because of the hard cast he is in.

The good news is that he didnt break any bones, and surgery will not be required. If everything goes right, he could be back in action at the end of October, but most likely it will be in the beginning of November.

Pyro's take: When RG III does comeback, most likely Kirk Cousins will go back to the number two quarterback, no matter how well he performs.

09/17/14, 06:31 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.washingtontimes.com

Carted

As RG III was running toward the sideline, as he tried to throw, his plant leg stayed stationary, while his body took him forward. He landed out of bounds and was in obvious pain right away. The injury appears to be a suffered a dislocated left ankle. Griffin was carted off the field with his left leg in an air cast but gave the fans a thumbs-up sign.

Griffin was having a solid day up to the point of injury. and completed two of three passes for 38 yards, and he also had run twice for 22 yards against Jacksonville.

Kirk Cousins took over and completed 35 of 54 passes for 370 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in preseason. His passer rating was 101.6 compared to Griffin's 46.0

Pyro's take: This may be the season for Griffin and you should be interested in picking up Kirk Cousins if you need a quarterback. If Robert Griffin needs to go under the knife, it could mean the end of his season, if not it will be awhile before he can return.

09/14/14, 12:37 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.usatoday.com

Working to get deep

Robert Griffin has a rocket arm, and DeSean Jackson has rocket feet, so why wasn't that implemented against the Texans? This is one thing that was addressed for this upcoming week. The ideal is to keep both Jackson, Andre Roberts, and Pierre Garcon busy.

Griffin went on to say about the involvement of his receiving crew: “When you have weapons like Pierre and DeSean and Andre, these guys can really go deep down the field. You want to get them opportunities and we had a couple in the game. We just didn’t come down with them,” Griffin said. “Yeah, we have got to find ways to open those guys up more down the field. Don’t think that’s any secret. You want to be able to be efficient and hit the underneath stuff, but you also have to get those home-run shots in every now and then. We’ll work on getting that.”

Pyro's take: Robert Griffin can do it all, but it just seems its just not working. He isnt running the ball, and not going deep, the two skills that made him the second pick of the draft. It sounds like the offensive is going to make changes going in this direction. We will see how it carries him through.

09/10/14, 02:16 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Griffin needs to step it up

RG III was finally without coach Mike Shanahan, and ready to show the world he has been ready to battle since week 1 of last season. His chance came and went on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

The Texans made him look bad as he couldn't move the offense into the end zone, and ended the game with 29 of 37 passing for 267 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, one lost fumble. Not numbers you want to have your quarterback at each week, even though the accuracy can remain.

What needs to improve is RG III as a whole. He looked tentative, couldn't get out of trouble, and didn't use his legs as much as he possibly could have, he finished with two yards rushing. Griffin went on to say about his performance:"Stats don't win you games, but if you look at the total yards, time of possession, the amount of first downs we were getting, it was building up to where you would think we had 28, 35 points."

Pyro's take: Robert Griffin has been on the hook for his performance since he blew out his knee in the playoff game in 2012. At first the blame fell on Mike Shanahan, but it showed against the Texans, that it might not just be the former coach.

Take into account that Houston has a strong defense, and it showed, as they manhandled Washington, even without Jadeveon Clowney.

It will be very hard for Washington to do anything else but go with Griffin as they traded away future plans to the Rams for him, and of course its too early to even consider that case. If you drafted him keep using him as you normally would, and see how he responds in week two.

09/08/14, 05:30 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

RG III alienating teammates

Bleacher Report NFL analyst Matt Miller said Monday in a video on the Bleacher Report website that a disconnect is starting to grow between RG3 and his teammates. According to Miller, much of the issue stems from Griffin’s inability to learn the new offensive system installed by new head coach Jay Gruden.

“(The feeling) is that RG3 is not very well-liked in that locker room. We’ve heard things like this before. … The feeling is he started to alienate some of his teammates on the offensive side of the ball. I think a lot of that stems from his struggle to learn this new playbook, the new Jay Gruden system.

“I don’t think this is breaking news. We’ve seen RG3 struggle before, especially in Year 2 under Mike Shanahan. We’ve heard reports out of Washington this year that he’s struggling to adapt to this new system but I think it’s all coming to a head and a boiling point. His frustrations are spilling over to the locker room and happy feelings are kind of dying in Washington right now.”

Pyro's take: It is never good news when things like this come out in the media. There was also a mention that there seems to be "growing support" for Kirk Cousins. RG III is not in danger of losing his job, as long as Daniel Snyder owns the team.

The problem is where there is smoke there is fire. Jay Gruden is a first time coach, and he seems to have the beginnings of a fractured locker room. If Gruden does not get this under control things could unravel if the team gets off to a slow start. It will be interesting to hear Griffin's response.

08/18/14, 10:07 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: nesn.com

RG3 excited for anyone not Mike Shanahan

“We’re all excited. everybody in the [Redskins] organization,” Griffin told Ron Thulin and Brenda VanLengen. “Talking to my teammates, it’s not that we’re starting over; we’re just getting a fresh start. So we’ve got a new leader at the helm and we’re going to be a united front. And I think all those guys are really excited about what’s coming.”
That was the extent of the Redskins talk, although Thulin also asked about the various obstacles Griffin has already faced during his brief professional career.
“Whether it’s injuries, certain things in different organizations, I’ve had to overcome a lot,” the quarterback said.


Pyro's take: Living in DC, everyone’s heard the hoopla that Shanahan was playing the House of Cards, Washington Redskins edition and pretty much threw away the season in order to show Dan Snyder whose boss. Regardless of whether that was true, RG3 now has a new head coach in Jay Gruden and there can only be hope that RG3 will benefit from the new leader.

Anyone listening to the recent Pyro podcasts will know that the NFC East suffers from having to play the NFC West, so it may be hard to trust RG3 as your starting QB for next season. His value will depend on the development of skill players around him, i.e. Jordan Reed and if Alfred Morris will really add pass catching to his repertoire. Surely, his ADP is going to be lower than where his value could be since most people in your league may forget that he had to recover from knee surgery, had to deal with Shanahan, and got pulled for his last three games this past season. He could be a great backup QB that you wouldn't mind starting when he plays NFC East or AFC South teams.


02/26/14, 12:26 AM CST by SUITS
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

RG III ready to start running

Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier says he’s beginning to see Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III resemble the player that he was last season as a rookie, much like he saw Vikings running back Adrian Peterson get back into the groove in November last year in his return from a major knee injury.

“You can see he’s really looking more and more like the Robert from a season ago,” Frazier said in a conference call with Washington-area reporters Tuesday, with the Vikings set to host the Redskins on Thursday night in Minneapolis. “So he’s coming into his own. You can definitely see the difference.”

Griffin's breakout performance running the read-option came against the Vikings last October, when he ripped off a game-sealing 76-yard touchdown run, his second score on the ground that day. Griffin finished with 20 touchdowns passing and seven rushing last year, with only seven turnovers. Recovering from knee surgery has proved challenging, though. Griffin has nine touchdowns in eight games, none on the ground, and 12 turnovers already.

"That's something we stress all the time, so hopefully we can get better in the second half of the season," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

Pyro's take: The history is there for RG III, and his recovery from the ACL injury, and he will have to look no further than across the field this Thursday to see the poster child for recovery, Adrian Peterson. Peterson blew up in the second half of the season last year, and this could be the start of the same for RG III.

I have been mentioning that he is just not the same quarterback when he is not able to run, but this week against the Vikings should give him a great chance to feel comfortable running again. The Vikings have struggled on defense all season, and Griffin should be able to score his first rushing touchdown of the season on Thurday Night.

11/06/13, 07:07 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

RG III says his knee is fine

Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins’ franchise player who damaged two ligaments in his right knee this past January, fell to the ground again in the fourth quarter Sunday. He grabbed at his left knee after Denver Broncos lineman Terrance Knighton drove him into the turf — and Washington’s fan base held its breath.

“I think it really just scared me,” Griffin said.

He said the team’s medical staff cleared him to return to Sunday’s game, a 45-21 Washington loss, but Coach Mike Shanahan opted to end Griffin’s afternoon with a little more than four minutes to play.

“There was no point in risking anything at that point,” said Griffin, who even before the injury had perhaps his worst passing day as a pro. He completed half of his 30 passes, was responsible for three turnovers, and finished with a career-low 45.4 passer rating. He now has eight interceptions in seven starts, three more picks than he threw in 15 games in 2012.

Pyro's take: It was a scary moment for owners of RG III when he went down yesterday, after apparently injuring his healthy knee. The good news is that he was cleared to come back into the game.

The issue for Griffen is the fact that this injury did not happen on a running play, it happened because of a lack of protection. He has been battered around by defenses this season, and if his offensive line does not shore up their problems, he will remain an injury risk.

10/28/13, 05:10 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

RG III running again

Griffin – who had opened the season saying he wanted to develop into the kind of quarterback who used his legs primarily to extend pass plays rather than routinely take off running – decided that things had to change.

The Redskins’ offensive line wasn’t suited for a drop-back passing attack, and defenses took advantage by coming after Griffin because of the lack of the threat of his legs. The lack of Griffin’s contributions also diminished the impact of Washington’s rushing attack.

And so, against the Cowboys, Griffin took on a more aggressive approach, not only running with less hesitation, but also looking to pick up additional yardage rather than skipping out of bounds at the first threat.

“I felt that’s what I have to do,” Griffin said. “That’s what I’ve always had to do. You’ve got to use every ability that you have. Broke the pocket a couple of times, broke the pocket and hit some guys downfield as the defense was closing in on me, and then there were times when you just take off and go, and a healthy mix of that and a healthy mix of just executing the plays that are called.”


Pyro's take: RGIII had no preseason to get ready for the real thing this season, and now he is finally getting back to his rookie form. Part of that form is Griffin running with the football. The reason that running quarterbacks are successful, pay attention Kaepernick, is because they have the threat to run which gives defenses headaches.

Yes there will always be the risk of injury, but there is the same risk for a quarterback who is constantly in a collapsing pocket, especially one that is used to running.

Look for RG III to go back to the bread and butter that makes him dynamic, with the only change being that he slides or gets out of bounds before taking a big hit. Griffin should be able to find some running lanes against a Bears defense with a rookie middle linebacker and a defensive line that has failed to put much pressure on quarterbacks lately.

10/17/13, 07:05 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

RG III to start week 1

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan made official what had long been expected, naming Robert Griffin III his starter for Washington’s Week 1 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Griffin received clearance from orthopedic surgeon James Andrews on Thursday evening to play in the season opener, but Shanahan declined at the time to declare the second-year quarterback his starter because he said Andrews told him there were “a couple of concerns that he had” and that he needed to talk with Griffin over the weekend first.

Shanahan said Monday that he, Andrews, Griffin, General Manager Bruce Allen, head trainer Larry Hess and other members of the team’s medical personnel took part in a conference call Sunday.

“We had a good conversation,” Shanahan said. “Dr. Andrews went over a couple of his concerns, and we talked about different things he talked to me about in Tampa. I feel very good where Robert’s at, and he’ll be our starter on Monday night unless there’s some crazy setback that we don’t anticipate.”

Pyro's take: This is the news we were expecting to hear all along. RG III will be ready for week 1 and a Monday Night game against the Philadelphia Eagles. This could be a good fantasy game for RG III who threw 6 touchdowns against the Eagles last season.

09/02/13, 08:44 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

RGIII looking good for start of training camp on July 25th

Robert Griffin III has reportedly been sprinting, cutting and changing directions the past week with no setbacks.

Pyro's take: RGIII looks to be in phenomenal shape and if his two scheduled visits with Dr. James Andrews before camp starts go well, there's no reason to think he won't be ready for the Redskins Week 1 Monday Night contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. Feel free to start moving him up your Tiers sheets and draft boards now.

06/22/13, 12:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

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