November 5, 2012 |
Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins just lost to Mark Thompson's beloved Carolina Panthers this past weekend. And boy, is the radio personality/football fan extraordinaire thrilled about that. But during the " NFL Slam With Mark and Sam" broadcast Monday, Thompson couldn't help but marvel at what he saw from the rookie quarterback, even in a loss. "This guy is so good and poised and solid," Thompson said. "I see - as long as the Redskins can find out how to put tools with him as his career continues to blossom - I see wonderful things for that kid. " Times NFL writer Sam Farmer - the "Sam" half of the Slam - was a little more cautious when looking into the future for RG3. "It'll be interesting to see if he can sort of cater his game, change his game a little bit to keep it effective in the NFL because maybe teams are starting to figure him out even this early," Farmer said before predicting that Griffin will probably explode for a huge game next week.
September 10, 2012 |
Robert Griffin III, the second overall pick in the NFL draft last spring, had a better debut on Sunday than No. 1 selection Andrew Luck. Statistically and in the win-loss column. Griffin guided the Washington Redskins to a 40-32 upset of the New Orleans Saints. Then again, he was playing in his parents' hometown and against a mediocre defense missing one of its suspended starters. Luck and the Indianapolis Colts traveled to Soldier Field in Chicago to take on the more defensive-oriented Bears, who yielded some points in an otherwise easy 41-21 victory.
February 23, 2013 |
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III -- in a development that should shock nobody -- is well ahead of schedule for his recovery from knee surgery, Washington's team doctor told the NFL Network on Friday. Griffin, the league's offensive rookie of the year, underwent a reconstructive operation last month to repair the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee. The typical recovery and rehabilitation time for a professional athlete is nine to 12 months.
October 9, 2012 |
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who suffered a concussion on Sunday, still has to complete the league's mandated return-to-play protocol before he's cleared for practice, but his teammates and Coach Mike Shanahan were optimistic he will be able to play in this week's game against the Minnesota Vikings. “We should find out in the next few days exactly what happens,” Shanahan said. “Right now it looks good. I'm not really sure if it stays that way. The professionals will monitor his situation and let us know if he's able to play or not. We surely have nothing to do with it.” Griffin was injured while scrambling near the sidelines during the 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on a hard hit by linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.
August 25, 2012 |
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III got a close look at one another Saturday in Landover, Md., during a much-anticipated preseason game featuring the top two selections in the NFL draft. While the outcome was far from decided when the two rookie quarterbacks exited the game early in the third quarter, Griffin's Washington Redskins pulled away for a 30-17 victory over Luck's Indianapolis Colts. Luck, the top selection, had slightly better statistics, completing 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards and a 31-yard scoring strike to rookie receiver T.Y. Hilton.
September 11, 2012 |
Three is a magic number. Those of us who grew up on "Schoolhouse Rock" already know that . Others have had to find out for themselves. Washington Redskins fans learned very quickly Sunday, when rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III completed his first eight passes as a pro, including an 88-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon. Overall, RG3 completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a passer rating of 139.9. He also gained 42 yards rushing.