Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins offense, had a very tough 2013 season. RGIII was coming off knee surgery last off-season, which really hindered his development. He didn’t have the off-season workouts that most quarterbacks and receivers have. He had to spend all of last off-season rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee.
So what can we expect from Robert Griffin III in 2014? I personally expect a healthy and rejuvenated RGIII that will be the comeback player of the year next season. He now has an off-season to develop his game and to start finding a rhythm with his receivers. New Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, who worked with Andy Dalton in Cincinnati, can definitely help RGIII become a much better quarterback.
The huge acquisition of former Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, will be huge for RGIII and his growth to become a great quarterback. Jackson is that home run threat that pressures a defense. No corner can cover him one on one and he’s very explosive.
The Redskins offense will possibly show some glimpses of the offense that RGIII ran at Baylor, which was fun to watch and was very deadly to game-plan for.
Pierre Garcon, who is coming off a franchise record setting 113 catches last season, will rarely have to see double coverage anymore with Jackson’s arrival. Andre Roberts will give the team a boost as a slot receiver. He has very good and is very shifty.
Santana Moss can still help our offense. He’s not the receiver that he was three years ago, but he brings leadership to the receiving corps and is dependable on 3rd downs.
Alfred Morris will have even more room to run this season, which will also help RGIII and the offense, become more efficient. He faced a lot of eight defenders in the box because of the lack of deep threats at wide receiver last season.
Jordan Reed is also a guy that reminds some of former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez. He has very good speed at the tight end position, has great size, and is a better route runner than most people give him credit for.
With the new weapons that have been added on this offense, there’s no reason why the Redskins offense shouldn’t be a top 5 offense next season. We have given owner Dan Snyder criticism for years now, which he has deserved, but he has done his part this off-season in making sure that our offense, led by RGIII, will get back on track next season.
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