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Postby hatsOFF2gibbs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:18 pm

Robert Griffin III isn't taking anything for granted. Well, he's taking for granted that the Washington Redskins will select him with the No. 2 overall pick in this week's NFL draft. (Which is smart after the Indianapolis Colts made it official with Andrew Luck on Tuesday.)


But Griffin doesn't take it for granted that he'll be the No. 1 quarterback in Washington. He has to beat out Rex Grossman first.

"You can't come in thinking that you're a big dog," Griffin said Tuesday via CBS DC at a pre-draft event in New York. "I might be the second pick, I might be who the fans want as a quarterback and the coaches want as a quarterback but I’ve still got to go beat out Rex Grossman …

"Rex Grossman is the quarterback in Washington right now, and I've got to go beat him out. I've got to prove to those guys that I'm there to work and I will, it's who I am. I'll be the first one in, last one out, and it won't be a cliché with me."

Griffin was in New York to help promote a deeply disturbing, sandwich-meat "statue" that Subway put together. (Here's the take on "RG3½" from ATL sandwich expert Dan Hanzus.)

Some might scoff at Griffin saying all the right things, but his recognition of Grossman is smart. And competing with Grossman is not a crazy notion. The Redskins likely won't install Griffin as the top guy on Day 1. Grossman often is the butt of jokes, but he has started a lot of games (including the Super Bowl) and played fairly well for Washington last season.

We're not saying Grossman has much of a chance to be the Week 1 starter. But Griffin is approaching this the right way: The Redskins probably won't just hand over the keys to the franchise to him during the offseason.

For now, Griffin is just a rookie. Even if he's a rookie well known enough to inspire a sandwich statue.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... line_stack


Got to love the kid's attitude.

... first one in, last one out... I hope he starts gathering up the WRs and practicing, building chemistry, and getting that rhythm. LETS GO.
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Postby ATX_Skins » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:26 pm

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Postby PulpExposure » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:04 pm

The Redskins likely won't install Griffin as the top guy on Day 1. Grossman often is the butt of jokes, but he has started a lot of games (including the Super Bowl) and played fairly well for Washington last season.


I think we may have a different view on what "fairly well" is...

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Postby andyjens89 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:13 pm

PulpExposure wrote:
The Redskins likely won't install Griffin as the top guy on Day 1. Grossman often is the butt of jokes, but he has started a lot of games (including the Super Bowl) and played fairly well for Washington last season.


I think we may have a different view on what "fairly well" is...


That was a head scratcher :hmm:
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Postby Irn-Bru » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:44 pm

The kid continues to say all the right things, and he has an unbroken history of walking the walk. Lots of reasons to be excited.
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Postby 1niksder » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:03 pm

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Postby Countertrey » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:21 pm

I'm like... this kid is too good to be true. He is articulate, handles himself remarkably well (the anti-Leaf), clearly intelligent, driven, talented in multiple facets... and has a very comforting personal history of character, integrity, and personal discipline...

... lightening in a bottle?

Wow... This may be an excellent time to be a Redskins fan.
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Postby SkinsJock » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:40 am

gotta love it - RG3 will work hard - he want's to earn the job as starting QB


I'd be surprised if he's not the starter on day 1 but ... Mike's not just going to make him the starter, it will be obvious



he'll soon show that he's the best QB here but the real reward comes down the road as this kid becomes as good as he can be

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the other coaches, players and fans look at this franchise differently :wink:
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:00 am

Mike wn't have to give RGIII anything cus he'll take it and own it.
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Postby cleg » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:01 am

I cannot wait. I have seen the glory days and I have seen the unspeakable days with this team. I have no doubt in my mind the ship is turning around. I don't hold expectations that it will translate into immediate success like with the Panthers or Bengles but this is a rising team. I love this kid. He is the real deal and I honestly have no doubts he is the QB for the next 10 years, if not more. Hail to the Redskins.
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Postby riggofan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:06 am

Irn-Bru wrote:The kid continues to say all the right things


He has clearly studied his Bull Durham.

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