Rex Grossman calls RGIII’s speed ‘the coolest thing in the world’

October 16, 2012

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Robert Griffin III’s breakaway 76-yard touchdown run on Sunday didn’t just make people in the crowd all giddy and child-like. Teammates, too.

“I mean, once he got the edge, he was gone,” Rex Grossman told Mike Wise on 106.7 The Fan this week. “And that is the coolest thing in the world. I wish I could run a 4.3. That would be SO cool! And getting up the sidelines right there and just watching the fans go crazy, and then have him look back at the defender and just take off, that was a cool moment for him. I just think that’s a moment he’ll never forget.”

Grossman also was asked about his thoughts the moment he realized Griffin would score.

“I was just in awe,” the veteran said. “I’d been waiting to see him actually get some separation and actually turn it on. And to be able to have a moment like that is just really cool, and I was really happy for him, let alone our team. To see him turn it on and just run away from everybody and then jump in the stands and the whole crowd going crazy and pretty much locked up the game? That was a pretty cool moment.”

And Grossman was also asked about whether the rookie has exceeded expectations.

“He is a lot better than I thought he was, and I thought he was great,” Grossman said. “He’s got potential to be as good as he wants to be. He’s accurate, he runs a 4.3, he’s smart, he wants to be great. He’s got all the potential in the world. I’m excited to be a part of it. He’s a very good person, good teammate. So things are looking bright in Washington.”

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