In Quotes: RGIII last-chance presser edition

June 11, 2013

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Tuesday was the last chance to talk to Robert Griffin III before training camp starts in six weeks, so the press conference was filled with all kinds of random questions. Here he is on taking a break, his wedding and Tim Tebow. Tebow question courtesy of the four letter, because of course.

On what his six weeks before training camp will look like:

“I mean, I’m going to get married and that’s that. I’m going to go on my honeymoon and everything, and I’m planning ahead of time to do things that I have to do while I’m on that honeymoon. I think I’m a responsible guy, so I’m going to do everything I have to be ready – cutting, running, working out – so when I get back and they see me, they’ll be not only impressed, but they feel safe and sound to put me out there.”

On taking a break:
“I’m going to be here for another week, another two weeks, and then I’ll be gone for a little bit. I gotta live a personal life too. I’m not going to take that away from my fiancée. This is just for football, but there’s a life outside of football. But I’ll make sure I’m prepared, stay in contact with everybody, and go from there.”

On Tim Tebow signing with the Patriots:
“I think it’s good. I mean, I always root for guys, especially quarterbacks, as odd as it sounds. I’m a quarterback-friendly guy, so I try to root for them, that they always succeed. I hate to see a guy out on the street, no matter what position he plays. Obviously Tim is a very passionate player, so it’s good that someone stepped up and signed him because they feel like he can help their team. I wish the best for him.”

On the video of Kirk Cousins singing:
“We talked amongst ourselves in the QB room, and we get on him about it. Like he said, at his high school that was cool to do. I know it wasn’t cool in my high school. We have plans to play that during training camp.”

On Cousins calling him a good singer:
“We both sing a lot. I love music. He’s told me that many times, that he thinks I’m a better singer than he is.

“My favorite song to sing? A song that my mom taught us growing up, “The Lord’s Prayer.”

[I asked him to sing it. He laughed and said, “Nice try.”]

On what kind of groom he is:
“I have no say. Basically, that’s just how it rolls. I’m just trying to make sure she doesn’t become a Bridezilla.”

“She’ll be fine. I’m doing little things here and there behind the scenes with the groomsmen. Little stuff for the wedding, she’ll set something up and ask me if I like this or that. Sometimes I actually have a choice, and sometimes it doesn’t matter what I say. It’s her day. She’s gotta enjoy it.”

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