Robert Griffin III and Sean Taylor--rookies in name only, says Chris Cooley

August 13, 2012

View Photo Gallery: Robert Griffin III threw a touchdown pass and completed four of six pass attempts in Thursday’s 7-6 victory over Buffalo.

Veteran tight end Chris Cooley says quarterback Robert Griffin III is only the second Washington Redskins rookie he has seen arrive in the NFL and immediately carry himself with the confidence and demeanor of an established player.

The other, Cooley said, was the team’s late safety, Sean Taylor.

Sean Taylor, left, and Reed Doughty during Redskins morning drills in 2007. (Tracy A. Woodward/ The Washington Post)

Cooley also said of Griffin: “I never see doubt in that kid’s mind.”

Griffin’s ever-growing celebrity continues to be noteworthy. After the Redskins arrived back at Dulles Airport following last week’s preseason-opening triumph at Buffalo, Cooley said, the players turned on a television—and in short order saw two commercials featuring Griffin.

“He’s everywhere,” Cooley said.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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