It’s been so far, so good for the members of the Washington Redskins’ offense, according to quarterback Robert Griffin III, as they work during offseason practices to pick up the system of the team’s new head coach, Jay Gruden.
“We’ve had six practices and we’ve had good days and we’ve had lesser days,” Griffin said after Wednesday’s organized team activities, or OTAs, at Redskins Park. “But altogether I think it’s been great for us as an offense. I think it is coming together nicely. The quarterback room is doing really well and we’re ahead on a lot of things. But that’s where we’re supposed to be. We’ve got to have that mastery of the offense. But coming out here to the field … doing some talking at the line, getting some things under control and getting the looks that we need to be in, it’s been good.”
The Redskins kept some elements of former coach Mike Shanahan’s offensive system in place and promoted Shanahan’s tight ends coach, Sean McVay, to offensive coordinator. So not everything is new to Griffin and others on the Redskins’ offense.
“I think it’s collective,” Griffin said. “Our running game has stayed pretty true to what it is and our passing game, we’ve had to learn some new things. Even if it might be the same concept … it might be called differently. I think everybody is doing a great job being on top of that, being in the right places. And that’s what you do in OTAs. We have a new coach. We have a new offense, whatever kind of way you want to look at it. And everyone is out here working to make sure that we’re prepared to be successful.”
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