It’s game day, and that means another chance for the Redskins to display the progress they've made in the past week as they host the Browns at 8 p.m.
The Browns offensive coordinator devised a league-leading passing offense in Houston, and a league-leading rushing offense in Washington.
Current Redskins still respect their former coach and third-string quarterback.
One of the biggest changes in the operation of the offense under Jay Gruden involves the coach giving his quarterbacks the green light to make changes at the line depending on the look he receives from the defense.
The Washington Redskins' preseason game Monday night against the Cleveland Browns will generate quite a bit of buzz because the matchup will feature young quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel - two of the most electrifying players that college football has seen in recent years.
Cleveland has been linked to the Redskins backup quarterback but deal said to remain a long shot.
The Redskins' new coach makes it extra clear that he isn't going to force read option on his quarterback or opposing defenses.
The Redskins quarterback now has more talent to work with, and will be allowed to call audibles at the line. He insists he doesn’t feel added pressure to perform.
Now four months removed from a nightmare of a second season in the NFL, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III feels an overwhelming sense of freedom, both mentally and physically. He also says he has rediscovered his identity.
It may be the offseason, but there’s nothing quiet about it.