The Insider: RGIII


Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Griffin: 'If it's the Super Bowl, I'm going to get those two yards'

The Redskins quarterback, recovering from injury, vows to protect himself, except perhaps in the biggest games.

By Mark Maske  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/23/2013

More on Alfred Morris and the zone read

Additional analysis on Redskins running back Alfred Morris and his success using -- and not using -- zone-read plays last season.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Afternoon reading: Why do we care about RGIII's wedding?

Links to Redskins coverage from elsewhere.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/09/2013

How Griffin deals with pressure

By Keith McMillan  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Redskins Mailbag: Areas of improvement for RGIII, and more

This week's mailbag is heavy on RGIII, with his progression as a player, his recovery and habits among the questions sent in from readers.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Wednesday's practice

The Washington Redskins concluded their minicamp on Wednesday and tomorrow, many of the players will depart for their offseason home and summer vacation destinations.

By Mike Jones  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan says Redskins don't need to change offense to protect Griffin

"He stayed healthy last year running the zone-read," offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Griffin says he'll begin making cuts on surgically repaired knee next week

Quarterback says his rehab will continue while he's on his honeymoon next month, as he aims to be ready to practice at the outset of training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Griffin wearing a different knee brace than at end of last season

Robert Griffin III is wearing a knee brace different from the one he wore at the end of last season and in the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013

RGIII believes he can return by Day 1 of training camp, 'Without a doubt'

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he is confident that he is capable of returning to the field by the start of training camp, which will kickoff July 25 in Richmond.

By Mike Jones  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III is 'tired of watching'

Robert Griffin III speaks after Thursday's practice, we tweet it, you discuss.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Robert Griffin III's physical limitations force him to sharpen mental tools

Robert Griffin III believes that the physical limitations have led to him improving his mental approach to the game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013

How many Redskins belong in the NFC East's best players under 25?

Besides Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, which Redskins under 25 are worth getting excited about? How does Washington's young talent compare with that of its division rivals?

By Keith McMillan  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Even if Redskins change offense for Griffin, don't expect Shanahan to say so beforehand

The coach appears enamored with the idea that opponents must prepare for the Redskins' option game whether or not it actually will be used.

By Mark Maske  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Griffin has spoken to Adrian Peterson about ACL rehab

But Redskins quarterback also says, "I'm not Adrian. Adrian's not me. Everybody's body heals a little bit differently."

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/25/2013

Griffin says he could see himself playing opener even after idle preseason

Quarterback says he "would be comfortable with that" if that scenario unfolds.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Griffin: "The only thing that needed a repair from last year was my knee"

Robert Griffin III says he feels great, that he's got two phases of rehab left before he's full-go, and that the relationship between him and his coach was not strained.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/22/2013

What did you make of 'I would have pulled him' coming up again?

The talk around the Redskins still centers on the quarterback's knee injury, even as Robert Griffin III tries to move past it.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/20/2013

'Too early to tell' whether Robert Griffin III will be ready at outset of training camp, Bruce Allen says

General manager Bruce Allen says there isn't a way to know if Robert Griffin III will be able to participate in training camp until the team gives him a physical at the start.

By Mark Maske  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Is Robert Griffin III overexposed?

He's at the Kentucky Derby and taking photos with politicians and movie stars. Yet we don't see how the rehab from his much-publicized knee injury is going. Cause for concern?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Shanahan says he's 'keeping my fingers crossed' Griffin will be ready to start season

Redskins coach says QB 'ahead of schedule' in recovery but still 'no idea' if Griffin will be ready for opening of 2013 season.

By Mark Maske  |  10:31 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Roger Goodell satisfied with Redskins' handling of Robert Griffin III injury

"It was a medical decision and that's what we want it to be," the NFL commissioner said Saturday in Denver.

By Rick Maese  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Robert Griffin III takes Pro Bowl selection in stride

Redskins rookie QB says, 'I feel like you never play for awards.'

By Mark Maske  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Is RGIII NFL's rookie of the year?

With three promising candidates vying for the award, Thomas Boswell says not voting for the Redskins QB would be crazy.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins' Robert Griffin III officially listed as probable

The rookie quarterback seems likely to play Sunday at Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Are you worried about a letdown against the Browns?

Is this run feeling too good to be true? Some fans have worried that this game at Cleveland, perhaps with a backup QB starting, could be a Redskins letdown. Are you one of them?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Should the Redskins sit Griffin and play Cousins against the Browns?

If Robert Griffin's status is iffy before the Browns game, should the Redskins give him the rest he needs while handing the keys to Kirk Cousins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What were your emotions in the final two minutes of Redskins-Ravens?

The franchise quarterback's leg bent awkwardly. Then his backup rallied the team from behind to win in overtime. It was surely a wave of emotions for Redskins fans -- what were you feeling during it all?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012

RGIII's jersey, cleats headed to Hall of Fame

The Redskins rookie's jersey and cleats from the victory Monday night over the Giants are headed to the Hall of Fame.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 11/18/2012

Robert Griffin III sets franchise rookie completion record

In his 10th NFL game, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III set the franchise record for completions by a rookie.

By Mike Jones  |  06:50 PM ET, 11/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Quick Hits: Shanahan encouraged by Meriweather, Brown participation; Garcons status unclear

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he thought his players -- including Pierre Garcon, Brandon Meriweather and Jammal Brown -- returned from the bye week refreshed and rejuvenated.

By Mark Maske  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Robert Griffin III had X-rays on ribs after loss

Robert Griffin III had X-rays done on his ribs following Sundays game to ensure that he hadnt broken them and results were negative.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

So was that Griffin’s best highlight so far or what?

In a short time, Robert Griffin III has won the hearts of Redskins fans. Was Sunday's 76-yard run the best moment yet?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Robert Griffin III expected to play Sunday against Vikings

Quarterback suffered a concussion in the third quarter of last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

By Mike Jones  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 10/12/2012

One last look at the Vikings, and your Friday foresight

Ivan Carter watches both the Redskins and Vikings -- on purpose -- and gives us a little insight on Minnesota.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:15 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Redskins preparing for possibility that Griffin will not play Sunday

Shanahan says the Redskins must prepare both for the possibility that Griffin will play Sunday against the Vikings at FedEx Field, and for the possibility that he won't.

By Mark Maske  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

On the Buccaneers, Griffin running and winning with who you’ve got

Is the Buccaneers game a must-win? Do the Griffin runs set up other plays? And can the Redskins win with who they have?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/16/2012

Kirk Cousins to back up RGIII again

The Redskins will go with rookie Kirk Cousins as their backup quarterback for a second consecutive week

By Mike Jones  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Do the Rams stand a chance against the Redskins?

The Redskins hung 40 on the Saints in Week 1, while St. Louis gave up 429 yards in a loss to the Lions. Is their Week 2 matchup an easy win for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:25 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 09/10/2012

What was real, and what was a mirage against the Saints?

What did we see against the Saints that looks sustainable, and what was remarkably fortunate it went the Redskins' way?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:58 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/14/2012

In Robert Griffin III’s locker, a window into a would-be superhero’s soul

Robert Griffin III’s locker at Redskins Park is full of superheroes and inspirational slogans. Do they say anything about the Redskins’ rookie quarterback?

By Dave Sheinin  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Carriker is more than a neighbor for rookie Griffin

On one side of Robert Griffin III in the Redskins’ locker room is veteran linebacker and team leader London Fletcher. On the other side is Adam Carriker, another defensive leader known for his work ethic.

By Dave Sheinin  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)