Robert Griffin III Fantasy News
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:44am
"We've already got that date set up. We've already got a place," he said with a grin. "We’re going to go to Arizona, work out there. We’ll probably do some more in Ashburn. Probably go to Baylor a little bit.
"We’re definitely going to be around. Probably go to Miami. I’m trying to talk him into going to Miami. South Florida is home."
This is not at all uncommon, but it's still good to hear that RG3 and Garcon will be working out this summer.
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Gruden: "I'm going to let [RG3] be himself."
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:09pm
“I worked with Andy Dalton for three years in Cincinnati, and built a foundation of concepts and protections that I think worked well with him,” Gruden said. “With Robert, we’ll obviously use his skill set differently. When it comes to the quarterback position, my job is to make him comfortable and productive. I’m not going to try to turn RG3 into Andy Dalton or Drew Brees. He isn’t them. They’re not him. I would be foolish to try to turn RG3 into a pocket passer. It would be foolish. The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I’m going to let him be himself.”
Griffin's fantasy value will be a hotly debated topic heading into 2014 drafts. On a per game basis he was the #3 QB in his rookie season, but finished #17 in the same category in 2013. If he's healthy, he should be a fantasy QB1.
Mike Shanahan fired by Redskins
Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:53pm
The Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan on Monday, a widely anticipated move that leaves the franchise on yet another coaching search — its seventh since owner Daniel Snyder bought the team in 1999.
Speculation about Shanahan’s successor has focused on Baylor University’s Art Briles, who coached quarterback Robert Griffin III in college; Super Bowl-winning coaches Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher; former Redskins assistant coach and Pro Football Hall of Fame guard Russ Grimm; former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith; and current NFL offensive coordinators Ken Whisenhunt of San Diego, Greg Roman of San Francisco, Jay Gruden of Cincinnati and Darrell Bevell of Seattle.
Report: Jordan Reed done for the season
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:07pm
Rookie tight end Jordan Reed will be held out of play for the remaining three weeks of the year, multiple sources close to Reed told FOXSports.com.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that there hasn't been any discussions to end Reed's season, but sources indicate the team doesn't want to risk their prized tight end as it winds down a dismal season, which has seen it go 3-10 thus far.
Update: As of Friday, Reed has not been ruled out for the year. The Redskins play early on Sunday, and Reed apparently has to pass a concussion test on Saturday and a conditioning test on Sunday to be active against the Falcons.
Logan Paulsen has been filling in admirably for Reed, catching three passes (and a TD) in each of the last two games.
Report: Kirk Cousins to start in Week 15
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:13am
NFL Network, which had earlier reported Cousins would start, reported that Redskins players have been told that Griffin will be inactive for Sunday's game and veteran Rex Grossman would be the backup quarterback.
Coach Mike Shanahan raised the possibility Monday of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and the desire to keep him healthy for the offseason. Griffin's offseason work this year was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January.
Cousins has one NFL start in his career -- Week 15 last year against the Browns in Cleveland. He threw for 329 yards on 26-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed three times for 22 yards. He was the #7 QB that week. He comes in at #19 in a nice matchup against the Falcons, though he carries some risk since the Redskins organization is a dysfunctional mess right now. Alfred Morris may see a few extra carries, but the defense won't have to respect Cousins' running ability as much, so they can key on Morris. Pierre Garcon looks like an upside WR2, while Jordan Reed -- if healthy -- isn't a bad option at tight end.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 9:01pm
And we thought his use of running backs used to be Shanahanigans... Caught in a feud with the team and seemingly wanting to get fired, QB RGIII seems to be stuck in the middle here. While it's hard to trust Griffin given how the offense has been used, it's a great matchup with Atlanta and Dallas the next two weeks.
RGIII will remain the starter
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 6:36pm
"The growth of the quarterback, the maturation process, he needs those repetitions," Shanahan told reporters at the team's training facility on Tuesday when asked if backup Kick Cousins would be a better option. "That's why he's going through these repetitions: to get better.
"One of the reasons why we had the success where he separated himself from every other rookie in the history of the game was he was able to do things that other quarterbacks couldn't do. He had that threat. That threat is not quite there like it was a year ago."
Things are starting to get ugly in Washington. RGIII ripped the play calling and 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks said Griffin shouldn't even be playing because of his knee. We've had a lot of questions about benching RGIII in our Discuss Your Team forum as owners are getting fed up too. Coming off a very poor matchup against the 9ers, RGIII's got a couple more tough matchups vs. the Giants and Chiefs, but does play Atlanta and Dallas in Weeks 15 and 16 of the fantasy playoffs - two very favorable matchups.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm
Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:17am
Griffin appeared to be fine on the sidelines after going to the trainers table because of his knee. He jumped up from the table looking like he wanted to go back in, but by the that time Denver was in control of the contest. Washington takes on the Chargers in Week 9 and it seems like RGIII should be good to go.
Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:39am
ESPN's Ron Jaworski on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: "I really thought early in the year he wasn’t confident in that right leg. He wasn’t getting his leg back and driving and snapping those hips. I thought the ball lost energy at the end of throws because of that. I didn’t think he was right in the beginning of the season. He clearly now is getting weight on that back foot. I’ve seen him drive throws down the field, so clearly he’s getting much healthier."
Monday, September 23, 2013, 2:26pm
Robert Griffin III appeared to make strides in his third start since his return from ACL surgery Sunday, even though the Redskins lost. But wide receiver Pierre Garcon believes RGIII still has a long way to go.
"He's not fully healthy, obviously," Garcon said Monday via the Washington Post. "He's running a little bit more. But last year's RGIII was a lot different from this year's RG because of his knee. It's not surprising."
Griffin showed some burst on a 21-yard scamper. And the storyline surrounding the game would be a lot different if receiver Aldrick Robinson caught a beautiful throw on a would-be 57-yard touchdown throw from Griffin.
Griffin is not the same guy he was a year ago, but the change in the Redskins defense is more dramatic. No team in NFL history has given up more total yards than the Redskins have in the first three weeks. The Redskins continue to play from behind, which has forced Griffin to throw the ball 139 times in three games.
Griffin his still racking up passing yards while his team often plays from behind. For now, the RGIII of last season is a bit away. He'll likely still be a QB1 many weeks, but this drives home the point he's - understandably - not all the way back yet from his reconstructed knee. The rushing yards will likely slowly start to come eventually.
RG3 willing to run more often
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:11am
And he knows where it can come from: his legs.
"I can run more," Griffin said.
After running nine times in the first two games, none on designed runs or off the zone read-option, Griffin is ready for more.
"The plays are in, they're ready to run, and I'm ready to run them," Griffin said. "We just haven't had a chance to do them because we've fallen behind too much.
"It's not that I want to run more, I just feel like that's what we need and if that's what it takes for us to win games, I'm willing to do that. It's not anything I'm going to shy away from."
RG3 is the #8 QB through two weeks, so his value hasn't been hurt by his lack of runs. He's averaging 44.5 pass attempts so far after averaging just 26.2 attempts in 2012. As long as the Redskins continue to fall behind in games, Griffin will continue to rack up big passing numbers.