Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still learning to read NFL defenses and is still adjusting to the speed of pro football, but the Washington media wants to see less sacks from the rookie quarterback.
Rich Campbell of the Washington Post has noticed over the last five training camp practices that Griffin has held onto the ball to long and taken “more than a few sacks.”
“That’s why you practice – to make sure it becomes easier and easier,” Mike Shanahan said. “That’s why you have repetition. That’s why they say, ‘Hey, the third year is a lot better than the first year,’ because the whole game slows down. And so every quarterback needs that repetition.
“There are some growing pains that are natural at the position, but he’s doing a heck of a job. He has come in and, like I said, we had the offseason and a lot of time to meet, and he has picked things up very quickly.”
Campbell believes Griffin still needs lots of practice to become comfortable with the timing and the mechanics required to hit the open receiver when the defense is rushing in.
We will just have to wait and see how Griffin plays in the Redskins first preseason game Aug. 9 against Buffalo.