Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's first press conference of training camp was well attended and well documented in tweets by Washington's sports media.
Griffin said he drilled with the team today, he expects to do everything with the team except 11 on 11 drills. He does not expect to play preseason games unless it were a necessity. I can't imagine any necessity that requires him to play a preseason game. He also does not need preseason games to prepare for the season. (Don't take that the wrong way.)
Griffin and Head Coach Mike Shanahan are on the same page. "We all made mistakes...." I've moved on from this issue unless it reoccurs.
Here's what I retweeted on my timeline.
"If they want me to be patient right now and ramp it up later, then I'm willing to do that," Griffin said.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) July 24, 2013
Griffin III on what he did today : "We did the conditioning...I ran with the team."— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) July 24, 2013
Robert Griffin says process of easing him in to practices will include him participating in essentially everything but 11-on-11 team drills.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 24, 2013
Griffin III : "This year I won't get the opportunity to get those jitters out.....there's no jitters on Monday Night Football." #Redskins— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) July 24, 2013
Griffin said he feels he'll get enough preparation in training camp to be ready for the season.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) July 24, 2013
Griffin: "I'll be sharp and they know that I'll be ready to go."— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2013
Robert Griffin said he & coaches are on same page: "Me and Mike Shanahan's relationship is paramount to this team being successful.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 24, 2013
RG3: "Unless it's a necessity, I don't think I'll play in the preseason, unless Coach says so." #Redskins— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) July 24, 2013
"The goal is longevity in the league," Griffin said. "... I think you can win outside the pocket. You just have to be smart about it."— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) July 24, 2013
Robert Griffin on relationship with Mike Shanahan: "I think we're on the same page right now. We all made mistakes last season." #Redskins— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 24, 2013
RG3 on what he expects to do in practice tomorrow: Drills with RBs & WRs; 7-on-7s; walkthrough.— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) July 24, 2013
RG3: "We want to dominate.. There was times last year where we dominated teams and let them back in the game." #Redskins— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 24, 2013