Three notes, quotes, and observations on the Redskins new QB:
RG3 on what he’s doing until training camp starts: “Just got to continue to focus on football. That’s what it’s all about. This is the longest year of your life supposedly for rookies coming straight out of college, going right into combine training, pro days, mini-camps, OTA’s, it just keeps going. I’m not going to be sad about it or be mad about it. I live a blessed life and I’m going to go out and make sure I continue to live that blessed life.”
On Dec. 3 of last year, Griffin passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores as Baylor beat Texas 48-24. “We don’t lose to Baylor,” said senior David Snow.
But Ted Vaccaro gave Griffin his props: “"He's a world-class sprinter and has a world class arm in a program that ain't done nothing," said the Longhorns safety.
RG3 is a smooth operator who rarely puts his foot in his mouth. When he does, however, he knows how to recover. Earlier this month he told NFL.com that it “does suck” to be watching the U. S. Olympic track and field trials when he had a chance to be participating in the 400-meter hurdles. He then said, "If I wake up one day and it's 2016 and I say I want to go run the hurdles again," Griffin said with a smile, "I can do that."
Perhaps realizing that such a statement might give Mike Shanahan and Redskins fans everywhere a heart attack, he put out a tweet shortly after that. "Not gonna lie people..... Hurts that I wasn't in that Final for the 400 Meter Hurdles But the pain was relieved by 4 words HTTR!"