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The battle for the Skins starting quarterback job is over before it even began … and that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Following the conclusion of Washington’s rookie minicamp Sunday, head coach Mike Shanahan wasted little time, officially announcing that Robert Griffin III will be the team’s starter under center this season.
“He’s the starter. Period,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post.
Though this was a completely expected move — you don’t give up three first-round selections only to hand him a clipboard — it’s a big vote of confidence for Griffin, having nailed down the position after just five NFL practices.
“Any time you pick a player with the second pick of the draft and you give up another two No. 1’s and No. 2 and you move up four spots, you’ve got a game plan in mind,” Shanahan said. “We’re going to adjust our system to what he feels comfortable with, and we’ll watch him grow, and we’ll do what we feel like he does the best.”
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The Redskins head coach removed any doubt who will line up under center next season when he named Griffin III the team's starting QB.
The Washington Redskins are at a crossroads. Saying the team, and in particular Head Coach Mike Shanahan, are putting all their eggs in one basket is an understatement. Only one week after trading up in the first round, Shanahan has named Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III the number one quarterback.
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Robert Griffin III already has the No. 1 quarterback job with the Washington Redskins.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday that the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor will work with the starters when the Redskins begin full offseason practices later this month.
Said Shanahan: ''He's the starter. Period.''
Griffin completed a three-day rookie camp Sunday, a little...
Robert Griffin III stood out with his bright yellow cleats, but that didn't matter.
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, coach Mike Shanahan and the horde of media members would have honed in on the future of the franchise anyway.
It was the third and final day of the Redskins' rookie minicamp Sunday, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner -- the second overall pick in...
“He’s the starter. Period. Any time you pick a player with the second pick of the draft and you give up another two No. 1’s and No. 2 and you move up four spots, you’ve got a gam eplan in mind. We’re going to adjust our system to what he feels comfortable with, and we’ll watch him grow, and we’ll do what we feel like he does the best.”
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Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins practices during the Washington Redskins rookie minicamp on May 6, 2012 in Ashburn, Virginia — Great sign that minicamp’s are under way. The Redskins definitely become must see TV with RG3. -TO
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Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said the only thing I wanted to hear about Robert Griffin III, "He's the starter, period," Shanahan stated in today's press conference following the Rookie mini-camp.
Then Shanahan got into words that coaches who draft young quarterbacks always say. Developing Griffin is going to take time. Blah blah blah and yada yada...
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan on Sunday named newly drafted quarterback Robert Griffin III as the team's starting quarterback. "He's the starter. Period," Shanahan said told the Washington Post.Griffin has participated in five rookie practices during the past three days, concluding the mini-camp Sunday. The Baylor product was selected 10 days ago with...
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan made sure that everyone understands there isn’t going to be a battle between Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III for the starting quarterback job.
Shanahan made it clear that Griffin is the guy that will start with the first unit during OTA’s.
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Today I will be analyzing the Washington Redskins 2012 NFL draft class, giving my thoughts on their picks and what kind of impact I think they can make for their team.
Round 1 Pick 2 Robert Griffin III QB Baylor - Great...