Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 10/1/12

Washington Redskins players are impressed with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III after their 24-22 comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.

Griffin completed 26-of-35 passes for 323 yards and ran the ball seven times for 43 yards and a touchdown.  

Griffin's most impressive performance Sunday happened in the final minute and 42 seconds left in the game.  He took the Redskins 56 yards in six plays to put the team in position for kicker Billy Cundiff to kick the game-winning 41-yard field goal.  

Griffin made it all happen on his own as his helmet headset malfunctioned losing communication with offensive coordinator Kyle Shananhan.

Via The Washington Post:

 “That kid is special. He is the real deal. He’s stepped up, and I’ve never had so much confidence in a two-minute drive,” said cornerback Josh Wilson. “Let’s just leave some time on the clock. It doesn’t matter if they get this field goal or not, we know he’s going to get this ball down there and put us in position to win.”

“I wouldn’t want to play against him,” Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen said. “This is his rookie year, him playing like this, he never gets flustered. He really plays better under pressure. The sky’s the limit for him. This is only the fourth game of the season. So he’s only going to get better.”

“I thought he would have more mistakes at this point, but he’s picked it up and has really impressed me,” Lorenzo Alexander said. “I think a lot of it is a testament of how hard he works and not being complacent over being drafted No. 2 overall, coming in here like he’s the man, and always working hard and not being complacent even when he’s had success: out-dueling Drew Brees, having 300-plus-yard games. He’s still in the film room, working hard. He’s one of the first guys in here in the morning, and you really don’t see that out of a lot of young guys. And I think that’s really putting him over the hump. And then you add his athletic ability to it, you’ve got to gameplan for a lot of stuff.”

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