Friday, July 31, 2015

Robert Griffin III quotes from Day 1 of Redskins Training Camp by Redskins PR

Robert Griffin III       Moe Murphy / CCS

July 30, 2015
Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center – Richmond, Va.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III

On if he feels prepared today after the offseason:
“I think everybody came prepared and did a great job with their offseason workouts, have their minds right. We’re excited. This is what we train for, this is what what we prepare for, so we’re excited about it.”

On if there is temptation to “overplay the position” rather than manage the game:
“You always let the game come to you. You can’t worry about what other people say – that’s not who you play for. You play for your teammates, your coaches and your city. That’s all I’ve been focused on. All I can do is do what I can do to be the best player for this team and help this team win, so that’s my focus and nothing else.”

On if injuries or mental challenges have been harder to overcome:
“The injuries have definitely been harder to overcome. Those freak injuries happen for a reason, I don’t know what it is. It’s not anything that you can really prepare for but you’ve got to take it when it comes. My goal is to not let those happen. I didn’t want to tear my ACL, definitely didn’t want to dislocate my ankle. It’s not something that you wish for or hope for, so when they do arise it’s something that God is trying to show you to make you stronger. He takes you through these valleys so when you hit your peaks you’re ready for it.”

On what he has learned from having gone through previous training camps:
“It’s just experience. There’s nothing I can say as far as ‘it’s this or that.’ This is like the first day of school for a lot of us. We get to see each other again, get to go out there, play, practice together, compete every single day. That’s all you can ask for, an opportunity to play this game at the highest level. And whatever it is that you do it for, you get a chance to put on tape.”

On the main difference between his rookie season and now:
“I don’t know. It’s probably a combination of a lot of things. Different offense, new coach, new philosophies, injuries — just things happen. My focus now is to not worry about the past, focus on the future. The future started today in the walkthrough. We’re getting ready to go so we can practice every day to go out there and prove it on the field.”

On his performance in minicamp and if it gave him a boost mentally:
“I’m great mentally – I don’t know what you guys are talking about [laughter]. I mean, that was a combination of everything that had happened the entire offseason. I think everybody has been extremely sharp. Coming into the second year of the offense it’s a little easier knowing what to expect and what to go through. We’re building, we’re not just learning the offense now. It wasn’t necessarily all me and me being sharp, it was my guys being where they needed to be, us blocking up front and that’s what happens. You can put good things on tape and have great days when everybody is working together and that’s what we’re working towards – to make sure we’re more consistent.”

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