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Robert Griffin III’s New Nickname

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 1, 2012 – 2:17 pm

The Washington Redskins have had “Slingin'” Sammy Baugh and “Captain Bubbly” Joe Theismann under center in the team’s illustrious history, but some are already handing rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III his own nickname:

“The arm.”

Griffin III’s new nickname comes just two weeks after the team began organized team activities for the 2012 season, according to this Yahoo! Sports article from Les Carpenter.

In the article, Carpenter explains how Redskins teammates are in awe of the arm strength displayed by Griffin III — the team’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft — in team drills:

“It’s more of running to your left and flicking your wrist and throwing the ball 70 yards,” Washington’s backup quarterback Rex Grossman said, as if it was the most natural thing in the world.

Then he shook his head.

“His arm almost comes off like a whip,” Grossman added, holding his own hand above his head, then flinging it forward about a foot in a vain attempt to demonstrate the way Griffin throws.

It looks a lot like the way Michael Vick throws, Grossman finally said. Perhaps nobody in the NFL throws the ball harder with seemingly less effort than Vick. Except maybe now, RG III.”

Griffin III said he developed “the arm” after he injured his knee while playing at Baylor. According to the article, Griffin III’s father, Robert II, made his son “sit on a stool in the parking lot behind Baylor’s basketball arena and fire passes for hours, slowly building a motion that barely relies on anything but the strength of his wrist.”

Redskins’ tight end Logan Paulsen said catching passes from Griffin III “takes some getting used to.”

Match “the arm” with Griffin III’s elite running abilities, and he’s sure to garner more nicknames in the not-so-distant future.

Any suggestions out there?

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19 Responses to “Robert Griffin III’s New Nickname”

  1. By mel andrews on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    Man this is exciting reading and love the prospects!!!!!

  2. By Scott Lucero on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    I literaly run around to all the football fans in my office and tell them all the reports I read every day!! I have not been this excited for football to start in….. well ever!!!!! Shanny has put together a team that is exciting to hear about exciting to talk about exciting to put our hopes on …… Now in a short time i plan on being excited to see the team COMPETE again as we have in the distant past. Last year when they chose Ryan (91) & Helu I saw Shannies plan in the distance now to see it all coming together is AWESOME…. Hail To The Redskins!!!

  3. By newskinsfan on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    After watching RGIII tear the field up at THE Baylor University, I am excited to see what he can bring to the Redskin’s organization. Never thought I would say this but, “GO SKINS!!!”

  4. By Timothy E. Bolding on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have found the perfect nicknames for RGIII fans you make the call…….. ARM-MAN-GEDON, ARM-BELEIVABLE, ARM-AH-THROWIN.

  5. By Mango on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    Does that mean Helu JR is now “The Leg”? =)

    RG3 Arm Sleeve, Helu JR Leg Sleeve…

  6. By RotGut on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    Nickname? Hmmmmm….How about Super Bowl MVP

  7. By Barry Moyer on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t trust my own excitement here…it’s just not natural. Doesn’t feel right. Is Griffin THAT good? And can the line keep him healthy long enough to find out? Is this 20-year nightmare really about to end or even begin to end? 68 days before we even have a pre-season game! Good grief!

  8. By Herald Grandstaff on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    How about “Mercury’s arm” because R.G. III is so fleet of foot and has the arm of Thor? Maybe Mercury-Thor; or Thor’s arm.

    [[[not for publication: I have designed a capital R with a tomahawk with a burgundy handle and gold bleade and golden feathers. I don’t know that anyone might want to use my R to replace the familiar Redskins’ R, but it looks old school and gutsy, if I do say so. A lot of hard-core Redskins fans tell me they love my R. Give me a name of an official to whom I can attach a file of the R, and I’ll e-mail it. Or give me a call at my cell phone: 703-789-3020.]]]l

  9. By Marcus on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    The Redskins are becoming Team Voltron.

  10. By Caio Fonseca on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply


  11. By Armand Boisvert on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    “The Rifle”
    “The Rocket
    “The Dreaded one “

  12. By Armand Boisvert on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    “Arm & Hammer”

  13. By Matt on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    RG3 is Slingshot

  14. By Jeremey on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    I think “Bread and Butter” works cause hes like bread and butter hes both together with no need to do anything but taste the deliciousness and in this case will taste victory

  15. By Herald Grandstaff on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    Thundarr-Bolt of just Thundarr

  16. By Hanna, fan for life on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply


  17. By tonycass63 on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Man oh man we all now have sometthing to look foreward to a real redskins team they all seem to be in good spirits the entire team better start getting my home game tickets now preason here I come…..Lol

  18. By iLmatic on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    The Gift

    Go Skinz!

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