Probably one of the best parts of the Redskins drafting Robert Griffin III has been getting the chance to see him evolve as an NFL quarterback before our very eyes each and every day.
Though a rookie, it didn’t take long for Griffin III to establish himself as a leader on the team, and, if nothing else, his play so far through seven weeks of the season has earned him that respect in the locker room and from other teams.
The fine folks at NFL Films chronicled Griffin III’s latest step up the ladder — his sensational go-ahead drive last Sunday against the New York Giants.
Their video, which you can see below, goes into detail about how Griffin III and the offense was able to have success against the Giants and take the lead late in the game. Enjoy:
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The Washington Redskins’ annual Homecoming festivities aren’t for another couple of games, but this week has proven to be a homecoming of sorts for at least two Redskins players.
On Monday, the team re-signed veteran tight end Chris Cooley, and today, the Redskins signed running back Keiland Williams, who last played with Washington during the 2010 season.
In a corresponding move, the Redskins released running back Ryan Grant.
Williams, who will wear No. 25 with the Redskins this time around, played 15 games in Washington in 2010, when he set career-highs in attempts (65), yards (261) and touchdowns (three). Williams is also a receiving threat out of the backfield, and has 49 career receptions for 380 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
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Washington Redskins fans are ecstatic about the return of tight end Chris Cooley, who re-signed with the team Monday after starting tight end Fred Davis suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in last Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.
Cooley, 30, is the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions by a tight end, and has become one of the more popular players in Redskins history since joining the team as a third-round selection in the 2004 NFL Draft.
So it’s no surprise at all that Cooley’s jersey is one of the Redskins’ best sellers.
Well, one particularly famous Redskins fan put on his own Cooley jersey and went to his Instagram account to welcome Captain Chaos back to his favorite team.
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A Redskins rookie is nominated for this week’s Pepsi Max NFL Rookie Of The Week award, and his name is not Robert Griffin III.
Running back Alfred Morris, who rushed for 120 yards on 22 carries last Sunday vs. the New York Giants, is one of five rookie nominees this week — and it’s well overdue.
Don’t get me wrong: Griffin III and his almost-weekly nominations have been more than warranted. He’s the clear NFL Rookie of the Year frontrunner near the halfway point of the 2012 season, and has won three Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week awards and was named the NFL’s Rookie of the Month for September.
But Morris is quietly building the best rookie running back campaign of the season. He leads all NFL rookies in rushing yards (658), attempts (138), yards per game (94) and 20-plus-yard rushes (five).
He’s on pace for about 315 carries for 1,504 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Those are Pro Bowl numbers.
So, in other words, Morris deserves your vote in this week’s Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week, and casting that vote is very easy.
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