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Robert Griffin III Respects Doug Williams

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 16, 2014 – 6:00 am



Doug Williams chose to view  his ouster as a sign.

No longer the head coach at Grambling, the Super Bowl XXII MVP had more time on his hands to spend with the Redskins and pursue front office jobs in the NFL.

In a conversation with Rick “Doc” Walker and Brian Mitchell during “Inside the Locker Room” on ESPN 980, Williams said he had the opportunity to visit the Redskins locker room before the Cowboys game, when he chatted with Robert Griffin III and came away impressed.

“I got a chance to really talk to RG for the first time, as far as just stand up talking,” Williams said. “I was amazed because he told me, he said, ‘Hey, If you want to talk, just let me know and I’ll come to you.’ That was a heck of a statement. I also thought that was a respect statement.


Williams told ESPN 980 he thought the young signal-caller  would work well with Gruden because of the coach’s ability to communicate quarterback to quarterback.

“Looking at the game through the quarterback’s eyes, it’s going to be easy for RG and Jay to have a great relationship. Because when they get to watching tape, it’s easy for Jay to tell him what he sees as a quarterback and would like for him to understand. And I think he respect level of RG is gonna go up, too, because he knows that Jay has actually played the same position.”


Walker and Williams interviewed the Redskins great about the situation at Grambling, Williams’ history with the Gruden family in Tampa and the possibility of a return to Washington in a front office role.

“I just hope that if it happens, it’s a good situation for both parties, myself and the Redskins,” Williams said.


Listen to the full interview below.


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