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Jim Kelly: ‘I Pull For’ Robert Griffin III

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 30, 2014 – 1:00 pm



Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly is in Robert Griffin III’s corner.

Kelly appeared on 106.7 The Fan on Radio Row in New York and told Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier he roots for Washington’s quarterback.

“He’s a class guy,” the four-time AFC champion said. “You want to see good things happen to good people. RGIII is a good person. I pull for him. I really do.”

Kelly said the key for Griffin III is staying healthy and maintaining a steady pace of on-field development. He said as long as RG3 can build a base of healthy snaps, the quarterback can forget about injury distractions and react to the game.

As opposed to last year, when he required reconstructive surgery to repair ligaments in his knee, Griffin III enters the offseason with a clean bill of health. The quarterback exceeded his 2012 passing total in 2013 despite missing the preseason and sitting out of the final three games. In 2014, he’ll have time to focus on improving under Jay Gruden instead of physical therapy.

“You need to be in there to be able to get the everyday, not only the reps in games, but the reps in practice,” Kelly said.

Griffin III wasn’t the only member of the organization praised by Kelly. The former Bills quarterback said he was “a big fan” of Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen and Owner Daniel Snyder.

“I know [Snyder] takes a lot of hits from a lot of people,” Kelly said. “But at least there’s a guy that’s willing to pay some money, and some of the decisions they make – along with the Bills – some work out, some don’t. You just gotta hang with ‘em.”

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6 Responses to “Jim Kelly: ‘I Pull For’ Robert Griffin III”

  1. By songo kaa on Jan 30, 2014 | Reply

    Much respect for Mr.Kelly.He was spot ON!!
    A healthy, LEARNED RG3 is going to B a spectatular QB and the Skins will Bgin to emerge as a gr8 TEAM.Prepare for GR8ness

  2. By David W on Jan 31, 2014 | Reply

    What else is Kelly going to say? give me a break. RGknee is done. He will never recover and play like he did in the first year.

  3. By aprilwalker2013 on Jan 31, 2014 | Reply

    I wouldn’t say “never” is he gonna play like he did his first year. He is gonna have to show us though! He took a big hit last year! If it was just he was hurt, wouldn’t be so bad but all the other stuff..?? Can’t have that..I’m hanging in with him! I do think, this year will be very telling on what we have as a QB for our beloved team!! HTTR

  4. By expatde on Jan 31, 2014 | Reply

    Coming from one of the all-time greats on the gridiron, and one of the class acts among NFL alumni, this is high praise for RGIII indeed! RGIII should take the advice (steady development) to heart, and maybe even seek more input from someone like Jim Kelly.

  5. By donald truax on Feb 2, 2014 | Reply

    R. G 3 I have faith in because he is a Christian and has great work habits never gives up hang with him and lets hsve a great 2014 season

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