There may not be any more required activities before the start of training camp, but quarterback Robert Griffin III is going to make sure he stays in touch with teammates and that they are “in their playbook and knowing what they have.”
On Thursday, the third-year quarterback joined Doc Walker and Brian Mitchell on “Inside the Locker Room” on ESPN980 to talk about some of the happenings from minicamp week, how he plans on keeping in touch with teammates and the enthusiasm the coaching staff is bring to the game.
Minicamp is meant to provide the team a simulated training camp schedule, both from an actual practice length standpoint (some days have two sessions) and on what the coaches plan on working on with the players. But, as everyone found out this week, Mother Nature also wanted to give the players a taste of training camp weather.
“It’s very training camp-esque temperatures out there with the humidity,” Griffin III said in response to a question about the weather’s impact. “Guys were drenched in sweat as they were walking off the field, and that’s a sign of how they’re working and it is what it is.”
“You have to deal with the elements as a football player. There’s no shortage of mental toughness when it comes to playing the game, and we had to display that over the last couple days of minicamp.”
Griffin III has the skillset to be successful in a variety of offensive sets. With head coach Jay Gruden—an offensive-minded coach—in the fold, the former AP Rookie of the Year has “felt great” learning the new offense from under his wing.
“I feel great in the new offense, and I think all of the guys feel great in it too,” Griffin III said. “It’s just a matter of continuing to master it over the next month.”
“I’ll stay on those guys and constantly stay in touch with them to make sure that they’re in their playbook and knowing what they have to have, so when we get to training camp we can continue to develop as an offense as opposed to having to backtrack and learn things again.
For more from Griffin III’s segment on “Inside the Locker Room” check out the complete audio below.
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