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Robert Griffin III Talks Tom Brady, Russell Wilson On ESPN 980

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 29, 2015 – 2:51 pm


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Quarterback Robert Griffin III joined ESPN Radio last night to talk about a variety of things, including the Super Bowl.

He reflected on the relationship and longevity between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, preparing for their sixth Super Bowl appearance together.

“These two guys I’ve had the opportunity to talk with, and guys that have been great players and great for their team,” Griffin III said. “It just goes to show you the longevity of Tom Brady with Bill Belichick and their belief in him. How hard they work, and we were able to see that, obviously, firsthand, just how efficient they can be. It’s something that you want to have, and Tom’s a good guy as well.”

Griffin III then compared the duo’s style with Russell Wilson’s playmaking and scrambling ability, commenting on the trust his teammates have in his ability.

“With Russell, he comes with an offense that might not be exactly the same as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick,” he said. “They run it a different way, they allow Russell to be more creative and make plays for them down the field. [Seattle has] one of the greatest scramble drill teams in the league – broken play, second-reaction play, whatever you want to call it. They do a great job of that.

“I think it just comes with the organizational support they both have as well to be the players that they are, to understand that, ‘This is our guy no matter what.’ And I think the last game with the Packers shows that more than anything. When a guy goes out and throws four interceptions and then leads you to victory, I think that guy knows in the back of his head that his entire team has his back, that the entire organization has his back.”

Griffin III believes “that’s important” to have that kind of support.

“I think it’s been the same way for Tom Brady,” he said. “So I take bits and pieces of their game, but I also understand the situation that they’re in and try to take that as well and know, ‘This is how you build a winner, this is how you build a family-like atmosphere.’ And that’s what we’re trying to do with the Redskins, and that’s what I want to be a part of.”

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