"Hail to the Redskins, Hail victoryyyy! There we go..."That's how Robert Griffin III summed up becoming the Redskins' newest quarterback. For a franchise that has struggled to make the playoffs since 2007, their battle cry has never been sung more beautifully. First a Grammy, then the Lombardi, right? Griffin became the first Heisman-winning quarterback ever to be selected by Washington in the draft.Expressing his gratitude to the organization, Griffin said: "A team finally fell in love with me. They want me for who I am, and I can't wait to go and play for them." Music to his ears.Griffin noted the verbiage and speed of the pro game is definitely different, but ultimately believes his game will translate: "An elite college player can become an elite pro."Griffin said he plans to savor the moment for now, but behind that Cheshire grin is a young man determined to prove himself on the big stage."Yeah, I'm a rookie, but I'm not going to use that as an excuse. I'm going to try to succeed."I've seen the Redskins over the years. I've seen the many quarterbacks that they have gone through, and I'm glad that the organization and coaching staff bought into drafting a younger quarterback, trying to make him their franchise quarterback and growing with him."
RG3 to Washington: HTTR
April 27, 2012, 3:06 am