With a roster that boasts several pass catching options after the offseason additions of DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts, one question that’s been asked a lot is how Robert Griffin III will keep all of his receivers happy.
In an interview with 106.7 The Fan on Monday, Griffin provided some answers.
The third-year quarterback acknowledged that Jackson, Roberts, Pierre Garçon and Jordan Reed figure to see fewer targets in 2014. But that, he added, should provide plenty of motivation for the receiving corps.
“These guys know that there are some weapons around them on the field, so they don’t have all that pressure on them,” Griffin told Grant and Danny on Monday morning. “But they also know when they get the ball, they are going to have to do something with it because there’s no guarantee that the ball is going to come to them 10, 15 times a game. They might only get three or four of five shots a game, and they have to make the most it.”
Last season, Garçon led the league with 184 targets in 16 games. Jackson was targeted 126 times in Philadelphia. Both enjoyed career years.
“I think it’s going to bring the best out of everybody and I think we’ll see a lot of big plays, a lot of instrumental plays in keeping us on the field and scoring points,” Griffin added.
Griffin also said he does not anticipate egos getting in the way—particularly if the Redskins are winning.
“The great thing about having so many weapons is all these guys have great attitudes about them,” he said. “They are great character guys. At the end of the day, when you win everybody’s happy.”
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