A buddy of mine, JP Finlay, who wrote a piece on Hogs Haven a couple weeks ago, had the fine pleasure of meeting Robert Griffin III at an Adidas commercial shoot at Fedex Field. And not just asking a few questions with a group of media, but having a fun conversation mano-a-mano. No other media were in attendance. Just JP and RGIII.
I recommend reading the entire piece since RG3 opens up on the fan reaction upon his arrival, running Shanahan's playbook, meeting other DC athletes, and even the Hogs era. The best thing I took out of this is that RGIII does not read the newspapers. That's a good thing for being an athlete in this market.
RGIII: The biggest thing I'll say to that is every coach has an offense. Every quarterback is going to run that offense differently. Every quarterback is going to have certain plays within that offense they like, some that they don't like. I don't know the history of Coach Shanahan and haven't talked to his quarterbacks about whether he molds the system to them or gives them suggestions, but from what he's told me, is that he is going to listen to me. I listen to Coach.
If there is a certain play where I go, "Coach you know I really don't like this play for this game." And they might think it's the greatest play ever created, but if he feels I'm not comfortable with it, he won't call it.
JP: So that's worked well so far?
RGIII: Right now, it's just about learning the offense. There is no input.
They don't call a play and I say, "Coach, I don't like that play." That doesn't happen. But as you learn the offense you figure out, "I like that play a lot, I really don't like this play a lot." And they've told me they're going to listen to me on those types of things and of course when it comes to doing other types of things outside of the pocket and running the ball, there'll be little tricks here and there, but the majority of our offense will be throwing the ball and running the ball with power.
Rest of the interview at Mr. Irrelevant....