A big challenge for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be keeping his receivers happy. Pierre Garcon clearly becomes frustrated. It hasn't changed the way he plays on the field or his approach. But he's an emotional player and if he's not producing, and the Redskins aren't winning, it will be tough for him. I don't think there's any dissatisfaction with Garcon, leading to fewer chances. It's more about the impact of adding more talent around him. For most of the past two seasons Garcon has been the main target -- by a decent amount.
Favorite football memory: Man, in 2010 vs. Rice. Game-winning touchdown. It felt amazing. I remember they were going to call my number and the quarterback threw a great ball and I ran up under it and sprinted to the end zone. It was pretty deep - like 70, 80 yards (actually: 73 yards with 1:46 to play). We were backed up. I caught the ball at midfield.
"We have high expectations for him because he's our starting quarterback," Gruden said of Griffin. "He's a very good athlete, very talented, and he's played five quarters of football as a starting quarterback for me since I've been here. He's got a lot to prove, as we do. But he's our starter and we feel like he gives us the best chance to win, and that's the bottom line. ...He deserves a chance to prove us right."
If the Redskins don't win, injuries will not be an excuse. For the first time this year, all 53 players on the roster are likely to be available. To be sure, Brian Orakpo is lost for the season and Barry Cofield has to be out one more game on the injured reserve/designated for return list. But right now they are among the healthiest teams in the NFL.