Sean McVay on RGIII: “He Looks Explosive”

Sean McVay on RGIII: “He Looks Explosive”

New Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay isn’t making it a secret just how he thinks Robert Griffin III is looking heading into training camp. McVay isn’t exactly a stranger to Griffin’s athletic ability, he was the tight ends coach before taking more responsibility on the staff this off-season.

McVay was recently on The Chris Russell Show (ESPN 980 DC) and had this to say about RGIII:

“I don’t think there’s any question: he looks explosive,” the first year coordinator said. “He looks like he is exactly what he was in the 2012 season. I think people underestimate when you have a brace on your knee how much that truly restricts you….So I think being able to take that off, he looks extremely explosive.

“And when you’re a quarterback that has the ability to kind of buy time with your legs, keep your eyes downfield and then if guys are playing with their back to the quarterback, now he’s got a chance to take off and run it and create yards that way,” McVay said. “So I think that’s going to be a big part of what he does. And he’s continuing to get more and more comfortable feeling some of those soft spots in the pockets, and being able to remain a passer while also understanding that hey, I do have this elite trait with my legs and athleticism, that if things do break down I can create that way also.”

“I think the thing that’s great about Robert is he’s one of the most charismatic people I’ve been around,” McVay said. “He’s got a great energy. Kind of one of those guys, he’s a natural leader where people are just drawn to him. When you look at when he first came in 2012, he brought an immediate spark to our organization as a whole, not just our offense.

“And you saw that this whole offseason. He did a great job picking up the new terminology that we’re using — and we will still do some similar things that we’ve done in the past that have been able to give us some success these last two seasons. But he did an excellent job, and I think he and Jay have a great rapport that they’re getting ready to continue to develop as the season moves forward and as we go into the future. We’re really excited about him, and really happy with what he was able to accomplish this offseason.”

As you can see McVay is seeing what many were already thinking…the RGIII from 2012 is back and he’s mentally tougher than ever.

Much has already been written about the weapons the Redskins acquired this offseason on offense, but everyone knows the fate of the Washington Redskins lies in the hands (and legs) of Robert Griffin III (although special teams need to a LEAST show up this season). He seems directed at proving his doubters/haters wrong and coming back better than before.

Check out a couple of videos he posted to his Facebook account a few days back.

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