This is an except from a recent Washington Post article about their interview with potential Redskins draft pick Robert Griffin III.
Robert Griffin III’s life will change this week. The talented quarterback is expected to be the No. 2 pick in the National Football League draft on Thursday, and he appears bound for Washington, where the Redskins have spent the past two decades searching for a franchise quarterback. He’ll be charged immediately with reviving an organization mired in futility and will carry with him the hopes and expectations of its legions of fans.“My dad was tough, pushed me, always looking for ways to make me better,” Griffin said in an interview with The Washington Post’s Rick Maese. “My mom was caring. That’s why I say I got all my emotions from my mom.”The portrait painted by friends, family, teammates and coaches is of a young man blessed with athletic talent and willing to eschew Friday nights with friends in order to maximize it. His confidence is mistaken for cockiness by some, who worry how that self-assurance might play inside the locker room and how it will be received outside it. But others insist Griffin’s belief in his own ability is among his best attributes.The full story can be read here: NFL draft: Robert Griffin III embarks on pro career, and Washington Redskins fans await