May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan (left) watches as Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks with coaches during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Griffin’s strong work ethic displayed early in OTA’s

May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) prepare to snap the ball during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) prepare to throw the ball during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

 

In case you haven’t noticed, the Redskins are in full swing with OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) and that means that Robert Griffin III is getting his first action with the entire roster. In several interviews with players, Griffin III has been described as a humble guy. This is an important trait to obtain for someone with star power such as Griffin and being a rookie at the same time. Griffin has described himself as a very hard worker and it’s already showing with the way he is attacking the quarterback drills in OTA’s. There is footage of the Redskins first two days in action on the Redskins website and it appears as though the new sheriff in town is leading by example. I mentioned in a previous post that the precision and sense of urgency shown by Griffin at his Baylor Pro day would be vital to the progression and focus of the Redskins. In the day 2 of OTA’s video, you can see Griffin and Cousins hustling and going full speed in the drills vs Grossman and Crompton walking and not going through the drills at game speed. Well, maybe that was Grossman’s game speed, which explains a lot of the inconsistencies last year. Because of the sense of urgency from Griffin, he was able to complete two reps before Grossman could complete one. In my opinion, little things like that become contagious to the entire team when they see how hard the leaders work. Little senses of urgency turn into doing things a split second faster as a team and help avoid delay of game penalties amongst other mishaps that can occur during the course of a game. I know it’s still early, but I believe Washington has found the answer to the question,”Who is going to be responsible for turning this franchise around?” The answer is, Mr. Robert Griffin III.

Below are some more pictures taken during the initial stages of the team’s OTA workouts. Enjoy!

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May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan (right) watches Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

 

May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) hands the ball off to Redskins running back Tim Hightower (25) during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

 

May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball to Redskins wide receiver Darius Hanks (17) during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

 

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