Robert Griffin III’s consistent play out of the gate in his rookie season has gained notice around the league, and the Redskins’ quarterback Thursday was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Griffin has completed 86 of 124 passes for 1,070 yards with a passer rating of 103.2 through the Redskins’ first four games. He has four touchdowns through the air and four more on the ground while rushing for 234 yards. He already has tied the Redskins’ single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, shared by Joe Theismann (1979) and Eddie LeBaron (1955). Griffin is one of only three quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for more than 1,000 yards through the first four weeks of his debut season, joining fellow 2012 rookie Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins and Cam Newton last year with the Panthers.
From Washington Times
Meanwhile, another Redskin with a debt to repay was playing well Sunday. Tight end Fred Davis, who also flunked multiple tests for marijuana use and was suspended for the final four games along with Williams, continued his journey back to redemption, with four receptions for 70 yards. His biggest play came on the game-winning drive, when, with 1:20 left on the clock, he caught the ball seven yards off the line and ran another 13 into Bucs’ territory.
It was the second consecutive impact game for Davis, who after a slow start in the first two weeks of the season, now ranks among the top 10 in tight ends with 212 receiving yards on 14 catches.
Together, Williams and Davis have earned back the trust of the franchise on and off the field.
From Washington Post
Robert Griffin III, the Redskins’ dazzling rookie quarterback, then took the field and carved up Tampa Bay’s defense with aplomb. Starting at his team’s 20-yard line, he completed four of five passes and added a 15-yard run, setting up the winning field goal. The fans at Theismann’s erupted, and others in living rooms and watering holes throughout this region probably did, too.
“We’ve finally got a guy who makes a difference,” Gladden said as he sipped his celebratory drink. “He’s a new leader of Washington, and this is a new era.”
From New York Times
Garcon fully participated in both practices so far this week, so his role figures to expand as he progresses.
“It’s going to take some time to feel back like my old self like I was in training camp,” Garcon said. “But it’s a process. It’s a battle, but it’s coming along.
“I try not to get frustrated out there. It’s part of football. Injuries happen. You just have to deal with them and do what’s best for you to get back out there 100 percent.”
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