Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently stated in an interview he thinks his receivers will accept that there are a lot of weapons and that they will have limited opportunities as long as the team wins. But is that an accurate statement? Will winning be enough if certain receivers think they aren’t being utilized properly?Especially when you have receivers with personalities of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. They are both capable of being number one receivers on a team. And while Griffin is right that there will be less pressure on them, but the fact is that players of that caliber like to have pressure on them to succeed, and they like to excel in the spotlight.
Free agent wide receiver signee Andre Roberts initially stated that had he known the Redskins were going to sign DeSean Jackson he probably would not have signed with the Redskins, as he believed he was signed to be the number two receiver. Roberts has recently sounded more accepting of his role with the team, but how long will that last?
The fact is, the Redskins will be passing the ball more this season. They won’t be pass happy and will still run the football, but they will pass more. So the number of targets will be up, and I think new head coach Jay Gruden will make it a point to ensure that players like Jackson and Garcon get more than 3-4 touches a game. So I don’t think this will be a problem.