Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III addressed the media after practice yesterday and RGIII was asked about the speed of the Redskins wide receiver unit and Griffin stated:
“We are definitely built for speed, especially at receiver. You know I was looking at this in the offseason, I think our top six receivers coming out ran 4.4 or better. So we have a track team outside. Sounds real similar to something I’ve had before. So I enjoy that, I know they enjoy it.
The good thing about it is, We have physical football players, we don’t have 4.4 guys who aren’t afraid to stick their nose in there. Even DeSean’s coming down and doing insert blocks. So that’s great to have, and at running back we do have a bit more speed.
You want to get the ball in guys hands with space. We have a bunch of space guys who are great in space. Dre’s been great in space as you can attribute to his pint return skills back in college. DeSean obviously is great in space, Pierre believe it or not is unbelievable in space. As everyone knows you better watch out he will run you over.”
Many Redskins fans would have liked to see more size added to the receiving unit. But if you can’t have more size then more speed isn’t a bad thing to have either. And it will be interesting to see all that speed out on the field at one time. And it’s like RGIII said, guys like Pierre Garcon is fast but has power, so you can’t arm tackle them. Andre Roberts has that ability too.
Aldrick Robinson is very fast, and Santana Moss can still run too. Add in rookie Ryan Grant along with DeSean Jackson and it’s true, the Redskins could field a very fast track team if they wanted to. So we’ll see how defenses will react to that.