RGIII excited by expanded responsibility sans Shanahans
Last season under former head coach Mike Shanahan and now Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is one Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III won’t remember fondly. With a new set of coaches, he’s ready to prove doubters wrong.
Following a year full of turmoil, the Redskins jettisoned the Shanahans and brought in Jay Gruden to be head coach and Sean McVay as offensive coordinator. After practice Thursday, as Pro Football Talk reports, Griffin took a subtle dig at his former coaches, saying:
"You don’t go from the ability to read defenses one year and not have that ability the next, so I don’t believe that one bit. And it’s really just a good thing to have two coaches that believe in you. Sean and Jay have done a great job. They’ve given me a lot on my shoulders in that quarterback room and I cherish that. You want to be asked to do more or just to do the bare minimum."
Kyle Shanahan comes over to Cleveland for his first season at the helm of the Browns’ offense. As the back-and-forth between Griffin and Kirk Cousins became an issue at quarterback last season, questions again surround the man under center in the offense Shanahan will lead in Cleveland.
The quarterback battle between incumbent Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel is one of the most intriguing storylines of the NFL’s training camp season. It will be interesting if this time around Shanahan is able to remain in the good graces of both his signal callers despite the outcome of the competition.