QB specialist works out Griffin III; says old RG3 is back


QB specialist works out Griffin III; says old RG3 is back

Quarterback guru Terry Shea recently worked with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III @RGIII, and came away saying that, "he reminded me of the old Robert Griffin that I knew coming out of Baylor for those eight-10 weeks we worked together in 2012".

The six day stretch in March where the two worked together gave Shea a chance to assess Griffin III after his tenuous second season, much of which was spent trying to convince head coach Mike Shanahan that he could play. "He looked 100 percent healthy," Shea reported to Jim Corbett of USA Today on Friday. "I didn't let up on him and, boy, he kept coming".

Shea has worked with other quarterbacks such as Blaine Gabbert, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, and Josh Freeman.

Fantasy Analysis:

Oh, let's hope this proves to be true! Griffin was one of the most exciting rookie quarterbacks we've ever seen when he burst onto the scene in 2012, passing for 3,200 yards, rushing for over 800, and combining for 27 total touchdowns while leading the Redskins to the playoffs. Last season was widely considered a disapointment for Griffin III. Even though he threw for a few more yards (3,203), his rushing yards and touchdowns were way down, while his interceptions were up.

Heading into 2014, RG3 is set up for success. His weapons have been upgraded, as the 'skins have brought in wide receivers DeSean Jackson @DeseanJackson10 and Andre Roberts @AndreRoberts to compliment Pierre Garcon @PierreGarcon and TE Jordan Reed @Real_JordanReed. With these weapons, Griffin III shouldn't need to run as much as in the past, which will hopefully lead to him staying healthy. A healthy Griffin III means an uptick for all four of these pass-catchers.

In a FFWC Draft-n-Go slow draft that is currently ongoing, Griffin III was the 13th QB off the board, taken by high-stakes pro Coltsfan. Among QB's, he went between Dallas's Tony Romo and Chicago's Jay Cutler.

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Dan Hanzus via NFL.com

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