The detailed report on RG3 in practice on Monday IS HERE. Short version: he did pretty well. RG3 is developing a football bond with new Redskins WR Pierre Garcon, who accounted for 59 of Griffin's 70 passing yards last Thursday night, including the touchdown pass. This confirms what we've seen in camp so far: RG3's security blanket isn't TE Fred Davis, but Garcon, the big, fast wideout who attacks defenses after the catch. The best play of Griffin's short career came last Thursday when he decided not to run or scramble when his receiving options were covered, but to wait and make the right decision. Griffin calls it an "I got it" moment.
In nine years in the NFL TE Chris Cooley has only seen two rookies who came in and looked like veterans on day one
. The first was safety Sean Taylor. The second is Robert Griffin III.
The offensive line is getting healthier and that's just about the best news the team can get. LT Trent Williams is hoping to practice today and that would be great news. On the other hand, Head Coach Mike Shanahan said he does not know if RT Jammal brown will play at all this season. If he does not, Shanahan has only himself to blame. Plenty of us saw this problem coming. The question is, why didn't Shanahan see what was so obvious to so many?
TB Roy Helu and NT Chris Neild both sat out Monday practice with injuries. Helu has a strained Achilles Tendon that shouldn't be too serious. Neild injured a knee and will need an MRI today.
Neil Rackers is out-kicking Graham Gano in practice, but it is the game performances that will really count.