Jan 9, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks as general manager Bruce Allen looks on during a press conferences at Redskins Park Team Auditorium.

Jay Gruden expects Robert Griffin III to prepare and work hard


The Washington Redskins have selected Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as their next head coach. Gruden has already come in and named Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback ending any speculation that there would be a competition for the job in the spring and training camp.

Gruden also outlined his expectations of Griffin at his introductory press conference.

“I expect a lot from the starting quarterback,” Gruden said, via Pro Football Talk. “I expect him to come in and prepare and work hard and I expect him to take the blame on some throws. I expect him to be a great leader. I expect him to do extra things to be great. As long as he’s working his butt off, I will provide him with everything he needs to be successful.”

It really isn’t any unusual or out there stance. Playing quarterback in the NFL demands hard work and preparation, at least if you want to be successful.

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