May 29, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) smiles while standing on the field during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins' Robert Griffin III says a full offseason of work is ‘very valuable’

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spent last offseason rehabbing his torn ACL trying to get ready of the 2013 season. Most of the talk circled around whether he’d be ready for the 2013 season or not.

This offseason is a bit more routine for Griffin, who hasn’t spent the time recovering from an injury. That has allowed him to focus on the other things offseason workouts are intended for, like timing with your new teammates and in Griffin’s case, learning a new offense under a new head coach.

“You always understand the value of the offseason,” Griffin said, via the Washington Post. “That’s when you build your foundation to get ready for the season. When you have a hand dealt to you where you don’t have an offseason, you don’t use it as an excuse. That was the message that was trying to be sent last year.

“I didn’t have the opportunity to have that offseason. I was getting healthy, getting ready for the season. You don’t whine about it. You don’t cry about it. I think maybe it was taken the wrong way and people thought I thought I didn’t need it. You always need it. But when you don’t have the opportunity to have it, you have to play that hand. And I did the best that I could with that hand.”

That only reinforced how important offseason work outs were and Griffin added that they’re “very valuable.” He also wanted to remind you that he has “never denounced that.”

Tags: Washington Redskins

comments powered by Disqus