Jul 24, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) prepares to catch the ball as Redskins head coach Jay Gruden (R) chases during practice on day one of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III struggled in first practice

On Thursday, the Washington Redskins kicked off training camp at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virgina. 

It was the first training camp for the Redskins under new head coach Jay Gruden, and there were plenty of ups and downs as you would expect.

Unfortunately for the team, one of the negative notes focuses on the performance of their quarterback, Robert Griffin III.

Griffin reportedly struggled to find his rhythm and just looked off with his throws.

According to NFL.com, Griffin missed new wide receiver DeSean Jackson down the field on multiple occasions.

From the report:

Robert Griffin III was not sharp at his first practice, according to coach Jay Gruden. One thing RGIIIneeds to work on: Adjust to DeSean Jackson’s speed. Gruden noted that Griffin underthrew DeSean Jackson a few times.

The new season has only brought out more eccentricities in Griffin. He has taken to doing push ups after bad passes. He’s also wearing one black shoe and black sock with a matching white sock and white shoe.

Growing pains are normal with a new system and new head coach, but the Redskins will hope that Griffin can find his groove sooner rather than later.

If not, it could be another long and painful season for the Redskins.

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