Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III received some criticism following the team’s Week 2 preseason match up against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.
Griffin was criticized for taking too many unnecessary hits and for his clumsy sliding, which is something that head coach Jay Gruden said his quarterback would need to work on improving.
The criticism was heard loud and clear by Griffin, and he promises to acknowledge the issue and work on getting to the ground without falling over himself and exposing body to potential injury.
“I understand the concern,” Griffin said, via USA Today. “… So don’t worry. I’m taking heed to it. I understand the process.”
In case fans didn’t get the message from the USA Today article, Griffin took to his Twitter account to say he will work on sliding.
Just want y’all to know I will keep working on getting down and not take those bigs hits. Got it right the third time
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 19, 2014
The Redskins offense will rely heavily on Griffin staying healthy, so his willingness to work on fixing that glaring weakness in his game is a positive sign as the team prepares to enter the 2014-15 regular season.