Jay Gruden: “I would be foolish to try to turn RG3 into a pocket passer”

jay grudenRedskins head coach Jay Gruden told TheMMQB.com that he doesn’t plan on forcing Robert Griffin III to become a pocket passer.

“With Robert, we’ll obviously use his skill set differently (than Andy Dalton),” Gruden told TheMMQB.com via Chris Russell of ESPN980.com.  “My job is to make him comfortable and productive. I’m not going to try to turn RG3 into Andy Dalton or Drew Brees. He isn’t them.  They’re not him. I would be foolish to try to turn RG3 into a pocket passer. It would be foolish.  The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs..”

Looks like Jay will have to learn the hard way.  If he let Griffin run around,  he won’t have a quarterback any longer.  He’ll have an injured player.



  1. Anonymous says

    Unless you are talking about him moving the pocket or running a naked boot once in a while into the endzone. Why is it that many people hyper focus on his injury which didn’t happen on a called run play? If he rolls out to create a problem with secondary players who then move in to try to contain, he can throw over their heads. It’s silly to assume that Gruden is going to run him like a running back. Seriously?

  2. says

    Redskins and Gruden agree to five-year deal? Wait, is there something that Gruden knows that no one else does. That contract is way too much if you ask us.

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