Redskins Ask Referees How to Better Protect RGIII

Posted: August 4, 2013 in Redskins, Uncategorized
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CBS DC

WASHINGTON — Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan peppered the men in stripes with questions when NFL officials made their annual presentation at Washington Redskins training camp, the quarterback and coach trying to get clarity on how the franchise player can protect himself.

“Mike asked a question, Robert asked a question — they should have had their own private little meeting,” backup quarterback Rex Grossman said.

The emergence of mobile quarterbacks like Griffin has presented a challenge not only for NFL defenses, but also for the refs, who have to discern what’s legal and what’s not when it comes to hits delivered to QBs. The zone-read, in which Griffin has the option of keeping the ball or handing it off based on how the defense reacts, is a specific new wrinkle that required some adjustment from all parties.

Redskins Depth Chart

“That’s the beauty of this game,” referee Gene Steratore…

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