New England Patriots: Five Things To Watch For In Joint Practices With The Washington Redskins

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Jul 25, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Washington Redskins quarterback

Robert Griffin

III (10) and fullback

Darrel Young

(36) celebrate during practice on day two of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

5. How does RG3 look?

I know this has nothing to do with the Patriots, but I can’t help but be intrigued as to how Griffin looks heading into his third year in the league. His rookie season was extremely promising, but a bad knee injury derailed his progress in year two.

Facing this Patriots’ secondary has a bit of good and bad attached to it, because it is good for him to face the best in preparation for the 2014 season, but at the same time, I am sure Washington doesn’t want Belichick’s defense to crush his confidence at this point. Griffin must take a few tips from Tom Brady and stay calm, look past the many mistakes he will make, learn from the experience, and make sure to put it to good use.

I am not a huge fan of Griffin, but I want to see the kid do well. He has a lot of talent, and he shouldn’t let that knee injury get in the way of a promising career. I doubt Washington will end up in the playoffs this year, but if they see progress from their signal caller, that is definitely a good sign moving forward.