Trestman: 'I thought he looked like the Griffin of old'

Trestman: 'I thought he looked like the Griffin of old'
October 17, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Robert Griffin III is still in the process of getting used to playing on his reconstructed right knee. Most local observers agree that Griffin is getting closer and closer to being the player he was in 2012, when he was a dynamic dual threat quarterback who took the league by storm.

Another observer who would agree with that assessment is Bears head coach Marc Trestman. "I caught a little bit of him (Sunday) night, and I thought he looked like the Griffin of old in terms of his ability to run and the confidence level he had," Trestman said via Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald. "I think he's very close to being back to where he was a year ago, just from the little I've looked at him. This is a team that's averaging close to 400 yards a game, and they're running the football well."

On Sunday, Griffin passed for 246 yards and ran for another 77. His rushing yards surpassed the total of 72 he had in the first four games of the season.

It was the fourth time in Griffin’s career that he has passed for over 200 yards and rushed for at least 75. Only Randall Cunningham, who played in the NFL for 16 years, and Michael Vick, who is in his 11th year, have done that more times than Griffin. They each have six 200/75 games.