Jeff Fishers impression of Robert Griffin IIIs debut was a familiar one, the St. Louis head coach said Wednesday.I saw the same thing everyone else saw, said Fisher, who took over the Rams this season after a mostly successful run with the HoustonTennessee franchise from 1994-2010. What a terrific debut. Very, very impressive. As people were saying, thats historical.Griffin completed 19 and 26 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a stunning 40-32 victory over the Saints. The 22-year-old also rushed for 42 yards, while his 139.9 passer rating was the best for a rookie in his first NFL game.He did a great job, Fisher added, speaking on a conference call with local reporters. He threw with accuracy. He was poised, made some plays with his legs and has a good grasp of the offense. Obviously, theres a lot of things offensively that have been worked on during the offseason and preseason that werent show in the preseason games and it ended up being very productive and successful for him.Fisher, however, has an edge the Saints didnt: he possesses a game of film on Griffin to scout. But that, Fisher said, doesnt necessarily give his team an edge as it prepares for the Redskins dual-threat quarterback.In Mike Shanahans quest to acquire RGIII, he felt all along that defenses cant defend those dynamics, Fisher said. Basically, hes right. If youre lucky defensively, you create a one-on-one situation with the quarterback. With his athletic ability, he usually wins that.Asked how the Rams plan to contain Griffin, Fisher laughed.Do you want me to send you our game plan? he cracked. Id be happy to send you our defensive game plan. Youre just going to have to wait and see. Were putting a plan in place and we think it will give us a chance.
A lot has changed since the end of the college football season, and that's obvious when you consider all of the names the Redskins might look at with the 17th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night.
Some players have surged up draft boards on the strength of strong combine or pro day efforts. Other have dropped, due to unfortunate incidents, injuries or poor measurements.
Think about players like Teez Tabor or Zach Cunningham. Those guys play in the SEC and seemed like first-round locks two months ago. Now the 'Skins might be able to value shop for those players in the second round.
The flip side: A plyer like Haason Reddick. A star at the Senior Bowl who really busted out at the Combine, the Redskins might love to have him but he could be a Top 10 selection.
All sorts of legal trouble and diluted urine samples will also impact draft night. Injuries too, or even the thought of possible injuries.
Few sporting events are as wild as the first round of the NFL Draft. Stay tuned with CSN for all your Redskins coverage. Chick Hernandez and Rich Tandler will be in Ashburn with the team, JP Finlay will be live in Philadelphia as the chaos unfolds.
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The next time Robert Kelley plows over a helpless linebacker, he'll do it with a new number on his uniform.
The second-year running back is switching from No. 32 to No. 20, according to Redskins.com. And he's not the only returning player who'll take the field in 2017 with a new pair of digits.
Su'a Cravens will no longer be No. 36 for Washington. Instead, he'll change to No. 30. DJ Swearinger will be taking over No. 36 after coming over from the Cardinals, a number that he reportedly purchased from Cravens for $75,000.
Then there's Colt McCoy. McCoy has donned No. 16 for the past three seasons, but he's throwing it back to his college days and will now rock No. 12.
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Finally, second-year corner Kendall Fuller only spent one year with No. 38. As he hopes to improve in his sophomore campaign, he'll be doing so with No. 29.
As for the free agents, Terrelle Pryor will be replacing DeSean Jackson in more ways than one when kickoff rolls around. Not only will the ex-Brown have to shine as a top receiver for Kirk Cousins like Jackson did, but he'll also be sporting Jackson's No. 11.
New linebacker Zach Brown, meanwhile, is now No. 56, linemen Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain are Nos. 92 and 97 respectively and Brian Quick will keep No. 83 from his Rams days.
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