O’Hara: Washington Redskins’ RG3 should take baby steps

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape,you don’t question Bruce Dickenson, and you don’t second-guess how well Robert Griffin III will transition into the NFL.

On “NFL Total Access” Wednesday night, analysts Shaun O’Hara and Willie McGinest discussed what could prevent the former Heisman-winning quarterback from repeating Cam Newton’s bar-setting performance for rookie QBs.

McGinest said the Washington Redskins should replicate how the Carolina Panthers handled Newton in terms of play-calling diversity, intimating that a thick playbook could overwhelm a rookie.

“I would take it slow with the playbook,” McGinest said. “I wouldn’t throw everything at him at once. Use what he does best, build him up and just see how he takes the information.”

O’Hara cited the Redskins defense in explaining that Griffin doesn’t have to do too much for the team to be successful in 2012.

“I don’t think he has to come in and be Superman, like the socks he wore when he got drafted,” O’Hara said. “I think Clark Kent can win some games for this football team. Just coming in, getting comfortable, take baby steps, not trying to do too much and play above himself and take this game as it comes to him.”

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP | Subscribe (RSS)

%d bloggers like this: