Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III is feeling like a much tougher player now after experiencing many trials and tribulations during his time with the Redskins, telling Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com that he’s a”grittier” player now.
“I think I’m just grittier… all the experiences I had in Washington helped build character, because character isn’t anything that you just show, it’s what happens when no one’s watching. It’s what you do when you have to go through something. I think what happened to me there built that up in me.”
“We want to be a gritty football team here in Cleveland, the ability to play in any kind of weather, to play at any time. Want to play on the blacktop? We’ll play you there. That’s what coach preaches, and that’s what was built up in me through my time in Washington to where I can just come out and play and have fun.”
Griffin made his Browns debut Friday night against Green Bay in bold fashion some would say (67 yards, 8 pass attempts), connecting early with Terrelle Pryor for a big 49-yard gain. Immediatley after didn’t fare too well for him as he fumbled a handoff on the very next play and proceeded to throw an interception five plays later.