Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur was encouraged by Robert Griffin III's outing against Oakland because he saw something he hadn't seen a whole lot of in the first three games. It's a good sign for Griffin moving forward. “He finally was able to make some big-time off-schedule plays in key situations,” LaFleur said. “He's getting more comfortable and confident.” As you'll recall, it wasn't just Griffin's eluding the corner blitz and running to his right to hit running back Roy Helu en route to a 28-yard gain, it was him stepping up in the pocket and finding Helu for 15 yards on an earlier third down (Griffin's third-down numbers need improving; 52.3 completion percentage; 73.3 passer rating though it was 105.9 versus the Raiders -- 7-of-13 for 104 yards and a touchdown). Griffin also got outside the pocket and found Niles Paul for 16 yards when he could have run...
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