What doesn't Robert Griffin III need to improve upon entering his third NFL season?
From his ball security while running and passing the football, to his candidness in press conferences, Griffin's 2013 season could serve as a what-not-to-do guide for starting quarterbacks.
Nonetheless, at the root of his woes was his pocket presence—or lack thereof.
While Washington's offensive line was mediocre at best, Griffin played a role in the 43 sacks it surrendered in 2013. Courtesy of locking onto his primary target, he held the ball too long and was naive to the pass rush, which led to sacks.
It's no coincidence that the Redskins only allowed four sacks in Kirk Cousins' three starts.
By going through his progressions quickly, Cousins was able to negate the ineptitude of certain offensive linemen, like Tyler Polumbus, in pass protection.
Griffin's struggles at this were most evident in the game-clinching interception he threw in a Week 11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Via Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post, on a play in which Griffin claimed no one was open, he bypassed a wide-open Roy Helu and heaved a bomb to the back of the end zone that subsequently lost the game for Washington.
This indictment isn't to say that Cousins should be the starting quarterback. Rather, it highlights the improvements that Griffin needs to make if the Redskins are to rebound from a lackluster 2013 campaign.