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While Robert Griffin III's waning mobility and Washington's porous offensive line played a part in the beating he took under center last season, his flawed passing mechanics also played an integral role.
As John Keim of ESPN.com noted, Griffin had a longer windup when he threw the ball last season, lengthening the time it took for him to release the ball.
Utilizing a more over-the-top throwing motion in OTAs, according to Keim, Griffin had a quicker release and threw more accurately from the pocket.
Then there's Griffin's surgically repaired knee. Free of the balky knee brace, Griffin was more spry and had an extra pep his step in practices.
No longer rehabbing in isolation, another takeaway for Griffin is the interaction he's having with teammates.
In comments he made to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Griffin alluded to this:
As everyone knows, last year I was rehabbing and getting ready for the season, and now I get to go out there and be with the guys. That’s the most important part: to be with your teammates. That’s what I’ve had a chance to do. I thoroughly enjoy it, and hopefully they have, too.
An important development amid reports last season that there was a rift between Griffin and his teammates, Griffin is taking the onus to become a better leader.
Minus the internal bickering, with the opposing team as the lone adversary, this development can only aid the team in its quest to return to the postseason.