RG3: "It is my spot and I have to go out and defend that"

Quarterback Robert Griffin III talks about his thoughts of being the Browns starting quarterback on the second day of OTA's in Berea.

BEREA,Ohio--Robert Griffin III spoke about the possibility of winning the starting quarterback position after just the second full team practice at the OTA's in Berea.

Griffin III says he feels the support from his teammates growing, even though it's very early in the process.

“The support comes from your teammates, it comes from your coaches every single day," Griffin III said. "There is an expectation when we step out there on the field that – it doesn’t matter who the guy is – if they name you the starter, you still have to go out there and work and beat out anybody who is coming for your spot.

"The way I look at it is that it is my spot and I have to go out and defend that and go out there and grow with my teammates, grow within the offense and just showcase my talent and ability, and Coach will make the decisions accordingly to how he feels," he said. "Every single day that you step out there on the field, you have to earn it. I think this is the perfect situation for me to be in.”

Griffin III said it takes time to earn the trust of the team and the coaching staff and he's not worried about the timetable, if and when he's named the starter.

“Everybody has to earn everything that they get," he said. "When you go out there and you perform at a high level and you show guys that they can trust you, that is when they will buy in. You don’t really focus on putting together a plan to take over the team. You put together a plan to go out and execute the offense, be there for guys when they need you to be there and continue to grow and increase the camaraderie amongst your teammates.”

Griffin III said he's just focused on getting better every day after not playing a down in 2015 for the Redskins. 

“I haven’t played in a year so I really wasn’t able to get a gauge on where my game had evolved from my first year, my last year in Washington to last year," he said. "I just want to get back out there, have some fun, play ball, get completions and win football games. At the end of the day, all of us are focused on winning. It is not stats. It is not this area or that area.

"It is about winning the games," he said. "A lot goes into that and I could spend all day up here talking about it, but I’m not. I just focus on those things, focus on what I know I can get better at fundamentally and just through the process and trust that process.”


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