16 Oct Robert Griffin: Ravens’ offense to ‘shock some people’
Robert Griffin III is eagerly anticipating his next chance, although he doesn’t know where or when it may arise.
Griffin hasn’t been sitting idly in Baltimore, despite throwing six passes over the previous two seasons. He’s been raised to Jackson’s backup, which means he’s 1 snap away from visiting the field from Lamar Jackson’s mentor.
The veteran signal-caller said the league is in for a surprise in 2019 concerning the Ravens’ crime.
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“I have to make sure I know the crime, backward and forward,” Griffin said, via the group’s official website. “The crime will appear different. I believe with what we’re going to do we’ll shock some folks. If we must run it 60 times, we could do it. However, if we need to throw it 30 to 40 times, we could do it. I think that’s what we’re working on, to ensure we have these capabilities.”
Of course, the ball ran more often. The Ravens’ run-pass ratio was especially imbalanced once Jackson was inserted into the starting lineup in Week 11. Baltimore conducted on 65.6 percent of its plays from scrimmage when winning six of its final seven games, promising the AFC North from the procedure. However, as Griffin noted, the strategy under fresh OC Greg Roman is to be more flexible moving ahead.
They added several pieces this offseason with that initiative in your mind, drafting broad receivers Marquise”Hollywood” Brown and Miles Boykin and operating Justice Hill, and signing former Saints Pro Bowler Mark Ingram.
“This match is all about mismatches and that is what we’re attempting to create,” Griffin said. “You get a guy like Hollywood, it’s a speed mismatch. When you get a guy like Boykin, it’s a reach and height mismatch. Get them in scenarios where they may be successful.”
His situation is already regarded by RGIII . The club took a flier on the former celebrity last year after he sat out the 2017 year old. It then resigned him in the wake of trading Joe Flacco to the Broncos this spring up into a two-year deal. Griffin, whose ultimate goal at 29″would be to develop into a franchise quarterback” again, stated Roman and QBs coach James Urban highlighted in a personal meeting just how much they value Griffin’s role on the group and, possibly, in the crime should Jackson be sidelined.
“It meant a lot for them to sit down and have that talk with me,” Griffin said. “I have not had that talk with anybody for a long, long time. I’ve just been fighting for the next meal. When I have drafted in 2012, I never thought I would be in that position where I had to struggle for another meal. …
“I’m pleased to be here, I am excited to be here, I love this place, I love this organization. They have treated me nicely. I have goals in mind, and those aims start with the Baltimore Ravens. So I must make sure that I do everything I could to be the best for the Baltimore Ravens.”
That strategy has paid off — literally — for Griffin thus far.