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Robert Griffin III poised in Redskins preseason debut


The true beginning of the Robert Griffin III era in Washington doesn't happen until Sept. 9 at the Superdome, but Redskins fans got a taste of the quarterback's poise in Thursday's preseason opener.

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Griffin played the first three offensive series against the Buffalo Bills, finishing 4-of-6 passing for 70 yards and one touchdown that held up in the Redskins' 7-6 victory.

"It felt extremely good to come out (and play)," Griffin III told Rick "Doc" Walkeron on the Redskins Radio Network. "Coach did a good job calling plays, got me in rhythm and helped get the offense in rhythm on that third drive. And that's what it's all about. You don't always have to go out and try to put together the best scheme to the one play to the one route that's going to be wide open. Sometimes you have got to go out and out-execute the team."

Griffin's final pass of the night was a slip screen to Pierre Garcon, who took it 20 yards before somersaulting into the end zone for a touchdown that capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive covering nearly four minutes.

Griffin to Garcon will be a hook-up to watch. The former Indianapolis Colts receiver had three catches for 58 yards and the TD with RG3 in the game.

Griffin looked cool and under control in his debut, giving way to Rex Grossman with 3:40 remaining in the first quarter and Washington leading 7-3. Redskins fans, feel free to stare at RG3's 145.8 passer rating with glorious wonderment.


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