Robert Griffin III -- like most players and coaches during the NFL's Happy Season -- is in an optimistic state of mind.
The Washington Redskins quarterback is free of the drama that came to define his strained relationship with former coach Mike Shanahan. In a recent interview with FoxSports.com, Griffin spoke of a more united Washington front with Jay Gruden now in charge.
"What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. "There are no ulterior motives. That will be great. Jay has been phenomenal. (General manager) Bruce Allen has done a great job of getting the right guys in that locker room. I tip my hat to them. They have given us everything we need to be successful. We're going to work our butts off for them."
Griffin also made sure to point out that his new coach has professional on-field experience, something Shanahan couldn't claim. Gruden played for more than a decade in the Arena League and World League.
"Jay played the position of quarterback, so he can see what we're seeing," said Griffin. "He can feel what we feel in the pocket. It's a different coaching philosophy and everyone is enjoying it."
The honeymoon period is most certainly ongoing in D.C. Will Griffin feel the same way if the Redskins drop three straight in October? While we wait to find out, please enjoy this RGIII workout clip posted by the QB on his Facebook page.