Robert Griffin III -- like most players and coaches during the NFL's Happy Season -- is in an optimistic state of mind.
"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."