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Griffin III Not Satisfied With Rookie Season


The 10 Days with No. 10 series continues on Redskins Nation and, as Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III reviews the successes of his rookie season in the NFL, but says he has a lot more to accomplish in Year 2 and beyond.

It's no secret that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has a lot to be proud of through year one of his NFL career.

Dozens of franchise and NFL marks were rewritten, as he slung and sprinted his way to the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Griffin III recently told Redskins.comTV that while he is proud of his rookie accomplishments, there is still much to improve upon for Year 2.

"When you look back on the whole year, the things we're able to do: we had six new starters on offense, the camaraderie we have, the team-building that we did last year, it was truly something special," he said. "To have that string of seven games down the stretch, no team can say they experience that like we did; being in the hole, climbing out of the hole, and then being on top of the mountain.

"Of course we want to be on top of Mount Everest and go get the Super Bowl next year."

A Super Bowl run would be another monumental step for a franchise that took a giant leap under Griffin III last season.

After winning only five games in 2011, the team doubled the win total in 2012 en route to the team's first playoff appearance in five years, and first division title since 1999.

Despite losing in the opening round of the playoffs, Griffin III said the experience left the team hungry and should help them in 2013.

"I think [our season] was clouded by what happened in the Seahawks game and the way our season ended," Griffin III explained. "But I was very happy with what happened—not satisfied.

"We can be happy about being division champs, winning Rookie of the Year, having all these guys play so well, and then you've got a bunch of guys coming back. Fred Davis, [Brandon] Meriweather, of course All-Pro linebacker Brian Orkapo; it's really exciting to see the amount of guys that we'll have back at full strength."




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