An 0-3 preseason record has Hue Jackson wanting more from his team.
The Cleveland Browns coach is expected to play his starters when the team takes on the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported that Jackson is concerned with the state of his team. The story says the coaching staff is alarmed by the regression of quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Griffin is 18 of 30 for 282 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception through three games in the preseason. The former Heisman Trophy winner has shown flashes of his old self, especially throwing deep balls. But Griffin hasn’t regained the breakaway speed that he showed in his rookie season.
The Browns coaching staff wants Griffin to get rid of the ball faster and is disturbed by the QB’s lack of ability to read defenses, according to reports.
Before injuries derailed his career, Griffin took the league by storm. His rookie season was highlighted by winning the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. His explosion onto the scene hid the fact that the QB struggled with his mechanics, something that still is an issue today.
His inability to read defenses and need for getting rid of the ball faster could be the lack of playing time caused by being injured or inactive.
Being productive and winning should cure all for the much-maligned quarterback.
One thing is for certain, Griffin will have an assortment of Monday morning quarterbacks examining his every move this season in Cleveland.