I'm watching the Redskins' season opener against the Saints, and Robert Griffin III looks quite good.
There are eight minutes left in the third quarter, and the Skins lead 30-14.
Griffin completed his first 9 passes. A bunch of the completions were the old Joe Gibbs sideline swing pass, but one of them was an absolutely beautiful lead across the middle of Pierre Garcon -- it turned into a 91 yard touchdown when Garcon outran the CB.
Alfred Morris looks solid at RB (he's a rookie, 6th round draft pick from Florida International), and WR Aldrick Robinson has had a couple of nice catches (including a touchdown on another beautiful pass from Griffin).
Griffin looks confident (a significant change from Rex Grossman last year in this respect). He has a range of touches on his throws: he's zipped a few (including the touchdown to Robinson, which was not a lead), but he has also made a couple of softer touch passes.
Also, our defense has forced the Saints into 4 three-and-outs! Drew Brees threw one beautiful touchdown to Jimmy Graham (he went high in double coverage), but the Saints' other score was a blocked punt and they have not gained much yardage. The secondary must be covering the Saints' receivers pretty well, although DeAngelo Hall is the only name I recognized when they showed the starters.
Stephen Bowen has played particularly well on the defensive line. He batted down a Brees pass on their very first third down, and he just got through the line on a run play to enable DeAngelo Hall to tackle Pierre Thomas for a loss. Bowen went to Hofstra and is in his seventh season.
Let's hope that we can grind out some drives to burn the clock and get the season started with a "W"!