RGIII sat down with Denver 7’s Troy Renck to discuss what Sean Payton brings to Denver and what he’s heard lead to many of Russell Wilson’s struggles of 2022.Embed from Getty Images
So many have opined what Sean Payton brings to the Denver Broncos and Dove Valley. I don’t believe I have heard anyone put it more succinctly than former NFL QB and current ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III did when speaking in an exclusive interview with Denver 7’s Troy Renck.
“First and foremost, what Sean Payton brings to the table is credibility. You see this in broadcasting. Amazon went out and got Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit because with them comes the sense that this is a big deal. With Sean Payton, there is sense this is a big deal. He knows what he’s doing. He’s been a winner, he’s won a Super Bowl. Players can buy into that,” Griffin stated.Embed from Getty Images
This lead him to then speak about what not only he believes was Wilson’s issues in 2022, but was told by those within the LaFleur coaching tree he states he is connected with.
“With Russell, I think he can bounce back. I think he’s going to pay more attention to the injuries that happened last season, and he will be healthier. And cutting down on the (55) sacks, part of that is the play calls. Payton understands this. He’s going to be hard on Russ. A lot of people are saying Russ doesn’t have it anymore. Sean is going to go out and prove he does. And he’s going to make sure Russ doesn’t hold onto the ball too long and put his line in bad situations.” RGIII said.Embed from Getty Images
“With Russell, he’s the main piece in all of this. At running back, you have pieces. At receiver, you have pieces. The offensive line is improved. What are you missing? A coach who can get through to the quarterback,” Griffin said.
Some of those pieces Griffin actually played with during his stint as Lamar Jackson’s backup in Baltimore. That would be new free-agent addition OG Ben Powers. He had nothing but glowing things to say about Wilson’s new interior protector. “And one thing I want from an offensive lineman, I want a finisher. And Ben Powers is a finisher. He’s a guy who’s going to the whistle. I am not saying he’s dirty. He’s not dirty. He’s going to be up in your face the entire game and that’s what makes him the best.” Griffin told Renck.Embed from Getty Images
Overall, it seems that both RGIII and Sean Payton have faith in Russell Wilson’s ability to overcome his struggles from last season. With the support of his new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, QB Coach Davis Webb and Payton’s guidance, Wilson may just have the tools he needs to lead the Denver Broncos back to the playoffs in 2023.
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