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NFC East Watch: RG3 Excited About New-Look Staff

The Redskins went 3-13 under Mike Shanahan last year

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was at the center of a miserable 3-13 campaign a year ago, is coming into 2014 with a renewed sense of optimism.

    There are at least a couple reasons for this.

    First, since Griffin isn’t coming off knee surgery, as he was this time a year ago, he can focus on practicing. Second, and forgive us if we read this as a thinly veiled dig at former ‘Skins coach Mike Shanahan, he says the team is united under new head coach Jay Gruden.

    "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, per FOX Sports. "There are no ulterior motives. That will be great. Jay has been phenomenal. (General manager) Bruce Allen has done 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."

    The first meeting between the Cowboys and the Redskins of 2014 will be a Monday Night game, and is set for October 27 at AT&T Stadium.

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