Redskins locker room quick takes

ASHBURN, Va. -- A few quick items from Wednesday's open locker room session with the Washington Redskins:

1. Quarterback Robert Griffin III spoke quite a bit on the topic of sliding and protecting himself. Suffice to say he understands the concerns, but he did feel good about how he handled the last one. I'll have more on that soon.

2. Griffin also reiterated that he threw too late on the out pass to DeSean Jackson. The ball has to come out when he hits his last step of the drop without a hitch. It did not.

3. He likes where the offense is headed and that other parts of the team can pick up the others -- as in, improved special teams or, Monday, the defense forcing punts after a sudden change in its own territory.

4. Running back Chris Thompson said he will try to practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited role. And he's not sure yet about playing Saturday against Baltimore. Yes, he wants to.

5. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall talked about the impact of safety Ryan Clark on the defense. Hall also said safety Bacarri Rambo is "night and day" different from last year. He called Rambo their best defensive player over the first two games.

6. I think you know by now that I really like Bashaud Breeland. Talked to him today about how he has cut down on holding -- and why. Also talked to him about tackling and playing safety at some point in the future. More on this later.