RICHMOND, Va. -- The post-practice work for Robert Griffin III included a familiar face: his father. After practice, Griffin worked on dropping back and throwing over pass-rushers. Only this time, instead of tossing over Jason Hatcher or Ryan Kerrigan, it was Robert Griffin, Jr.
Griffin has been the last player off the field, by a good 10 minutes, after each of the past two practices. Monday, he worked with some of the equipment men, who often catch his throws after practice. At times Griffin would throw over his dad's outstretched arms and other times his father would rush at him, forcing his son to move a little, reset and hit his target.
It capped a day in which Griffin had to make some throws under duress, some of which fell incomplete. In some cases, his accuracy was terrific; in others, not so much. On one, Griffin almost stood as tall as he could at the end of a five-step drop and tried to throw over the line; the ball was at the feet of tight end Je'Ron Hamm. Another time he slid right and overthrew Garcon.
But there were good passes as well, one of which found Garcon. It required patience by Griffin and came off of play-action as he waited for Garcon on a crosser vs. DeAngelo Hall. He led Garcon on the 15-yard throw, hitting him in stride as he turned up the field.
In 7-on-7 work, Griffin and Garcon teamed up again. Garcon ran a deep post, Griffin looked left, turned back, reset his feet and threw a perfect ball. Garcon ran past safety Dashon Goldson and caught the ball in stride.
Griffin worked on some straight deep drops; had one where he dropped, used a shoulder fake to one side and threw back to the other for receiver Ryan Grant, but it was incomplete. Another straight drop led to a pass for rookie Evan Spencer, who dropped the ball.
Griffin and Garcon hooked up one last time as the receiver made a nice grab of a throw below the knees.