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ASHBURN, Va. J.J. Watt Red Jersey . —Robert Griffin III
had plenty of success in college, so the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback
expects the trend to continue when he makes his NFL debut in Thursdays preseason
opener at Buffalo. “Im not gonna make it too big to where I cant seize it, so go
out, have fun and do what coach asks me to do,” Griffin said Monday. “I think
Ill be more anxious than nervous. When youre anxious you cant wait to go
succeed. You just gotta go out and play the game. Itll be an eye-opening
experience and I look forward to it.” The expectations are high for Griffin, for
whom the Redskins (No. 25 in the AP Pro32) traded three first-round picks and a
second-rounder to St. Louis to move up four spots and draft second overall in
April. Coach Mike Shanahan quickly anointed the 22-year-old Heisman Trophy
winner from Baylor the starter and the face of the franchise, one that started
21 quarterbacks the past 19 seasons while only reaching the playoffs three
times. “I dont ever shy away from expectations or people trying to put pressure
on me to be great,” Griffin said. Shanahan likes that confidence in his rookie
quarterback. “You want people to believe in themselves,” said Shanahan, who won
two Super Bowls in Denver with Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway and another
as San Franciscos offensive co-ordinator with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve
Young. “You want them to have that air of arrogance that they are the best at
what they do. Usually the great ones do have that confidence level.” Similar to
Griffin, Washington backup quarterback Rex Grossman was a first-round pick, but
he was under a lot less pressure in his rookie summer of 2003 as Chicagos
third-stringer. “Its a different mindset for Robert,” Grossman said. “Hes been
through a lot more to this point than I had been when I was a rookie. He has a
ton of reps. I wasnt getting many reps. I was in awe of where I was and I was
very excited about it. Hes very confident. “I think hes going to have some
nerves, but I think he feels pretty good about whats going to happen. Its not
just another game. Youre always going to remember your first preseason game just
like youll remember your first start, every single play, so enjoy it.” Grossman
and the Bears enjoyed a 20-18 victory over Indianapolis in his preseason debut.
However, Heath Shuler, the third overall choice in 1994 and the only quarterback
besides Griffin whom the Redskins have chosen in the top 10 in decades, signed
just four days before his preseason opener at Buffalo and completed just four of
10 passes with an interception in a 13-11 defeat. “We had more of a West Coast
offence in college and now I was running the seven-step drop,” said Shuler, now
a Democratic Congressman from North Carolina. “It would be like putting Rex in
the wishbone in terms of how big a change it was for me, but I never got that
nervous before games so I wasnt that nervous for that game either. Robert will
physically be able to do the things that hes always done, but it needs to become
a reaction instead of him thinking, If I dont get my foot in the exact right
place, when they watch film, theyre gonna be all over me. Just throw the ball
from point A to point B.” Notes: Griffins task in Buffalo might have become more
complicated when right guard Chris Chester suffered what was called a mild left
ankle sprain during Mondays practice. Washington is already minus left guard
Kory Lichtensteiger, who had his left knee scoped a week ago, and right tackle
Jammal Brown, whos on the physically unable to perform list with a chronically
ailing left hip. Fullback Darrel Young (hamstring) and receiver Lance Lewis
(groin) remain sidelined. . Mark Rypien, who earned MVP honours in
quarterbacking the Redskins to their most recent Super Bowl victory, attended
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. Yet, sometimes it takes the biggest challenge to fight through a winless
stretch.  While the team refuses to use injuries as an excuse, they continue to
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and owner of the premier professional sports teams in Canadas largest
marketplace: The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Marlies and
Toronto FC.  On Dec. 9, Bell announced it had, in a joint ownership arrangement
with Rogers Communications Inc., agreed to purchase a net 75 percent ownership
position in MLSE from Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board.NEWCASTLE, England –
Newcastle has signed Dutch international midfielder Vurnon Anita from Ajax on a
five-year deal. The 23-year-old Anita has played three times for the Netherlands
and will wear the No. 8 shirt for his new team. Coach Alan Pardew tells the
Newcastle website that “he is an exceptionally talented footballer with great
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League campaign at home to Tottenham on Saturday, where Anita could make his
debut. ’ ’ ’ 

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