Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the
MV: How unique is
RC: Griffin is as unique as they come because, basically, he's perfect. That's not hyperbole. He has the total package of physical talent and all the intangibles a franchise player needs to fill that role. He has matched natural athletic ability with extreme determination, a high level of focus, intelligence and humility. That results from how his parents raised him according to their Christian and military values and from how intensely his father trained him in football and running track. His parents emphasized to him at a young age the importance of humility and preparation. Those two traits help him handle the avalanche of attention he has received. His physical ability and work ethic help him meet expectations on the field, and his affable personality lends itself to being a star off it. He's mature, smart, talented and willing to work hard. He almost seems too good to be true, but actually he's worth everything the Redskins traded in order to draft him -- and more.
RC: Morris does so many things well in
MV: How have the Redskins managed to overcome all of their injuries on defense, particularly the one to
RC: Actually, the Redskins still are struggling to overcome their injuries on defense. They lost Orakpo and defensive end
MV: I know
RC: Cundiff didn't last with the Redskins because he missed four field goals in a two-game span, including two 31-yarders. Coach Mike Shanahan ran out of patience and replaced Cundiff with Forbath. Only Cundiff knows whether his inconsistency in Washington resulted from any lingering mental effects from his miss in last year's
MV: The Redskins are a great story and have put together three wins in a row. But are they really for real?