Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has an idea who might be able to help him improve his sliding technique: Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.
“I mean, if Bryce wants to do that I'm definitely up for that,” Griffin told reporters. “Bryce, we can do that if you want to, buddy.”
The Nationals' season ends Sunday.
The point resonates that Griffin's sliding could use some work.
“The problem is I'm not a great slider, should I say,” Griffin said. “I know how to slide, but I don't know how to baseball slide, and I think that's what they're talking about. But there is just more of an emphasis on sliding feet-first as opposed to going forward since that rule is in place. It protects you as a quarterback going backwards, going feet-first, so that's what you've got to do, so just make a mental note of that and try to slide feet-first.
“You basically run up to a defender and you slide. It's easier to slide with football pants on. The slickness of the pants, I know I'm going a little too deep here, but the slickness of the pants helps you slide. When you have shorts on and stuff like that, it's a little less conducive to sliding on the practice field, but I have.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.