Griffin joked he would prefer not getting hit on Thursday, when the Redskins travel to open their preseason schedule against the Buffalo Bills.
''To be honest, if I don't get NFL hit in nfl jerseys cheap the preseason, I would be very OK with that,'' he said. ''I am not going to go in the game, saying, 'I hope Marcell Dareus hits me as hard as he possibly can.' That's not going to come out of my mouth.''
Good luck with that. Because Dareus and the rest of the Bills' high-priced, retooled, Mario Williams-led defensive line have a much different intention after NFL displaying glimpses of their pass-rushing and havoc-creating potential in training camp.
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''I wouldn't mind getting a sack,'' Dareus said with a giggle.
As for Williams, the defensive end already issued Griffin a warning when the two spoke recently.
''I told him I was coming for him, NFL so he knows I'll be looking for him,'' said Williams, who shares the same agent as Griffin. ''But it's all fun. It's preseason. And it's actually better for him to get hit earlier than later, so it's not a shock.''
Though the starters for each team are expected to get no more than a couple of series in the first quarter, their cameo appearances come with much anticipation.
Griffin is the new fresh face of the Redskins (No. 25 in the AP Pro32). The Heisman Trophy-winning Baylor star was cheap authentic jerseys selected with the NFL No. 2 pick in the draft, and has raised hopes in D.C. that the Redskins might finally have their first bonafide franchise quarterback since Joe Theismann's career ended with a broken leg in 1985.
There's a growing buzz in Buffalo (No. 19), too, that fortunes might finally be looking up for a team that's not made the NFL playoffs in 13 years - the NFL's longest active drought. The reason for the raised expectations centers around a new-look defensive line that will get its first chance to display its potential.
It's a unit that has plenty of depth and is designed to pressure opposing passers, something the Bills have had difficulty doing over the past five seasons.
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