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RGIII Had Major Influence on Shawn Lauvao Signing with Redskins

by Chris Lingebach
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In this handout image provided by the NFL, Shawn Lauvao of the Cleveland Browns poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Berea, Ohio. (Credit: NFL via Getty Images)

In this handout image provided by the NFL, Shawn Lauvao of the Cleveland Browns poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Berea, Ohio. (Credit: NFL via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Robert Griffin III being the quarterback of the Redskins definitely played a role in guard Shawn Lauvao’s decision to sign with Washington, he told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Tuesday.

Lauvao even understands if Redskins fans may have scratched their heads, upon learning he’d signed with Washington and after seeing the team for which he’d previously played.

“Believe me, man. I think a lot of times when people hear Cleveland, they’re like ‘Oh my gosh, why that guy?'” Lauvao said. “But the only reason I can tell you, bro, is like the one thing that I know, is I know what not to do to not win. You know what I mean?”

He’s endured 4 losing seasons since being drafted in third round by Cleveland in 2010, enjoying all of 18 wins, which equates to roughly 4.5 victories per season.

“So I can tell you what doesn’t work,” Lauvao said. “Me, I’m still pretty young, but I was gonna say, I’ve had probably over ten different quarterbacks, bro, so I’m kind of over the whole shuffling of different dudes who are on the back, so I’m just like, that’s tough man.

“So I was gonna say, like, when you hear about teams that are interested and whatnot, I mean before people even ask me the question, I’m like ‘Who’s the quarterback?’ I need to know who’s the guy calling the shots.”

Indeed, having stability at the quarterback position should be a welcomed change of pace for Lauvao. He’s seen precisely seven starting quarterbacks in four seasons with Cleveland (in no particular order): Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Thad Lewis, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, Jake Delhomme.

“Last year, we had like three different quarterbacks,” he said. “I’m just saying, that’s just the nature of the beast, because this is a tough league, man, and when you have a marquee guy who’s the guy, man, that’s a special thing. I mean, hats off to [Griffin].”

“I want to win, man. I want to know what that feels like. I know what not to do, that’s for dang sure,” he said.

Also noteworthy: In the course of the 10-minute interview, Lauvao said “bro” 5 times and “man” 45 times. Such a chill bro.

 

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