WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — After years of getting ‘joaned’ on by the Junkies, Kevin McCarthy has finally learned how to throw a football for a spiral, learning from none other than Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins.
Kevin traveled down to Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. earlier this week for his one-on-lesson from a pro, for a Fox 5 segment that’s still chock-full of bad, wobbly throws and RGIII joans.
It seems obvious, but Kevin received instruction from Griffin behind the scenes, then took a couple cracks at a human target, who couldn’t have been standing more than 10 yards away.
“So you throw a nice, catchable ball,” Griffin began tutoring the basic fundamentals of football, which most children — even girls — learn before the age of ten. “Just make sure you stand tall.”
“You don’t think about this at all when you throw, do you?” Kevin said quizzically of the professional quarterback, as if perplexed by the notion of someone throwing a spiral on purpose.
“No, you don’t have to,” Griffin replied. “Once it becomes repetitive, it’s all, it’s a natural thing,” said Griffin.
“Alright, here we go,” Kevin said, bracing for his next throw like he’s tossing a grenade to a family member.
“Coil back, flip through,” Griffin reassured with more step-by-step guidance.
“Ew! Ew!” Kevin said after hurling the ball end-over end. “Give that a zero!”
“That was zero,” Griffin agreed. “That was definitely a zero! That was the worst of the three. The first was the best. We might have to go with that one as the spiral, but we’ll give you a couple more tries.”
“Alright, alright,” Kevin said. “Last one, last one. He’s a busy man.”
Yes, the former Offensive Rookie of the Year challenged with appeasing a fanbase which perennially presumes their Redskins to be Super Bowl-bound is a very ‘busy man.’
“Pendulum through. Pendulum through,” Griffin further instructed before Kevin’s next throw. “Look at that.”
“That was a little better, right?” Kevin sought validation.
“That was a lot better. That was a lot better,” Griffin said. “It’s like when you’re shooting a basketball, some guys shoot a dead ball, some guys shoot a ball with a lot of spin. It’s all about that last finger off the ball. That’s what creates that spin.”
Alright. We already understand Griffin’s busy (that whole the weigh of the city on his shoulders thing). Let’s just take up a little more of his time.
“Let me try catching one of your throws!” Kevin said with glee.
“You got it,” said Griffin.
“I don’t know if I can do this!” Kevin, with more mania.
“Here we go,” Griffin said, giving a look of caution into the camera. “Alright.”
“It’s gonna be brutal!” Kevin shouted erratically, at the thought of catching a football.
Griffin rifled a 12-yard strike directly into Kevin’s breadbasket. The breadbasket was not accepting any bread.
Watch the full segment below. Congrats to Kevin, on finally kind of learning to throw a half-spiral.
Click here for video of RGIII actually teaching Kevin how to throw a spiral. I believe in that clip, RGIII also rates the latest Hollywood movies by giving them ‘pairs of socks.’
(Thanks to Fox News Morning for sharing)