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Former Dallas Cowboys running back and 2010 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Emmitt Smith joined SportsTalk Live on Thursday night from a golf tournament he is participating in in Nevada to talk about the Redskins and their upcoming 2015 season.
That, of course, led host Chick Hernandez to the subject of Robert Griffin III, who enters this season with a long list of expectations and the challenge, too, to stay healthy.
What, Hernandez asked, does Griffin need to do to be a "viable" quarterback?
"I think Robert has some upside and it's all a matter of how he approaches the quarterback position," Smith said, "his leadership on that team and how he's able to get other players around him to buy into his leadership quality and how he puts other players in a position to be successful and he has to understand that he doesn't have to do everything on his own."
Griffin played in nine games last season, completing 68 percent of his passes for 1,694 yards and four touchdowns while throwing six interceptions.
"You've got a great running back in Alfred Morris. You've got wide receivers that can catch the ball for you and so all you have to do is manage the game effectively and show the quality of leadership that people are looking for out of that position," Smith said.
"If you could do those things and take advantage of what the defense is giving you by leveraging your legs if you need to but also showing that you have the ability to throw the ball effectively and accurately then I think he will gain the knowledge that he needs to play that quarterback position."
The full interview with Smith airs Thursday night on SportsTalk Live at 10 p.m. and replays at midnight on CSN.