What I liked about Mariota is he looks to pick up the easy yards running but if he senses someone around him he instantly slides. It will be difficult for Griffin to change his mentality running the ball - hope it doesn't take another serious injury for him to get it. Hmmmm. Why would it be difficult to change the mentality running the ball? Learning to slide and actively deciding to do so don't strike me as particularly difficult tasks. Certainly, there is / was certainly a crazy reluctance by RGIII to do so, but I doubt it would be too difficult to pull off, should he ever mature enough to see the value. Watch R.Wilson slide. He is very comfortable giving up on a play early because he has the confidence and trust of the rest of the guys. He knows he'll get it done the next play or the next series or whatever. RG3 doesn't have that confidence so he feels like he has to hit the big homerun every time he scrambles. So he ends up with awkward slides at the last second or none at all. Well, he plays for the Redskins, doesn't he - he has to hit the homerun, or else I think you are more or less making the same point. If he decides he wants to slide, doing it won't be a problem. What's there to teach? The challenge is changing his mindset, and Gruden surely doesn't seem to be going about it very well. Maybe the difference comes from Wilson's background as a baseball player. Sliding just comes naturally to some players. I don't know what RG3s history is in regards to baseball, but that could have something to do with it.