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Griffin’s escapability helps extends plays, but Williams said it doesn’t change how offensive linemen shift to protect him.

“Most times if he’s moving, he’s moving for a reason: He’s avoiding pressure. That’s the good thing about him is that he can avoid pressure,” he said. “He’s athletic enough to turn a 10-yard loss on a sack into a 15-yard gain.”

When Griffin is designed to take off with the ball, it’s the line’s job to pave the way. And even with the hesitancy about the zone read, at the end of the day it can be simplified.

“It’s more up the field than side-to-side,” Williams said. “But blocking is blocking.”