The 2013 season wasn't a complete loss for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, at least according to former Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. During his introductory press conference in Cleveland on Thursday, Shanhan said be believes that the struggles he went through with RG3 in 2013 will eventually make them both better.

"I'm not going to say it was easy. Nothing's easy when you go through something like that. But I do believe going through it, Robert and I in the long run, it'll make both of us better," Shanahan said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I think when it's all said and done and Robert and I look back on it, I'm really appreciative of some of the stuff he did for me, and I really believe he'll be appreciative of some of the stuff I did for him."

The relationship between RG3 and the Shanahan family may have been the most dysfunctional one in the NFL last season. After Griffin was benched by Mike Shanahan in mid-December, Kyle went on the record saying he was against benching RG3.

Later in December, a member of the Redskins organization told CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that Kyle "has no relationship at all with (RG3)."

So maybe Griffin won't be better after all of this, but Shanahan actually might be. He said the experience in Washington will help him work with a rookie quarterback if the Browns decide to draft one.