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Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Monday

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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t just talk about kickers at his Monday press conference.

As expected, he provided an update on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s status after the rookie suffered a concussion on a hit by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on Sunday. Shanahan outlined the steps Griffin needs to take to get on the field — meeting with the independent neurologist Monday in hopes of being cleared for physical activity — and said that the quarterback hasn’t been experiencing any symptoms on Monday.

“He’s feeling good. No dizziness, no headaches, no vomiting. He feels like he’s done well on the tests that he’s taken thus far,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully there’s no symptoms that happen over the next couple of days.”

If Griffin passes all his tests, he could be back with the team at practice on Wednesday. That would put him on track to play in Week Six, although it’s definitely a too early to start projecting the likelihood of that happening.

Shanahan also announced that safety Brandon Meriweather will miss another month as a result of the knee injury he re-aggravated in a collision with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson between the Week Four game in Tampa.

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28 Responses to “Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Monday”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 8, 2012 4:35 PM

    I hope he plays. The Vikings could use a challenge.

  2. wwwfella says: Oct 8, 2012 4:36 PM

    dont rush it….HAIL

  3. flutieflakes says: Oct 8, 2012 4:41 PM

    I don’t believe it, you don’t take a hit that hard and just show no symptoms. Those tests have to be easier than a community college entrance exam.

  4. fallcoon says: Oct 8, 2012 4:42 PM

    Whenever you have a concussion it should be mandatory to sit out a week, to protect a player from himself or in this case protect a player from his coach.

  5. baloneyjohn says: Oct 8, 2012 4:52 PM

    He should stay out anyway. He isn’t that stout a fellow and he really as lit up.
    There have been stories of how easy it is o pass these “test”
    More like a bunch of BS, it seems

  6. andylucksneck says: Oct 8, 2012 4:53 PM

    HTTR!!!!!

  7. dgforreal says: Oct 8, 2012 4:55 PM

    Hopefully this is true.

    I have symptoms just from seeing it yesterday.

  8. 13fitzj says: Oct 8, 2012 5:00 PM

    “He got the year correct to the last 25 years, so we’re gonna give him a passing grade on that one.” said Coach Shanahan…

  9. Deb says: Oct 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    That was a nasty ping-ponging between two players. Hard to imagine RGIII has no concussion symptoms. Roethlisberger appeared symptom-free after a head injury a couple of years ago but symptoms manifested later in the week. This is a talented young man and they need to do what’s best for his long-term health–like making sure he knows to get out of bounds next time. He’s too valuable to risk serious injury for a few more inches of ground.

  10. realitypolice says: Oct 8, 2012 5:17 PM

    So he couldn’t remember the score of the game or what quarter it was on the sideline yesterday but today he’s 100% fine?

    Glad to see we made such great strides in concussion awareness.

  11. skinsfan91 says: Oct 8, 2012 5:26 PM

    Shanahan already said that if there is any setback of Griff, if doesn’t feel right in any way then he’s going to be sat out on Sunday. For what it’s worth.

  12. robertopicadillo says: Oct 8, 2012 5:33 PM

    redskins better put an end to his careless running, not as big as cam and not as fast as vick is the ingredients for career ending injury. if this keeps up the skins will be in the qb hunt in 2-3 years.

  13. pastabelly says: Oct 8, 2012 5:37 PM

    All I could think of was Mo Lewis hit on Bledsoe 11 years ago. The hit was brutal. That kid needs to start to be a bit less aggressive in his runs. He won’t last the season if he thinks he can play that kind of game.

  14. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 8, 2012 5:58 PM

    What does shanny and medical staff have to say so RG3 can play on Sunday, Alex?

  15. vablockaderunner says: Oct 8, 2012 6:00 PM

    The crazy thing is this was the game where the Redskins called ZERO designed runs for him.

    No option, no QB sweeps, no draws, nothing.

    He was just scrambling outside the pocket, trying to keep a play alive in the red zone. Nothing any coaches can do to “put a stop” to that.

    The man just has to throw that ball away. Has to. There was nothing there.

    He’ll learn, or he’ll be in big trouble.

  16. 2ruefan says: Oct 8, 2012 6:07 PM

    Sorry. But I don’t buy he has no symptoms. One of his mates said he had blacked out, didn’t know the score or what quarter they were in.

    If that is the case, then his brain sloshed around a bit in there, and I really don’t buy he had no symptoms.

    But I believe he CLAIMED he had no symptoms.

    I think if a player has been knocked unconscious by a concussion – it should be mandatory to miss a game to protect them.

  17. bennyb82 says: Oct 8, 2012 6:14 PM

    If Kirk Cousins didnt throw two interceptions and the Redskins won, RG3 would possibly have concussion symptoms today.

  18. mjkelly77 says: Oct 8, 2012 6:47 PM

    One day later? There was no concussion. He just punked out and cried like a little girl.

  19. zn0rseman says: Oct 8, 2012 6:55 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Oct 8, 2012 4:35 PM
    I hope he plays. The Vikings could use a challenge.

     —————-

    I’d be more scared of the Redskins if they had Kirk Cousins at QB. He’s a more sound passer and better decision maker than RG3. Those two factors are what wins games against good defenses.

  20. goodellsadouche says: Oct 8, 2012 6:55 PM

    Get used to him missing time. Having so much mobilty can get you hurt, just as much as a non mobile QB. On the other hand, Cousins will get a ton of reps.

  21. truthassassin says: Oct 8, 2012 7:27 PM

    The kid will be fine… He had a bit too much confidence that he could take a hit, and now he’s learned the hard way… I really doubt this will continue, he’s much smarter than Vick, who still thinks he’s got the wheels he had when he was 22 (he doesn’t)

  22. jwreck says: Oct 8, 2012 7:54 PM

    zn0rseman says: Oct 8, 2012 6:55 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Oct 8, 2012 4:35 PM
    I hope he plays. The Vikings could use a challenge.

    —————-

    I’d be more scared of the Redskins if they had Kirk Cousins at QB. He’s a more sound passer and better decision maker than RG3. Those two factors are what wins games against good defenses.
    ______________
    Sounds like somebody hasn’t seen Griffin play yet this season.

    Atlanta has a pretty darn good defense, yet Cousins, who was winning the game, managed to use sound passing and good decision making to blow a lead and lose the game for Washington.

    The real, telling factor is how little respect Atlanta had for Cousins: choosing to focus the defense on simply stopping the run. Alfred Morris was having a career day until Griffin was knocked out of the game, but without a starting quarterback, Mike Smith felt comfortable simply stopping the run instead of the balanced defense they were using when there was a real quarterback in the game.

    No offense to Kirk, of course, he is a smart kid, a good decision maker and a sound passer. He just isn’t a starting caliber player yet at this point in his career.

  23. andyb053 says: Oct 8, 2012 7:55 PM

    The worst news in this post is that Meriweather is out for another month. That defensive backfield needs him so bad it’s not even funny. There’s a reason why Matt Ryan had a career high in both completions and attempts. That’s what you do against the 2012 Redskins – you pass it because they can’t defend it. I cannot wait to have that guy back.

  24. dannythebisforbeast says: Oct 8, 2012 8:56 PM

    Hes got one of those quick healing brains!

    It only gets worse as you get older

  25. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 8, 2012 9:06 PM

    If Cousins had a full week of practice as the starter, getting all the reps, he’d be really good, of this I have no doubt….but I believe Griffin comes back next week, and gets to know Jared Allen. Kyle needs to feed Morris 25-35 times, not 18….

  26. jwreck says: Oct 8, 2012 9:34 PM

    The overwhelming trend on all of the Griffin concussion articles seem to be the National Hindsight Society explaining how Griffin should know not to scramble outside of the pocket or try to make plays with his feet in the red zone instead of throwing the ball away or stepping out of bounds. But the more I think about it, the more Griffin, Vick, and, to a lesser extent, Newton’s occasionally dangerous style of play makes sense.

    You know that stop sign where you never actually have to stop or that one street in your neighborhood where the speed limit is really more of a guideline. You know that maybe, one day, a cop will be there and it’s gonna cost you, but it didn’t happen the last ten times, so why should you stop at the sign today?

    Griffin, Vick, and Newton fundamentally understand when they should and shouldn’t run, when they should slide, and when they should just throw the ball away. The problem is how often they are able to run into a brick wall and pull out an eight yard gain. If seven out of eight times they end up with a great play, the idea of danger is not reinforced and they will continue to put themselves in harm’s way.

    This time “the cop was there”: Griffin ended up with a concussion and the Redskins probably lost the game because of it.

    Hopefully for Washington fans, one reckless ticket was enough and Griffin learned a lot from yesterday’s loss. However, the real point is that all the hindsight suggestions: all the “why didn’t he run out of bounds” talk, the “just throw it away, man” chatter; is all pointless. We all know that if Griffin had pulled out a nine yard run there, he’d be rookie of the week again. Griffin knows how to stay safe, he knows how to play smart football, but the only one who can keep Griffin safe is Griffin himself.

    He’s a smart kid though, and Washington fans should like their odds.

  27. zn0rseman says: Oct 8, 2012 9:38 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Oct 8, 2012 4:35 PM
    I hope he plays. The Vikings could use a challenge.
    —————-
    zn0rseman says: Oct 8, 2012 6:55 PM
    I’d be more scared of the Redskins if they had Kirk Cousins at QB. He’s a more sound passer and better decision maker than RG3. Those two factors are what wins games against good defenses.
    ______________
    jwreck says:
    Oct 8, 2012 7:54 PM
    Sounds like somebody hasn’t seen Griffin play yet this season.

    Atlanta has a pretty darn good defense, yet Cousins, who was winning the game, managed to use sound passing and good decision making to blow a lead and lose the game for Washington.

    The real, telling factor is how little respect Atlanta had for Cousins: choosing to focus the defense on simply stopping the run. Alfred Morris was having a career day until Griffin was knocked out of the game, but without a starting quarterback, Mike Smith felt comfortable simply stopping the run instead of the balanced defense they were using when there was a real quarterback in the game.

    No offense to Kirk, of course, he is a smart kid, a good decision maker and a sound passer. He just isn’t a starting caliber player yet at this point in his career.
    —————
    Just because Kirk hasn’t gotten first team reps and was unprepared to get thrown in against the Falcons doesn’t change my point. If you loom around the league at QB’s who tend to run if their first read isn’t open, like RG3, they have a horrible track record against good defenses. A pocket passer with good decision making skills and good accuracy, is what wins those games. Although RG3 is athletic freak, at the NFL level that elite college athleticism is average. That is why he is taking a beatings in games lately. He’s used to being able to run away with games via his athleticism and now can’t do that any more. He also hasn’t adjusted his play to the speed of NFL defenders. He’d better make that adjustment quick too, because of he doesn’t we’ll be seeing a lot more of Krik Cousins.

  28. starderup says: Oct 9, 2012 11:40 AM

    He has a long and promising career if he learns to take what the D will give him and slide feet first.
    Otherwise, he will not last, and his retirement years will be a total fog.
    Wise up, kid. You just about got your head torn off.

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