Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III appears set to return to the starting lineup on Sunday, a week after he was knocked out of a game with a concussion. And the Redskins see no need to change their offense to protect Griffin from another concussion.
Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says he’s going to continue calling plays the same way he did before Griffin’s concussion.
“If I went into a game thinking I had to call a different game because, if he got hit, he’s going to be hurt, then he shouldn’t be playing,” Shanahan said, via CSNWashington.com. “If he’s cleared, he’s cleared, he’s okay. That’s my assumption.”
Shanahan said Griffin has looked sharp and ready in practice.
“He’s been great at practice this week,” Shanahan said. “Sounds like he’s going to be alright. Once [he gets cleared], you go into the game assuming he’s healthy.”
The question, however, is how long Griffin can stay healthy with all the hits he’s taking. Griffin is a spectacular athlete, probably the best athlete ever to play quarterback in the NFL, but he seems to trust his athleticism so much that he thinks he can make a play with his feet any time he wants. And as long as the Redskins’ offense has Griffin making a lot of plays with his feet, he’s going to keep taking a lot of hits.