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Report: Robert Griffin III will start

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We’ve been expecting to see Robert Griffin III at quarterback for the Redskins on Sunday since the rookie was able to practice without setbacks all three days this week.

The league’s concussion protocols demand that Griffin pass multiple cognitive tests before he’s given the clearance to play in a game. Some of those tests go on during the weekend of the game, so the Redskins couldn’t make any kind of confirmation of Griffin’s status during the week. Mike Shanahan said that Griffin would start as long as he passed all the tests, which was about as far as he could go.

It looks like Griffin’s gotten the green light he needed. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Griffin will be in the starting lineup against the Vikings. The Redskins have already said that they don’t plan to change much of anything about their offensive scheme to protect Griffin, so it should be a familiar offensive look for the Redskins this week.

The key for Griffin will be to protect himself. He spoke earlier this week of the need to get down or throw a ball away in order to avoid a big hit, something that he’d be wise to keep in mind with Jared Allen on the other side of the line on Sunday.

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22 Responses to “Report: Robert Griffin III will start”
  1. steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says: Oct 14, 2012 9:10 AM

    Bust

    ~ 6 rings

  2. harness88 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:19 AM

    Jarred is going to give him another dose of N.F.L football today—SKOAL VIKES!

  3. joetoronto says: Oct 14, 2012 9:21 AM

    A concussion, that’s it?

    Does he know that Aaron Rodgers got poked in the eye and “actually lost vision for a second”?

  4. burnzido says: Oct 14, 2012 9:23 AM

    The kid is gonna light it up today! Show all the haters what the future of the QB position will look like.

  5. baloneyjohn says: Oct 14, 2012 9:34 AM

    I hope this kid is a fast healer. That hit he took, he’s the size of a DB, looked like it broke him in half.
    Use him wisely

  6. dirtydrynn27 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:43 AM

    Imagine a Steeler fan making fun of a Redskins injury…..Can #43 play a whole season without an injury? RGIII is far from being a bust you hater……6 rings wont help those Steelers this year,ask Rephrase

  7. duncanthecat says: Oct 14, 2012 9:45 AM

    Vikes aren’t as good as their current record.

    A loss is in the works.

    Redskins by 6.

  8. 4thandnone says: Oct 14, 2012 9:54 AM

    good. I’m going to this game and don’t want any excuses for why the vikings win again. Now the vikings can win straight up.

  9. jtwp61 says: Oct 14, 2012 10:02 AM

    He will start but I doubt he will finish, shouldn’t rush into facing the Vikes D fresh off a concussion.

  10. thepvyharvin says: Oct 14, 2012 10:05 AM

    While RG is looking out for the bus(Jared Allen) he will get ran over by the train (Harrison Smith)

  11. boyshole25 says: Oct 14, 2012 10:16 AM

    Harrison couldn’t catch rg3 if his life depended on it

  12. ernie ernie says: Oct 14, 2012 10:47 AM

    Fine. Just remember RG, it was your insistance to play so stay the heck away from lawyers 25 years from now trying to sue for your head injuries.

  13. leafeaterx says: Oct 14, 2012 10:53 AM

    The Redskin’s will have a chance to win this, as they have each week so far. Whether they win or lose really depends more on their defense than their offense.

    Why some people want to see RGIII get hurt is beyond me… Elway had 2 concussions his rookie year that we know of. He adapted his play style, I don’t see why RGIII can’t, he has the brains, no guarantee he will though either. Just gotta wait a see, given it’s been a whole 5 games that allows us to predict the future with certainty… smh

  14. geauxjay says: Oct 14, 2012 11:01 AM

    Yep. Roger Goodell truly changed the culture of the NFL when he made an example of the Saints.

  15. lbpackfan says: Oct 14, 2012 11:08 AM

    Harness88 –

    SKOAL, eh?

    I prefer Red Man

  16. funshipm174 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:13 AM

    As a Vikings fan, and more importantly, a human being, I never want to see anyone hurt. As a football fan, I am glad RGIII will be in there because I either want to win or lose vs Washington with no excuses from either team.

  17. thunderskins007 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:16 AM

    bust? really steeler fan? based on what, that he was concussed last week? in five games he has one turnover , one of the highest completion percentages in the league and the offense is #1 in rushing yards and averages 28pts a game. a bust would be kordell aka slash trying to be a starting qb in this league, that was a joke. and as far as rings go wake up to present day. you guys are 2-3 and looked great last thursday losing to the titans. maybe worry about your own team and quit hating on rg3.

  18. zn0rseman says: Oct 14, 2012 12:00 PM

    boyshole25 says:
    Oct 14, 2012 10:16 AM
    Harrison couldn’t catch rg3 if his life depended on it

     —————

    Yeah, because a 4.46 40 time is just way too slow. (Sarcasm.)

  19. funshipm174 says: Oct 14, 2012 12:01 PM

    Steeler fan,

    If RGIII is a bust after 5 games, what would that have made Eli Manning after 5 games in his rookie year.

    You win most idiotic comment of the week!

  20. teamnorsecore says: Oct 14, 2012 12:18 PM

    duncanthecat says:
    Oct 14, 2012 9:45 AM
    Vikes aren’t as good as their current record.

    A loss is in the works.

    Redskins by 6.
    ………
    Really Biff? Can I borrow you’re Sports Almanac? Have you seen the Redskins defense and Secondary? They have 2 former Viking castoffs starting in that secondary……what does that tell you?!?!?

  21. mediasloppy says: Oct 14, 2012 12:29 PM

    I hope they aren’t rushing him back. His career just started being picked 2nd in this years draft…

    Then again, I thought it was scary to start AP week one of the season…

  22. boyshole25 says: Oct 14, 2012 6:47 PM

    And like I said. Harrison non factor

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