Robert Griffin III: I did enough to feel confident

Reuters

After returning to the practice field on Wednesday, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he feels good about making a quick return from the knee injury he suffered on Sunday.

I did enough to give myself the confidence to push it tomorrow and on Friday,” Griffin said, via CSNWashington.com. “It’s just about getting confidence back in it. And I plan on getting confidence back in it relatively quickly.”

Griffin said his injured knee has rapidly improved.

“It’s gotten better every day, which is a positive sign for me,” he said. “Sunday night I thought there was probably no chance that I could play the next week. Monday morning I felt better about it. Yesterday, I felt better about it. And today, I feel really good about it. It just depends on whether I continue to progress the way that I am.”

Both Griffin and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said they don’t want to force the Browns to prepare for both Griffin and backup Kirk Cousins on Sunday, and therefore they’re not going to tell the Browns whether Griffin is ready to play. But Griffin sure sounds ready.

35 responses to “Robert Griffin III: I did enough to feel confident

  1. Too much RG3 coverage! Come on PFT, you know that Jay Cutler’s facial expressions are your bread and butter!!

  2. If he wants to play let him play. It’s just funny how some people don’t want him to play, because they know he gives the redskins the best chance to win.

  3. Let him sit this week, Cousins can get us through the Browns game…. it’s more important to have him ready for the divisional games against Eagles & Cowgirls the following weeks.

  4. Why would you not want to have to force another team to prepare for two different people? What has the NFL become?

  5. Listening to this kid in his press conference, I have to say there’s not another QB I would want leading my team. This kid is not just an athlete, but he’s also a very intelligent young man, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in politics once his career has ended, he’s that smooth.

  6. Hmmmmmmmmm … I thought Shanahan was playing for next year?
    Seriously you are playing the Browns not the Pats put Cousins has come into play twice after a RG3 injury and both times he has thrown for a TD.
    At this rate … RG3 won’t even last the average NFL career of 3.3 years.

  7. All of you saying “he’ll be out of football in 5 years, etc” are all jealous haters. He’s doing much better at sliding since concussion. The hit to the knee was a freak incident and could of happened to Tom Brady or any other NFL qb.

  8. Don’t sleep on Cleveland’s D. The Ravens were playing with 2nd and 3rd stringers at CB and LB’s. Cleveland can definitely beat the skins this weekend with or without Bobby.

  9. jeg07 says:
    Dec 12, 2012 4:07 PM
    “Shanahan is going to kill this poor guy.”

    The number of RG3’s designed runs has decreased steadily since the start of the season. Both of his injuries have come on passing plays, not designed runs, where RG3 has been forced out of the pocket. Far from “getting him killed,” Shanahan has counseled Griffin to get out of bounds or on the ground to avoid taking unnecessary hits.

  10. Stop whining about Griffin taking too many hits, please!! Im going to keep a count of how many he takes this week & how many Luck takes, & i am guessing the numbers are very close…. He ain’t no Mike Vick, this kid has got the smarts to be a great pro, his legs aren’t the only tool in his arsenal. I was a skeptic in April, I admit, but now I see, this kid is SPECIAL. No worries

  11. Clevelands D is for real and very physical! If it was up to me,I would start Cousins see how the kid does.If Cousins struggles then I would put RGIII in,Skins need the rest of their games if they want to make the playoffs!

  12. rg3 will be on IR after this game, plenty of time to selling and making subway sandwhiches and giving gatorade to Luck while hes playing in the playoffs

  13. rufustfireflyjr
    Dec 12, 2012, 1:27 PM PST

    The number of RG3′s designed runs has decreased steadily since the start of the season. Both of his injuries have come on passing plays, not designed runs, where RG3 has been forced out of the pocket. Far from “getting him killed,” Shanahan has counseled Griffin to get out of bounds or on the ground to avoid taking unnecessary hits.

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    Griff had been hurt twice season and both times he was RUNNING!

    I think your in running denial just like most skins fans.

  14. If he doesn’t play then people will say he is soft. He has to play. Just make him show the world he can throw that ball with the best of them. He isn’t just a runner. Hand it off to Morris and let RGizzy light em up through the air.

  15. This is a dumb decision. Although there weren’t any ligament tears, no one can tell me that those ligaments weren’t at least stretched, and that is not something to mess around with. I’m a Giants fan, but I really like this kid, and decisions like this are far more likely to shorten his career.

  16. Haha, all you clowns who give me thumbs down, check my comments about RG3 playing in the Garcon post yesterday, check the Morris post today, and check the “Mike Shanahan is Grumpy” post from November last year where I said Skins would get RG3.

    You want to listen to me if you want the real scoop.

    bigbluecrew420 says:Dec 12, 2012 4:52 PM

    Griff had been hurt twice season and both times he was RUNNING!

    I think your in running denial just like most skins fans.
    ___________________________

    Give it a rest. Brady, Palmer, Brees…. out for seasons with injuries IN THE POCKET. It’s FOOTBALL.

    Pretty sure that Roethlisberger and Steve Young don’t have any reservations about how they played and they have rings to show for it.

    We’ll be in “denial”.

    You can watch him torture the Giants for the next 12 years as he’s already done twice this year. You are scared of him just like your defense.

  17. Cousins should start.putting rg3 out there sunday is not worth the risk or reward when you consider he will be the redskins qb the next 10 to 15 years!
    Skins need to find out if cousins can win in rg3’s absence and what better time to do it now in a play off type atmosphere?

  18. If they play him and use a single option play, shanahan should be fired on the spot.

    It’s fine that they used this option to ease him into the NFL but they better phase that out next year. He’s just not big enough to take those hits.

    QB is already a dangerous position without adding running plays to the mix. Cam Newton is huge and can take the pounding but RG3 will break down like Vick always does if they keep running.

  19. As he develops and gets better as a QB, he will take less hits and only calculated runs. This guy has one of the highest passer ratings in the NFL, and is a rookie. Very impressed!

  20. When a sequel to the movie Good Burger is made. Can the Kel Mitchell lookalike BobG3 be the star? We all want to see BobG3 begin his movie career yelling into the camera saying “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger , can i take ya awwwwwwder!” He would be perfect for that role!

    and as for his press conference when he stated “I screamed….like a man of course” , meanwhile wearing his hair and a hairclip holding his hair back looking like a woman, that is good stuff BOB, keep it going!

  21. Having been a skins fan for 20+ years, had season tickets, everything. So as I speak ( type..haha ), I am saying this from a die-hard fan perspective. IMHO I think they should rest him, another week of rest can do nothing but good, especially with the cold weather, haven’t seen the forecast yet but I imagine it’ll be pretty chilly. I have the highest faith and confidence in Cousins, Morris, our receivers, Forbath, our game plan and I can’t believe I’m saying this but our defense. I know the stats about our d but they seem to make adjustments and step up when it matters. I think we will be just fine if RGIII sits to rest his knee..HTTR !!!

  22. When a sequel to the movie Good Burger is made. Can the Kel Mitchell lookalike BobG3 be the star? We all want to see BobG3 begin his movie career yelling into the camera saying “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger , can i take ya awwwwwwder!” He would be perfect for that role!

    and as for his press conference when he stated “I screamed….like a man of course” , meanwhile wearing his hair and a hairclip holding his hair back looking like a woman, that is good stuff BOB, keep it going!

    hillarious!!!!!

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