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Griffin says decision “was not my own”

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had to be kept from returning to the field after suffering a knee injury on Sunday against the Ravens.  He now has to be kept from playing on Sunday against the Browns.

Griffin has posted on Twitter that the decision that he won’t play “was not my own. . . .  But I will be there for my team!!!  In every way I possibly can.”  (Rashard Mendenhall isn’t impressed.)

That message from Griffin seems to close the door on the possible loophole in the team’s official announcement that Kirk Cousins “is expected” to start.  It also suggests that the doctors ultimately decided not to clear Griffin.

The question now becomes whether Griffin will be cleared for Week 16 against the Eagles, especially if the Redskins lose to Cleveland and fall to 7-7.

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73 Responses to “Griffin says decision “was not my own””
  1. tinbender2000 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:52 PM

    Kirk Cousins is the second greatest quarterback to ever walk the earth, just ask Logicalvoice.

  2. bhester1906 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:54 PM

    Come on Kirk. Turn this chance into a 2013 2nd round pick via trade! HTTR!

  3. mjbulls45 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:54 PM

    favre woulda played. he played thru half a dead body once,

    rob parker was right,

    skins havent had a playoff home game since 1992.

  4. spytdi says: Dec 15, 2012 9:56 PM

    Browns take this game! Oh hail…

  5. pottymouth777 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:00 PM

    Something fishy is going on here.

  6. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 15, 2012 10:02 PM

    It’s quite alright Robert. We’re just facing the Browns. You heal up and embarrass the Eagles and Cowboys and get ready for the playoffs!

  7. jjrs89 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:03 PM

    Griffin was said to have not been cleared because his foot was stuck in Rob Parkers hind parts

  8. dbones750 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:09 PM

    RG Tres may go down as the best QB to never start a full season.

  9. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:14 PM

    if the redskins lose to the joke of the afc north the browns in the factory of sadness they do not deserve to make the playoffs

    the browns have only had wins against the worst teams in the nfl and the steelers game doesn’t count bc it was their 3rd string qb and the steelers had 8 yes 8 turnovers and the pos browns barly beat them.

    “Weapon-X” RG3 or “Capt America” Kirk Cousins starting THE REDSKINS WILL DESTROY THE BROWNS AND MAKE THE FACTORY OF SADNESS EVEN SADDER!!!!

    THE BROWNS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THRUOUT HISTORY. NEVER WON THE SUPER BOWL AND NEVER WILL!!!!

    #HTTR #BEATCLEVELAND #BEATTHEBROWNS #FACTORYOFSADNESS
    #CAPT.AMERICA-KIRKCOUSINS

  10. wayne1693 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:17 PM

    The Orthopedic Specialists said, when the injury was fully diagnosed, that RG3 would not play on Sunday.

  11. riggo44 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:20 PM

    @mjbulls45

    No the Redskins had a home playoff game in 2000 and beat the Lions 27-13. Not that 12 years isn’t long enough

  12. bradygazelle says: Dec 15, 2012 10:24 PM

    I had no idea RGIII was so soft.

  13. nflmockscom says: Dec 15, 2012 10:24 PM

    This is the first time I’ve thought the decision to draft Cousins might be a good one.

  14. boyshole25 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:26 PM

    Now we see If they’re the same old skins who play down to opponents

  15. rickyspanish says: Dec 15, 2012 10:27 PM

    tinbender2000

    Well said.

  16. bsizzle80 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:30 PM

    mjbulls45 says:Dec 15, 2012 9:54 PM

    favre woulda played. he played thru half a dead body once,

    rob parker was right,

    skins havent had a playoff home game since 1992.

    ________________________________

    I love it when people makeup stats… They won the NFC East in 1999 and played Detroit at home AND won…

  17. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:31 PM

    if the redskins lose to the joke of the afc north the browns in the factory of sadness they do not deserve to make the playoffs

    the browns have only had wins against the worst teams in the nfl and the steelers game doesn’t count bc it was their 3rd string qb and the steelers had 8 yes 8 turnovers and the pos browns barly beat them.

    “Weapon-X” RG3 or “Capt America” Kirk Cousins starting THE REDSKINS WILL DESTROY THE BROWNS AND MAKE THE FACTORY OF SADNESS EVEN SADDER!!!!

    THE BROWNS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THRUOUT HISTORY. NEVER WON THE SUPER BOWL AND NEVER WILL!!!!

    #HTTR #BEATCLEVELAND #BEATTHEBROWNS #FACTORYOFSADNESS
    #CAPT.AMERICA-KIRKCOUSINS

    time for the whole team to step it up…..

    fight like bloodthirsty warriors, play like champions, dominate the browns and win!!! HTTR

    Capt America Kirk will make “Weapon X” RG3 proud!!! time to make the factory of sadness even sadder!!! HTTR

  18. stopdk12 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:32 PM

    Come on Kirk. Turn this chance into a 2013 2nd round pick via trade! HTTR!
    ———————————————–
    What a stupid post.

    Hail Kirk… You are a Skin..be proud and play hard.

  19. speakerfothehouse says: Dec 15, 2012 10:34 PM

    This is the first questionable thing I’ve ever heard RG3 make.

  20. huskersrock1 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:36 PM

    Well of course the decision “was not his own” he isn’t the coach!

  21. theguywhosaidit says: Dec 15, 2012 10:36 PM

    mjbulls45 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:54 PM
    “favre woulda played. he played thru half a dead body once”
    Being selfish and doing that cost his teams wins in the long run; for his records.
    “rob parker was right”
    Agreeing with that tool sure gives your opinion legs right?
    “skins havent had a playoff home game since 1992.”
    Yes lets just ignore the other 5 playoff games since because they weren’t home games… No one ever wins playoff games on the road, right? Redskins fans and football fans as a whole would like to ignore the Snyder ownership years up to now, so by your logic of nonsense, didn’t happen…

  22. skins4421 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:39 PM

    When it comes to the Shanahans, I don’t believe it unless its written in blood, noterized, and blessed by the pope!
    For the record if Griffen isn’t 110% I’d prefer him be benched. The Skins have been less than average for way too long. I will be longer if he destroys his knee in his ROOKIE YEAR. They have won as much as I expected in his first year, the rest is gravy!

  23. theguywhosaidit says: Dec 15, 2012 10:39 PM

    “skins havent had a playoff ‘home’ game since 1992.”
    And, actually, there was one…
    Detroit Lions 13 at Washington Redskins 27
    Saturday, January 8, 2000

  24. joesphkerr says: Dec 15, 2012 10:42 PM

    Skins fans, your one ankle sprain away from the return of the other RG. Rex Grossman that is.

  25. ctgiant says: Dec 15, 2012 10:48 PM

    So, where does Mendenhall fit into this?
    Oh, yeah, he’s an idiot!
    Beat the boys nitwit.
    Thanks kindly, yours truly CT GIANT.

  26. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 15, 2012 10:48 PM

    I believe kirk cousins will impress EVERYONE tomorrow. We will see….

  27. isphet71 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:49 PM

    Griffin seems like a good guy and a good teammate to me. Also rooting for Cousins this weekend. Can’t help myself but to wish the best for both of them.

    It’s odd to say this because the Redskins as a whole are a team that I have historically disliked more than other teams.

  28. msclemons67 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:49 PM

    RGIII needs to take the week off so Rob Parker can teach him how to be black.

  29. jnova80 says: Dec 15, 2012 10:59 PM

    QB controversy in DC?????……………………….. ;)

  30. mike41april says: Dec 15, 2012 10:59 PM

    Haven’t seen anything that says RG3 will be inactive; just that Cousins will start. Will also be keeping my eyes and ears open about a 2nd QB being activated. Until that happens, couldn’t RG3 still be active and dress as a fallback option? Or maybe it’s a ruse and Griffin takes over after the first series. Any possibility of that happening, at this point?

  31. duncanthecat says: Dec 15, 2012 11:01 PM

    God is with the Redskins irregardless of their QB.

  32. skinsfaninok says: Dec 15, 2012 11:09 PM

    not true bulls 45 they hosted Detroit in 99

  33. thebigcaptain2011 says: Dec 15, 2012 11:13 PM

    I don’t get why he even felt the need to say that. No, it wasn’t his decision to start but it was his decision to run and not slide.

  34. andyreidsbossoms says: Dec 15, 2012 11:17 PM

    Vick 2.0

  35. slobmykolb says: Dec 15, 2012 11:20 PM

    Tinbender2000 says,

    Kirk Cousins is the second greatest quarterback to ever walk the earth, just ask Logicalvoice.

    Thank god someone else is tired of this logical voice character babbling incoherently! Amazing his post all go through but mine never do! I’m sure there will only be 2 people that read this very insightful post I’ve just beautifully jotted (almost poetically) (sarcasm button)! Those 2 people are whoever it is that filters these posts and myself. What a shame since I have so much wisdom and insight I have been trying to share with the rest of you (all for not)!

  36. Ridley Me This says: Dec 15, 2012 11:21 PM

    Even since someone has been preemptively making fun of logicalvoicesays it seems like the troll has gone away.

    Do you have troll-be-gone or are you actually inceptrolling us in some kind of mind bending double troll?

  37. skins1976 says: Dec 15, 2012 11:21 PM

    @mjbulls45

    I tried hard to think of a bigger moron than you but couldn’t come up with anything. And when’s the last time the Bulls won anything meaningful? What a joke…

  38. zatoichi7 says: Dec 15, 2012 11:26 PM

    mjbulls45, a chi-town guy referencing brett favre, that’s blasphemy #1. validating parker’s view, people said the same about obama the first time he ran for office in chicago, blasphemy #2. you’ve heard the i have a dream speech, right?

  39. oaklegend says: Dec 15, 2012 11:30 PM

    They are baiting Dallas to put the hook on Dez by having RGIII publicize that it was the club’s move. Saavy move if it works. Frankly, I don’t think RGIII was going to play anyway.

  40. patssteelersorgiants says: Dec 15, 2012 11:38 PM

    Is RG3 the Andrew Bynum of the NFL?

  41. bigbluecrew420 says: Dec 15, 2012 11:55 PM

    paredskinwarrior1985 says:
    Dec 15, 2012 10:32 PM
    if the redskins lose to the joke of the afc north the browns in the factory of sadness they do not deserve to make the playoffs

    the browns have only had wins against the worst teams in the nfl and the steelers game doesn’t count bc it was their 3rd string qb and the steelers had 8 yes 8 turnovers and the pos browns barly beat them.

    “Weapon-X” RG3 or “Capt America” Kirk Cousins starting THE REDSKINS WILL DESTROY THE BROWNS AND MAKE THE FACTORY OF SADNESS EVEN SADDER!!!!

    THE BROWNS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THRUOUT HISTORY. NEVER WON THE SUPER BOWL AND NEVER WILL!!!!

    #HTTR #BEATCLEVELAND #BEATTHEBROWNS #FACTORYOFSADNESS
    #CAPT.AMERICA-KIRKCOUSINS

    time for the whole team to step it up…..

    fight like bloodthirsty warriors, play like champions, dominate the browns and win!!! HTTR

    Capt America Kirk will make “Weapon X” RG3 proud!!! time to make the factory of sadness even sadder!!! HTTR

    Capt Kirk is gonna show he is a much better rookie qb than lmao weeden

    ———————————————————————————–

    I think your trying a little too hard to be the new logicalvoices.

    Sad really

  42. bengalsstillsuck says: Dec 15, 2012 11:57 PM

    The browns win 27 to 20.

  43. justintuckrule says: Dec 16, 2012 12:12 AM

    After 20 years I forgot how annoying skins fans could be. Praying the browns win so we don’t have to hear from these chuckleheads until the draft which they are always the most knowledgeable.

  44. skinsdiehard says: Dec 16, 2012 12:22 AM

    mjbulls45 says:
    Dec 15, 2012 9:54 PM
    favre woulda played. he played thru half a dead body once,

    rob parker was right,

    skins havent had a playoff home game since 1992.
    ———————————————–
    Dumbest comment ever. Skins beat Detroit at home in the 1999 playoffs after the Skins won the division. This perception that the Skins have not had good teams since 1992 is just dumb. People forget that the team was in the playoffs in 2007, I guess.

  45. gcberger says: Dec 16, 2012 12:30 AM

    RGIII is a long term investment for the Skins. Yes, thid game is important if we’re to make the playoffs, but risking RGIII at this point is “penny wise and pound foolish”

  46. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 16, 2012 12:39 AM

    IRG3

  47. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 16, 2012 12:41 AM

    RG3 makes wayne brady look like Malcolm X

  48. csilojohnson says: Dec 16, 2012 12:48 AM

    Great Mendy joke Florio.

  49. csilojohnson says: Dec 16, 2012 12:50 AM

    Don’t sleep on the Browns skins fans. If they show up, they are better then thier record.
    I smell an upset.

  50. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 16, 2012 12:57 AM

    Logical needs his diaper changed now

  51. csilojohnson says: Dec 16, 2012 12:58 AM

    paredskinwarrior1985, you are very wrong. Yes the Browns have been a joke since the Super Bowl era. You might want to read up on NFL history though. The Browns were the best team in the AFL for many years. After the merger they continued to dominate. Google Bernie Kosar. Being 27 is no excuse either.

  52. csilojohnson says: Dec 16, 2012 1:07 AM

    Oops showing my age. Meant to say Google Otto G., Jim Brown, 1946-1972, or Bernie K. All will prove you wrong. Writing in caps doesn’t make you anymore correct.
    No I’m not a Browns fan.

  53. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 16, 2012 1:17 AM

    Well since IRG3 isnt playing tmrw i guess he has free time to turn all our water into wine, huh logical?

  54. gergie1957 says: Dec 16, 2012 1:18 AM

    Come on, Did you see his lag wrap around that guy, the knee bent in ways it shouldn’t, there is damage there, more then they are letting on.

  55. Stiller43 says: Dec 16, 2012 1:19 AM

    Knowing shanny, watch cousins start the game and griffin play from the 2n play on.

    Would be funny

  56. jennstergersburnedretinas says: Dec 16, 2012 1:50 AM

    @ paredskinwarrior1985

    There is only one “Weapon X” in NFL history, that man was Brian Dawkins. Please choose a different moniker to give your rookie QB.

  57. packfaninvikeland says: Dec 16, 2012 2:27 AM

    sit down, shut up and preserve your career brah..

  58. rickc402 says: Dec 16, 2012 2:39 AM

    The Redskins can win but the Offebsive Line is going to bring their A game. A big day from Morris, Garçon and Moss would help too!

  59. beastmode5150 says: Dec 16, 2012 3:21 AM

    Russell Wilson is better.

  60. pacodawg says: Dec 16, 2012 4:05 AM

    Browns 24 skins 7

  61. randygnyc says: Dec 16, 2012 4:12 AM

    Uncletom3 won’t be playing Sunday because his white fiancé said so. Us brothers are gonna have to deal with it. It ain ite. But whatcha gonna do?a real black would be setting his kicks down. Ask rob Parker.

  62. clebrowntown says: Dec 16, 2012 4:51 AM

    I think mike41april is right…while Cousins will start and play most of the game, my $$$’s say RG3 will take a number of snaps to try and screw with Dick Jauron’s badass defense.

    One thing not touched on is the CLE field…it’s a muddy mess and the Browns themselves know it…their own kicker, Dawson says it’s the worst in the entire league. I doubt Shanny wants a dinged investment on that field making things worse for the NFC East games coming up

  63. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Dec 16, 2012 5:01 AM

    just heard that capt kirk gets the start but RG3 comes in after the 1st drive!!!! wonder if its true

  64. realskipbayless says: Dec 16, 2012 6:11 AM

    paredskinwarrior1985 says:
    Dec 15, 2012 10:14 PM
    if the redskins lose to the joke of the afc north the browns in the factory of sadness they do not deserve to make the playoffs

    the browns have only had wins against the worst teams in the nfl and the steelers game doesn’t count bc it was their 3rd string qb and the steelers had 8 yes 8 turnovers and the pos browns barly beat them.

    “Weapon-X” RG3 or “Capt America” Kirk Cousins starting THE REDSKINS WILL DESTROY THE BROWNS AND MAKE THE FACTORY OF SADNESS EVEN SADDER!!!!

    THE BROWNS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THRUOUT HISTORY. NEVER WON THE SUPER BOWL AND NEVER WILL!!!!

    #HTTR #BEATCLEVELAND #BEATTHEBROWNS #FACTORYOFSADNESS
    #CAPT.AMERICA-KIRKCOUSINS

    The Brown’s are gonna win this game and send the skins to the factory of no playoffs. Kirk Cousins capt America? Where do skins fans come up with this mumbojumbo? Roger Staubach (doubt I spelled that right but don’t care) is the real capt America. And Brian Dawkins is the real weapon X. Nice try though.

  65. 7to10for6allday says: Dec 16, 2012 7:03 AM

    There goes the playoffs…

  66. patsfan13 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:22 AM

    Why sacrifice a great future for one game?

  67. bigdicebuddha says: Dec 16, 2012 7:23 AM

    Is it just me or are Redskins fans the most delusional, annoying fans in the NFL?

    They don’t even handle success well. Anybody that lives in the DC/VA/MD area knows how incredibly small minded and foolish they are. DC is a terrible sportstown, and the Redskins are the worst of the bunch. So are their fans.

    FAIL

  68. nicepak381 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:47 AM

    Every time fans don’t get to watch this guy play, they lose. He is a special athlete and a joy to watch; unless he’s beating the bag out of your favorite team.

  69. manilarizzo says: Dec 16, 2012 8:05 AM

    Patssteelersorgiants is about as ignoramus with his comment as he is with his handle. Bynum is an unmotivated overpaid dope. Anyone who follows reality knows that isn’t RG3. And missing 1 1/2 games for trying to will your team to victory speaks for the effort and the character. Did Bynum pickup either lately?

    As much as I hate the idea, losing this game while testing the franchise is a better, smarter move than going all in when the future is finally bright. Go Kirk! Just manage the game and it will come down to the end. All we can ask for.

  70. manilarizzo says: Dec 16, 2012 8:07 AM

    Sorry. Resting the franchise. Not testing him. I’d say he’s passed his tests.

  71. rtant2013 says: Dec 16, 2012 8:20 AM

    @thebigcaptan2011

    He was on the ground when the hit took place, so I believe your comment makes no sense. RG3 is just saying he wanted to play, and I’m sure he’s probably disappointed that he’s not going to be able to rip up the Browns. Don’t sleep on Cousins though Browns fans, he isn’t Charlie Batch, and your “hot” team barley beat that 3rd stringer

  72. hereisitsobrokenhearted11 says: Dec 16, 2012 8:58 AM

    Im not sure how Rg3 will play considering he wasnt cleared by the team doctor

  73. jwreck says: Dec 16, 2012 10:03 AM

    mjbulls45 says: Dec 15, 2012 9:54 PM

    favre woulda played. he played thru half a dead body once,
    ______

    packfaninvikeland says: Dec 16, 2012 2:27 AM

    sit down, shut up and preserve your career brah..
    ______

    So when he doesn’t play he’s a wuss, and when he tells everyone he wishes he was playing, he needs to “sit down and shut up”?

    When he runs or throws a screen instead of throwing into double coverage he’s noodle-armed Vick 2.0, and when he throws a sixty yard touchdown into double coverage he’s an awful decision maker?

    Griffin just can’t win. (Ironic, considering he just went on a 4-0 run against the entire NFC East and the Baltimore Ravens)

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