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RG3: I’ll be able to do more this week

Redskins quarterback Griffin III reacts before playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFL game in Philadelphia Reuters

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s return to action against the Eagles last week went just fine.

The Redskins won and Griffin did no new damage to the knee he injured in Week 14 against the Ravens, which made the day a success even if they operated from a more limited playbook than they were using before Griffin got hurt. He ran just twice in the game, only one of which was a designed run for a player whose feet are usually a big part of the game plan. On Thursday, Griffin said that he’s ready for a bigger workload against the Cowboys on Sunday night.

“The knee is fine. Whatever I feel like I can do on that day, I will,” Griffin said, via the Washington Post. “I’ll be able to do more, to answer your question. I won’t dodge it. I’ll be able to do more against the Cowboys than Philly, but we’ll see how that goes.”

Coach Mike Shanahan agreed with that assessment and went a little further, saying that Griffin could have done more last week if the team had been willing to turn him loose. He didn’t say what the team had in mind for this week, but the promise of an NFC East title could be enough to take the last remaining wraps off their newly minted Pro Bowler.

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46 Responses to “RG3: I’ll be able to do more this week”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM

    Skins don’t have a 1st round pick until 2015..

  2. seahawkbias says: Dec 27, 2012 6:26 PM

    He better be ready to run in ten days when the Seahawks come to town. Bigger, Faster, Stronger linebackers and safeties than anything lumbering around in the NFC Least.

    Sherman will house a late throw from the flustered Rookie. Morris will get stuffed early and watch later as the Skins attempt their comeback (see Gore,Frank from last SNF).

    Hail to the Seahawks!

  3. kwickett85 says: Dec 27, 2012 6:33 PM

    nflofficeadmin says: Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM

    Skins don’t have a 1st round pick until 2015..

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    Skins don’t need a 1st round pick until 2015.

    Alred Morris 6th round pick…Kirk Cousins 4th round… Kai Forbath undrafted…Rob Jackson 7th round… Richard Crawford 7th round…the list goes on.

    They’ve had 21 draft picks over the last 2 drafts…21. 19 of those 21 are still on the roster. Only 3 of them are 1st and 2nd rounders.

  4. ceschatz says: Dec 27, 2012 6:39 PM

    he will have plenty of time to heal 100% after the Cowboys end his season this weekend.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 27, 2012 6:40 PM

    Hes gonna finally leave the “house”and play in the field …fiddler will miss him

  6. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 27, 2012 6:44 PM

    One and done.

  7. devildog911 says: Dec 27, 2012 6:56 PM

    Yup, one and done.

  8. jivelikenice says: Dec 27, 2012 6:57 PM

    seahawkbias says:
    Dec 27, 2012 6:26 PM
    He better be ready to run in ten days when the Seahawks come to town. Bigger, Faster, Stronger linebackers and safeties than anything lumbering around in the NFC Least.

    Sherman will house a late throw from the flustered Rookie. Morris will get stuffed early and watch later as the Skins attempt their comeback (see Gore,Frank from last SNF).

    Hail to the Seahawks!

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    Seahawks are 3-5 on the road this year, with one of those wins coming in Toronto.

    26-35, 314 yards, 2 Tds and a 96.6 rating – Rex Grossman’s stats in the Skins W in Seattle versus your all world defense last November. Oh yeah, forgot abou Roy Helu’s 160 total yards….but you’re right, RG3 and Morris should be shook if they have to go up against that big, fast D…..might as well just forfeit.

  9. duncanthecat says: Dec 27, 2012 6:59 PM

    With each passing day the knee gets better, and
    the Cowboys get smaller.

  10. Aaron Kempf says: Dec 27, 2012 7:03 PM

    does that mean this pansy’s actually going to be on the field this week?

    he shouldn’t win any awards, he’s been hurt, what, 5 games?

  11. vince703 says: Dec 27, 2012 7:06 PM

    Rg3 is a very talented individual. Even if he can’t use his legs he will use his arm. It’s funny how fans could criticize rg3. I don’t see anyone one of tries to criticize Tom Brady, or Drew Brees even though they’re not runners, because you know both of those talent qb can beat you with the pass so can rg3.

  12. boyshole25 says: Dec 27, 2012 7:07 PM

    Haha wow all negative comments win or lose remember one thing this is his rookie season you better get used to seeing him come playoffs for a long time you buncha jealous crybabies

  13. boyshole25 says: Dec 27, 2012 7:11 PM

    Seahawks bias they should be faster they are all doped on amphetamines

  14. fafaflunky says: Dec 27, 2012 7:18 PM

    seahawks have one good year and all the tools come out..skins are also having a good year and yet still stay classy..do me a favor lets see what happens on sunday..after then will talk..

  15. clw1906 says: Dec 27, 2012 7:24 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Dec 27, 2012 6:40 PM
    Hes gonna finally leave the “house”and play in the field …fiddler will miss him

    Oh and he’s a racist too? Wow the gift that keeps on giving. Idiot

  16. landoverleap says: Dec 27, 2012 7:25 PM

    Please. Seahawks? talk about the flavor of the week. They are about as real with the fluky wins as the Ravens. RG3. RG3. RG3. RG3.

    Where is Bart Scott, “CANT WAIT”

  17. martinldamato2012 says: Dec 27, 2012 7:54 PM

    RG3 has an absolute cannon. I truly believe that he can beat you just with his arm. I think it is going to be too tough to stop him this week. RG3 at 75% will still have enough to hurt you. I can picture him now on a crucial 3rd and 3 doing whatever it takes to pick up the 1st down and keep the clock moving. The guy is a stud.

  18. themagicman1223 says: Dec 27, 2012 8:24 PM

    seahawks have one good year and all the tools come out..skins are also having a good year and yet still stay classy..do me a favor lets see what happens on sunday..after then will talk..
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    Please stop generalizing us seahawks fans I respect the Skins and love RG3 but we don’t all bash you guys and I could say the same thing when some of your fans come and say that Morris is the only rb that matters in the NFC.

  19. commonsensedude says: Dec 27, 2012 8:27 PM

    “He better be ready to run in ten days when the Seahawks come to town”

    So, first, you seem to be acknowledging that if the Redskins and Seahawks meet in the playoffs that it will be a Redskins home game? After all, you point out that they would be coming to town.

    Of course, the Redskins, pre-RG3, beat the Seahawks last year. In Seattle. With Rex Grossman as QB. So, even in a year when the ‘Skins had no RG3 and no Morris, one of our five wins of the year occurred in the Seahawks home stadium.

    With that said, Seahawks fans, this might be a good time to stop the trash talk.

  20. capitaloffense says: Dec 27, 2012 8:34 PM

    RG3 in must win games in his career…6-0.

    Romo in must win games in his career…1-lots?

    Win or lose…RG3 > Romo.

  21. ddogdaddy says: Dec 27, 2012 8:42 PM

    The Skins rolled the dice by trading some high draft choices in order to get this kid. I am no fan of theirs but it seems pretty obvious to me that they made a very good choice. As a fan of an AFC team I am rooting for them for no other reason then to keep the brilliant Luck vs RG3 comments and stats coming, which would be difficult if 1 were in the playoffs and the other not. Right?
    Good Luck.

  22. zn0rseman says: Dec 27, 2012 8:56 PM

    Cousins > RG3

  23. abninf says: Dec 27, 2012 9:01 PM

    duncanthecat says:
    Dec 27, 2012 6:59 PM
    With each passing day the knee gets better, and
    the Cowboys get smaller.
    ==================================

    His knee didn’t allow the eagles to put up 400+ yards on them.

  24. dmvmang says: Dec 27, 2012 9:02 PM

    I think it’s cool seattle is winning and doing well. But maybe the arrogance of their fanbase it going overboard. I guess some seattle seahawk fans need this. They couldn’t keep their football and win with the mariners. So now I can see this as a confidence booster. I guess they need to remember when they bash the packers, skins or patriots. Both of the organizations have superbowls. Do the seahawks?

  25. dmvmang says: Dec 27, 2012 9:03 PM

    I meant keep their basketball team.

  26. cash804 says: Dec 27, 2012 9:11 PM

    Who needs 1st rounders when we’re drafting BEASTS like Alfred Morris in the 6TH round?!

    Why is Squealer Nation chiming in…your season’s over.

    The Seabags beating the Redskins?! Hysterical!!

    HTTR!!

  27. mrphootball says: Dec 27, 2012 9:12 PM

    Gotta love peytonsneck18. Not only is he a closet cowboy fan he is a racist too.

  28. wilcokgiants says: Dec 27, 2012 9:27 PM

    This kid will have a great career!!! I didn’t think he would be this good… Next year will be the true test when D-coordinators have more of a blue print=Cam Newton was just ok this year–

  29. mjkelly77 says: Dec 27, 2012 9:29 PM

    RG3: I’ll be able to do more this week
    __________________

    During halftime he’s going to bite through a 2 x 4 with those horse teeth.

  30. vendictar says: Dec 27, 2012 9:32 PM

    Aaron Kempf says:
    Dec 27, 2012 7:03 PM
    does that mean this pansy’s actually going to be on the field this week?

    he shouldn’t win any awards, he’s been hurt, what, 5 games?

    ___________________________________

    Out of 60 possible quarters of football, he has missed about 6.5. Not even CLOSE to 5 games. Do your homework first.

    Anyone who thinks RG3 has not been brilliant this year obviously has not watched him play. Not saying he is Peyton or Brady yet, but he did amazing for this being his first year.

  31. mikellie says: Dec 27, 2012 9:47 PM

    Bobbie G might be able to do more than last week, but last week she played the Eagles. Cowboys coming to town this week. She can’t possibly do enough to overcome the pressure that will be coming her way.

  32. mikellie says: Dec 27, 2012 9:49 PM

    This version of RG might be a little bit better than last seasons RG (Rex Grossman). But same results on the way.

  33. 5xchamp says: Dec 27, 2012 9:56 PM

    Rat face shanahan & bobby the preditor face should be counting their blessings… cause there aint no way to slow down the most dynamic receiver in the game DEZ THE MONSTER BRYANT ! Rat face, his kid & peeditor face better watch a lot of film this week cause you aint playin the egirls this , btw , the egirls shoulda beat you bums & you know this !!!!
    34 – 21 BOYS !!!!!

  34. onlyopinionthatmatters says: Dec 27, 2012 9:58 PM

    is RG3 is just a step above cam newton..hes having a flashy rookie season just to be followed by defenses figuring him out and slow decent to being another wasted/overrated high pick. get off the rg3 train while theres still time. he plays in the strongest division there is, he wont last much longer. romo is taking this division over, and will be among the elite

  35. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Dec 27, 2012 10:07 PM

    The only thing I don’t like about RG3 is that my Browns blew the trade to move up to get him.

    Exciting player to watch. Earns every bit of respect he gets.

  36. tmkelley1 says: Dec 27, 2012 10:08 PM

    Anyone happen to catch the ESPN poll map that asked readers which team they hoped would win Sunday’s NFC East game? It showed the entire United States in red, except for blue Texas, and those colors match the teams.

    And as for the Stillers fan with the impossibly long handle who said “one and done,” if the ‘Skins win, that’ll be one more than the already done Stillers.

  37. onearmsteven says: Dec 27, 2012 10:26 PM

    nflofficeadmin says:
    Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM
    Skins don’t have a 1st round pick until 2015..

    everyone thought that these picks were also gonna be much higher (top 10)… 2 late-round first rounders makes the trade a bigger win for the skins.

  38. gcsuk says: Dec 27, 2012 10:31 PM

    Never mind all of this…how is it that “logicalvoicesays” hasn’t posted a comment yet? Christmas hangover? Early New Years celebration? Or did he just realize how foolish he always sounds, and made an early resolution to just shut up and go away?

  39. gcsuk says: Dec 27, 2012 10:34 PM

    boyshole25 says:
    Dec 27, 2012 7:07 PM
    Haha wow all negative comments win or lose remember one thing this is his rookie season you better get used to seeing him come playoffs for a long time you buncha jealous crybabies
    ———————————————————-
    Yep, jealous…of a team that has won, what, 1 playoff game in the last 15 years? Yep, color me jealous.

    Nobody is jealous of what MAY happen. Are you jealous of me because I MIGHT win the lottery someday?

  40. skinsgal4life says: Dec 27, 2012 10:56 PM

    I sure hope to see Tony Bozo running for his life on Sunday night. Go ‘Skins!!!!

  41. dcowboy4life says: Dec 27, 2012 11:23 PM

    capitaloffense says:
    Dec 27, 2012 8:34 PM
    RG3 in must win games in his career…6-0.

    Romo in must win games in his career…1-lots?

    Win or lose…RG3 > Romo.
    ———————————————–
    You need to check that again. Romo has played many more games than RG3 and has wayyyy more than 1 win in must win games!

  42. gcsuk says: Dec 27, 2012 11:25 PM

    landoverleap says:
    Dec 27, 2012 7:25 PM
    Please. Seahawks? talk about the flavor of the week. They are about as real with the fluky wins as the Ravens. RG3. RG3. RG3. RG3.
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    Oh sure, the Skins have been REALLY relevant lately. No “johnny-come-lately” fans on THAT bandwagon.

  43. skins716 says: Dec 28, 2012 12:05 AM

    gcsuk says:

    Yep, jealous…of a team that has won, what, 1 playoff game in the last 15 years? Yep, color me jealous.

    correct me if i’m wrong, but as much as we’ve sucked for the last 15 years, we have more playoff wins in that span, lol

  44. mattw70 says: Dec 28, 2012 12:39 AM

    When the Skins get their cap money back from the NFL stealing it,after next season.It will be like having a few first round draft picks.

  45. steelerben says: Dec 28, 2012 9:07 AM

    Dallas at Washington should be an interesting game because both teams are looking good on offense and terrible on defense. Romo and Bryant have figured it out and are putting up good numbers, and the Washington secondary, particularly the safety play, has been suspect. RG3 and Morris have been running roughshod over everyone, and that Dallas D is decimated up the middle.

    The game should come down to the play of the offensive lines. You have to give the edge to Washington there because while Dallas has a slightly better pass rush Washington has a much better O-Line.

  46. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 28, 2012 9:07 AM

    I was planning the parade for our 4th SB victory. It’s cute how the haters want to yap though. Will make this 11 game win streak that much sweeter.

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