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Shanahan doesn’t sound too worried about RG3 knee

Washington Redskins' Griffin celebrates after beating the Dallas Cowboys during their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

Robert Griffin III is obviously not fully recovered from his right knee sprain.

But after he ran six times for 63 yards in Sunday’s playoff-clinching win over the Cowboys, there’s a ceiling for how much Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is going to worry about his quarterback.

“I was a little disappointed yesterday because he only averaged 10.5 yards per carry,” coach Mike Shanahan joked Monday, via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times. “I was hoping he would average a little bit more.”

The fact he was still able to get it done has a lot to do with Alfred Morris running well, but Griffin is still able to be effective without being completely well.

He’s wearing a brace to protect the sprained LCL in his right knee, and such devices are often as much of a psychological protection as physical.

“The doctors say he’s 100 percent,” Shanahan said. “We don’t have to worry about him re-injuring that LCL. The brace helps him at least mentally know that he’s not putting too much pressure on it. I think sometimes that’s why he looks a little bit different when he does cut. I think it bothers him just a hair, but it’s something that he has to wear.”

He has a few more days to recover before the Redskins host the Seahawks Sunday afternoon in the Wild Card round, and he’ll need it. They present a much tougher defense than the Cowboys, and the Redskins will need more than one weapon to beat them.

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25 Responses to “Shanahan doesn’t sound too worried about RG3 knee”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Jan 2, 2013 10:40 AM

    RG3 … a short and glorious career. Enjoy it while it lasts Skins fans.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 2, 2013 10:40 AM

    The only thing we’re worried about in Washington is when the SB parade will be held in about 34 days, that way we can plan accordingly.

  3. trollhammer20 says: Jan 2, 2013 10:49 AM

    In before logicalvoice can predict one-sided domination by God’s chosen team.

  4. kev86 says: Jan 2, 2013 10:56 AM

    drama queens. the nasty hawks are going to attack and blow the lightweight skins out.

    alfred morris is the only hope skins have to keep this one close.

  5. ccjcsr says: Jan 2, 2013 11:02 AM

    Seattle isn’t banged up and will present problems for the Redskins!

  6. onearmsteven says: Jan 2, 2013 11:13 AM

    I am not sure why people are acting as if Seattle is the only team in this matchup that is hot… correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the Redskins have won 7 straight compared to the Hawks 5. And Seattle doesn’t play well away from home. Moving away from a nice, synthetic field to the lovely grass field that got torn up just a few days ago. Should be a good one.

  7. cowboyhater says: Jan 2, 2013 11:18 AM

    Wow!! The hawk fans look to be in full boast mode here. This one could go either way, but if there is going to be a dominant team, it should be the hawks. Their defense is ridiculous, and their offense should do well against our defense. On paper, the 3 point road favorite is justified, but what the hawk fans have not seen is the resilience of the skins on both sides of the ball, and it being here at FedEx will make it even more interesting. Hopefully no one gets blown out and this becomes one of those epic playoff games. This should be a good one. HTTR!!

  8. firesnyder says: Jan 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    As a Skins fan, I’m worried about this game. Seattle D looks menacing and they’ve given up the least points in the league. We will need Alf to smash linebackers and a FULLY HEALED RG3 which I don’t think we will get. Its gonna be a tough one… I’m hoping the Hawks don’t like the East coast and the time change!!

  9. santino5903 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:44 AM

    Everyday it’s somebody hating on rg3 and redskins. It’s always a hating cowboy fan or bandwagon seahawks fan . It’s always rg3 is a one year hit , rg3 is this , rg3 is that . It’s amazing how Wilson , luck or another rookie don’t get the same bad mouth . Just stop hating and stay off the redskins blog pages …..smfh

  10. ringwormsherm says: Jan 2, 2013 11:48 AM

    I guarantee RG3 won’t be to thrilled when KAM BAM gets ahold of him.

  11. gcsuk says: Jan 2, 2013 11:56 AM

    santino5903 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:44 AM

    Everyday it’s somebody hating on rg3 and redskins. It’s always a hating cowboy fan or bandwagon seahawks fan . It’s always rg3 is a one year hit , rg3 is this , rg3 is that . It’s amazing how Wilson , luck or another rookie don’t get the same bad mouth . Just stop hating and stay off the redskins blog pages …..smfh
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    First, it’s not a “redskins blog page”, it’s a story on a website dedicated to the ENTIRE NFL…all 32 teams. Second, please don’t act like Redskins fans never comment on stories involving other teams (see “logicalvoicesays”). And yes, Wilson, Luck, and other rookies DO get the “same bad mouth” as RG3.

    It’s football, it’s fans…just deal with it.

  12. richardf954 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:01 PM

    Dont see RG3 finishing this game against the Hawks. Seattle is very physical and borderline dirty , and they will go after his knees any chance they get . Personally as a gambler I’d say Seattle is an easy pick.

  13. florioshairhat says: Jan 2, 2013 12:06 PM

    Should be a good game. Seattle doesn’t play well away from the fake fan noise amplified by through their PA system. 12th man, indeed.

  14. seacab1972 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:22 PM

    I just re-watched the Redskins – Cowboys game and one thing I know for sure is that hits will be coming on all ends from the Seahawks D compared to the Cowboys. The skins better put on their big boy pants. Just ask Vernon Davis how hard the Seahawks hit, that is if he has cleared the cobwebs out yet.

  15. ringwormsherm says: Jan 2, 2013 12:24 PM

    Shut down the run and the hawks take it with ease.

  16. dcsween says: Jan 2, 2013 12:38 PM

    Skins ran a lot against Dallas because Dallas’ run D was in shambles w/o a starting (Ratliff) or second (Brent) NT, plus impact LBs out and depth LBs hurt.

    Skins run a different game plan depending on the opponent. Same for both offense and defense. Skins don’t have a stock offensive “game” that can be shut down because its a different game plan every week. They have lots of different options within their game. Plus they have a legitimate kicker in 4bath … a punter who tackles (well) … NFC pro-bowl special team tackler (Alexander) … and with the return of Cedric Griffin, at least two solid nickel corners … and essentially the same five guys on the O-line all season.

  17. commonsensedude says: Jan 2, 2013 1:09 PM

    Seattle fans need to settle down a bit. The Skins beat Seattle last year. In Seattle. Despite an 111 yard performance by Marshawn Lynch. Yes, that was before the Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson. But it was also before the Redskins drafted RG3 AND Alfred Morris.

    Griffin is not as fast as he was pre-injury but, if you watch him on film, he still is extremely evasive and STILL faster than most who are responsible for defending him. And he still has a cannon for an arm.

    I’m impressed by Wilson – and he seems like a great kid with much better character than some others in his organization. But I’ll still take an 80% RG3 over a fully healthy Wilson.

  18. hendawg21 says: Jan 2, 2013 1:22 PM

    All year everyone has claimed to have the solution to the Skins offense…and for the most part they haven’t been stopped by opposing defenses but more by themselves penalties which stall drives and the occassional turnover. Since the season started the Skins have been ridding themselves of past demons…

    1. Beating Philly after the bye week
    2. Beating Dallas on Thanksgiving
    etc., etc., next up 0-2 against the Seabirds in the playoffs…that comes next, see this time instead of being in Seattle it’ll be at FedEx Field

  19. drstrangehawk says: Jan 2, 2013 1:33 PM

    Commonsensedude…. RGIII hasn’t come up against a defense as fast and big as this years Seahawk defense. Look for spies (you choose who) to keep him off the corners and force him into the middle of the Hawks defense. Speed kills and the Seahawks are loaded.

  20. gcsuk says: Jan 2, 2013 1:36 PM

    commonsensedude says: Jan 2, 2013 1:09 PM

    Seattle fans need to settle down a bit. The Skins beat Seattle last year. In Seattle. Despite an 111 yard performance by Marshawn Lynch. Yes, that was before the Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson. But it was also before the Redskins drafted RG3 AND Alfred Morris.
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    Redskins also beat the Giants twice last year. How’d that work out?

  21. deeceefan says: Jan 2, 2013 2:01 PM

    Seahawks = Redskins Lite – and they can’t hang in Landover. HTTR

  22. rtant2013 says: Jan 2, 2013 2:37 PM

    Shut down Lynch and the Seahawks offense will be slowed down a lot. And the Skins D has shut down a lot of good backs this year: Turner, Peterson, Richardson, Murray, list goes on and on. Lynch has carried that offense, and I don’t see him getting over 50 or 60 yards. As far as the offense, nobody has really shut down the Redskins. The Steelers were the closest but we also set a record for most dropped passes in a game this season. The Skins offense changes every week, Kyle and Mike do a great job of gameplanning against different opponents. The part I’m worried about as a Skins fan is special teams. Hawks have made a lot of turnovers on special teams. It will be a great game though, can’t wait to watch it.

  23. kev86 says: Jan 2, 2013 2:41 PM

    Skins fans seem nervous. All eyes on the Skins. Seattle is going to come after their fragile QB all day & night.

    Congrats on first division title since 1999 though. About time.

  24. dcdiehard82 says: Jan 2, 2013 3:18 PM

    If the Skins can stop Lynch they will win.. GO SKINS!!!

  25. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 3, 2013 1:57 AM

    Lynch will put up a couple TD’s and a 130 at least . The Hawks don’t just run the ball. THEY RUN OVER YOU!!

    Real grass or ”cold” weather only makes that mathup worse for skins. Better for power backs(Hawks) than slashers(RG3/Morris) since that’s obviously not the case seeing their performances its funny how skins fans discredit their own argument by saying it. Seattle is cold and rainy what’s a couple more degrees in DC? That stupid logic.

    I like the skins but they are potentially running into a buzz saw of a def. Team hasn’t played well on road NOR BAD. Loosing games in the last min literally is the difference. With the exception of the Lions game that defense has always showed up. I expect the same to happen!

    Good fun game exciting match up of QB’S. Top rushing offenses. Major difference is a top defense vs a mediocre def

    Hawks 34 Skins 13

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