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Robert Griffin III starts doing cross-field sprints

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Robert Griffin III’s return from knee surgery has hit another milestone.

Griffin has been cleared to start running and told reporters that he did cross-field sprints without any problems on Thursday. Griffin said that he also recently ran two miles at an OTA that was not open to the media as he continues down a road he hopes leads to a start in Week One of the regular season. Griffin pledged to remain “patiently aggressive” on that road for the rest of the offseason.

“It’s been a journey,” Griffin said, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com. “Everyone gets to see the flowers and roses side of it — out here running, throwing, feeling good about it, having a little energy, bounce in your step. But I’ve had to be patiently aggressive this whole time . Just let my body heal and be aggressive where I can.”

Griffin also said that he’s found a bit of a silver lining to his stay on the sideline. He’s doing as much film study as he can and believes he’s doing a better job of reading defenses because the game slowed down for him “because I had to slow down.” There’s still going to be time for Griffin to focus on those things as he still needs to progress through “explosive” sprinting and cutting, which he hopes to be cleared for in the next month, before he’s going to be given the full green light.

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57 Responses to “Robert Griffin III starts doing cross-field sprints”
  1. eaglesnoles05 says: May 30, 2013 2:37 PM

    Mythical Griffins could be seen screeching and flying around the practice fields, horribly offended.

  2. beavertonsteve says: May 30, 2013 2:40 PM

    Did he trip over the yard lines when he attempted them in the other direction?

  3. 808raiderinparadise says: May 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    Really? Well he better keep it up, Shannahan is going to get him killed.

  4. theMORElogicalvoice says: May 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    RGIII is overrated. I guess the fact that he’s sprinting is good, as he will be running for his life all season. The modern day Redskins are a pathetic excuse for a football team. I look forward to seeing them rise to mediocrity on RGIII’s back!

  5. dgimbz says: May 30, 2013 2:46 PM

    steroids are getting better and better.

  6. bengaliballer says: May 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    Joe Flacco is the only elite quarterback in the DC, MD, VA area.
    #MDisRavensCountry #RacistRedSkins

  7. giantsalldaysb42461 says: May 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    Oh No, now all you #RedTailFans think you’ve accomplised something with this and the Season hasn’t even Started smh! Give it up already cause you guys were #1andDone in the Playoffs and Ya’ll Made a lot of Noise but haven’t said Anything! Being up 14-0 in the WildCard then losing= #EpicCollapse

  8. larrydavid7000 says: May 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    Once Again He Is SUPER HUMAN. !!!!!! Per Doctor Andrews. !!!!!! HTTR.!!!!!!!

  9. logicailvoicesays says: May 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    The best player in NFL history keeps getting better. Not only that, but RG3 is also an incredible leader and role model. All Redskins fan can be proud of a great person like RG3.

  10. skinsfaninok says: May 30, 2013 2:50 PM

    MVP 2013

  11. tinbender2000 says: May 30, 2013 2:54 PM

    Lets see if he can last a whole season this time. The worst run, crappiest team in NFL history could use him.
    #GodhatesthepathiticRedskins

  12. patslaya says: May 30, 2013 2:56 PM

    He sprinted across the field because he saw Shanahan coming and was scared he was going to make him participate in a full practice on him bad knee.

  13. logicalvoicesays says: May 30, 2013 2:56 PM

    Just another day in the life of the only Superhuman to ever step on a football field. #GodsQuarterback

  14. bugorfeature says: May 30, 2013 3:02 PM

    There’s a world of between sprinting across an empty field and running on a football field with a bunch of big fast guys who want to knock you down. Hope he’s also practicing his slides.

  15. dgreenfi says: May 30, 2013 3:05 PM

    Are cross-field sprints safer than down-field sprints?

  16. sguy2130 says: May 30, 2013 3:13 PM

    HGH, making one Shannahan look less foolish one dose at a time.

  17. vegaskid21 says: May 30, 2013 3:28 PM

    I’m not a Redskin fan, but I’m excited to see this kid play again!

  18. mwatts1 says: May 30, 2013 3:30 PM

    It won’t matter b/c the Pack is winning it all!!!! ROGERS #12!!!

  19. mwatts1 says: May 30, 2013 3:34 PM

    The best player in history? REALLY?

    Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ray Lewis,
    Butkis, Laundrey, Mean Joe Green, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Aikman, Irvin, Emmit, and the lost goes on and on of players that have had better NFL careers than RGIII……

  20. manilarizzo says: May 30, 2013 3:39 PM

    Can’t wait to see him light it up again this year, taking a huge step forward as a refined passer.

    The haters are seriously something else. I look forward to what they’ll have to say next year after the Skins lock up the division again and head into a year with $36m in cap room. Actually I just look forward to them going away.

  21. bigkountry24 says: May 30, 2013 3:42 PM

    Please be careful RG3! We need you for the longhaul bro. I was on pins and needles when i watched him at OTA’s on tv last week running around. Shanny has to be careful this time around and so does he.

  22. dirtydrynn27 says: May 30, 2013 3:53 PM

    Whoever said that RGIII is over rated,take a look at his QB rating,it says something totally different,You hater!!!!!…..Skins are gonna rock this year and you and the rest of your haters will be forced to drink something else besides HATERADE!!!!!!!

  23. mwatts1 says: May 30, 2013 3:54 PM

    Haters? What’s there to hate on? The Skins haven’t won anything in a really-really-reeeaalllyy long time.

    I guess if cool endorments and cool shoes is what you’re into as a fan than RG3 is your guy. I prefer championships. GREEN BAY BABY!!!!!

  24. pixelito says: May 30, 2013 3:58 PM

    Shame he completely wrecked his knee… Ask Terrell Thomas about overcoming consecutive knee surgeries.

  25. scoobies05 says: May 30, 2013 4:23 PM

    lol at logicalvoice for saying griffin is the player in nfl history and leaving him off the redskins mt rushmore

  26. 11inthebox says: May 30, 2013 4:35 PM

    Maybe I just don’t understand what it means to be a modern “fan.” Is it a requirement to be bitter and unhappy all the time?
    This guy has done everything right since coming out of college. He’s said all the right things, he played exceptionally well last year. He’s well-spoken and polite and he didn’t kill dogs or hit any women.

    On top of that he even played while HE WAS HURT. I would have thought that last bit of information alone would make so-called “fans” like and respect RGIII. Instead, I read comments about him being “overrated.” By the way, how the hell can a starting NFL quarterback be “overrated?” He’s not a college football team, he’s a quarterback. Either you can play or you can’t.

    Obviously this guy can play.

    So what’s wrong with all of you who hate this guy? Are you mad that you couldn’t play football? Were you abused children? Seriously, what is it because I just don’t understand how anyone could have animosity towards this particular kid and not wish him a full recovery.

  27. skinsfan91 says: May 30, 2013 4:55 PM

    People hate on the skins because we have RGIII and they know that dude is destined for greatness.

  28. herrcules13 says: May 30, 2013 4:57 PM

    logicalvoicesays should change his/her name. People who actually ARE logical are offended. FTTR

  29. jdphx says: May 30, 2013 4:57 PM

    Just don’t let him run on that potato patch they call
    an NFL field!

  30. golonger says: May 30, 2013 5:06 PM

    This is setting up nicely…cant wait to see him blow out the knee again this season….and what will the “racial slurs” do?

  31. peytonsneck18 says: May 30, 2013 5:08 PM

    lol @logical , the greatest player in nfl history after 1 injury plagued year? LOL!! u skins fans need a physch eval

  32. thesteelers says: May 30, 2013 5:09 PM

    Go Redtails! WOO!

  33. golonger says: May 30, 2013 5:11 PM

    RGIII is a supreme egomaniac…the saddest part is, he is too stupid to even recognize it!

  34. larrydavid7000 says: May 30, 2013 5:17 PM

    @ watts1 . ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WEEK 2 your team IS SCHEDULED FOR A BEAT DOWN.!!!!!!! BY THE WAY ALREADY HAVE TICKETS TO WATCH THE BEAT DOWN IN PERSON. HTTR.!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. duncanthecat says: May 30, 2013 5:19 PM

    STUD!

  36. r104671word says: May 30, 2013 5:21 PM

    I love how people on this site can’t help but click and comment on RG3 stories. The Redskins and RG3 have major heat and are totally over in the DC area. It’s too bad people have such clever things to say such as rgknee or irg3. It really hurts our feelings. The best part is the more comments, clicks and hate the Redskins receive, the more this site will continue to put up stories about “God’s Team” #lovehate

  37. granadafan says: May 30, 2013 5:24 PM

    I’m not a Redskins fan at all, but I’m impressed by what I’ve seen so far by RGIII. His play has exceeded rookie expectations and is an exciting player to watch. He’s very well spoken and seems to have a good head on his shoulders. He’s not claiming to be an entertainer/icon or changing agents to sign with rappers, drinking sizzurp, or pouting on the sidelines when he hurt his knee.

  38. rgledz says: May 30, 2013 5:56 PM

    Next RG3 post……”RG3 takes massive dump and destroys toilet. HGH to blame.”. Followed by “RG3 wipes his a$$ all by himself. “. Nobody except for Logical and larrydavid give a crap. No pun intended.

  39. frenchy121212 says: May 30, 2013 6:01 PM

    This won’t be the last guy the quick comeback of Adrian Pererson ruins. Its too bad really.

  40. scoobies05 says: May 30, 2013 6:17 PM

    not a skins fan at all but i do like griffin. people complain about jerk athletes and this kid says and does it all the right way. dont understand the hate at all

  41. skinsfan91 says: May 30, 2013 6:38 PM

    scoobies05 thanks for the kind words, it’s good to know that though there are fans of other teams they’re not all completely crazy like the ones who post on here any time there’s an RGIII post. And notice the word he used, “hate”, that’s all it comes across as, and people wonder why skins fans are accusing you all of being haters.

  42. bobonmycob says: May 30, 2013 6:51 PM

    skinsfan91 says: May 30, 2013 6:38 PM

    scoobies05 thanks for the kind words, it’s good to know that though there are fans of other teams they’re not all completely crazy like the ones who post on here any time there’s an RGIII post. And notice the word he used, “hate”, that’s all it comes across as, and people wonder why skins fans are accusing you all of being haters.

    That’s funny, we are considered haters and the skins fan base is considered to be obnoxious overzealous fans that sip too much of their own kool aid.

  43. bobonmycob says: May 30, 2013 7:01 PM

    So let’s discuss why everybody hates RG3 shall we? After ONLY 1 SEASON he is already an egomaniac. The biggest reason people hate RG3 is because of the redskins fan base. Delusional people like logicalvoice are to be credited for this. You have every right to think he is the next Tom Brady but shut up about it. Until he proves himself in the NFL he is just a yappy little dog that nobody cares about. You people already credit him as the best QB of all time and he has yet to do anything note worthy. So blame yourselves ;)

  44. skinsfan91 says: May 30, 2013 7:14 PM

    You people? You mean LogicalVoiceSays. Egomaniac? Are you dumb? All he does is work his butt off, is he falsely humble? No. But how is he an ego maniac? Nobody cares about him? Right, all the responses that any article mentioning him gets is a sure sign of that. He’s just a hard worker who speaks his mind and his goal is to be a multiple SB winner and a HOF’er. Don’t be mad that you’re team doesn’t have him. Seattle fans are waaay more obnoxious that any fans i’ve ever seen. It’s funny how one guy on here has all you people in a twist. Get over Logical already, he’s a troll.

  45. manilarizzo says: May 30, 2013 7:36 PM

    11inthebox says: May 30, 2013 4:35 PM

    So what’s wrong with all of you who hate this guy? Are you mad that you couldn’t play football? Were you abused children? Seriously, what is it because I just don’t understand how anyone could have animosity towards this particular kid and not wish him a full recovery.
    __________________________________

    Thank you. I couldn’t agree more. I don’t understand people. Hate the team, fine. But how do you hate the guy? I hate the Cowboys. Do I hope Romo has a horrible season and the Skins sweep them again? Sure. Do I hope the guy busts his knee or get on here and rant about how horrible I think he is? No.

    There are clearly different types of fans out there and it’s even more clear that my “old” 37 year old self is representative of another generation that doesn’t get wrapped up in player hating.

  46. dcsuperfan says: May 30, 2013 8:18 PM

    skinsfan91 says:
    May 30, 2013 7:14 PM
    You people? You mean LogicalVoiceSays. Egomaniac? Are you dumb? All he does is work his butt off, is he falsely humble? No. But how is he an ego maniac? Nobody cares about him? Right, all the responses that any article mentioning him gets is a sure sign of that. He’s just a hard worker who speaks his mind and his goal is to be a multiple SB winner and a HOF’er. Don’t be mad that you’re team doesn’t have him. Seattle fans are waaay more obnoxious that any fans i’ve ever seen. It’s funny how one guy on here has all you people in a twist. Get over Logical already, he’s a troll.

    …My thoughts exactly. I’m not even sure logicalvoicesays is a Redskins fan, his posts are basically satire. It’s a sad commentary on the intelligence of anyone who thinks that doofus is some sort of leader or spokesman for Redskins Nation. Now, anyone who says RGIII is overrated is ignorant. The only one saying he’s the greatest QB ever is logicalvoicesays. What he REALLY is is one of the most exciting, complete rookie QBs ever. He’s what Mike Vick was SUPPOSED to be, only he’s accurate, intelligent, mature and humble. The jackhole that called him an egomaniac? I demand you explain yourself. That’s a ridiculous comment. Bottom line, the Redskins are returning basically the entire same team that won the division last year, plus had a strong draft considering the lack of a 1st-rounder. The team has a great mix of youthful energy and veteran leadership. Are they Super Bowl contenders? Probably not yet. But they are set up to be a playoff contender for the next 8-10 years. That’s more than the other NFC East teams can say. Those are just the facts, ma’am.

  47. tvjules says: May 30, 2013 8:51 PM

    I will be happy when we start reading stories about RG3 learning the quarterback slide and practicing that this summer!

  48. lakermetskins says: May 30, 2013 9:12 PM

    Could it be that some of the hate towards RG3 stems from him beginning to redefine the glamorous, typically “white” QB position as we know it? Maybe this new style of Quarterbacking threatens the historically cerebral style favored by traditionalist, who by the way, many thought a black man couldn’t play the position.

    It’s coming. The last three QB Heisman Winners were all mobile. And the best of them all may be white, Johnny Football. Andrew Luck even ran a fast 4.59. Not to mention Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, and Ryan Tanneyhill are superior athletes. Most importantly, on top of that, all of these guys can sling it. And these guys are ahead, in terms of performance, of the last traditional style Heisman QB Sam Bradford.

    The best player in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, is dominant because he can also kill you with his mobility. Did you see Tom Brady last year against the Ravens when he ran out the pocket and threw the ball to no one on the last play? It was pathetic! What happens when Peyton Manning has no passing options? The game is fast and those guys, while still valuable, are going by the wayside to faster, mobile dudes than can also pass. Joe Webb and Tim Tebow need not apply.

    RG3 is just the ring leader of a new brand. I’m excited!

  49. thetooloftools says: May 30, 2013 9:14 PM

    We’ll NEVER know how really good/great he could have been. He should have never played while limping around. This is just stupid talk.
    He BETTER get BETTER.
    Lie to someone who will believe it.
    I wish him all the best.
    The Skins are the Skins.

  50. thirdistheworrd says: May 30, 2013 10:14 PM

    giantsalldaysb42461 says: May 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    Oh No, now all you #RedTailFans think you’ve accomplised something with this and the Season hasn’t even Started smh! Give it up already cause you guys were #1andDone in the Playoffs and Ya’ll Made a lot of Noise but haven’t said Anything! Being up 14-0 in the WildCard then losing= #EpicCollapse
    _______________
    What I like best is that at the he wrote “[We’ve] made a lot of noise but haven’t said anything”, no Redskins fan had either “made noise” or “said anything”. See for yourselves, not one Redskins fan had said a word yet.

    The greatest compliment a Redskins fan can ever receive is being told to “Give it up already” because a sportswriter reports that one of their players is recovering faster than expected.

  51. randomguy9999 says: May 30, 2013 10:20 PM

    RG3 wont be a real franchise QB until he can protect himself and reliably be there for all the games…. that requires the maturity to avoid contact

    by bet is that either
    a- he wont get his head around giving up scrambling and he’ll become irrelevant from injuries
    or
    b- when he does start to do a real franchise QB role, his talent will slide because too much of it is based on scrambling and defenses will have his number

  52. seahawk12man says: May 30, 2013 11:17 PM

    It doesn’t matta….

    RG3 < RW3

  53. skinsdiehard says: May 31, 2013 12:17 AM

    You wonder why Redskins fans are obnoxious? Because Vinny almost ruined our team and now we finally have a QB! Our unbridled joy comes across overbearing but please forgive us. 12-4 in 2013!! Kiss the rings (past and future)!

  54. sonnyjz says: May 31, 2013 12:40 AM

    Ambition. Period!

  55. skinsfansince71 says: May 31, 2013 12:51 AM

    golonger says: May 30, 2013 5:06 PM

    This is setting up nicely…cant wait to see him blow out the knee again this season….and what will the “racial slurs” do?

    Hating a player is one thing but to wish for anybody to get hurt is stupid and disrespectful.

  56. skinsfansince71 says: May 31, 2013 11:25 AM

    seahawk12man says: May 30, 2013 11:17 PM

    It doesn’t matta….

    RG3 < RW3

    Oh that's why RW3 won the ROY award last year………….wait a minute he didn't win did he!!!!!!!

  57. lagg1 says: Jun 1, 2013 11:31 PM

    Hey DC fans 21 years without a Super Bowl and counting- let’s go for 22!!!!!!!!!

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