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Robert Griffin III thinks he’ll be ready for Day One of training camp

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Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III isn’t ready to say he can do everything he needs to do, five months after reconstructive knee surgery. But he said at the conclusion of minicamp today that he feels very good about what he can do.

Asked if it’s realistic to think he’ll be under center on the first day of training camp, Griffin answered, “Without a doubt.”

“I feel a lot more comfortable,” Griffin said. “I felt good today, that’s what I’m excited about after four straight days.”

Griffin said he feels no soreness in his knee, doesn’t limp when he runs and feels good about his ability to throw on the run.

“I’ve started throwing on the run a lot more,” Griffin said. “Every day you want to feel better and that’s how it’s been.”

Although Griffin still has plenty more he needs to do — he can’t plant and cut the way he’ll need to in a game — there’s every reason to believe he’ll be the Week One starter. And maybe even the leader of the first-string offense on the first day of training camp.

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53 Responses to “Robert Griffin III thinks he’ll be ready for Day One of training camp”
  1. justintuckrule says: Jun 6, 2013 12:54 PM

    Great news. Run him into the ground early. Tweak, and we’ll see you in 2014.

  2. dwats says: Jun 6, 2013 12:54 PM

    LMAO. This franchise is such a train wreck dumpster fire. Might as well move out to LA already.

  3. unbiasfan says: Jun 6, 2013 12:55 PM

    Don’t rush the process RG3..not everyone can make a comeback like Adrian Peterson did

  4. twilson962 says: Jun 6, 2013 12:55 PM

    I don’t want him on the field til he’s completely 100%. Period.

  5. bucrightoff says: Jun 6, 2013 12:58 PM

    Kid never stood a chance. 3 first round picks for 3 seasons before his knee is finished.

  6. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 6, 2013 1:00 PM

    Hopefully this guy isn’t over doing it. He is literally the only thing keeping the Skins relevant. He should reach out to Adrian for some advice. Although everyone’s body is different, it couldn’t hurt to get some advice from the MVP, on ACL injuries, recovery or just the NFL in general. The NFL would be a better product with RG3 on the field.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 6, 2013 1:00 PM

    Gruesome will be good to go when he can cut and get planted the way he used to do.

  8. peytonwantsaflag says: Jun 6, 2013 1:02 PM

    Don’t wish him any ill will at all but I’ve a feeling he needs to accomplish as much as he can as quickly as he can ’cause he ain’t going to be around very long.

    What’s that 2 reconstructions in 4 years or so?

  9. skinsfan91 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:06 PM

    It’s not as if Shanahan is saying “I want you out there day one of camp, no exceptions.” This is RGIII”s goal. He also said if he feels he’s not ready, he will swallow his pride and sit. Don’t be mad at RGIII for having superior healing abilities.

  10. triky72 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:09 PM

    He said that with a wink and a smile, he knew what he was saying and that it would get a headline. The main thing he said was he would swallow his pride if he isnt ready and not play or, risk any further injury

  11. longislandcowboysfan33 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:09 PM

    Best PED’s money can buy .. right RGKnee?

  12. 106reasons says: Jun 6, 2013 1:09 PM

    I take Robert at his word that he will not return until he’s 100% healthy and ready.

    If you’re a football fan, this has to be great news. He makes the game more exciting, and he makes the NFC East (heck, the entire NFC) more competitive simply with his presence. Even rival fans should want this guy back and healthy because winning against a Cousins-led Redskins squad just wouldn’t feel the same.

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why some people want this guy to fail or be injured again. He’s great for the Redskins, yes…but he’s also great for the game of football and a “good guy” with crazy amounts of talent.

  13. mz1394 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:13 PM

    Worst franchise in the NFL by far

  14. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:14 PM

    RGIII IS SUPER HUMAN PERIOD END OF CONVERSION.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. allday28mvp says: Jun 6, 2013 1:15 PM

    Worst ran franchise in pro sports period

  16. uschawk says: Jun 6, 2013 1:18 PM

    HGH is a helluva drug.

  17. deshackle says: Jun 6, 2013 1:27 PM

    RG3 needs to get his mind right.

  18. iceburgskin202 says: Jun 6, 2013 1:27 PM

    Why is his goal to be on the field a problem. He’s rehabbing hasn’t had any setbacks and gets trashed for having set a goal? I’m glad to have him on my team and appreciate the hard work he’s putting in.

  19. dikshuttle says: Jun 6, 2013 1:30 PM

    It’s not talking too much if you back it up. If you don’t, well…

  20. destructicus says: Jun 6, 2013 1:31 PM

    tsk tsk tsk… what McNabb and his father think of this press release?

  21. brownoholic says: Jun 6, 2013 1:36 PM

    In a keeper league?

    Pick up Cousins….

  22. seattlecoug says: Jun 6, 2013 1:36 PM

    Glad that he wants to be a part of the R-words 6-10 season. He is the most over-rated QB hack in the league.

  23. bnwillard says: Jun 6, 2013 1:41 PM

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why some people want this guy to fail or be injured again.

    ***************************

    Well because, this is America. The only thing we enjoy more than heroic figures is tearing them down and destroying them once they become heroes.

  24. seahawkshurtpeople says: Jun 6, 2013 1:43 PM

    What a joke this franchise is. They finally get a player that proved his first year two things:

    1. He can do almost anything on the field
    2. He’s as fragile as glass

    So what does Shanahan do:

    1. Runs said player into collisions that injury him in 2012.
    2. Fail to improve the o-line in 2013 off season
    3. Rush him back from injury

    Predictions for 2013 season:

    1.RG3 will start and seem spectacular once more.
    2. It is inevitable that he will sustain injury after injury until the sad day he can play no more.
    3. Over/Under for RG3 games played is 8.

    I’m glad my Hawks have Carroll he knows how to protect Russell Wilson.

  25. uglyglazers says: Jun 6, 2013 1:50 PM

    “allday28mvp says: Jun 6, 2013 1:15 PM
    Worst ran franchise in pro sports period”

    Close, but prolly third to Tampa Bay and Dallas.

  26. tvjules says: Jun 6, 2013 1:51 PM

    Don’t come back until Snyder fixes the field.

  27. getadealdonealready says: Jun 6, 2013 1:55 PM

    He also thought he could continue to play on an already injured knee last season. You have have to love his compete level, but someone needs to step up and protect him from himself!

  28. kokomike says: Jun 6, 2013 2:01 PM

    I think many of you know that rehabilitation requires a great level of commitment, particularly for full range of motion. Most people accept much less than 100% recovery. A very few people go for 100% recovery from day one. Peterson seems like he did. Griffin seems like he is. I respect both of these guys. Role models for many people who want to recover from their own injuries.

  29. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    Stop talking to the media. You are only hurting yourself, and Shanahan is doing a good enough job at that already

  30. bugorfeature says: Jun 6, 2013 2:14 PM

    I hope he’s practicing how to slide. If he keeps getting hit he’ll be hurt again.

  31. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 6, 2013 2:15 PM

    Where are all of the old running quarterbacks in the NFL?

  32. raideralex99 says: Jun 6, 2013 2:16 PM

    It’s funny … Shanahan will get the blame if RG3 fails but RG3 gets all the credit if he wins.
    Its RG3 doing all the talking not Shanahan … so when he gets injury blame the right person.

  33. brutus9448 says: Jun 6, 2013 2:22 PM

    so what? he’ll be out again week one of regular season. People know how to beat him now. Just knock him out

  34. htowntexan says: Jun 6, 2013 2:27 PM

    Needs to hit Adrian up for some of that HGH

  35. footbal1q says: Jun 6, 2013 2:45 PM

    As a true Redskin fan I rather him rest as long as possible. Let Kirk Cousins get some reps ” He’s a starter in this league ” Get draft value and my salary cap space back then we will see whose the favorites HTTR!

  36. theclaim says: Jun 6, 2013 2:49 PM

    seahawkshurtpeople says:
    Jun 6, 2013 1:43 PM
    What a joke this franchise is. They finally get a player that proved his first year two things:

    1. He can do almost anything on the field
    2. He’s as fragile as glass

    So what does Shanahan do:

    1. Runs said player into collisions that injury him in 2012.
    2. Fail to improve the o-line in 2013 off season
    3. Rush him back from injury

    Predictions for 2013 season:

    1.RG3 will start and seem spectacular once more.
    2. It is inevitable that he will sustain injury after injury until the sad day he can play no more.
    3. Over/Under for RG3 games played is 8.

    I’m glad my Hawks have Carroll he knows how to protect Russell Wilson.

    seattlecoug says:
    Jun 6, 2013 1:36 PM
    Glad that he wants to be a part of the R-words 6-10 season. He is the most over-rated QB hack in the league.

    Bob is a smart kid and is VERY aware of all the rhetoric surrounding his knee injury and the cause of it. He WON’T be back until he is 100%
    As for the idiots WANTING him to re injure it or spewing 3 seasons and out @bucrightoff you need to look up statistics on how many players incur an injury 3 times in 3 seasons…Lol ZERO! To quote Bart Scott. CAN’T WAIT! RGIII will make ALL Of the haters look like boneheads. Wait, No RGIII will just be Bob! The haters make THEMSELVES look like boneheads!
      Certainly are a lot of Seadderall Speedhawks fans hating, understandable since RGIII was making a mockery of their defense to the tune of 14-0 with ZERO signs of life until he re injured his knee. All that was done by an already gimpy RGIII. Seahawks fans your fear is clear and palpable but no worries. You won’t get out of your own division, The 9ers will own the West and meet the Skins in the post season while you chase your Aderall with Starbucks and cry foul on SOMEONE! Wether it’s Big Ben or Vinny Testaverde or Al Harris. Someone is ALWAYS out to get you??? Lol #NoLombardiTrophies

  37. jam111632013 says: Jun 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    please be ready. the eagles are going to pound you on sep 9th.
    eagles 42
    deadskins 0

  38. dawkinsalwaysaneagle says: Jun 6, 2013 3:18 PM

    Does McNabb approve?

  39. wilsonwillbreaku says: Jun 6, 2013 3:31 PM

    This is playing out like a future episode of Outside The Lines…The Robert Griffen Story. And they end it with, “Mike Shanahan and Daniel Snyder declined to be interviewed…”

  40. mcconnellrules says: Jun 6, 2013 3:40 PM

    If he feels healthy to plant and cut and everything thats great news, doesnt mean hes ready. The only challenge for RG3 is holding himself back. Hopefully Mike Shanahan realizes this.

    Keep hating on the skins, we love it.

  41. djax10isthebomb says: Jun 6, 2013 3:49 PM

    This guy is setting his fans up for a big let down. I’d be amazed if he plays in week 1. Peterson amazed me last year,…. so there is a chance RG3 could, I just can’t see it.

  42. dooz76 says: Jun 6, 2013 4:01 PM

    I hope he stays healthy so I can see what superhuman looks like when my Bears come to fed-ex. Much as these tickets cost, I don’t wanna see cousins and esp not Rex. Dream seats had to get em!!

  43. baddegg says: Jun 6, 2013 4:07 PM

    I love the Redskins and am the biggest homer around, but even I don’t know why they are pushing this so hard.

    Everyone likes to bash Shanahan, but I think Griffin is the one who pushes things harder. He didn’t even like it when he had to sit out the Cleveland game and I even got the sense that he was a bit miffed that Kurt Cousins won the game.

    I hope he is not pushing it because he feels like he has to be in the spotlight from day one.

    It’s fine to work to be back early in the season; just don’t be foolish about it…

  44. flavadave10 says: Jun 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    I hope the Ravens drove through Landover on their way to the White House so that the city of Landover can know what a winning team looks like.

  45. seaeagle707 says: Jun 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    THIS JUST IN………..

    The U.S. Army today announced that FedEx Field has been designated as the Special Forces’ Rough Terrain Training Ground.

  46. h1ndrix says: Jun 6, 2013 4:53 PM

    “The Dr’s say you’re ready and you say you’re ready but sorry Robert, the idiot posters over at PFT advised me to hold you out until 2017.”

    Mike Shannahan

  47. blightness says: Jun 6, 2013 6:15 PM

    All of these ghey Seahawk bandwagoners are hilarious. Don’t be mad because RG3 torched your overrated boy RW in the ROY voting. I never seen a fanbase cream themselves over an overrated player like the Hawks do over Wilson. Especially, since your entire team are a bunch of cheaters.

  48. seaeagle707 says: Jun 6, 2013 7:30 PM

    blightness-Typical no class “fan”. True RW didn’t win ROY. Uh, I didn’t see RGIII at the ProBowl, did you? Was he there? Overrated? Hardly. BTW, which QB won the wild card game we had? Well, the injury shouldn’t count. According to you RGIII walks on water. Our entire team are a bunch of cheaters? Why, because 3 took PED’s? What about your 7 roids users? Convenient memory loss?

    BTW: Since I’m “ghey” according to you, please tell me what it means. Illiterate bottom feeders.LOL.

  49. skinsfansince71 says: Jun 6, 2013 8:21 PM

    Wow seaeagle get over it,Fed Ex field has been fixed.

  50. blightness says: Jun 6, 2013 8:23 PM

    Ah yes, the typical Seahawk banwagoner. You never heard from them in the past 10 years until now. I also find it funny how the only reason RW went to the Pro Bowl because RG3 couldn’t, lol. The arrogance from Hawk bandwagoners is nothing short of amazing. You didn’t win your division, you didn’t win the Superbowl, and you sure as hell didn’t make it there, yet your pathetic fanbase screams so much you think they did.

    I mean, 90 percent of your fanbase has to rub soothing cream on their bums because they ride that wagon so hard. And yes I called you “ghey,” so I can get passed the horrible PFT censors. Anyone who has ever posted on a forum for more than a day would know this.

  51. theclaim says: Jun 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    -Typical no class “fan”. True RW didn’t win ROY. Uh, I didn’t see RGIII at the ProBowl, did you? Was he there? Overrated?

    It’s best to bring facts to the table when making such bold statements and clearly in your case either you suffer from said memory loss or as I suspect you NEVER knew the facts as with so many bandwagon hawk fans. Ignorant of even obvious rules…See Golden Tate MNF vs GB Pro Bowl voting finished out as follows
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all NFC quarterbacks in votes.Followed closely by Washington’s Griffin III, New Orleans’ Drew Brees, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan and the New York Giants’ Eli Manning rounded out the top five. Bree’s replaced RGIII due to immediate surgery on his knee
    Due to an injury to Matt Ryan , Wilson went as 3rd Alternate
    Wilson was originally the third alternate quarterback for the NFC.
    Those ARE the facts sooo….

  52. theclaim says: Jun 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    jam111632013 says:
    Jun 6, 2013 3:11 PM
    please be ready. the eagles are going to pound you on sep 9th.
    eagles 42
    deadskins 0

    Have you shown MOMMY your Madden score on 2 player vs NO ONE? It’s one to be proud of!

  53. randomguy9999 says: Jun 8, 2013 12:46 PM

    now that the year is over, you really see why Luck went #1…. he’s playing well and there’s not a constant debate about how many games he will miss this season from immaturely taking hits

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