RG3 not worried about setbacks

AP

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III said after today’s minicamp practice that he continues to make progress in recovery from his January knee surgery, and he’s not even thinking about the possibility that he could have a setback.

“I just don’t worry about the setbacks, I just worry about the progress I’m making moving forward,” Griffin said. “I don’t think it’s gonna come, but if it does come you just roll with it.”

Griffin is getting married and taking some time away over the next month, but he said that when he’s back for training camp, the team will see that he’s in good shape and capable of playing without re-injuring his knee.

“They’ll be not only impressed, but they’ll be confident that I’m safe and sound out there,” Griffin said.

Said Griffin of the start of training camp, “I’ll be ready.” That’s what Griffin has been saying all along, and that’s good news for Washington fans.

33 responses to “RG3 not worried about setbacks

  1. Based on everything we’ve heard, it seems like he’s on track.

    That said, he and the Washington fans do realize that there’s an entire 16 game season once the rehab and the offseason ends, correct? He did not make every start in his first pro season and his season to ACL injury ratio is 1:1, which is obviously not very good considering he already had a similar injury before he was a pro. Just saying. He might come back better than ever, but they’ll all be holding their collective breath any time a defender gets close to him for the rest of his career.

  2. Who just crapped themselves more?

    1) Nervous Nelly Skins Fans

    2) Haters, frothing at the opportunity to toss yet another awful “RG-knee” or “IR3” joke into the ring.

    3) NFL D-Coordinators

    The answer should be three, but I have a feeling one and two will lead this one neck to neck all the way to the finish line.

  3. Speaking of “setbacks”, the Redskins should change their names to the Washington Setbacks. For 20 years now, they win a few games, their fans get all giddy and brash, and then they suffer a 5 year setback back to the basement of the division and they go dormant like the mighty cicada bug. Its uncanny. Decent season, 5 years of setback. Decent season, setback. RG3 and a setback would be such an expected redundancy on this team that I’m almost banking on it happening.

  4. he should be worried about avoiding contact so he can actually be a franchise QB… until he develops that maturity, he won’t be…

  5. If RG3 can’t make a full recovery, or if Shanahan hangs him out to dry and gets him hurt again, we’d love to have him as a butler to hold Irsay’s drink tray in Indianapolis.

    #stillapocketpasserleague
    #IndyisQBheaven

  6. I still don’t understand why they aren’t laying down new turf for RG3 and Co. Haven’t they earned that right; maybe it’s time to protect your investment a little bit more smart billionaire owner? What am I missing there. That field is a joke and every Skins fan who isn’t a knee-pad wearing homer knows it.

    If Shanahan and the Skins don’t waste RG3 he’s going to be a beast for a decade. I don’t trust that organization very much though; they seem to care more about the moment than the big picture and they’re lucky that didn’t cost them too much last year. Hopefully Shanahan has learned to use him differently…like he cares about winning for 10 years and not one playoff game. That really was pathetic against the Seahawks (what Shanny did with RG3) and just smacked of organizational desperation. Surely most Skins fans don’t want that. They are a few pieces away from being contenders every year and they get their full cap space back in 2014. Be smart…

  7. Well:

    nygf says:
    Jun 11, 2013 1:00 PM
    Based on everything we’ve heard, it seems like he’s on track.

    That said, he and the Washington fans do realize that there’s an entire 16 game season once the rehab and the offseason ends, correct? He did not make every start in his first pro season and his season to ACL injury ratio is 1:1, which is obviously not very good considering he already had a similar injury before he was a pro. Just saying. He might come back better than ever, but they’ll all be holding their collective breath any time a defender gets close to him for the rest of his career.
    _______________________________

    Well it’s quite obvious that as a NYG’s fan you’re negativity explains itself…and for a defender getting close to him…well i’m quite sure it won’t be one from the NFC East as he made and had those defenders scratching their heads…

    But keep on hatin…the Skins will win the division again this year!

  8. I read up on Bo Jackson’s injury just to see the difference from injuries then compared to modern day sports. Dr. James Andrews claimed “Bo will be back this year” while the other Dr. said he would be off at least a year. I am not trying to say RG3 won’t be ready to go but you think if in 1991, maybe the greatest athlete of any generation never returned after you said he would be back within a year. You think Andrews would be more cautious about what he says about clients.

  9. nygf says:
    Jun 11, 2013 1:00 PM
    Based on everything we’ve heard, it seems like he’s on track.

    That said, he and the Washington fans do realize that there’s an entire 16 game season once the rehab and the offseason ends, correct? He did not make every start in his first pro season and his season to ACL injury ratio is 1:1, which is obviously not very good considering he already had a similar injury before he was a pro. Just saying. He might come back better than ever, but they’ll all be holding their collective breath any time a defender gets close to him for the rest of his career.

    First you are WRONG, the Season to ACL ratio is 1:0, he injured and had IT repaired in college. He DID tear his MCL, when having the MCL repaired the DR opted to “clean up” the ACL as scar tissue had developed.

  10. Okay RG, now when you go on your honeymoon, leave your copy of The Kama Sutra at home. The football field isn’t the only place where odd positional contacts can do physical damage. You sure don’t want to have to tell Shanny or the media, “Uh, well, you see it was like this………..

  11. I remember when Cowboys fans used to talk tough a few years ago… Let Skins fans dream as the Giants just keep winning Superbowls.

  12. @degreenfi

    According to PFT and ESPN, the answer is, NO!!!! These two entities waste so much time and energy on these two clowns, it’s not even funny. And it’s always the same stuff.

  13. justintuckrule says:
    Jun 11, 2013 1:04 PM
    Speaking of “setbacks”, the Redskins should change their names to the Washington Setbacks. For 20 years now, they win a few games, their fans get all giddy and brash, and then they suffer a 5 year setback back to the basement of the division and they go dormant like the mighty cicada bug. Its uncanny. Decent season, 5 years of setback. Decent season, setback. RG3 and a setback would be such an expected redundancy on this team that I’m almost banking on it happening.

    G-Man fan Justintuckisoldandslow, You DO realize that the LOWLY Skins SWEPT your Giants in 2011 and Split in 2012 thanks SOLELY to safety Madieu Williams being out of position to make the play. SOOOO after this upcoming season it will be 3 years running that we OWN YOU! I’m sure you will find some way to justify saying you are the better team despite the record of 1-5 vs the Redskins after this season. The G in G-men stands for Girly.

  14. “Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III…”

    ” and that’s good news for Washington fans…”

    So are you guys boycotting the name Redskins?

  15. The Skins will not win the division again this year, but it’s not necessarily because I don’t think they will be a good team. There has not been a repeat division winner in the NFC East for a number of years for good reason. Each game against division rivals is a tough one and takes a toll on both teams. It’s not the AFC East or the AFC South when Peyton played there where one team gets fat playing the other division opponents year after year. Couple that with the first place schedule (i.e. the end of last year when the Giants had to play in ATL and Baltimore, half of the teams playing in the championship games that year, while the Skins played in Cleveland and Philly who, well…) and it’s a tough challenge.

  16. Why is it that all you journalist seem to try to make something out of nothing….or in this case something out of something that hasnt even happened.
    Why worry about something when it hasnt even happened?
    Thats like saying….gee I’m not going anywhere today….I hope I dont get hit by a truck.
    Go find a real story to post on.

  17. G-Man fan Justintuckisoldandslow, You DO realize that the LOWLY Skins SWEPT your Giants in 2011 and Split in 2012 thanks SOLELY to safety Madieu Williams being out of position to make the play. SOOOO after this upcoming season it will be 3 years running that we OWN YOU! I’m sure you will find some way to justify saying you are the better team despite the record of 1-5 vs the Redskins after this season. The G in G-men stands for Girly.

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    I was going to leave it alone but just could not when I hear this “WE OWN” you commentary again. As far as Griffin is concerned, no hate for the man, as a talented athlete, all things considered and if anything else, I do hope he makes a recovery, period. Now as far as the skins owning the Giants, no arguments here. I totally agree, the skins have swept the Gmen for a few seasons now if I am not mistaken. But really though? You would celebrate winning a couple of games out of the season over a division opponent over winning a Super Bowl? Talk about having your priorities all out of whack. No wonder the team is a constant cellar dweller.

    Listen, the skins can win every single game they play against the Giants for all I care. As long as we win Lombardy Trophies, every few years, and the skins get a winning season every two decades and go back to the basement like they always do, I seriously could care less. Go ahead celebrate winning the offseason and the regular season while most NFL teams looks forward to winning the championship.

    And really, the “Girly” comment, now that’s just…. well… girly… you sound like you breath smell like similac saying stuff like that. You sure can talk for someone who follows a team who haven’t won since, well, I can’t even remember.

    Wow!!

    Congrats to the skins for making the playoffs last year!!! See you again… in twenty!!!

  18. jam111632013 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    the most over hyped player in nfl history.
    sep, 9th. 2013
    eagles 42
    deadskins 0

    Really? Cuz he deuced all over you team last year.

    Skins 31
    Eagles 6

    RGIII – 14/15, 200 yards, 4 TDs. 12 carries / 84 yards.

  19. For all you haters unfamiliar with RGIII speak. The translation to this presser was:

    Bring your Eagles, Giants and Cowboys it’s Arse kicking time!!!!!!!!

    Go RG, Go RG, Go!!!!!

  20. Trivia

    A. FraudIII, B. Mr. Russell Wilson, C. Tim Tebow

    Which of the above does NOT have a playoff win?
    Which of the above does NOT look like a human being?
    Which of the above is the worst QB in the bunch?

    DING DING DING !!!!!!! We have a winner for those who answered A to each question

    BWAHAHAHA

  21. I worry about this kid…he’s a great athlete and has ability by the truckload but I worry he’s rushing back to fast. Maybe it’s the fear of the next man up mentality, or the endorsements or whatever…I only know what I saw…which was Ngata nearly snapping his leg in half and like 2 weeks later he’s back on the field hobbling on one leg trying to throw passes. Clearly if this team really cared about him and his long term health on behalf of said team….they wouldn’t rush him back no matter what….

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