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Report: “Major surprise” if RG3 plays in preseason

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Apparently, “cleared to practice” is quite different from “cleared to play.”

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it would still qaulify as “a major surprise,” if  Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III plays in a preseason game.

Schefter cited Redskins coach Mike Shanahan’s “coaching history” and the thoughts of others in the Redskins organization.

Shanahan worked Griffin out Monday after team doctors cleared him, the latest step in RG3’s return from last year’s knee injury.

Preseason snaps for starters have become so limited in recent years anyway, that limiting them won’t change that much. And as an added benefit, it reduces any amount of tape other teams have to study. While no one’s tipping play-calling trends in the preseason, any amount of visual coaches have to see how Griffin reacts on the field will help them when it’s time to make a regular season plan.

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  1. basballguy says: Jul 23, 2013 9:16 AM

    Executive: Can we talk about Tebow?
    Journalist: Nothing new.
    Executive: Well what about Aaron Hernandez?
    Journalist: Nothing new there either.
    Executive: Ok back to RG3 we go.

  2. twilson962 says: Jul 23, 2013 9:20 AM

    I hope not…for two reasons. First, it allows him more time to recover. Second, it also allows the Skins to play their card close to the vest. h

    I think the Skins should’ve done a better job keeping RG3s status to themselves. I’d rather keep the rest of the NFL, especially the Iggles (opening game) guessing.

  3. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 23, 2013 9:22 AM

    Six rings.

  4. jimmyt says: Jul 23, 2013 9:23 AM

    Right, like he’s a seasoned vet that can just skip the pre-season, “knock the rust off” and be ready to go. Shanahan is going to get this kid killed by bringing him back too soon and the idiot has a decent backup.

  5. dgreenfi says: Jul 23, 2013 9:26 AM

    Cue the Allen Iverson ‘Practice’ clip

  6. h1ndrix says: Jul 23, 2013 9:26 AM

    No point in taking the Porsche out of the garage until prom night.

  7. floratiotime says: Jul 23, 2013 9:30 AM

    Major surprise if he ever has a year like 2012.

  8. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 23, 2013 9:31 AM

    You can hate him all you want, but Robert Griffin is THE flagship player of this league for the next 2 decades and you either deal with it or stop watching Professional football. RGIII is as cool and humble as they come. THANK GOD I’m a Redskin fan. #BestQBinProfessionalFootballwearsnumber10inDC

  9. ccjcsr says: Jul 23, 2013 9:37 AM

    Funny how they want to tap the brakes now…lol
    Doesn’t matter they will be third in the NFC East this year behind the 1st place Cowboys and second place Giants.

  10. rawbbqsauce says: Jul 23, 2013 9:38 AM

    I always have to wonder…is logicalvoicesays actually that crazy or is he just messing with us all?

  11. skippynj says: Jul 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    Yawn…how long till he breaks from the pocket and the same thing happens?

    Webster’s dictionary says:
    Robert Griffin III: see Michael Vick.

  12. gdeli says: Jul 23, 2013 9:45 AM

    The way this guy plays and the way shanatan (ha)has handled him…I wonder how long this guy will last. He’s gonna get hit and hit hard. uh.

  13. scytherius says: Jul 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    Good. This kid is a treasure for the NFL. I’d rather see him sit out half the season or a year and come back and play for 15 than for us to be waxing poetic like we did about Gale Sayers … “wow. Imagine if injury hadn’t cut his career short.”

  14. golforepar says: Jul 23, 2013 9:47 AM

    Cousins played well enough last year that the Redskins should wait till RG3 is 100% before he plays this season. Why rush RG3 back??

  15. timebandit24 says: Jul 23, 2013 9:50 AM

    ccjcsr says:
    Jul 23, 2013 9:37 AM
    Funny how they want to tap the brakes now…lol
    Doesn’t matter they will be third in the NFC East this year behind the 1st place Cowboys and second place Giants.

    ————-

    That took some brass.

  16. touchdownamericasteam says: Jul 23, 2013 10:01 AM

    Gale Sayers and RG3 in the same sentence? HAH!

  17. seabreezes51 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:01 AM

    Martin Short will find a way to break him again.

  18. patriots123456 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    I hope the skins coaches take care of RG3.

    He is a nice kid, a great player and good for the NFL.

  19. twilson962 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:16 AM

    ccjcsr says:
    Jul 23, 2013 9:37 AM
    Funny how they want to tap the brakes now…lol
    Doesn’t matter they will be third in the NFC East this year behind the 1st place Cowboys and second place Giants.

    _ _ _ _ _

    At what point where they rushing him back? Every single time Shanny, & Bruce were asked about RG3s return they said he won’t come back until he’s 100%. Period.

    Keep hating all you want.

  20. rg3andthensome says: Jul 23, 2013 10:18 AM

    GOOD….Stay off the field for a few weeks please!

    HAIL

  21. gibson34 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:26 AM

    I agree. rg dud will have an average year coming off injury plus they are going to have to scale back his playground playbook and make him more of a pocket passer. A ton of tape now too on that offense which NFL teams figure out quickly studying tape.

    One more torn ACL in that knee and this franchise is toast again. Last place….FAIL.

    dallas win NFC EAst
    giants
    eagles
    4skins

  22. trifectajjc says: Jul 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    If Mike Shanahan isn’t careful with RG3, Redskins could go into a tailspin.

    3 1st rounders and 1 2nd rounder is an awful lot for one good season.

  23. tombradyswig says: Jul 23, 2013 10:36 AM

    Report: major surprise if Bob3 makes it 16 games!

  24. logicalvoicelies says: Jul 23, 2013 10:42 AM

    It’d be a major surprise if RGIII EVER wins a Super Bowl as Quarterback of the Washington Redskins. If we’re playing the comparison game, he’ll be remembered much more frequently in the same breath as Jamarcus Russell than Roger Staubach. If you don’t agree, it’s because you either don’t know football or just refuse to acknowledge reason. #ThankGodImNotInLoveWithRGIII

  25. harrypairotestes says: Jul 23, 2013 10:44 AM

    There’s going to be more of this back and forth as there is still a couple of months before any football is even played. And there is no doubt that the skins will go back and forth on their words as far as his progress or, more specifically, his starting day would be.

    I agree with someone above when they said that the skins should have just kept everything confidential. It would not be against any league rules, they could just keep everyone, including NFC East foes guessing. But I guess, this is a part of the whole plan to dominate the NFL “for years” and “win successive SBs.”

    I can’t wait to see the outcome of this whole experiment.

    FAIL!!!

  26. rgtre10 says: Jul 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    Haters can hate all you want, but the truth of the matter is he’s back and if you’re on the schedule it has you worried.

    Why isn’t anyone hating and commenting about Orakpo he got injured much earlier in the season, no talk there, and Fred Davis again injured and he’s back no talk there…the team had some key players missing last year to injury they are all back and this will be a much better team…and I think this is what scares you all.

  27. swaggyy says: Jul 23, 2013 11:02 AM

    I’m so sick of hearing about this guy. Mike Vick 2.0

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 23, 2013 11:07 AM

    PUP-RG3 aka IRG3

  29. riverace19 says: Jul 23, 2013 11:16 AM

    He is fun to watch… Whatever course of action to get him as healthy as possible for the season as a whole is what the skins should be thinking

  30. sbchampsagain says: Jul 23, 2013 11:26 AM

    I love RG3 But it will also be a major surprise if he makes it through the whole regular season.

    His game, like Big Ben’s isn’t built for longevity…

  31. obmig says: Jul 23, 2013 11:42 AM

    sbchampsagain says:
    Jul 23, 2013 11:26 AM
    I love RG3 But it will also be a major surprise if he makes it through the whole regular season.

    His game, like Big Ben’s isn’t built for longevity…

    If he misses less than 2 games a year on average for the next 9 years like Ben has I won’t be angry.

  32. alphaq2 says: Jul 23, 2013 11:43 AM

    logicalvoicelies says: Jul 23, 2013 10:42 AM

    It’d be a major surprise if RGIII EVER wins a Super Bowl as Quarterback of the Washington Redskins. If we’re playing the comparison game, he’ll be remembered much more frequently in the same breath as Jamarcus Russell than Roger Staubach. If you don’t agree, it’s because you either don’t know football or just refuse to acknowledge reason. #ThankGodImNotInLoveWithRGIII
    ====================

    Did you really just compare the OROY to Jamarcus Russell? Obviously you know nothing about “acknowledging reason.”

  33. overratedsteelerhater says: Jul 23, 2013 11:49 AM

    put this guy on the PUP list, tired of him already and the season has not even started…he’ll be hurt in 2-3 games anyway

  34. bobonmycob says: Jul 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    I LOVE how everybody already counts out the Eagles this year. Oh they only have a brilliant new HC with a scheme that will be difficult to understand with a tight end crew that will dominate in the passing game… And our D… well lets just say let’s wait and see :) But I think most of you will be crying and confused come week 1.

  35. alphaq2 says: Jul 23, 2013 12:01 PM

    Peytonsneck18 aka Boysroll

  36. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 23, 2013 12:06 PM

    At bobonmycob, incidentally what a clever name, did your 3 year old come up with that?

    I don’t think any of us are worried about crying over the eagles, you might wanna be though.

    RGKnee PED will probably be ready, the question really is how long will he last, my bet is 4 weeks.

  37. rufustfireflyjr says: Jul 23, 2013 12:21 PM

    First place Dallas Cowboys?? AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  38. everyoneholdsorakpo says: Jul 23, 2013 12:27 PM

    cowboy and eagle fans on here saying RG3 won’t last. The only thing I can say is……..You better hope so…….HTTR

  39. baddegg says: Jul 23, 2013 12:35 PM

    @ jimmyt

    OK, let’s break this down. Article was about how Shanhan won’t play him in pre-season:

    “Right, like he’s a seasoned vet that can just skip the pre-season, “knock the rust off” and be ready to go.”

    OK, so you are saying the Redskins are foolish for not playing him earlier to get him prepared.

    “Shanahan is going to get this kid killed by bringing him back too soon and the idiot has a decent backup.”

    OK, so NOW you are saying that Shanahan is bringing him back too soon.

    Looks like you’ve got your bases covered to criticize the Redskins no matter what they decide to do.

  40. harrypairotestes says: Jul 23, 2013 12:46 PM

    rgtre10 says:
    Jul 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    Haters can hate all you want, but the truth of the matter is he’s back and if you’re on the schedule it has you worried.

    Why isn’t anyone hating and commenting about Orakpo he got injured much earlier in the season, no talk there, and Fred Davis again injured and he’s back no talk there…the team had some key players missing last year to injury they are all back and this will be a much better team…and I think this is what scares you all

    ———————————————-

    “Worried!?!?”

    I don’t know anybody worried about facing a QB that is just coming out of surgery. Like I said before, let’s just let the games talk for themselves. I applaud skin fans for being optimistic about their QB and their team, but what I can’t stand is all the prognosticating about wins, on both playoffs and championship games you guys are already banking on. Give us all a break will ya, you guys get into the playoff last year and don’t even win the one game and your claiming multiple SB runs.

    Worried? Now that’s funny. Since all the other teams got one season of tapes on griffin, you’d be a FOOL to think teams would not make adjustments (see Vick). I don’t know buddy, I think if anything, yo a$$ should be worried, since you guys got beat by a less mobile QB last year in your only playoff appearance in years.

  41. skinsfan91 says: Jul 23, 2013 1:04 PM

    So much hate and asinine comments in here. Oh boy, enough of the arm chair, qbs, coaches, medical experts, coordinators. Lets just get this season on and see what’s what.

  42. sbchampsagain says: Jul 23, 2013 1:08 PM

    Stop the hate.
    Rename the Redskins.

    #WashingtonRedTails

  43. stunzeed5 says: Jul 23, 2013 1:14 PM

    peytonsneck is boysroll.

  44. cowboyhater says: Jul 23, 2013 1:34 PM

    Everyone keeps referring to all of the defenses in the league having tape on RG3, just like they have had tape on Rogers, Brady, Brees, Manning Brothers etc….. Last time I checked, they continue to produce year after year and have great seasons. Bottom line… if you are a great QB, then there will not be a defense that will be capable of stopping you. Not putting RG3 in that category just yet, but he certainly has shown in his first year that he will be a good one.

  45. donth8thehorns says: Jul 23, 2013 2:33 PM

    It is absolutely amazing to me the reaction the name, Robert Griffen III creates! Seriously, there are 32 starting QB’s in the NFL , and the whisper of his name creates a vacuum of controversy! Fans of the “redskins”, hehe, (the name in itself is controversial) then you mention RG3 and you get every knucklehead hater on here wishing and pining for failure! It’s sad really, the kid is an amazing talent, and brings nothing but positive greatness to the game! We should all be praying for his health and return! I am a die hard Vikings fan, he cut through our above average D last year and it was fun to watch! I sure hope when the season starts and he is finally healthy and ready to play, fans of the game, step up! Looking forward to a great season! Haters, go watch hockey! They need the toothless, white trash that makes up the majority of the nonsensical comments posted on this comment section blog of hate

  46. skinsfan91 says: Jul 23, 2013 3:51 PM

    Donth8thehorns is actually sensible. Good job man.

  47. steelerben says: Jul 24, 2013 10:03 AM

    Anyone with a lot of negative to say about RG3 doesn’t watch him play regularly. Take away the read option and Olympic caliber speed, and you still have a kid with a monstrously strong arm and great accuracy. I think that as he gets more comfortable with the Shanahan offense, and the wide receiver corps starts being more than Garcon with an injured foot and “other”, it will start looking more like the Denver Broncos of the Elway era than the college style offense it was last season.

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