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RG3 says he doesn’t expect to play preseason

Robert Griffin III AP

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, as expected, passed his conditioning test today.

But he’s not quite ready to practice fully, as he said he expected to participate in 7-on-7 work, but not the full amount of team drills.

The current plan is patience is the key,” Griffin said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post.

That patience apparently will keep him out of preseason games, as he said he didn’t expect to play in the preseason games.

“Unless it’s a necessity, I don’t think I’ll play in the preseason,” he said. “Unless coach says so.”

While there’s a risk involved in sending your quarterback into the regular season opener without any live action, the greater risk would be Griffin having a setback in games that don’t matter.

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14 Responses to “RG3 says he doesn’t expect to play preseason”
  1. ozymandias121 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:30 PM

    There is a typo in the title….somehow “Pre” got before season.

  2. illbillgiantz4lif says: Jul 24, 2013 4:44 PM

    No way this guy is ready to play 16 games.

  3. tiger2471 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:45 PM

    It’s the right move, he doesn’t need to be put at risk at all before the season starts, I believe he will be sharp come the first game and if not he will get there soon enough.

  4. humpofdc says: Jul 24, 2013 4:47 PM

    He really does’nt have to play during preseason. He is too valuable. He was NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and helped the Skins win a division championship! He has proved himself.

  5. jda129 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:48 PM

    Unless it’s a necessity? Which must win preseason game situation would that be?

  6. rufustfireflyjr says: Jul 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    Cue the parade of trolls and RGIII haters . . .

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    he will be too busy “playing” with that hooters waitress

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    he will be toobusy in his custom built hoveround wheelchair that he will have to use after every season

  9. beavertonsteve says: Jul 24, 2013 5:23 PM

    My Derrick Rose alarm is going off.

  10. h1ndrix says: Jul 24, 2013 5:59 PM

    Even at 75% he’s better than the vast majority of Qb’s in the league. No point in rushing things.

  11. mrwalterisgod says: Jul 24, 2013 6:01 PM

    Preseason doesn’t mean jack squat… but you can’t tell me he is going to be sharp the first few weeks.

  12. jbeagles23 says: Jul 24, 2013 6:07 PM

    He is a great talent. However he will not come out sharp

  13. reed20fence says: Jul 25, 2013 8:07 AM

    What kind of message does it send to a team to have your franchise QB show a flaunted, utterly cavalier attitude towards the pre-season?

    What about devotion to your craft?

    What about gameday experience?

    What about helping the younger players acclimate to their roles?

    What about playing your part as a leader to assess who is and who isn’t jelling with the team and performing?

    What about leadership Mr. Griffin?

    Even the Bradys and Mannings played part of the preseason after recovering from injuries.This is a football player?

  14. laserw says: Jul 25, 2013 9:19 AM

    If he isn’t playing in preseason, he deserves to be a second string player.

    This guy has weaknesses – can’t read defenses – is easy to sack despite being “so mobile” – abandons plays and doesn’t allow them to develop – cannot hit deep wide receivers if a defender is within five yards of the player – cannot run a two minute offense – is not a leader on the field and is as sloth-like in play like Donovan McNubb.

    This guy is not a great player. He is a gimmick.

    It is time to see what Kirk Cousins can do – put the China Doll on the bench and allow Kirk to go 3-6 before we bring China Doll back. Let’s give Kirk the same show of support we gave the Prima Donna Selfish Punk!

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