Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made a surprise visit with the media Tuesday, to help try to put out the fire he keeps feeding.
Griffin, who normally only talks to reporters on Mondays, stopped by the podium before Mike Shanahan’s press conference to say “there is no conflict” about the way his comeback is being handled, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post.
Of course, the whole thing started when Griffin said again Monday that he wanted to do more than he was being allowed to. But he said Tuesday that his words were “twisted and turned” into a controversy, and that he was ready to abide by his coach’s wishes.
“That being said, I’m excited about tomorrow,” he said of his scheduled return to 11-on-11 drills.
Of course, Griffin has kept this thing going by continuing to push, and talk about the pushing. Everyone now gets that he wants to do more in practice, to play in games, etc. And it should be equally clear that Shanahan’s not going to let him, for fear of another flap like last year’s in the playoffs.