Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has a mission. And his marching orders are to not march.
Welcome to “Operation Patience,” the message displayed on the T-shirt worn by Griffin during pregame warmups on Monday at FedEx Field.
The message undoubtedly arises from the ongoing tension between the team and the player regarding whether he’ll play in the preseason. The next question will be whether the team will clear Griffin to play in Week One of the regular season, three weeks from tonight against the Eagles.
Video displayed by ESPN during Monday Night Countdown shows Griffin moving explosively and fluidly on his surgically-repaired knee. He’s fast, he’s agile, and he’s apparently every bit as skilled as he was before injuring the knee during the 2012 season.
And now his biggest challenge will be to wait until the right time to show what he can do during a football game.