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RGIII on what he needs to do to play Week One: Stay the course

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The next banner headline related to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s recovery from knee surgery will be the one that follows the announcement of his status for the first week of the regular season.

That headline will not be coming after his meeting with the media on Wednesday afternoon as it was a session that provided a prime example of why there’s a saying about no news being good news. Griffin said that his knee was feeling fine, that he was receiving first team reps at practice and that he feels he’s ready to play but that the final call will be made by doctors and coaches.

One of those doctors, James Andrews, examined Griffin after a pregame workout on Monday. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Griffin said that Andrews’ only advice about what Griffin needs to do to get cleared for the opener was to “stay the course” that he’s been on throughout the summer.

So it continues to seem that it is just a matter of when Griffin gets the green light for Week One, which will make the Redskins’ game with the Eagles one of the most anticipated of the first weekend of the season.

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21 Responses to “RGIII on what he needs to do to play Week One: Stay the course”
  1. triangletaddler says: Aug 21, 2013 3:54 PM

    RGIII has thrown six touchdowns and only one interception against the Eagles.

    And from what I’ve seen the Eagles’ defense looks worse than it did last year.

  2. logicailvoicesays says: Aug 21, 2013 3:55 PM

    Redskins 42
    Eagles 0

    #TheBurgundyAndGoldCannotEvenBeSlowedDown

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 21, 2013 3:56 PM

    That game will bring out the rubber necking knee wreck crowd.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:00 PM

    IRG3 needs to get the bionic man type surgery, cause hes done!!! never seen such hoopla over a overated player that hasnt proved anything!!

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 21, 2013 4:07 PM

    Man, Gruesome could have some fun if he was so inclined. Just by rolling around the field and clutching his knee after a harmless tackle.

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:08 PM

    Sometimes you have to learn lessons the hard way. Football is a violent sport in which you cannot avoid ALL of the big hits and such, but if you’re a starting QB and your value to the team is paramount to their success…you have to do everything in your power to stay on the field. Taking a monster hit while trying to fight for a few extra yards isn’t worth getting injured over, and hopefully RG3 learned a few lessons in self-preservation from last season. He is a fiery competitor, which leads him to put his body on the line for his teammates, and for the sake of winning. This is admirable for sure, but avoiding contact here and there for the purpose of staying on the field and staying healthy is the smart thing to do. RG3 playing 16 games is a lot more important than fighting for those few extra yards…

  7. ravioles says: Aug 21, 2013 4:11 PM

    Some real interesting ground breaking news here. Good work.

  8. qdog112 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:21 PM

    Stay he course, surely worked for G. W. Bush. He only got a couple hundred thousand more people killed after he went back to Texas.

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. RG3 should may hush. (at least for a little while)

  9. scrp2 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:21 PM

    Dr. Andrews in his statement said:

    “The knee is a little gimpy but he’s good to go”

  10. jessepinkman1199 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:28 PM

    The Perfect Quarterback.

  11. jessepinkman1199 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:31 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Aug 21, 2013 4:00 PM

    IRG3 needs to get the bionic man type surgery, cause hes done!!! never seen such hoopla over a overated player that hasnt proved anything!!
    __________________________________
    How old are you?

  12. obmig says: Aug 21, 2013 4:53 PM

    jessepinkman1199 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 4:31 PM
    peytonsneck18 says:Aug 21, 2013 4:00 PM

    IRG3 needs to get the bionic man type surgery, cause hes done!!! never seen such hoopla over a overated player that hasnt proved anything!!
    __________________________________
    How old are you?

    However old he is, it’s sad. He even sits on the Colts related articles bashing Griffin and joking about his injury. I think it’s insecurity because Luck couldn’t stop throwing picks last year and his stats made him look more like a young Tony Romo than somebody that could ever possibly replace 18’s greatness in Indy.

  13. dylanssongwriter says: Aug 21, 2013 5:32 PM

    I’m sure Bob is printing “stay the course” shirts as we speak. Such an inspiration that guy…..

  14. bigbens69taintedlove says: Aug 21, 2013 5:41 PM

    Eagles in a high scoring upset

  15. stunzeed5 says: Aug 21, 2013 7:13 PM

    Every day that goes by I curse my beloved Colts for passing on RG3 and saddling us with Luck for the next few years. Wish I could build a time machine…..sigh….go Colts.

  16. musicman495 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:47 PM

    The Redskins’ game with the Eagles will one of the most anticipated of the first weekend of the season until the Redskins take a three touchdown lead, and Michael Vick is sidelined with a rib injury.

  17. tinbender2000 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:53 PM

    @ stunzeed5, did you watch football last year? You don’t know how good you have it. Long after Bob’s out of the league you will literally have the next Peyton Manning.

  18. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 21, 2013 10:59 PM

    qdog112 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:21 PM

    Stay he course, surely worked for G. W. Bush. He only got a couple hundred thousand more people killed after he went back to Texas.

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. RG3 should may hush. (at least for a little while)
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    Stay the course, sure[ly] worked for Hitler. He only lost World War 2, and never once visited Texas

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. RG3 should may stiff arm reporters when they try to ask him questions? (because when he responds it makes so many people so angry)

  19. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 21, 2013 11:13 PM

    qdog112 says: Aug 21, 2013 4:21 PM

    Stay he course, surely worked for G. W. Bush. He only got a couple hundred thousand more people killed after he went back to Texas.

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. RG3 should may hush. (at least for a little while)
    _________________
    Very difficult to see even the most remote relevance. Very easy to see the complete ignorance. 5000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last ten years. And I’m not even a real supporter– my brother lost both his legs in Iraq, and one of my good friends from high school was killed by an IED last year. It’s insulting to both of them, and to me, when you spout off garbage like this.

    Even ignoring the facts, it’s difficult to understand how anyone could possibly make a statement this ridiculous- connecting Robert Griffin being careful in his recovery to George Bush and Iraq, and then telling him to hush when asked a question by a Washington Post reporter.

  20. cptorg3 says: Aug 21, 2013 11:54 PM

    Eagles have a fat chance of winning. And why in the hell would Dr. Andrews clear RG3 for full participation of practice but be unsure of his ability to play in week1? I can’t wait for RG3 to go out and light it up and stop all the talk.

  21. justlntuckrule says: Aug 22, 2013 2:51 AM

    I used to like Bob, heck of an athlete, but after seeing all of the shenanigans this egomaniac has pulled during the off-season and preseason has me really disliking him to the point of hating him.

    Starting with the jumping jacks during the draft rally when it was for the new draftees (had to be in the spotlight) to the pregame warmups when he has to take snaps and take up room on the field when he’s not even playing. Those reps should be for Cousins and Grossman to get ready for the game, not this egomaniac. And what’s with d ressing up in the entire uniform when he’s not playing?

    Don’t even get me started on how he second guesses the coaches and says he’s going to play in the preseason, his ego is cashing checks his body can not possibly pay.

    And nobody recovers from a torn ACL & MCL in seven months without some medicinal help (hint-hint).

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