So Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has gone from reportedly starting but not cleared to cleared but not yet officially starting due to concerns that coach Mike Shanahan said Dr. James Andrews has even though Dr. Andrews says he has no concerns.
And now I need to take two more Advil.
According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the concerns that Dr. Andrews either does or doesn’t have won’t keep Griffin from playing against the Eagles in Week One. Also, Jones says there’s a chance that Shanahan injected concerns into the discussion in order to simply make the Eagles wonder whether they’ll be facing Griffin or Kirk Cousins. Or Rex Grossman. Or Pat White. Or Joe Theismann.
In the end, it’s all noise. Griffin will play. If he doesn’t, someone will have some explaining to do. And based on recent developments, it’s safe to say that plenty of people will be doing the explaining, and that all of the versions will conflict.