The man who has played in the most games for the Redskins isn’t sure the current quarterback has a chance to join him on that list.
Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green said he’s worried about the longevity of quarterback Robert Griffin III, saying he’s not sure the current quarterback would have lasted in his era.
“If I was playing in the era where we were really good under Richie Petitbon, we would be licking our chops for a guy like him,” Green told FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez and and Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“When we played Randall Cunningham [with Philadelphia] I guarantee you we probably beat him 90 percent of the time,” Green said.
It should be pointed out here that Cunningham was actually 11-8 against the Redskins in his career, though he won just two of his first seven meetings. But the point Green was making was a larger one.
“Our philosophy was that when you have a [quarterback] who is so talented, now it comes down to his maturity,” Green said. “We believed — and we may be wrong — that sometimes he would call the play in the huddle and in the back of his mind he’s saying, ‘Man, I’m running this ball.’
“It’s like when we were in the streets playing. . . . We were waiting for that. You have to learn, even though [the Redskins] have a unique package that they’re running, you better drop back to throw that ball like the players of old.”
Adapting the playbook for the sake of self-preservation has been on the minds of the Redskins all offseason. And while taking the run threat completely out of Griffin’s game wouldn’t be wise, mitigating the risk is the challenge for both the team and player this year.