Griffin “wired” to play tonight

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As expected, the knee of Robert Griffin III is healed.  As expected, he’ll start on Monday night against the Eagles.

As expected, he’s pretty excited.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Griffin is “wired” for the game.  Anxious to play, the source said Griffin has no concerns about the injury.

On one hand, that’s the right mindset when it comes to playing football.  On the other hand, and as our friend Tom Curran of CSNNE.com astutely pointed out during Friday’s PFT Live, there’s a certain wisdom that flows from not playing every play like it’s the player’s last play.

Reckless abandon is admirable at times, but it can lead to injury.  While it’s unwise to worry about getting injured while playing, there’s a sweet spot between not caring about getting hurt and caring about not doing something that will get a guy hurt.

Durability isn’t about taking every hit and getting up like Rocky Balboa.  It’s about finding a way to take as few hits as possible without being afraid of getting hit.

Griffin has no fear of getting hit.  But he needs to avoid taking as many hits as he can, if he hopes to start every game this year and to carry the Redskins back to the postseason.

56 responses to “Griffin “wired” to play tonight

  1. Finally, a real team steps onto the field tonight under the best QB in the game today in Robert Griffin the 3rd to show this league how to play HIGH QUALITY football! God is smiling as his Burgundy and Gold deliver the first of many Burgundy and Gold Beatdowns! I hope Chip Spurri-err Kelly has his resume updated when he gets canned at seasons end! #ThankGODImaREDSKINSfan

  2. Season Record for the Redskins : 14-2
    RGIII : 43 TDs Passing – 7 INTs – 8 Rushing TDs
    Morris : 1756 yds, 10 TDs
    Garcon : 105 receptions, 15 TDs, 1345 yds recieving
    Kerrigan : 16 sacks, 7 FFs, 2 INTs
    RGIII NFL MVP.
    Redskins 4th Superbowl.

  3. So is he wired for sound or wired as in really excited? I’m hoping excited because as a Redskins fan i’m tired of hearing him talk…

  4. It will be so much fun watching this logicalvoice clown crash and burn and change his name again as the Skins have an awful season giving the Rams with yet another high draft pick from one of the greatest trades in NFL history that Fisher will once again parlay into multiple great picks.

  5. If you came here to wish injury upon RG3, you’re a horrible person, and if god is just, your QB will reap what you sow.

  6. Logicalvoicesays thinks RGIII is God and the best player in the league ::eyeroll::

    The two best players are Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson, the last two league MVPs, not this narcisstic clown. As a Packers fan, its a treat to see these guys play!

  7. If you re-read logicalvoice’s first post like Adam Sandler in The Waterboy is reciting it, it’s actually pretty funny.

  8. Good thing he’s wired because one thing the NFL needs more of is RGIII. I haven’t heard or seen this guy in such a long time. It’s not like he’s in commercials or ESPN’s/NFL network’s top stories all the time…Oh, wait

  9. aaroncurryisbust says:
    Sep 9, 2013 9:37 AM
    He should watch some tape of Russell Wilson and learn.

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    You mean how to put up 12 points against the vaunted Panthers defense?

  10. Baddegg, go watch that panther game before commenting. They were the #10 defense in the league last year and got stronger. Had pressure on Wilson every time he dropped back and shut down Seattle’s run game, not exactly a pedestrian accomplishment.

  11. All of you haters that want RG3 to get hurt are just scared because you got a glimpse of the future last year. This kid is the real deal. A Real fan would want him to stay healthy and try to beat him at his best. Don’t be Scared! This won’t take long, and it will only hurt for awhile.

  12. Baddegg, go watch that panther game before commenting. They were the #10 defense in the league last year and got stronger. Had pressure on Wilson every time he dropped back and shut down Seattle’s run game, not exactly a pedestrian accomplishment.

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    You’re right about that. Panthers gave them a hard time last year although the Seahawks pulled out with a win…16-12 I believe. Panthers “D” is going to give teams fits this season.

  13. Not a Redskins fan, but am rooting for RGIII the same way I rooted for AP last year. Tough injury and they work their butt off to play for their team and fans. I tip my cap to that.

  14. sweetnlow44 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:10 AM
    Baddegg, go watch that panther game before commenting. They were the #10 defense in the league last year and got stronger. Had pressure on Wilson every time he dropped back and shut down Seattle’s run game, not exactly a pedestrian accomplishment.

    ————-

    First off: point well taken about Panther D…no disrespect there…as you say, they are on the rise.

    Second: that said, I was responding to the “take note of R Wilson” comment, cuz let’s face it, Seahawk fans hype him more than Redskin fans (LV aside) hype Griffin. All I ever hear is how the Seahawks lit up San Fran, and San Fran has a better defense than Carolina. I mean, Seahawk fans were talking last year how they would beat everyone this year by 20+ points going away and how RWilson was the best QB in the NFL.

    All I’m pointing out is that you are not so far and above the rest of the league as you think you are. And the evidence is that you only beat the Panthers 12-7. That doesn’t mean you are a bad team. You are a good team. It just puts into perspective some of the brash boasting that Seattle fans are famous for.

  15. Trying to be logical in my love for all things RG3 but let’s see if he can keep pace with his rookie class…Kaepernick, Luck, Wilson…all wins and big days (yes, even Tannenhill).

    Let’s go SKINS!!!

  16. I’m sorry to say this but I don’t think The Third is going to make it the whole season if he keeps taking hits like last year. Fun player to watch but it only take one hit. Also if jahbird is right about this being karma and now my QB is going to get hurt I pray for karma and a 1-15 season. #Bridgewater4MN

  17. If you look at any Redskins article, you will see that logic dude is always one of the first four commenters, and always within six minutes of the article appearing, His moronic statements about an already polarizing team spark anger, debate, and resentment on both sides, leading to increased traffic to Redskins articles– traffic which translates directly into dollars in the writers’ wallets. I’m not saying, I’m just saying.

    Also note that logicman never once appears the “Redskins team name” articles, a pet project that the writers take very seriously.

  18. Sep 9, 2013 11:33 AM
    Trying to be logical in my love for all things RG3 but let’s see if he can keep pace with his rookie class…Kaepernick, Luck, Wilson…all wins and big days (yes, even Tannenhill).

    Let’s go SKINS!!!

    Kap wasn’t a rookie. But I get your point!! HTTR as I fire up the grill!!!

  19. he will shred his knee for a third time in his football career count on that. im so glad that my colts drafted luck instead of this fragile body.

    Eagles 31 Redskins 24

  20. gzinn18631 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM
    All of you haters that want RG3 to get hurt are just scared because you got a glimpse of the future last year. This kid is the real deal. A Real fan would want him to stay healthy and try to beat him at his best. Don’t be Scared! This won’t take long, and it will only hurt for awhile.
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    gzinn- you don’t need to be obnoxious about it, but I do agree that the hatred of Robert Griffin is kind of staggering, especially how many people wish him hurt– that says a lot more about you than it does about him or his health, or the Redskins.

    Although to keep it in perspective, these sentiments really only exists on this website and among those who follow NFL media very closely. The nature of the media is to create storylines that will draw readership.

    Last year it was “Robert Griffin is an overall good guy– a smart and professional young man, supremely talented athlete, and a great team leader who married his high school sweetheart at age 23.” So last year the media milked that story for everything it was worth- and everybody really liked Griffin.

    With the “Good Guy Griffin” storyline mine tapped, the media worked very deliberately this summer to create a “arrogant, loudmouth diva, rift with coach” storyline, because they needed a new angle to work. Starting with the leaking of his wedding registry, and going right up through the “rift”, where a reporter asked Griffin if he wanted to play in the preseason, Griffin replied “Yes, but I know Coach Shanahan doesn’t want me to”, and in the next eight hours mutated into “Griffin demands trade, punches Shanahan in the face.”

    Before you just thumbs down me, think about it, what has Griffin actually done to deserve your hatred, and I mean what have you seen him say or do, not just the storylines the media has created.

  21. lol Peytonsneck CAN’T stay away from RG3/Skins threads…..a little insecurity perhaps? Don’t worry, there isn’t anything for Luck to finish 2nd to Griff this year… other than Luck will be home after getting exposed wild card weekend again…

    By the way, great game yesterday… 178 yards at home week 1 against the worst team in the league that required another “comeback”…lol….#Colts #Luck #overrated

  22. jahbird says:
    Sep 9, 2013 9:26 AM
    If you came here to wish injury upon RG3, you’re a horrible person, and if god is just, your QB will reap what you sow.
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    I’m not religious, or a karma-obsessed hippy, but this is just basic human decency. I personally don’t like Colin Kaepernick, and I’m upset that my team will be in the same conference as him for the next ten years or so.

    And while I may wish the 49ers had drafted Colt McCoy instead, I would never hope for, or encourage, personal harm against Kaep, much less a career-ending injury. They’re just guys who are talented enough to play football for a living. Is your team’s success really worth more to you than their lives?

  23. giantlucksacks says: Sep 9, 2013 12:16 PM

    lol Peytonsneck CAN’T stay away from RG3/Skins threads…..a little insecurity perhaps? Don’t worry, there isn’t anything for Luck to finish 2nd to Griff this year… other than Luck will be home after getting exposed wild card weekend again…

    By the way, great game yesterday… 178 yards at home week 1 against the worst team in the league that required another “comeback”…lol….#Colts #Luck #overrated
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    Feel sorry for him more than anything else. He carries the guilt of knowing that the Colts cheated to get Luck by throwing their 2011 season. Us ‘Skins fans can have peace of mind knowing that Shanahan and Co. did things the right way.

  24. @bleedgreen33:

    I feel the need to remind you ridiculous Eagles fans that that game was three years ago and while Michael Vick might be the same superb athlete/mediocre at best QB/wretched human being, the Redskins are not the same team they were three years ago.

    I think the Eagles are in for a tough night tonight and a long and difficult season.

  25. jahbird says:Sep 9, 2013 9:26 AM

    If you came here to wish injury upon RG3, you’re a horrible person, and if god is just, your QB will reap what you sow.
    ———————-

    You really believe Philly fans care about Michael Vick? Bowls with Foles!

    When did RGIII become this gleaming hall of famer all of a sudden. Dude will be re-injured by week 7.

  26. dutchkindelberger says:
    Sep 9, 2013 1:19 PM
    @bleedgreen33:

    I feel the need to remind you ridiculous Eagles fans that that game was three years ago and while Michael Vick might be the same superb athlete/mediocre at best QB/wretched human being, the Redskins are not the same team they were three years ago.

    I think the Eagles are in for a tough night tonight and a long and difficult season.
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    I actually think the Eagles are on the right track overall, but bleedgreen should keep in mind that last time the Eagles came to FedEx field, Griffin became the 39th QB in NFL history to play a perfect game, and just the second rookie to do so. Additionally, of the 11 defensive starters, and ~25 defensive players Vick torched, three are still with the team. In other words, that’s kind of like a Bears fan “reminding” a Redskins fan what happened in the 1940 NFL Championship.

  27. Personally, I’ll be glad to see RG3 on the field. Hopefully that means we wont have to see that stupid hat anymore.

  28. scrambling QBs aren’t in the game on average 5plus games a year…

    you cant win anything like that, ever….

    RG3 isn’t any different…. it’s physics and how violent the NFL is…. period.

  29. nitro276 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 4:29 PM
    Fletcher Cox is wired to blast RGIII Haloti Ngata-style
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    From what I’ve heard from the Eagles coaching staff and Philly reporters, Cox should be wired just to keep his starting job

  30. randomguy9999 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 4:56 PM
    scrambling QBs aren’t in the game on average 5plus games a year…

    you cant win anything like that, ever….

    RG3 isn’t any different…. it’s physics and how violent the NFL is…. period.
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    Right, that’s why Montana, Young, McNair, Elway and Rogers’ abilities never translated into NFL success. If you want to make your same point about running QB’s, go ahead, but there’s a massive difference. Even Roethlisberger, Smith, Romo, and Cutler are scrambling quarterbacks. And as far as “running” QB’s go, there isn’t really enough of a sample size to draw that conclusion.

    The biggest quarterback injuries of the last five years have been Brady and Manning, who are both very traditional pocket passers. Of the newest crop of scramblers, Griffin has missed one regular season game, Luck has missed none, Wilson has missed none, Kaepernick has missed none, and Tannehill has missed none.

  31. @thirdistheword:

    I don’t necessarily disagree with you. I don’t watch enough college football to have an opinion of whether or not Chip Kelly will succeed in the NFL and so I will not render a prediction as to his ultimate success or failure.

    In any case, to expect a rookie head coach with a new staff, new offense, new defense, new and unorthodox philosophies (at least by NFL standards), several significant personnel injuries during training camp and a large portion of the team that quit on Andy Reid last year to win right out of the gate seems, to me at least, to be a bit much.

    Just for good measure, the debut of all this comes under the harsh glare of a national prime time debut against a very good opponent who’s own early exit from the playoffs (at least by the Redskins estimation) has surely left a bitter taste in their mouth, and I think the whole thing will overwhelm the Eagles.

  32. rasta028 says: Sep 9, 2013 3:27 PM

    Can’t wait to the Skins stomp the eagles tonight.

    how’d that work out for ya? ahhahhahahhhahahahahahhahahahahhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahhah

    yeah, dusting off this old page….

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