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More tests for Robert Griffin III coming Monday

Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox, left, tackles Cleveland Browns' Robert Griffin III during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) AP

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III said he’s fine after spraining a shoulder in his debut with Cleveland. On Monday, the team will check to see just how fine he is.

According to the Browns, more tests will be conducted on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

It’s the latest example of Griffin not properly protecting himself. The situation prompted NBC’s Tony Dungy to chime in with this, after Football Night in America televised a clip of Griffin telling reporters this mother was calling him: “She’s calling you to tell you to slide.”

Griffin has apparently mastered the art of sliding in practice, but everything changes when the games that count commence. He had the skills to run away from defenders in high school, so he never had to learn how to slide. In four seasons and one game of his NFL career, he hasn’t been able to figure it out.

And with a pair of games coming up against the Steelers, Bengals, and Ravens, it’s not going to get any easier for him.

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25 Responses to “More tests for Robert Griffin III coming Monday”
  1. crappygovernment says: Sep 11, 2016 9:18 PM

    Tebow could win some games for those stinkers the Cleveland Browns!

  2. randomguy9999 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM

    scrambling QB + new team + years of being out half of games due to taking too much contact = draft bust

    scrambling qb= draft bust

  3. therealtrenches says: Sep 11, 2016 9:20 PM

    Man…Fletcher Cox looks like he is going to *eat RGIII alive* in that picture.

  4. athwartships says: Sep 11, 2016 9:25 PM

    Already??!?!?! I reserve the right to say…I told you so.

  5. bleedgreenphilly says: Sep 11, 2016 9:26 PM

    He didn’t just not slide. He ran directly at Jalen Mills. Truly baffling!

  6. douchebigelow says: Sep 11, 2016 9:27 PM

    First game of the year and Bob is already hurt

  7. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 11, 2016 9:30 PM

    This guy is such a loser QB. What in the world are Cleveland thinking?

  8. number1hawkfan says: Sep 11, 2016 9:32 PM

    So sick of hearing that he hasn’t learned how to slide. My 6 year old daughter that gets hit in the face with the basketball everyday in PE knows how to slide. He doesn’t slide because he thinks he’s better than he is. He’s proved it by his dumb comments every couple weeks and by his play. He knows how to slide. He doesn’t know how to be an NFL QB. No pressure No diamonds.

  9. a1b24312 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:38 PM

    I’ll bet his jilted spouse didn’t beg him to slide…

  10. fosback11 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:43 PM

    Forget sliding. Just check out the video of all RG3 plays (on…. and more than half of his throws his footwork looked NOTHING like an NFL QB.

    Also I did not see a single drop back where he scanned the field before throwing. And the 58 yard pass to Coleman – the ball was a floating duck that was badly under thrown (more like a hail mary pass) that Coleman stopped to catch.

    He looked just like he did in 2013 and 2014 when he was benched in DC.

  11. litemater95 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:47 PM

    No Pressure, No Diamonds.

  12. ariani1985 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:51 PM

    Diamonds = bust?

  13. milwaukeeguy says: Sep 11, 2016 9:55 PM

    I was not blessed with athleticism and never played HS or college sports and even I know how to slide and still could at 48. So he knows how to slide, it’s just that Griffin is just not built to be a NFL QB; he’s just too slight and lacks awareness.

  14. ocgunslinger says: Sep 11, 2016 10:03 PM

    I believed the hype about Cleveland, RGIII and Hue.

    I lasted one game.

  15. r502 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:13 PM

    Billick is right, hard to find a win on Cleveland’s schedule.

  16. draculalambert says: Sep 11, 2016 10:36 PM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing josh mc cown. Throw it to the tight end!!!!

  17. a1b24312 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:50 PM

    fosback is exactly right about griffin III’s bad, non-NFL footwork

  18. terryleather says: Sep 11, 2016 11:11 PM

    It’s football, you take hits. Saying that he should have slid on that play is ridiculous, he was running out of bounds. Where are all the comments suggesting that Russell Wilson should have just collapsed into the fetal position, rather than risk getting his ankle hurt?

  19. laserw says: Sep 11, 2016 11:20 PM

    If the doctors are competent they’ll find the Great Gimmick is really made of glass.

  20. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 12, 2016 1:10 AM


    Let’s see if Billick nailed it

  21. kegowhisky says: Sep 12, 2016 7:05 AM

    And for all the Redskins fans, it’s deja vu all over again.

  22. avenger9800 says: Sep 12, 2016 9:09 AM

    That is exactly what happens when Hue didn’t have an actual QB competition. RGlll hurt the team all day with his terrible play. No one can tell me that Josh would have looked just as incompetent as RGlll. With the team being so young, if you’re not going to play the QB that gives you the best chance of winning, Hue might as well turn the job over to the young Cody Kessler just to find out if he can be the long turm answer. Because one thing that is for sure, RGlll ISN’T.

  23. cwjim says: Sep 12, 2016 11:25 AM

    It will never happen, but RG3 moving out wide with Prior would be fun to watch.

    It’s the Browns motto, “Wait till next year”. They look like they have some good, young players to build a team around, but they still need a franchise type QB.

    RG3 works until they find one if he can stay healthy. The guy played a so so game. Once he started throwing out wide, and his guys actually caught the ball, they started moving it just fine. Hell, some teams never do find that QB. The redskins won 3 super bowls with 3 different QBs, and Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson have super bowl rings.

  24. frenzy95 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:21 PM

    @bleedgreenphilly says:
    “He didn’t just not slide. He ran directly at Jalen Mills. Truly baffling!”

    He couldn’t slide, he was shoved from behind which carried him into Jalen Mills. If it wasn’t for the shove I think he gets out of bounds cleanly.

  25. fanodawg says: Sep 12, 2016 1:41 PM

    Offense has no identity and RGIII looked bad no doubt, but did anyone see an NFL defense on the field for the Browns?? Seriously, when will these guys learn how to tackle?!?!

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