Redskins coach Mike Shanahan recently said he wants quarterback Robert Griffin III to learn how to slide. Shanahan isn’t the only decision-maker in Washington, D.C., who feels that way.
President Obama met Griffin this weekend at an NCAA Tournament game at the Verizon Center, and Griffin said afterward that Obama talked to him about “protecting myself.”
The ability of Griffin to protect himself will be an important part of the Redskins’ future, and Shanahan told Pro Football Talk that he expects “a drastic change from one year to the next” in Griffin’s ability to do the things necessary — slide at the right time, get out of bounds at the right time, throw the ball away at the right time — to stay healthy.
Griffin described his conversation with Obama as “wise words, much appreciated.” If Obama emphasized to Griffin the importance of keeping himself healthy, Shanahan may appreciate that, too.