No date set for RGIII’s return to 11-on-11 work


Robert Griffin III was dressed in a full uniform for Thursday night’s game against the Titans, but, as everyone who has been paying attention to his recovery from knee surgery was already well aware, he didn’t play in the game.

Griffin isn’t likely to play at all in the preseason, which means that the only 11-on-11 work he’ll see before the first weekend of the regular season will come during practice. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said recently that Griffin would move from being limited to 7-on-7 drills to the next phase of practice after the game with the Titans was out of the way.

After the game, though, Shanahan said that no date has been set for Griffin to graduate to a heavier workload and Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the quarterback is likely to remain on his current schedule for at least Saturday’s practice. Griffin’s sartorial choice was one sign that he’s raring to move on to the next step, as was his decision to go through pregame warmups before moving to the bench.

“He worked out beforehand, about half hour before the game, and I said to him, ‘If you’d like to go through pregame warmups, you’re welcome to,’ as I said to a number of our players,” Shanahan said. “A number of our players had gotten a full workout earlier, and everyone had a right to. Robert wanted to get more of a workout. Robert wanted to get some more work in. It was good to see him out there.”

Shanahan has vowed to stick to the team’s plan for Griffin even if the quarterback is frustrated by the pace. There’s no sign of wavering, although it seems likely that we’ll be hearing about Griffin in 11-on-11 drills sooner rather than later.

36 responses to “No date set for RGIII’s return to 11-on-11 work

  1. If they are on a pace to start RGIII week 1, it’s surprises me that wouldn’t at least give him some very limited work in the preseason. By my logic, if he’s supposedly 100% come week 1, why not give him a series in the final preseason game. If he not totally healthy that game, should he really be starting Week 1? HTTR.

  2. Well logicalvoice, I have a dilemma, I want to like your comment but you are such a tool. You make knowledgeable skin fans look bad. So I will end with this, Cousins looks solid in his limited time on the field and we can through the first four with him at QB so I really hope they dont rush him back. If RG3 is truly 100 percent come week one then he should and deserves to play.

  3. This young man needs to work on his capacity for patience. This lack is largely responsible for the predicament RG3 finds himself in. Dr. Andrews did not give him a bionic knee and his goal is to be All In For Week One of the regular season not the meaningless preseason. Pushing Shanny on his plans and dressing out for a game he won’t play is immature at best and arrogant at worst. It’s like he just can’t stand for fans and the media to give Kirk Cousins a few accolades for a nice drive under the bright lights. It’s also coming across as disrespectful of his head coach’s authority. Twenty three year olds need to listen.

    Cousins will probably have the longer career.

  4. Rule #1 never pay any attention to any report/reporter from the Washington Post….bunch of hacks who know nothing about going about getting a story…

    Rule #2 keep you’re opponents as off balanced as possible for as long as possible…meaning as long as they don’t know who will be starting at QB once the season starts the better…

    Rule #3 if i’m the coach and I keep getting the repetitive nagging questions over and over…sure i’m going to lead you on like a lost pup for however long I can…

  5. Cousins was a solid player for Michigan State. I’d love to see him get a chance. Rushing the recovery process is just foolish. Perhaps he senses the leadership and poise that Cousins plays with and wants to get back to his role as qb before others take notice.

  6. Full uniform despite knowing full well he wouldn’t step onto the field. Absolute warrior. Jordan-esque in his preparation, dedication, and sheer will to win. Folks, we are witnessing the beginnings of a legend.


    As always–hi, haters!

    Hail to the REDSKINS.

  7. jessepinkman1199 says: Aug 9, 2013 1:38 PM

    As always–hi, haters!

    Hail to the REDSKINS.

    Do you even understand the meaning of hater? Let’s check out the definition of the word hater shall we? “A person that simply cannot be happy for another person’s success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.”

    We are not haters because the skins have had no success. What have you done for me lately? That’s right… nothing. So choose a different word.

    Definition #2: Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesnt really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock somelse down a notch.

    Redskins fans need to be knocked down a peg. Why even have a season? According to skins fans they already won the super bowl.

  8. so sick of hearing about this overrated clown seriously. the media acts like he is the only QB in the league, it is easy to rack up a high completion percentage when you only throw the ball 10-15 times a game and most of those are 5 yard bubble screen passes. when his first option is covered, he takes off and runs, he cant read defenses yet and probably never will. these skins fans who think he is better than Luck , if RG3 had to throw the ball 45-50 times a game behind a non existent offensive line, a non existent running game, rookie WR’s and players at every position except reggie wayne. you can guarantee his completion percentage and INT/TD ratio would be way lower than Lucks was last year, but brainwashed skins fans are too afraid to admit the truth

  9. Who told you since spring of 2012 RG3 will be constantly looking over his shoulder because Cousins is great? THIS GUY…. But Griffin has turned out to be far better than my highest expectations. Redskins are going to be fantastic this year, as long as the young DB’s get up to speed quickly. Hail!!!

  10. doubleogator, he looks like Kel Mitchell from the movie Good Burger, Bob should play Kel Mitchell in a Good Burger sequel, Bob on camera yelling”Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can i take your awwwwder! would be classic

  11. RG3 should sign an endorsement deal with a toothpaste company. With those big Mr. Ed teeth he has, he probably goes through an entire tube of toothpaste each time he brushes his teeth. You would think a toothpaste company would be all over that exposure

  12. I love the hate alot of you worried fools obviously have, hoping he gets re-injured and saying his career will be short….

    Boy are all you idiots going to look foolish as he stars in this league for the next decade.

    I’ll enjoy what you dummies said, but hey you fools can always hope. LMAO Enjoy watching RGIII dominate while fat non-athletes cry in your beer. HTTR! FOOLS!

  13. What a egomaniac & showboat. He states “I asked coach if I could work out before the game so I can stay in shape”. In other works, he wanted to shine in front of the crowd. Can’t have the fans looking at anybody else now, can we. If he wants to stay in shape, do it during training camp instead of taking up room on the field where Cousins should be warming up on.

    “Look at me, look at me…” Pathetic…

  14. HATERS AND TROLL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE!!! Your hate is our fuel!….It only perpetuates our legend! #HTTR #hatersandtrollswelcome #yourteamishotgarbage

  15. rasta028 says: Aug 9, 2013 3:53 PM

    I’ll enjoy what you dummies said, but hey you fools can always hope. LMAO Enjoy watching RGIII dominate while fat non-athletes cry in your beer. HTTR! FOOLS!

    Assuming we are all fat because we browse the internet? I’m 16 yrs MMA. You say everybody is wrong and then repeat yourself in a variety of ways like we didn’t get it the first time. That right there is a strong sign of insecurity. If RG3 is going to be as great as you say stop defending him and let his play do the talking for you. Oh skins fans… so… behind

  16. Mma 16 year olds and sooo many non redskins fans on redskins posts.. can’t wait to see rg3 light it up this season. Hail yeah!

  17. eaglesbar says: Aug 10, 2013 3:15 PM

    1st game eagles 42 skins 0

    Please do give me some of what you’re smoking. Two years ago, you had 3 Pro-bowl CBs who are now gone. Your defense is in shambles and you spent your first pick on Lane Johnson instead of moving up to take Dion Jordan. Now, I will give you credit where credit is due; Johnson is going to be a damn fine tackle but he’s going to take a year or two to develop.

    So, if I were you, I’d look forward to your future and live with the thrashing your iggles will receive during when they meet the ‘Skins.

  18. LOL at all you Redskin/RGIII hating fools who are pretty pathetic because all you can do is TRY and criticize RGIII, I got news for you, all does it state your insecurities about playing against him, I’ll enjoy watching him and the Skins make fools of you.


  19. floratiotime says:
    Aug 9, 2013 1:57 PM
    Countdown to career ending injury.

    exactly… there wouldn’t be a RG3 starting date debate at all if he was a real franchise QB who protected himself. RG3 will be gone in a couple of years max. You aren’t a franchise QB if you are out 5 games a year due to injuries you can avoid.

    the whole RG3 / Luck debate was a joke… you take Luck 10 times out of 10 and where we are at this point proves it…….

    Luck is like Brady, Rothy, Brees, Farve, Marino, Young, etc.

    RG3 is like Michael Vick….

    get ready for lots of backup games skins….

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