Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III really wants to be back on the football field, but head coach Mike Shanahan is reluctant to let the star QB risk suffering an injury before the season begins. Griffin swung by ESPN on Sunday to address the issue, saying that he feels close to 100 percent recovered:
I’m real close to 100 percent. That’s the great thing. Even though there’s been a process of getting back and getting back into practice it’s all been worth it. Coach’s plan has been great about me feeling good. Because every day I don’t get those team reps I feel that much better (CBS Sports).
Griffin also touched on the perceived miscommunication issues between himself and his coach:
Bottom line is I have to talk to coach more. Coach has a lot of stuff going on on gamedays whether it’s offense, defense, substitutions, talking to the refs all those different things. Any time you’ve got a situation like mine, you’ve got to talk to the coach directly.
As much as Griffin is itching to get on the field, erring on the side of caution here is probably the best call. A healthy RGIII is good for the NFL, Subway, and argyle sock manufacturers everywhere.
[Source: CBS Sports]