Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on the sidelines during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Redskins won 30-12. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III not worried about taking hits in Washington Redskins opener

The Washington Redskins got their quarterback Robert Griffin III back in time for the start of the 2013 season against the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be the first NFL action he has seen since last year’s playoff loss and he isn’t worried about being hit by eager defenders.

“You don’t really worry about it. I don’t think anybody prepares to get hit. It just happens. That’s football,” Griffin told Philadelphia reporters on a conference call, via

There is the idea that teams counter the read-option by hitting quarterbacks to deter them from running the play.

“I don’t know what to expect from defenses. They’re always going to try to throw something special at you. But you’ve got to be careful when you talk about targeting quarterbacks. That sounds a whole lot like a bounty to me.”

The Redskins dominated the Eagles last season but RG3 says it will be different this time around.

“It’s a whole different team. Lot of new faces, new coach. They’re trying to bring in a lot of change to that organization to start winning football games. We’re not taking them lightly at all. It’s hard to study. You can’t go off four preseason games. We understand that. It’s not going to catch us off guard if they do something we haven’t seen on tape.”

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