RGIII Not Happy with Skipping Pre-Season

Published on 13-Aug-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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RGIII Not Happy with Skipping Pre-Season

There seems to be a little tiff in the Washington Redskins camp between Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan.

You see, Griffin wants to play in a pre-season game, but his coach says no; not happening. This decision is making the 2011 Heisman-winning quarterback a little anxious.

"I've proven I can protect myself and I'm dang near close to 100%, so I feel good, and now I'm glad that coach feels the same way."

Not exactly, RGIII. The last thing on Coach Shanahan’s mind is risking another serious ding to his star player. With ACL injuries popping up all over the league, who could blame him wanting to take every safe measure?

Shanahan has made it crystal clear that until he feels that Griffin is totally recovered, he won’t be taking any snaps.

And so far, Shanahan hasn't committed to him playing.

"It's going to be day by day," Shanahan said. "Just like the next couple of days with our two-a-days, what we're going to add to what he's been doing is our walkthroughs, which today was about 30 minutes. So he got a chance to work with the team, which is something he hasn't been doing."

Apparently that's not good enough for the star quarterback. He wants to play to test that reconstructed right knee and feels his coach is holding him back.

"It's predetermined, and that's the one thing I don't understand. But like Coach said, and he's 100 percent right, I don't have to understand, I don't have to like it, but at the end of the day, if he plays me Week 1 and I'm ready to go, then I'll give him a salute and I'll go play my butt off for him."

That's good, RGIII, because in short, there is no way in hell Mike Shanahan is going to play you.

Enjoy your rest and see you in a few weeks.