For Long-Term Interest, Griffin Should Sit

For Long-Term Interest, Griffin Should Sit

This is a good indication of where Mike Shanahan’s priorities really are in his dual-purpose job: Is the Washington Redskins coach/architect beholden to winning this week’s game or the long-range future of the franchise?

I believe it’s the latter. It’s why I think rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III won’t play Sunday against Cleveland in a game the Redskins desperately need to win to continue their playoff push.

It’s why the coach, acting in the best interests of the player and the club, should opt to rest his prized rookie, whose sprained ligaments in his right knee made him collapse on the field against Baltimore and was later diagnosed as a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament.

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