RealClearSports
Advertisement

Lesson Learned? Time Will Tell With RG3

AP Photo

It’s time to dial back the debate on whether Mike Shanahan should have pulled Robert Griffin III earlier in Sunday’s playoff game and focus on the next important decision Shanahan will make: when to bring Griffin back.

 

Dr. James Andrews said after Tuesday’s procedure that he expected Griffin to be back for the 2013 season. The most optimistic prediction has recovery taking six to eight months. Lesser optimism gives it nine to 12 months. The least optimistic, of course, is that Griffin will never play again.

 refuse to believe that third scenario, given Griffin’s tremendous work ethic. He’ll be back to pulling tires, eating Subway sandwiches and washing them down with Gatorade before we know it. But in six to eight...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

RG3 Leads By Example to March 'Skins

Dave Sheinin, Washington Post - December 29, 2012

He came in with a plan, and the plan was to have no plan, or at least not one that was obvious. In the NFL, they can sniff out a wannabe-leader, a bold-faced climber, a fraud from a mile away. All the way back in the spring,... more »

Please, Protect Griffin From Himself

Jeff Darlington, NFL.com - January 10, 2013

On a quiet night in June, the first time I'd met Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the circumstances forced me to furrow my eyebrows in wonderment. Is this dude serious right now? It was borderline weird, if not... more »

Griffin's Knee, Future Prospects Clouded

Tracee Hamilton, Washington Post - January 8, 2013

Hindsight is 20/20 except in Washington, where apparently the MRI machines aren’t in focus, because Robert Griffin III is leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when he’ll be back again. He’s Pensacola-bound Tuesday to be... more »

Despite Uproar, Shanahan Blameless

Daniel Engber, Slate - January 9, 2013

Three months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the... more »