There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the comments made by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after he released a statement this week about how his goal is to return Week 1–but only if he’s healthy. Of course, these statements have stirred up a bit of controversy, but why should anyone be making a big deal about these types of statements?
RGIII has faced plenty of heat when it comes to setting a goal of returning in Week 1 considering how serious a torn ACL is, but what would you expect the quarterback to say in this type of situation? Is he supposed to say that his goal is to return after Week 1?
If anything–RGIII deserves all of the credit in the world for setting his expectations high on an early return.
Obviously, the last thing RGIII wants to see happen is he rushes the recovery process and returns to the field too soon–especially since he’s the type of quarterback that likes to run the ball when given the opportunity. RGIII was criticized numerous times throughout his rookie season for not sliding when he should have and this type of play obviously puts him at risk whenever he lines up under center.
Nobody should be giving RGIII a hard time about setting his goals high to return for Week 1 if he’s going to be healthy enough. If Adrian Peterson was capable of making the type of return that he did in 2012, there’s no reason why RGIII can’t do the same in 2013.
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