Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Has Learned From His Mistakes

By Dan Parzych
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One of the biggest questions heading into the 2013 season will be whether or not Robert Griffin III will be ready to go for the Washington Redskins in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles as the quarterback continues to rehab a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs last January. Griffin has made it clear he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure he’s ready for opening day, but it appears there is one thing he claims that will never happen again–which is playing through an injury.

Griffin received plenty of criticism last year when he kept himself in the game against the Seattle Seahawks and the argument can be made his injury may not have been as bad with the length of recovery if he just took himself out of the game in the first place. It’s understandable that Griffin is one of the most competitive players in the league and wanted to do anything possible to help Washington advance in the playoffs, but his decision to remain in the game after suffering this knee injury was completely foolish on his end.

In fact, he should consider himself lucky that he even has a chance of starting in Week 1 for the Redskins.

The Redskins invested a lot in Griffin when they selected him with the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and the fact that he put his career at risk by staying in the game was the last thing the team needed to deal with. Hopefully, Griffin lives up to his word and is extra cautious if he ever has to deal with another situation involving an injury.

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