It was nearly impossible to turn on a sports channel in D.C. Tuesday night without seeing Robert Griffin III smiling and speaking good words about his head coach’s strategy for his recovery process. Pro Football Talk commenters are chastising PFT founder Mike Florio after his website’s third RG3 article in a span of five hours, a topic that dominated the top half of PFT’s homepage Tuesday night.
I am not critiquing heavy coverage of RG3 at all, and am obviously in no position to do so considering the focus of this very article. Griffin’s knee treatment is perhaps the 2013 offseason’s most intriguing storyline and if you’re waiting for an apology, keep waiting.
Griffin may be a nice guy and great with the media and everything, but some of his supportive — yet seemingly cryptic — comments about the Washington Redskins‘ culpability in the events leading to his knee damage have kept things interesting around the Redskins organization this offseason — along with having a racially offensive name. The questionable handling of RG3’s injury keep his knee continually among the most intriguing storylines into the preseason.
This topic found its legs back in January and left us wondering whether any bit of animosity exists between RG3 and the Coach Mike Shanahan, and whether that means Kyle Shanahan‘s offensive game plan will involve a scaled back run attack by the franchise quarterback.
On top of that, we wonder how good Kirk Cousins is from his limited time last season and if Griffin can improve upon the near-MVP candidate form from his rookie year. Notice I said “near”-MVP candidate because he missed time and struggled at points near the end of the season. However, the talent is there to make an other run at MVP accolades, and if Griffin can deliver in year two than Washington could go much further than an NFC East title and wild-card round exit.