Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III Subjected to Media Abuse About Week 1 Status

By Thomas Ford
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Washington Redskins superstar second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III will start under center for the 2013 NFL regular season debut versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. Finally. Let’s hear about real football and not just media hype.

Well, it has been a roller coaster of a ride with Griffin’s ability to recover from knee surgery. At first, it was in doubt that Griffin would be ready for Week 1. Then it was up to orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Then it was up to head coach Mike Shanahan. Then there was a huge media frenzy and social blowup between Griffin and Shanahan, who were obviously preyed upon by reporters looking for more juicy content. Now we are back to Andrews and Shanahan.

Well, Andrews has cleared Griffin to play, but it was still reported that he has some concerns. Those reports, however, were false. But you don’t have to be a doctor to have concerns.

The media reported Andrews had concerns about the style of play Griffin will be placed in. Also about whether Griffin will be able to perform safely. In modern-day football, no one can perform 100 percent safely anyway, so there is no need to be alarmed.

Of course, Shanahan has been attacked for his style of run-and-gun, where Griffin ran for 40 first downs in 2012.  However, this style of play has no basis for Dr. Andrews to have concerns.

In fact, after the media making up a fight between Andrews and Shanahan, Andrews went on record disavowing an such story.

“None of it is true,” Andrews stated to reporters. “No concerns.”

“We’re all on the same page,” Shanahan said, “and we’re excited to get going.”

Redskin fans could not be more excited to see their new-found star lead his team to victory in the 2013 NFL Season. Let’s hope the media starts reporting on actual football topics and no extra curricular activities. Without a doubt, Griffin will play. Hopefully, at the same caliber as last year.

Thomas is a Sports Writer writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @tmford88, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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