Redskins’ Robert Griffin III Determined to Cut Back on Big Hits
If there is one thing the Washington Redskins do not want to see during the preseason, or regular season for that matter, is quarterback Robert Griffin III taking big hits. That became even truer after the former first round draft pick suffered a bruised thigh in Monday night’s 24-23 preseason win against the Cleveland Browns.
The good news is Griffin is beginning to better understand how important his health is to the team. For that reason, he is determined to cut back on the allowing of big hits.
“So the fans have nothing to worry about there. I’ll keep getting better at that (sliding instead of taking a hit), I promise you that,” Griffin said after the game, according to SI.com.
The sight of Griffin getting laid out by defensive players has been all too familiar over the past two years. That did not change during Monday Night Football. Griffin consistently got leveled to the point where collecting his thoughts became a regular process. If the Redskins and Griffin have learned anything it is that he is far from indestructible, which means he has to learn how to protect himself once he leaves the pocket.
It is certainly encouraging to see Griffin put his body on the line for his team. The fact that he constantly wants to make plays to help move the chains is the sign of a leader. However, the future of the franchise rests on his shoulders, which is why it is imperative that he remain upright for as long as possible.
Washington has made it clear that they will continue to talk to him about his safety over the next couple of weeks.
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