Washington Redskins Have No Reason to Use Robert Griffin III in the Preseason

August 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you're an undisputed starter, the preseason is useless. The risk of injury outweighs whatever a veteran might be able to gain by getting their real-game sea legs each August. That's why there shouldn't be any debate regarding the Washington Redskins' decision to leave franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III on the sideline regardless of how well his repaired right knee feels.
The Redskins offense is nearly identical to last year's. Same receiving corps, exact same line (assuming Tyler Polumbus maintains his starting job), same backs and same tight ends. Nothing new, save for new wrinkles Mike and Kyle Shanahan are certain to introduce during training camp. 
But there's no rush. Griffin can master those wrinkles off the field and in practice and they can be implemented throughout the month of September. A slight delay there won't be a back-breaker, and again, is a strong alternative to risking any sort of injury (or re-injury).
From the time of his reconstructive...

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