Lynch » “I have interviews each week before our broadcasts with players and coaches. Last week when I first met Robert, I was blown away. He is smart. He is very poised and has an amazing football IQ. Robert might be the most impressive rookie that I have ever interviewed. I came out of our meeting and I called my wife and told her that I was buying one of his jerseys for my son because he represents everything you want your kid to be. After [five] games, he is quickly becoming one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. I am not worrying about his running. I know he will figure it out before he is hurt badly.”
From Washington Examiner
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who suffered a concussion last week, will start Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, a league source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Redskins are ranked seventh in the league in total offense, based on yards gained, and eighth in scoring. Griffin has thrown the ball efficiently and has run the ball well when needed, with four rushing touchdowns to go with his four touchdown passes in five games.
Griffin’s running was being curtailed even before he got hurt. He had a total of 33 rushing attempts in the Redskins’ first three games, including 13 in a loss at home Sept. 23 to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Redskins seemed to dial back the college-like offensive looks during a Sept. 30 triumph at Tampa in which Griffin had eight rushing attempts.
What’s ironic about the hit, it came on an afternoon in which Griffin was not a significant part of the ground attack. In fact, Griffin’s rushing attempts have plummeted each the past three weeks, from a season-high 13 against the Bengals to eight vs. the Buccaneers to just one against the Falcons.
Since returning to practice on Wednesday, Griffin has said all of the right things. If he’s given the go-ahead by an independent neurologist to suit up against the Vikings, we’ll find out if he meant it.