Robert Griffin III is easily the best hope for the Redskins and their dreams of success in the NFL. That is why nothing good can come from prematurely predicting whether he will be ready or not for game one of the 2013 season.
Let’s look at this objectively. Most experts, fans and people close to the team were already resigned to the fact that he may miss some time regardless of what was side immediately after his surgery. Griffin’s doctors cannot speed up recover. His trainers cannot speed up recovery. Not even Griffin himself can speed up his recovery. His body will just run that course and that is a fact that everyone concerned and involved will have to get over. It was reported that Adrian Peterson, Vikings running back, had exchanged numbers with Griffin to help give him tips on recovery. That’s great but that is not a given. It is not only 100% healing that is sought but full use and functionality are key as well. Griffin played three more games after suffering the initial injury, so whatever was damaged was damaged further. There are no if’s and’s or butt’s.
In my opinion if Griffin returns early, the playbook will not be as wide open as it was at the peak of this offenses prowess in 2012. That is just a fact. He will be babied and that might not bode so well for him. The first 5 weeks of play we saw a limited playbook that defenses felt they could adjust to and Griffin too the most brutal hits of the season at that point. Exposing him to this does not bode well for him and could spell early doom from the offset.
Allow Griffin to rest up is all that needs to harped and hoped for. Missing a few games is a small sacrifice in the long run. Michael Jordan missed his whole second season due to a broken foot. and his legacy did fine moving forward.