Robert Griffin III looks ‘awesome’ and should be ready Week 1, backup Kirk Cousins says
. . On the air Wednesday with NYCs Hot97 , the D.C. rapper took a call from pal Robert Griffin III whom he teased for missing his recent concert, while promising that hell make it to the quarterbacks Colorado nuptials next month. (Josh Sisk for The Washington Post) Are you going to perform? morning-show host Peter Rosenberg asked. Me and Griff gonna perform at that wedding, Wale responded. For real?!? Probably not. His rep told us he hadnt heard of such plans. Guess well just have to wait and see.
Redskins’ Robert Griffin III sprinting toward wedding
(Jeff Wheeler / MCT) By Sam Farmer June 24, 2013, 7:24 a.m. Adrian Peterson , the NFL s reigning most valuable player, believes quarterback Robert Griffin III will be sufficiently recovered from his knee injury to be the Week 1 starter for the Washington Redskins . Peterson has special insight on ACL injuries, having overcome one in an astounding nine months to rush for 2,000 yards last season. “RG3’s confidence level is where mine was at and I think he’ll be back Week 1 and each week, he’ll get stronger,” Peterson told USA Todays Jim Corbett . “I have a lot of confidence in the young guy. “I’ve been with him a couple of times, and judging by how he approached his rookie year, if he continues taking that same strong mind-set and applies it to his rehab, he’ll do better this season than last. I’m pulling for him.” Peterson has been a sounding board for several NFL players recovering from ACL reconstructions, among them Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing and former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis , now of Tampa Bay. “I’m cool with that role,” Peterson said. “It makes me feel good knowing I set the bar high. “It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.” The Vikings star is, as the Washington Post s Cindy Boren puts it, the ACL whisperer.
Griffin, well acquainted with athletic trainers, got a big cheer when he mentioned them. “It’s not just the pool itself; it’s the athletic trainers I’ve worked with. So I thank all you guys,” said Griffin, who posed for pictures with attendees but was not made available to the news media. Michael McHugh, co-owner of HydroWorx, says there’s a “big difference” between just running in a pool and using his device. “The underwater treadmill closely replicates how you move on land,” he said. “Once (users are) lowered down in and that floor starts moving …
RG3’s underwater treadmill is big draw among athletic trainers
He has yet to receive clearance from doctors to practice, however. Griffin is expected to spend the next five weeks further strengthening his knee and continuing to do the same drills. He will continue to train at Redskins Park for at least the next week. In his most recent media availability June 11 at the Redskins minicamp Griffin outlined the next month : After [making cuts], its just everything over and over. Ill continue to work out in the weight room over the next four or five weeks. I continue to keep sprinting and just get more and more comfortable. And then whatever I feel like I have a deficiency at, I make sure I fix that. Theres exercises you can do to help with that. Griffin has two significant checkups with team orthopedist James Andrews in the next five weeks. The surgeon will evaluate the quarterbacks knee early next month, then will examine it once again just before the start of training camp to determine if Griffin is indeed ready to take the field right away, or if more rehab is necessary. Although Griffin has said he expects to be ready in time for the start of camp, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan has remained noncommittal.
Robert Griffin III injury: Quarterback begins making cuts with no setbacks
A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Redskins’ Robert Griffin III sprinting toward wedding 5:06 p.m. EDT June 11, 2013 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III rolls out Tuesday at the team’s minicamp. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) Quarterback still has rehab ahead, but surgically repaired knee continues to progress Quoting LeBron James, RG3 says: ‘You don’t play the game afraid to get hurt’ ASHBURN, Va. (AP) After showing that he can now do “explosive sprinting” his braids flowing behind him as he dashed from sideline to sideline in the end zone of the Washington Redskins practice bubble Robert Griffin III then held a news conference that referenced LeBron James, Tim Tebow and bridezillas. Next up for Griffin: working his rehab into his honeymoon. Griffin again worked on the side Tuesday as the Redskins began their spring minicamp, the franchise quarterback wearing a tight long-sleeve white T-shirt instead of a jersey and sporting the now-familiar large black brace on his right knee. He ran drills with other rehabbing players as he’s done all spring but the newest element to his routine is the ramped-up sprinting that he hopes keeps him on pace to be full-go when training camp starts in late July. “I’ve said it a bunch a times,” Griffin said.
Robert Griffin III’s suffers no setbacks after first week of cutting drills
Robert Griffin III injury: Quarterback begins making cuts with no setbacks Travel Deals James Brady, SBNation Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:12 PM Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently went through three straight days of “making cuts and changing direction,” according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post . Griffin’s surgically-repaired right knee responded well, and there were no setbacks, according to the report. This is the first report of Griffin making cuts or doing any kind of drills of that nature since the quarterback underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee on Jan. 9. The injury occurred during a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks , with controversy coming out at the Check Out Your Url time due to Griffin staying in the game after suffering the injury. Getting a full range of motion back and that edge on his cuts is perhaps more important for Griffin than any other quarterback in the league. Griffin loves to run the football, putting up 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground to go with his 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air.
Are we now too skeptical on RG III?
The Washington Redskins star quarterback has an endorsement deal with Subway, often pitching the chains sandwiches (along with other young sports luminaries like Mike Trout and Blake Griffin) in commercials. However, at least one other fast food establishment may be making some inroads to win over RGIII. A fan stumbled upon a reserved parking space for Griffin at an Arbys near the Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. Its anyones guess what the connection is between Griffin and Arbys (or that specific Arbys), but Redskins training camp begins July 25. So if Griffin ever has the hankering for some roast beef after a long day of practice, he knows where to go. Check out a picture of the reserved parking space in the tweet below. @ RGIII Hope you like Beef and Cheddar’s !!! Saw this at the Arby’s down the street from Training Camp…CAN’T WAIT http://t.co/5IoJgllT81 Mark T.
Arby’s Reserves Robert Griffin III Parking Space Near Redskins Training Camp (Photo)
But that won’t stop us from dissecting every sign and bit of information until that season opener on Sept. 9, considering Griffin quickly became one of the most exciting and marketable players in the NFL. [ Get in the game with Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football ] The latest hint about Griffin’s recovery came from the person who has the most to gain outside of defensive coordinators if Griffin isn’t ready to start the season. Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins , who has gotten to work with the starters while Griffin recovers from a torn ACL, didn’t sound like a man who is figuring on starting against the Eagles. “Robert looked awesome and I’m not just saying that,” Cousins told NFL Network.
Adrian Peterson says Robert Griffin III will be back by Week 1
But I doubt it would then be so easy to hold that against him. Griffin may well be too reckless to succeed in the NFL. I personally think he’s intelligent enough to understand the things he needs to change and that he’ll be able to do that. I think his team plans to develop the way in which it uses him as time goes along to reduce his dependence on his legs. I think he’s skilled enough to succeed without the use of those aggressive runs and will showcase the ability to play more under control as his career progresses.