Do it again? Redskins can’t wait to try

Kirk Cousins preparing as though he’ll start, but how would the Redskins fare if he has to?

“We have to book people getting in and out of them, not only for rehab but just for training alone,” Kapchinski said. “Some of our cross country kids will get in … because they can run longer and train harder.” Griffin said Mike Sims, head athletic trainer at Baylor, could attest to his use of the system. He said Sims was “out there in the crowd.” NFL: Top 10 remaining free agents Sims was several booths away representing Cold Daddy, a product that uses a unit the size of a big air conditioner to chill tubs of water in which players can immerse themselves, without the need to keep adding bags of ice. They’re made by Innovative Recovery Systems of America, which, like Baylor, is in Waco, Texas. “No matter what uniform you wear, Cold Daddy is there,” said the booth signage.

Robert Griffin III Injury: Updates on Redskins QB’s My Link Recovery from Knee Surgery

So you don’t have to wonder if you can perform like that. You know you already did.” 2013 WASHINGTON REDSKINS FLOP FACTOR 3.8 (1-5 scale). As brilliant as the 2012 finish was, this is still a topsy-turvy division and a team that finished last four years in a row from 2008 to ’11. If Robert Griffin III isn’t fully healthy, things could go very wrong in a hurry for the Redskins in 2013. 1: Small chance; 5: Great chance HOT SEAT The medical staff. This includes coach Mike Shanahan, who along with the team doctors (and Griffin himself) has to do a better job of keeping Griffin safe and making heat-of-the-moment decisions about whether he’s OK to play. The whole organization’s future rides on needed improvement in this area.

Robert Griffin III still gets emotional recalling initial hours after surgery

Updated: July 1, 2013 at 08:31 a.m. Friend(s) Email More Columns > Redskins fans are eager about Act II of Robert Griffin III ‘s career arc in Washington. A fast food outfit stationed near the team’s training camp site is pretty fired up, too. As discovered by a fan outside an Arby’s in Richmond, Va., a VIP parking space has been reserved for RGIII: @RGIII Hope you like Beef and Cheddar’s !!! Saw this at the Arby’s down the street from Training Camp …CAN’T WAIT pic.twitter.com/5IoJgllT81 a Mark T.

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Each week during Washingtons offseason program, the quarterback was permitted to increase his activity. He began explosive sprinting two weeks ago, but hadnt been allowed to make cuts. The cuts and change of direction drills ranked among the final physical items left unchecked on the quarterbacks to-do list. Griffin is hoping to return to the field by the start of the Redskins training camp on July 25. He has yet to receive clearance from doctors to practice, however.

Robert Griffin III’s suffers no setbacks after first week of cutting drills

Cousins would go on to throw another touchdown in the third quarter, also to Leonard Hankerson. He did have one interception, where he was picked off by T.J. Ward early in the first quarter, which set up Cleveland’s first score. Cousins settled in after that pick though, and finished the game having completed 26 of 37 pass attempts, good for 329 yards and an average of 8.9 yards per pass. He had two touchdowns and one interception, with a quarterback rating of 104.4. A fourth-round pick, Cousins probably performed better than expected. Given that he rallied the Redskins to an overtime win in the previous game when Griffin went out with an injury, the team wouldn’t have made it to the playoffs without Cousins’ strong play in relief..The pressure will be on if Cousins has to take over at the start of next season though, as Redskins fans now expect another playoff performance. Fortunately, he’s taken the lion’s share of the first-team reps this offseason, and will likely take plenty more when training camp roles around. The Redskins have been prepping Cousins as though he would be the starter through the entirety of next season, even if it’s not all that likely. That’s one thing going for him.

Robert Griffin III has reserved parking spot at Arby’s

Cousins said Griffin has made significant progress in his recovery, and Cousins cant imagine that Griffin wont be ready to play when the Redskins open the season against the Eagles on September 9. ‘Robert looked awesome, and Im not just saying that,’ he said onNFL AM. ‘He is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, he has healed very quickly, he couldnt practice with us, but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring during OTAs and minicamp. He looked really good. I think hell be on the field Week One.

Robert Griffin III looks ‘awesome’ and should be ready Week 1, backup Kirk Cousins says

James Andrews and Robert Griffin III during the playoff game against Seattle. (Johnathan Newton/The Washington Post) Robert Griffin III has made his way through the first four-plus months of his rehabilitation from his January knee surgeries at an impressive rate. Throughout the whole process, Griffin by all accounts has remained upbeat and confident. Teammates that have trained with him on a daily basis since the winter say they have never seen him discouraged. Griffin said on Thursday thats because he has never lacked confidence during his rehabilitation, and that he has yet to suffer a setback. He admits that the most challenging point of his journey to date actually occurred when he woke up right after surgery. That was the moment when Griffin realized the extent of his knee injury, and how hard he would have to work to return to top form. Griffin said reflecting on that moment remains painful. There was no point in the injury process or surgery that I woke up and said, Oh no, I might not play again, Griffin recalled. That was never a thought that crossed my mind. You know, the tough part about it honestly was I went in the surgery not knowing what was wrong. Griffin hobbled off the field in the fourth quarter of his teams playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks knowing that his knee was badly injured.

RG3’s underwater treadmill is big draw among athletic trainers

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) talks to wide receiver Pierre Garcon (right) during mini camp at Redskins Park.

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We won’t really know about Robert Griffin III ‘s availability for the Washington Redskins ‘ season opener against Philadelphia for a while, until deep into August at the very least. 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.

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