The Associated Press – 45 minutes ago
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III will get more tests on his injured right knee after an MRI proved inconclusive because of a previous ACL tear.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that the rookie quarterback will travel Tuesday to see orthopedist James Andrews for more examinations.
Griffin tore his ACL while playing at Baylor in 2009, and Shanahan said sometimes an old injury can cloud the results of an MRI.
If Griffin has torn the ACL again, he would likely require a rehabilitation period of nine to 12 months, putting his status for next season in jeopardy.
Griffin reinjured his knee twice in Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle.
Even though I'm a huge fan of RGIII, I believe the Rams did the correct thing in trading the #2 pick. With holes pretty much everywhere on the roster, the Rams needed picks to build up the talent on their team. RGIII may turn out to be a superstar (and I'm pretty sure he will), but even with him the Rams would only improve a couple games & be a borderline play-off team. Keep Bradford, build up the offensive line, and surround him with talented WR's and TE's... only then will you see the record-breaking QB from the Oklahoma days.
I don't believe I have read it here, but I am most pleased that we didn't pick RGme because I believe he is the kind of person that will be a cancer on the team. Did anyone else see his post-game interview? He said he felt he didn't contribute to the loss, and he would not have allowed the coaches to pull him because the team needs him to win games. WHAT!?!?!?!?
IMO, Washington wins that game if they put Cousins in as soon as they see RGme gets injured. And the longer he stayed in there, the more obvious it was that he could not help that team win.
Taking him over Luck, who is very durable, just seems silly. Especially when a lot of RGIII potential is tied to his scrambling and running ability.
I did not call you brain dead. I merely stated that ANYONE who would suggest RGIII shouldn't have been drafted at #2 doesn't understand the complete dynamic of what this man brings to the table. And the jersey sales, fan buzz and everything else are all fringe benefits of the pick. Washington- a team stuck in neutral for years, and desperately trying to get a guy to be the face of the franchise did the right thing for themselves. Conversely, it would not have been right for the Rams.
No one would suggest that RGIII's style isn't risky. Anyone who uses the run as a part of their game is at risk. Buit in my opinion, so is Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, David Carr, Ben Roethlisberger and any other pocket passer who plays or has played behind a porous line and who are sitting ducks back there. It is the responsibility of the coaching staff to put together an offense that not only draws out RGIII's ability but keeps him healthy. But it is Griffin's responsibility to play within himself and not expose his body to injury.
I, too, have always shared the opinion that sticking with Bradford was the right and logical choice, given our other needs and our financial commitment to him.
And just as an aside, I've seen some mention of Russell Wilson on this thread. Who here amongst us had even a fleeting thought about Russell Wilson before the start of the NFL season? Suggesting "he'd have been a safer pick than RGIII" is the worst kind of "hindsight is 20-20" thinking, given he wasn't even on the radar screens of most people until Pete Carroll got the guy and named him the starter.