RGIII says he can still run 4.3

August 27, 2013
(Nick Wass/Associated Press)
(Nick Wass/Associated Press)

Robert Griffin III won’t do a weekly press conference this week, but he’s still in the media. The quarterback sat down with at least two ESPN 980 hosts on Monday — Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan — and there were plenty of good bits.

Early on in their conversation, for example, Sheehan asked Griffin to rank his current health status between 0 and 100 percent, with 100 percent representing his health before taking that blow from Haloti Ngata last season.

“I mean, I think I’m better than that right now,” Griffin responded. “In my mind, it’s been clicked for a long time. But I think for my body it clicked for me during the pre-game of the last game, when I went out there in full pads and I was throwing and doing stuff to try to simulate a game as much as I possibly could. I went out here [Monday] and we had a great practice as a team, everybody was on it, and I felt really good. So I would say I’m 100 percent, but you can’t put a number on it, no one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at. The biggest thing is I’m not below 100 percent.”

“Are you just as fast as you were?” Sheehan then asked.

“I don’t ever say that,” Griffin answered. “I just tell people I can still hit turbo.”

“Is turbo 4.3 something?” Sheehan asked.

“Oh, I think so,” Griffin said. “If I went out there and had to run a 40 today, like at the combine, in my underwear, I feel like I could go 4.3.”

That would be a good thing for the Redskins.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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