Much has been made about how much RGIII is running in games. There are many arguments and debates about how he should be used and if running so much will lead to him being injured.
I understand the concern. I, too, am concerned about his longevity. I can remember vets like Marco Coleman and Bruce Smith telling me to be smart about how I played the game. All I ever knew was 100% at all times. That was great until my body started failing me.
Griffin is young, strong and super athletic; he will be fine. Fortunately his job description is much different than mine; he doesn’t have to hit people every play.
I’ve taken some real time to ponder this running concern, and the worst-case scenario — a life- or career-threatening injury — sounds drastic to me. I personally don’t see any reason to believe a worst-case scenario would play out. RGIII has intelligence and, more importantly, common sense.
He may run more than we’d like, but this young man is learning on the move. We will watch him adjust and adapt his game to what it needs to be.
I really don’t think I’m giving him too much credit, and I don’t believe I’m misguided with my assessment.
He will be fine, and the team he is leading will be the better for it.
One thing that’s for certain: He’s a special person, and special people do special things. I wouldn’t spend too much time worrying about Robert Griffin III. He’s going to make things happen for a long time around here.
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