September 24, 2012

I have a modest proposal for the Washington Redskins: Now that Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been shut down to preserve his arm and his value to the Nationals, I propose that quarterback Robert Griffin III be similarly shut down to preserve his value to the Redskins.

I propose that his shutdown date be based on how many times Mr. Griffin is hit during the course of the season. One hundred such hits seems reasonable to me, and that number probably would be reached in eight to 10 games, the way the Redskins’ season is going. When it is reached, Mr. Griffin should sit, and Rex Grossman and Kirk Cousins should split the quarterback’s job for the remainder of the Redskins’ season.

Stephen Robin, Leesburg