“To be honest, if I don’t get hit in the preseason, I would be very okay with that,” he told reporters after Monday’s practice. “It’s football, you play it and hits are going to hurt. Sometimes guys are going to unload on you. You just have to be ready for that. I am not going to go in the game saying, ‘I hope Marcell Dareus hits me as hard as he possibly can.’ That’s not going to come out of my mouth. I look forward to going out there and playing. If I get hit, I get hit. If I don’t, thank God.”

This morning, Mark Maske broke down the multiple offensive line problems that are hanging over the Redskins. It's all the more reason for Mike Shanahan to limit Griffin’s snaps on Thursday.

“If we could get one good drive put together – go put some points up or just a really good long drive – I think that’d be good enough for me,” said Griffin. “Anywhere from six to 12 plays. But I think we do plan to go a little longer than that. I’m not sure. For me, it’s whatever Coach wants to do. Hopefully, we can go out, be successful and get off the field.”

And not get hit.