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No doubts about Robert Griffin III (video)

On the most recent Post Sports Live, columnist Jason Reid and the D.C. Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg discuss whether or not Robert Griffin III needs any preseason action to be ready for Week 1, whether there’s any chance Kirk Cousins will start the season, or whether there’s any reason to doubt RGIII:

Meantime, Mike Wise contemplates the effect offseason celebrity has had on Griffin, now that it’s time to get back to work. And Sally Jenkins talks with Mike Shanahan about sharing responsibility with Griffin for knowing when to dial it back, and when coach and quarterback should be more honest with each other.

Robert Griffin III, Larry Hess Robert Griffin III and trainer Larry Hess work on the most important knee in Washington. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Griffin is part of the new guard in the NFL, quarterbacks adept at running the option, among other things. Mark Maske examined how defenses will change their approaches after an offseason to study the games of Griffin, Colin Kapernick, Russell Wilson, et. al.

The Super Bowl was won by a team with a traditional quarterback, however, and now that the Ravens no longer are led by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, Joe Flacco assumes the mantle for Baltimore’s made-over franchise. Rick Maese visited the defending champions as they begin training camp.

Which, by the way, is what the Redskins will do on Thursday. Six players are expected to speak this afternoon at 4, and we’ll have an ‘At The Podium’ thread for tweets and immediate discussion of what comes of the mouths of Griffin and London Fletcher. Trent Williams, Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen and Cousins are all also expected to meet with reporters on the eve of training camp opening.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag.

Follow: @MikeJonesWaPo | @MarkMaske | @john_keim | @D3Keith | @Insider |@PostSports

More from The Post on the NFL and Redskins:

Post Sports Live (video): Biggest non-RGIII storylines as camp approaches

Post Sports Live (video): Kirk Cousins on his book ‘Game Changer’

Morning Pixels: Vinny Cerrato on RGIII’s comeback

D.C Sports Bog: Photos of Griffin and Snyder together in Richmond

The Early Lead: Titans rookie linebacker saves family from burning car

Cowboys DE Spencer set for knee surgery, will miss training camp

More on Morris and the zone read

RGIII cleared to practice Poll: Should RGIII play in the preseason?

Magazine: The book on Griffin (excerpt of Dave Sheinin’s book)

D.C Sports Bog: Cooley to replace Pollin on ‘Sports Reporters’ | Reaction

The Early Lead: Ravens’ Jones fails conditioning test

Going Out Guide: Fan’s guide to training camp in Richmond | Where to park

Going Out Guide: What to look for in Richmond

Keim’s pre-camp position previews: QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | CB | S

The Other 31: AFC East | North | South | West | NFC East | North | South | West



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Keith McMillan · July 23, 2013