“We’ve got a lot of confidence in Robert,” Shanahan said.
The Redskins are off to an 0-2 start and the team has struggled on offense with Griffin returning from knee surgery in January. Several analysts said after the Redskins lost, 38-20, Sunday in Green Bay that the Redskins should consider a switch to Cousins because Griffin does not appear fully healthy and able to do all the things he did last season when he was named the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year.
Shanahan said that game situations, with the Redskins falling behind by significant deficits in each game, have dictated the Redskins’ use of Griffin on designed runs and option plays, not Griffin’s health. The Redskins have been outscored by a combined margin of 50-7 in the first halves of their two games.
Shanahan said the Redskins believe Griffin is able to do anything he’s asked to do.
“If we didn’t feel that way, he wouldn’t be in there,” Shanahan said.
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