There are two facts, both incontrovertible: 1) When healthy, Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins. 2) Bringing back Robert Griffin III before the bye week, as expected, is a move that reeks of desperation, fear and uncertainty.
Rather than waiting to bring back Griffin after next week’s bye, thus giving him two extra weeks of recovery time plus a full week of reps with the first team, the Redskins appear set on bringing back their star quarterback on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. This decision feels like one of a team, and starting quarterback, more worried about what happens if Colt McCoy lights it up against the Vikings rather than any long-term problems that could arise from rushing back from a serious injury.
Playing RG3 would be defensive and insecure. It’s short-sighted and desperate. It’s a move that could…
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