Robert Griffin III admits he made a mistake playing on his injured knee

RG3 finally realizes he shouldn't have pushed his injured knee so much

5/2/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) scrambles on a play during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field.  Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY SportsRobert Griffin III admitted to ESPN The Magazine that he would do things a little differently if he injures his knee again, as he did last season.

"Your survivor instinct kicks in. You're like, 'I'm a warrior. I'm a beast. I do all these things, I can push through adversity.  If I had another incident like the Ngata hit, I'm out of the game. You pull yourself out at that point. You learn from your mistakes. I don't feel like playing against the Seahawks was a mistake, but I see the mistake in it. With what happened and how everything was running -- you take me out. If that happened again next year, I'd come out of the game and sit until I was 100 percent healthy."

It's nice that Griffin has admitted that he didn't exactly make the right call, and of course it's easy to say in hindsight, since we now know that he absolutely shredded his knee and could miss considerable time next season as he recovers.

I've already said (before Griffin got hurt) that I think the Redskins should have traded RG3 and rolled with Kirk Cousins. I also said that Shanahan completely blew it when he left Griffin in the game against the Seahawks.

Perhaps Griffin's revelation will force the Redskins to be a little smarter about the whole situation, and maybe they'll be a little more careful about the face of their franchise. If they don't learn this lesson soon, he could have a very short career. And that would be a shame.
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5/2/13   |   Scott   |   54831 respect

Here's hoping Mike Shanahan learns the same thing