Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III told the media today that he???s ???ready to move on??? and take a bigger role in the offense as he continues to final stages of his right knee rehabilitation.
Sounding frustrated and very anxious to get into regular practice with the rest of the team, Griffin said: ???Coach will tell you something else, but obviously I???m ready???to go to team reps. I???ve just got to keep doing what Coach asks me to do.???
???They have to come through for me and play me Week one if I do everything they ask me to do,??? Griffin said of the coaching staff. ???I???m ready to move on. You can only do so much in seven-on-sevens.???
Saying his right knee is free of pain ??? and pointing to the fact that he hasn???t missed a practice ??? Griffin repeatedly made his case for an expanded workload, sounding hopeful, determined and increasingly confident in the success of his rehabilitation.
???I feel like I???m in rhythm out there throwing the ball??? during seven-on-seven drills. Griffin also says he feels good about his lower body strength and when he misses a throw, he quickly corrects it so the problem will not return. ???Everything from the timing to the mechanics of everything that I???m doing out there that the coaches are asking me to do, whether it???s a plant throw, hitch throw, a deep throw or short throw, I feel like I???m in tune with all that, and that the leg???s not an issue.???
???Fortunately, I haven???t had any soreness or any swelling in my knee particular to the injury,??? said the sophomore quarterback. ???And I haven???t had any sore legs, so that???s also a good thing. I???m one of the guys that hasn???t had a day off, and that???s not just because I???m stubborn or hardheaded, it???s just my body has felt good.