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Robert Griffin III aiming for Week 1 return

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01:35 PM ET 03.27 | "My knee is getting better every day. The doctors say I'm ahead of schedule. My goal is to return healthy in Week 1 but if I'm not ready then I will wait until I am, however long that is. My first NFL season and my injury that ended it showed me a lot about the league, my team and myself," the Washington Redskins quarterback said in the statement.

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March 27, 2013  02:19 PM ET

They post this article several times a week. Hell, twice today!

Laziness. Just lazy.

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March 27, 2013  02:57 PM ET

Come Back when you're Healthy and Ready, Not Before!!!

March 27, 2013  04:15 PM ET

It takes one solid hit and he's out for what could be his career. I'd wait until I was 110% sure the knee was right.

March 27, 2013  04:16 PM ET

If AP can do it, I don't see why RG3 can't do the same.

March 27, 2013  11:06 PM ET
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It takes one solid hit and he's out for what could be his career. I'd wait until I was 110% sure the knee was right.

That's true of anybody, at any time. I understand what you're saying though and I hope both he and the team are cautious. Wait until you're sure and even then take it slow. He's too good to take unnecessary chances.

March 27, 2013  11:30 PM ET

"My first NFL season and my injury that ended it showed me a lot about the league, my team and myself."

Yeah, he learned that the Redskins need to upgrade their offensive line and get a couple of decent receivers. Shanahan's team had the second highest drop rate since PFF started keeping track, and was almost dead last in the league in attempts over 20 yards because they don't have anyone who can go deep. Plus he was running for his life on every drive and suffered a season ending injury.

But the guy has heart. He never complained. Never whined. Never pouted. He just did everything in his power to take a terrible team on his shoulders and they ended up in the playoffs almost entirely because of his effort.

I hope he comes back healthy, in due time, and as good as ever. But since the Redskins have that **** cap penalty, they better have a draft for the ages if he's going to have the career that he's capable of.

March 28, 2013  06:52 AM ET
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He never complained. Never whined.

He was complaining just two weeks into the season.

After their Week 2 game vs St Louis he was calling the Rams "Unprofessional" and "Dirty" because he didn't like getting hit.

March 28, 2013  07:55 AM ET

My knee is getting better every day. - RGIII
Good enough for me. Get in there! - Coach Shanahan

March 28, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Take your time. They have to pay you regardless. Anyways have you figured out who is responsible for all your damage and who you truely hate? I got money that says your done before game 5. Its the way you play. If you have to drop back and pass your no better than average.

 
March 28, 2013  06:21 PM ET
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He was complaining just two weeks into the season.After their Week 2 game vs St Louis he was calling the Rams "Unprofessional" and "Dirty" because he didn't like getting hit.

Fair enough. I wasn't aware of it. But looking into it, I found this quote from RGIII: "I still think they have an extremely good team, that doesn't take anything away from them, but the game was unprofessional."

And this one: "You have to have people take control," coach Mike Shanahan said. "And there wasn't any control in that game. Hopefully officials next week will take control. That's what you have to do as an official."

So to be fair, that was as much about the replacement officials' ability to control the game as it was a knock on the mentality of the Rams' defense.

Lots of players, some of the usuals, some who have never said a word, came out with claims that there were things going on in those games that would never have occurred if the NFL wasn't using scabs.

It was so bad that legislators were looking into defining and requiring referees to be 'fully trained supervisors' whose first responsibility would be player safety. That went a long way towards ending the lockout, it had at least as much impact on the dispute as the "simultaneous catch?" in prime time.

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