Eskin: Robert Griffin III advised not to play week one vs Eagles

Will RG3 play Week One vs the Eagles? Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Normally, I would hate the fact that the media is completely over-covering Robert Griffin III not playing in the pre-season and making up a pretend beef between him and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Normally though, that drama isn’t supposed to culminate with a Monday Night Football week one showdown versus our Philadelphia Eagles. So instead I’m eating up this drama, because it feels more and more every time that I see Griffin on Sportscenter and away from the football field, that the Eagles chances of stealing a week one victory go up.

And if you take WIP/Fox 29′s Howard Eskin at his word, which isn’t an easy thing to do, Redskins team doctor and glorified sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews, has advised Robert Griffin not to play until Week five. That obviously would include Week one vs the Eagles.

 

 

I guess the important thing to remember before we blast Eskin, is that he does says Dr. Andrews “recommended”, not demanded, that Griffin sit out until week five. Griffin is technically cleared to play now.

All of that taken into account it seems pretty unlikely to anyone with an ounce of sense that the Redskins would start Griffin week one if one of the most respected sports surgeons suggested he didn’t play for another month after that.

And the Washington Post’s Mike Jones was quick to jump on the common sense side after talking to some actual reliable “sources”.

 

So basically, Howard Eskin tried to pull a fast one on all of us, and got caught in the act. Shout-out to WIP and Fox 29 for still employing this clown.

And for anyone wondering, Griffin will be playing against the Eagles week one.

Topics: Rg3 Status Vs Eagles, Rg3 Torn Acl, Robert Griffin Status Vs Eagles, Robert Griffin Torn Acl, Robert Griffin Week One Status

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  • Mike Lacy

    So in other words, we shouldn’t take Eskin’s word as gospel? Who would have figured?