RG3: 'I don't have to understand it'

RG3: 'I don't have to understand it'
August 12, 2013, 12:30 pm
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RG3 on Shanahan plan: "I don't like it"

RICHMOND—During the press conferences that Robert Griffin III has held during training camp, there has been an undertone of frustration over what he thought was the slow pace of the program to get him ready to play after he had reconstructive knee surgery last January.

During today’s press conference, Griffin shed some light on what he didn’t like about the way the program has proceeded. He complained about what he views as the “one size fits all” nature of process set up by Mike Shanahan in consultation with doctors and team trainers.

“The part that I don't understand is that it's been fixed,” said Griffin. “The rehab process, my reintegration into the team, has been fixed without any aspect of how I'm doing personally . . . It's predetermined.”

Griffin has been participating in individual and position drills as well as seven on seven sessions at training cap. Today he confirmed some reports that he will start doing full-team 11 on 11 drills—or, as Griffin calls it, “real football”—on Tuesday.

He came out sporting a new hairdo featuring cornrows instead of dreadlocks. “New phase, new hair,” he said.

While Griffin doesn’t like the slow pace and doesn’t get the reasoning behind it, he is resigned to it.

“Like I said, he's (Shanahan) 100 percent right,” he said. “I don't have to understand it.

"But at the end of the day, if he plays me Week 1 and I’m ready to go, then I’ll give him a salute and I’ll go play my butt off for him.”