RG3 on Mike Shanahan: 'There is no conflict'
RICHMOND—Robert Griffin III was not scheduled to speak to the media on Tuesday but the Redskins quarterback stepped to the podium after practice to clarify the comments he made on Monday regarding the team’s plan for his recovery.
“I just needed to address something that was said, or something that’s been going along in the media since I had my press conference yesterday,” Griffin began. “I just want everybody to know if there’s any questions about if there’s a rift between me and Coach [Mike Shanahan], or if there’s a conflict, there is no conflict. Coach is Coach, I’m the player. Coach has a plan and I’m abiding by that plan.”
Griffin continued: “I’m doing everything to coaches are asking me to do. I trust those guys. They want me to have a long career. And that’s what part of this plan is about. Yesterday, I voiced my opinion about it because I was asked about it. And that’s been twisted and turned and tried to put against this team, and that’s not what we want. Like I said, Coach is Coach. …That being said, I’m excited about tomorrow.”
Griffin is scheduled to take his first 11 on 11 snaps Wednesday during practice.
When Shanahan addressed reporters following Griffin, he said he did not know that RG3 had just made an impromptu statement. Griffin did not take any questions from the assembled media.