RG3 believes he's on pace to play Week 1
Robert Griffin III is not going to go into a shell despite the storm of controversy that followed some comments he made last week.
“I’ll continue to be who I am,” said the Redskins’ quarterback.
Last Monday Griffin said that he didn’t like the program to rehab his right knee, which was surgically reconstructed in last January and that he didn’t understand some aspects of it. This led to talk of there being some sort of rift between head coach Mike Shanahan and the player.
The talk grew so loud that Griffin felt compelled to make an unscheduled appearance in front of the media the next day. “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,” he said.
He took no questions at the time and today represented the first opportunity for Griffin to be asked about the situation.
“I sat down and talked to a few people 'Do I stop being who I am, stop being honest with you guys and not give you guys ammunition to turn against this team or do I just go into a shell and Bill Belichick it all week,” he said when asked why he decided to make the statement. “But I'll continue to be who I am and if something like that does happen just go back and make a statement and make sure everybody is clear on it.”
“I don't think I can change who I am just because people are going to take my words and put them against me.”