Shanahan says RG3 can handle the entire Redskins playbook

Photo by Keith Allison
Photo by Keith Allison

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told the media on Monday that Robert Griffin III is ready to go and shouldn’t have any problems running their full playbook.

“He’s ready to go, full speed ahead,” Shanahan said Monday, via

“If we didn’t feel Robert was full-go and ready to play and do all the things you ask a guy to do, he would not be playing in this game,” Shanahan said. “If that’s sprinting out, if it’s running the option, if it’s drop back, he can do all those things because he proved it to us in practice.”

Shanahan insists that Dr. James Andrews didn’t have any concerns over how they plan on using Griffin.

“He said he never said that, and he surely never said that to me,” Shanahan said. “I don’t think a doctor would ever say anything like that. I’m not sure a doctor would ever say anything that had to do with football.

“You’ll have to trust us that the doctor feels good about it regardless of what those concerns were. I’m trying to be honest with you. [There are] certain conversations that stay between a doctor and a player or a coach and a player, this is one of those conversations.”