Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III impressed coach Mike Shanahan with his accuracy in this week's practices. Now Shanahan is buoyed by Griffin's ability to get through the week without a setback to his surgically repaired knee.
"I thought he had a good week," Shanahan said Saturday, via The Washington Post. "The best part about it (was) there wasn't any setback. As you have a plan going into your first week, you're hoping you can execute that game plan. We were able to do that."
The first phase of easing Griffin back in included participation in individual and 7-on-7 drills, with his reps gradually increasing. The next phase will be implemented after Thursday's preseason opener versus the Tennessee Titans.
"After the game, we've got a little bit different game plan," Shanahan explained. "If there's no setback, I'll share that with you next week when we implement it. The reason why I don't tell you at the beginning, if there is a setback, I'm not gonna tell you, anyhow."
Shanahan was having light-hearted fun with reporters on that last point. He apparently has no leftover qualms regarding his questionable handling of Griffin's knee during the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Redskins' game plan for Griffin remains a mystery. Everyone associated with the team has been satisfied with RGIII's progress through nine days of practice. Although there are no plans for him to play in preseason games, the logical next step is a return to 11-on-11 sessions.Around The League Podcast is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.