The longest-tenured player in Washington Redskins history is worried about the NFL longevity of Robert Griffin III.
Appearing at the league's 2013 season kickoff party in Baltimore, Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green said Wednesday night he believes Griffin must become a more conventional quarterback to stay healthy and enjoy long-term success. That means morphing into a pocket passer and taking fewer chances as a runner than Griffith did in his debut 2012 campaign.
Griffin's spectacular rookie season ended with a knee injury that ultimately required reconstructive knee surgery. Green told co-host Gil Brandt and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he fears more health problems are forthcoming if Griffin continues with a brand of play that can leave him exposed to crushing hits from much larger defenders on scrambles and read-option carries.
"If I was playing in the era where we were really good under Richie Petitbone, we would be licking our chops for a guy like him," s...