Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 10/19/13
Overcoming adversity is essential to growth. Robert Griffin III is growing before our eyes. It must be galling for him to see favorable highlights of Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson, two players who avoided injury last year and have their teams in the thick of the playoff hunt now. They tie Luck to Wilson they way they once tied Luck to Griffin. Griffin ran the ball 120 times last season, more than Luck and Wilson (mostly Wilson) combined. More than RGJr said he should run.   Don't buy Mike Shanahans canard that Griffin was safer running the read option than play action. Running is running and it's risky. It's why running backs have short careers. Griffin's running is why the Redskins' offense worked so spectacularly well last season. Running may shorten his career. Do we care if he leads Washington to a couple of Super Bowl wins? The numbers confirm what your eyes see. RG rushed 42 times in the first five games last year. For very good reason, he only...
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