Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed the media following the team’s injury filled 24-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. While none of the injuries seemed to be too bad, the injury everyone still wants to talk about is to Robert Griffin III’s surgically repaired knee, and when he might see game action.
“I did talk with Dr. [James] Andrews before the game; he feels great about Robert’s [quarterback Robert Griffin III’s] progress. He really feels the same way as he did before camp with practice – he feels good about him practicing. He doesn’t feel like we should put him in any games. He’s going to re-evaluate him after the Tampa game and then he’ll make a decision, at least from his perspective, about where he is. But, like I said, he feels very good about where he is at this time. If there are no setbacks, he thinks he’ll be ready, but that’s assuming there is no setback here over the next couple of weeks so that’s a good sign.”
Shanahan’s reaction to the game action was decidedly less upbeat, especially when talking about the turnovers and penalties.
“Well, that’s what you have to do; you can’t beat yourself, and you’ve got to take a look at the personal fouls. You’ve got to eliminate them. And that’s one of the reasons why you have the preseason is to eliminate those silly mistakes. And we’ll emphasize them. We’ll talk about them, and hopefully, next week we won’t have quite as many. But when you’re able to overcome some of those mistakes, that means a lot of people are playing hard and playing together, but like you mentioned, that’s way too many mistakes.”
For Shanahan’s full comments, plus comments of several Redskins players, please click the links below.
[Audio courtesy Sky Kerstein]