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Robert Griffin III’s Father Tells Redskins His Son Needs To Pass More

Submitted by on May 23, 2013 – 2:56 pmOne Comment

With Robert Griffin III preparing to return to the field after surgery on his right knee that many thought would keep him out until the middle of the season, some changes may be made. But the person calling for changes is not a coach nor is it even Robert Griffin III.

The man just so happens to be Robert Griffin Jr.

Yes, Robert Griffin’s father made a call to coach Mike Shanahan and the offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, about the Redskins offense and where he believes his son needs to fit in. Father feels that his son shouldn’t be running as much and needs to throw the football more.

“I just know that based on what I know Robert can do, he doesn’t have to be a runner as much as I saw last year,” Griffin Jr. told The Washington Post. “To me, you’re paying these [receivers] a lot of money to catch the football. I’m his dad — I want him throwing that football, a lot. A lot.”

Although Griffin ran for 815 yards last season, his father feels that running the ball so much could potentially lead to another injury. So he decided to take it upon himself to contact the Skins playcallers and let them know that he knows best.

While it is fine that Griffin’s dad has an opinion, it’s really not his place to go public on behalf of his son. The Redskins brass are paid the big bucks to call plays and RG III can speak for himself. Having your dad say what he feels isn’t really going to help the situation. It actually makes you look bad because a grown man doesn’t need to have his father saying what he thinks is best for his son in a public forum.

With Griffin hoping to return by Week 1, we’ll see if father’s request falls on deaf ears.

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