In one of the most applauded comebacks in NFL history, the highly anticipated return of the Washington Redskins' star quarterback Robert Griffin III, aka RG3, has fans and proponents alike waiting with bated breath.
In a Sep. 4, report by USA Today, Griffin fielded questions related to whether he plans to change his approach to how he plays football, in order to ward-off possible injuries.
In the fall seen around the world, Griffin takes a nasty spill in the 2013 NFC Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Redskins lose to the Seahawks, 24-14.
Griffin tore his ACL and LCL forcing him to undergo surgery and extensive rehab to restore his body to peak condition. In a very successful effort to recover from his surgery and continue what appeared to be a highly promising NFL career, based on his performance in his rookie year, Griffin is good-to-go from a medical standpoint.
Griffin's recovery was the topic of a ESPN documentary, "The Will to Win," a chronicle of Griffin's rehab and a closer look at the man behind the persona. What is so special about Griffin? He is only doing what any other NFL player would do if faced with the same condition.
Griffin's extraordinary ability coupled with a positive attitude and humbleness affords him a likability that extends his fan base beyond his home team fan base. Although Griffin does not have the typically clean-cut appearance and his eagerness to excel could be viewed as show-boating by some, Griffin is a role model to others and definitely to the city of Washington DC.
According to the report, RG3 was asked on Wednesday, how long it will take for him to learn to slide, run out of bounds and otherwise give up on scrambles that could threaten his health?
Griffin's response, "Monday night," he declared, sparking cackles on the spot during a post-practice news conference. "I mean, you guys have been talking to me about it for eight months. I think it's ingrained in my head now. I'll be getting down on Monday night."