Mike Shanahan States The Obvious About RG3

Whenever Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is ready to play again, he’s going to have to be a more cautious player.

That’s the word from coach Mike Shanahan, who said at the league meeting that Griffin, who is recovering from major knee surgery, will have to learn to slide and throw the ball away to protect himself.

“You can’t take shots consistently,” Shanahan said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post.

Still, that doesn’t mean Shanahan plans to take the running element out of Griffin’s game. In fact, Shanahan said that the read-option forces defensive linemen to read and react and slows down their rush.

“The option will help a quarterback stay healthy,” Shanahan said.

Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk