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Something strikes Robert Griffin III as funny during a strategy session with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during a preseason game against the Colts. Shanahan, shown with Griffin during drills below, says it will be important to take pressure off the rookie by running the ball effectively. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Something strikes Robert Griffin III as funny during a strategy session with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during a preseason game against the Colts. Shanahan, shown with Griffin during drills below, says it will be important to take pressure off the rookie by running the ball effectively. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (left) and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III talk as quarterback Rex Grossman jogs by during afternoon practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn. (Handrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (left) and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III talk as quarterback Rex Grossman jogs by during afternoon practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn. (Handrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback run past offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, center, during afternoon practice on the first day of training camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, center, works with wide receiver Brandon Banks (16), right, and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson (11), second from left, and other wide receivers during afternoon practice on the first day of training camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), second from left, and quarterback Rex Grossman (8), center, talk with offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, second from right, during afternoon practice on the first day of training camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins offensive coach Kyle Shanahan makes his way to the field for afternoon practice on the first day of training camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), right, speaks with Washington Redskins offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, left, in the team's indoor training facility during mini camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), right, jogs by Washington Redskins offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, left, in the team's indoor training facility during mini camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), left, and Washington Redskins full back Darrel Young (36), second from left, take direction from Washington Redskins offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, right, in the team's indoor training facility during mini camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), second from left, speaks with Washington Redskins offensive coach Kyle Shanahan, right, in the team's indoor training facility during mini camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, left, work quarterback Robert Griffin III (10), on the first day of organized team activity at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Monday, May 21, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, center works practice with quarterbacks Rex Grossman (8), left, Robert Griffin III (10), second from right, and Jonathan Crompton (3), throws together on the first day of organized team activity at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Monday, May 21, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be faced with the tough task of jump starting a sputtering offense against a San Francisco 49ers defense that has given up the fewest points in the NFL. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan (left) speaks on the sidelines with son and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (right) as their team plays the New York Giants during the 3rd quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times Redskins coach Mike Shanahan took a chance by hiring his son, Kyle, as offensive coordinator last year. The veteran coach admitted he had never seen his new assistant run a meeting with the entire offense present. "I was shocked to see how relaxed he was at his age," the elder Shanahan said.Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan of the Washington Redskins calls a play while playing the Baltimore Ravens in preseason football at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD, Thursday, August 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Offense Coordinator Kyle Shanahan (center) said the best way to gauge his quarterbacks is to see them against other teams. "We don't know yet [who will play Friday], because we don't know who's healthy." (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan (center) gives instructions to wide receivers Malcolm Kelly (12) and Leonard Hankerson (85) during training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Monday, August 1, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan (left) talks with his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, on the practice field during the first day of training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Friday, July 29, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)