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Shanahan believes there is a misconception about how read-option running plays affect Robert Griffin III's health. He also expects Griffin's year of experience to provide the quarterback a better feel for what he can accomplish as a runner.
The Atlanta Falcons were low key about clinching the fifth division title in franchise history.
The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak at 54 games with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.
Robert Griffin III felt good enough to attend something called a Rookie Success Program meeting Monday morning and seemed, by all accounts, to be doing just fine on the day after suffering his first NFL concussion.
A teammate says Robert Griffin III "seems to be doing well" a day after suffering a concussion in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III felt well and did not exhibit certain major symptoms from the concussion he suffered a day earlier, coach Mike Shanahan and several teammates said Monday afternoon.
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, and the Atlanta Falcons knocked Robert Griffin III out of the game Sunday in a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter after being hit in the helmet on a sack.
As Robert Griffin III lay motionless on the ground at FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins' season and long-term future hung in the balance. The face of the franchise took a shoulder to the head from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, suffering what coach Mike Shanahan says is a "mild concussion." He didn't look right as he left the sideline and the game.
More than a few times Robert Griffin III has scared Washington Redskins fans by remaining on the ground after a hit. When he didn't get up Sunday and it was clear he took a shoulder to the head, the fear became a reality.
The Atlanta Falcons are still ticked off about their last game.
A pair of three-pound, fluorescent green dumbbells ordinarily wouldn't be intimidating for a professional athlete or any guy in the gym, even a sports writer.
Rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is close to returning from a knee injury, just more good news for the healthy Atlanta Falcons.
Michael Turner doesn't mind Atlanta being described as a blue-collar team, he actually thinks it fits the Falcons.
Falcons coach Mike Smith was smiling cautiously as training camp opened on Friday.
"As a defense, we played a lot better (last season) than we had in the previous three years," linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said. "But that last game leaves a sour taste in your mouth."
"I wanted to change the scenery and see what Steve has to offer," said Weatherspoon, who had been working out at Plex, a training facility in Houston. "I heard a lot about Steve. I knew he trained James Harrison, Hines Ward and a lot of the Steelers and a lot of the Eagles, so I wanted to get up here and see how they do it."