Redskins HC Mike Shanahan and QB Robert Griffin III addressed the media following OTA practice on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Redskins Park.
Quick Hits With Quarterback Robert Griffin III:
On his latest progress:
"I've gotten that question a bunch, but the shocking thing is, every week that does pass by that I don't talk to you – you guys – I am feeling better. So that's a positive sign. When it comes to training camp, it is just a matter of how my body feels when I get back on July 25th before we go down to Richmond and we'll go from there. I mean, I've said it a bunch of times I'm pretty confident I'll be ready."
On preparing himself mentally in case there is a setback:
"I'm not. [Laughs] I mean, you just don't think negatively – not to put down the question. I think LeBron [James] said, 'You don't play the game afraid to get hurt.' You don't go out on the court wondering, 'If I get hit like this, is something going to happen?' So, I just don't worry about the setbacks, and I just worry about the progress that I am making moving forward. You just take that when it comes because I don't think it is going to come, but if it does come, you take it and roll with it and just adjust."
On his offseason schedule:
"Yeah, I'm going to get married and that's that. I'm going to go on a honeymoon and everything. I'm talking, I'm planning ahead of time to make sure I do things I have to do while I'm on that honeymoon. I think I'm a responsible guy so I'll make sure I do everything I have to, to be ready – cutting, running, working out – so when I get back and they see me, that they'll be not only impressed, but they feel safe and sound to put me out there."
Quick Hits With Head Coach Mike Shanahan:
On Robert Griffin III's rehab timeline:
"Well, like I said, we listen to the doctors. The doctors will be able to tell you more about that than me. I just shared with you what they had said. So, when the doctors do clear him, then we'll practice him."
On being a part of a child's Make-A-Wish experience:
"It was great. I got a chance to spend a little time with him. He was excited today. I got a chance to meet him. You can tell he was really, really excited to be around Robert and a bunch of the players. He was pretty quick, too. I asked Bruce [Allen] if he signed him to a two-year contract instead of a one because he was pretty impressive in there. We do a good job evaluating running backs and he did a great job today."
On if he expects other injured players to be ready for Training Camp:
"I think so. I think everybody looks pretty good. There might be one of two guys, I'm not going to go into detail, that I have a little bit of question about. But a majority of the guys, I'd say about 90 percent of them will be ready to go."
--Check out the full Mike Shanahan press conference transcript.