Bt Mark Pierce
For those of you following the Redskins long enough to know that they might actually start Rex Grossman on opening day, set your mind at rest. Coach Shanahan said previously that Griffin would be promoted to starter when he was ready to assume the role, even if that moment didn’t come until after the season began.
Today, when asked the question, Shanahan slammed the door shut on any controversy. “He’s the starter, period.” he said. “We’re going to put him with the first team when we come back [for OTAs May 21st]. … We’ll have our first team on one field, working against our second defense, and we’ll have our second team on the other field, working against our first defense. … I thought it very important to start with Robert with our first unit. He’s able to do it and pick up the system as quick as he has, which is always good, to go out there and be able to call plays and feel good with what you’re doing, and I’ve seen that over the last five practices.”