Robert Griffin III Expects to Play in Week 6, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistOctober 8, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 7: Robert Griffen III #10 of the Washington Redskins is helped off the field after taking a hard hit against the Atlanta Falcons at FedExField on October 7, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. The Falcons defeated the Redskins 24-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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In case you haven't heard, one of the many hits Robert Griffin III has been taking finally caused the Washington Redskins signal-caller to miss time.

With that being said, a concussed Griffin doesn't think he'll have to sit out any more than the 20 minutes he missed in a tough loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Griffin wrote on Twitter (via Rich Tandler of CSN Washington) that he thinks he'll be good to go for Washington's Week 6 matchup with 4-1 Minnesota

Of course, that's out of his hands. He'll now have to pass baseline tests administered by independent neurologists before even returning to practice, let alone games. It's been called a "mild concussion," but some would argue that there's no such thing. These things can linger, and they're unpredictable. 

We'll stay on it.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division.


Dallas Cowboys

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: Jerry Jones says the Cowboys haven't considered removing play-calling duties from Jason Garrett's job description.

Calvin Watkins of writes that Morris Claiborne needs to forget about being beaten for a long touchdown last Monday.


New York Giants

From three separate scribes at the New York Daily News: Osi Umenyiora played on Sunday while his son was suffering from a health scare

Steve Politi of the Newark Star-Ledger thinks the key for Ahmad Bradshaw on Sunday was that he was angry.


Philadelphia Eagles

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer looks at the Eagles defense and its inability to deliver in the clutch in Pittsburgh. They're not getting sacks and not getting off the field on third downs.

From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher: Michael Vick doesn't have an explanation for the recent rash of fumbles he's been plagued by.


Washington Redskins

Mike Wise of the Washington Post writes on how losing RG3 would be a nightmare scenario for everyone in D.C.

Dan Daly of the Washington Times writes that what happened on RG3's concussion-inducing play was "just football" and "can't be second guessed." I disagree.