Robert Griffin III's Strong Showing Proves Concussion Was Nothing to Worry About

Brandon Alisoglu@@BrandonAlisogluCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 14:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by Erin Henderson #50 of the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at FedExField on October 14, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Apparently, all the concern about Robert Griffin III changing his style and losing some effectiveness due to the concussion he suffered against the Atlanta Falcons was overblown. 

Or just flat out completely unwarranted.

I was one the writers who believed that the concussion was going to send a message to RG3 and the coaching staff to limit his carries and become more of a pocket passer to stay healthy.

So far, so wrong.

Griffin made myself and plenty of others look silly with the stats he amassed against the Minnesota Vikings. He completed 17 of his 22 attempts for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception. 

Then, to really rub it in everyone's face, he took off on 13 rushes for a ridiculous 138 yards and two touchdowns. He showed no fear and looked as confident running the ball as ever.

In fact, he rather enjoyed being unleashed and relished in his demoralizing sprints against the Vikings defense.

Just look what he did to the poor Minnesota fans to clinch the game.

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The Vikings had just scored two touchdowns to trim a 19-point lead down to just five. With under three minutes left, RG3 tore the heart of Minnesota's chest with a 76-yard touchdown run to put the game out of reach.

There weren't many moves; just a veer to the left and then he simply outsprinted everyone to the end zone. 

I haven't spoken with the man, but it was clear he rather enjoyed his romp to pay dirt, as he continuously looked over his shoulder with glee. It was as if you could hear him rattling off all the article headlines that proclaimed his style of play a thing of the past.

Now, the members of the media will have to focus on a different angle, because the concussion-will-change-RG3 storyline is officially dead.


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