Bruce Allen: RG3 was put 'on the spot' a year ago

<p> As they say, hindsight is 20/20.</p> <p> And if Redskins president Bruce Allen could do it over again, they'd have second thoughts of trotting quarterback Robert Griffin III onto the field for last year's season-opener.</p> <p> Allen told radio station ESPN 950, via the Richmond Times-Dispatch, that Griffin <a href="http://www.timesdispatch.com/redskins-xtra/redskins-president-griffin-faced-impossible-task-last-year/article_a2bccdac-1675-11e4-94f7-001a4bcf6878.html">wasn't ready to play last year, though the organization made the decision to do so anyway</a>.</p> <p> “What you saw last year was almost a little disrespectful to the game of football,” Allen said. “It’s impossible to ask a player to perform well during the regular season if you haven’t practiced. Last year at this time, he was still rehabbing his knee, and he wasn’t allowed to practice or work in team drills.</p> <p> “We put him on the spot by trying to do that. And this year he’s had a full offseason, his knee is 100 percent, knock on wood, and he’s had all (the practices), and that’s how you get ready to play a football season.”</p> <p> Griffin had a horrible sophomore slump in 2013 after a tremendous rookie season the year prior. When he's healthy, he has potential to be among the league's best. If Griffin's knee is 100 percent, as Allen says, there's no reason to think he can't get back to the level he was at two years ago.</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jasonhbutt">@JasonHButt</a></p>
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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