Robert Griffin III promises to better protect himself by sliding
If Robert Griffin III gets a chance to play again, he promises to better protect himself. He will slide.
Griffin’s injuries began during his rookie season of 2012 with two different ligament tears in his knee. He had a dislocated ankle, a concussion and a fractured left shoulder sideline him for 34 games from 2014-16.
It just means that when I do run, I’ll be smarter about it, Griffin said at his introductory press conference, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. I’ll slide earlier, get out of bounds when I have to, and when it’s time to run for 70 [yards], I’ll run for 70. It just is what it is. That’s what I more so learned by watching over the years. I’m excited about that.
Incidentally, Michael Kay finally may have succumbed to the ESPN virus. After Gardner’s opening day homer, he said, It’s his first of the year.
As for ESPN, Thursday it scrolled that Giancarlo Stanton is the first Yankee to have hit a homer in his first at-bat of the season, since Aaron Judge in 2016. Yes, it has been that long.
Thursday ended up being a very eventful day for the pending collusion grievance filed by free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports, and PFT has confirmed, that Kaepernick’s lawyers questioned Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday.
It’s George, though, who possesses game-dominating qualities, like those he flashed in Game 1. It was on both ends, with George suffocating Joe Ingles and disrupting the churning Utah offense while eviscerating any defender put in front of him. He had his devastating side-to-side crossover going, clearing airspace to launch from deep, yelling out, Can’t hold me! after one particularly ruthless step-back 3 in the second half.
George is known for his shooting streaks, and slumps, but over a longer-than-usual stretch of off nights in late March and early April, he openly questioned his mechanics and said his shot felt funny following a 5-of-19 shooting performance against the Golden State Warriors on April 3. A few nights later, the night before the Thunder took on the Houston Rockets in Texas, George spent more than an hour by himself shooting in the Toyota Center’s practice gym trying to work it out.