Redskins' RG3 gets a copy of 'Cool Hand Luke'

    2012-11-23 15:52

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert Griffin III is getting a copy of ``Cool Hand Luke.''

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Friday he's sending his rookie quarterback a DVD of the movie.

Shanahan compared Griffin to the 1960s Paul Newman character after the Thanksgiving win over the Dallas Cowboys. Shanahan said Griffin is the type who ``doesn't get too upset about anything.''

But RG3 had no idea who or what ``Cool Hand Luke'' is, telling reporters it must be someone ``pretty cool.''

So Shanahan says he's texted Griffin to let him know it was a complement that he understood why a 22-year-old quarterback wouldn't know anything about a movie that's 45 years old.

Another new description of Griffin is ``MVP candidate'' after two impressive wins that have revitalized the Redskins' playoff hopes.

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