Redskins GM: no controversy between RG3, coach

    2013-08-16 09:50

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen says he doesn't see a controversy between quarterback Robert Griffin III and coach Mike Shanahan.

Allen said Friday that the views expressed by Griffin and Shanahan reflect ``a very competitive player who's dying to play football'' and ``a very experienced coach who's doing the right thing.''

Griffin has expressed a desire to practice more and to play in preseason games as he returns from knee surgery. Shanahan has taken a more cautious approach.

The Redskins have a vivid history of quarterback controversies. Allen's father, George Allen, had perhaps the most famous: Sonny Jurgensen vs. Billy Kilmer in the 1970s.

Allen says, ``I know somehow Billy and Sonny are laughing that we created a quarterback controversy with Robert Griffin.''


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