Bears Ready For RG III

LAKE FOREST-Despite the hype after Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskin’s Cinderella-like win streak and playoff run last season, it’s been more fizzle than sizzle in 2013.

The Bears are saying all the right things, but the Redskins have the 20th ranked scoring offense in the NFL, and at times Griffin just hasn’t looked right.

“You know he’s a guy that has that ability. He was a great runner before and I still think he’s getting back to his old form so that’s something we’ve got to prepare for," says linebacker James Anderson.
Regardless of what happens he’s always playing the next play. He’s a guy that is a tremendous player," says defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

“This is an offense that is averaging over 400 yards a game," says Bears coach Marc Trestman. "And they’re running the ball well. He’s looked like the Robert Griffin of old because of his ability to run and the confidence level he had.”

The Bears will try to keep RGIII and the Redskins in transition off of that ACL surgery. Unfortunately for them, they’re still dealing with injuries of their own here at Halas Hall.

“I feel great about the group we have, I really do," says Tucker. "Each and every day these guys come out and practice hard and work to get better.”

“It’s something that the whole NFL goes through, not just us in terms of things happening and people getting injured and you have to move people in," says Trestman.

The Bears preach “next man up” but there’s no denying the talent they’ll have to deal with from Washington.

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