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RG3 expects to be 100 percent from first snap
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He hasn’t thrown a pass, he hasn’t gotten hit and he hasn’t taken off on a scramble.

He hasn’t played a single down of football this summer, and Robert Griffin III says it doesn’t matter.

He’s ready to go.

Griffin, who last year had the greatest rookie season by any quarterback in NFL history, opens his second year Monday night against the Eagles at FedEx Field and on national TV.

Thanks to offseason knee surgery, Griffin didn’t participate in any of the Redskins’ offseason workouts, didn’t start practicing until late July and didn’t play in any of the Redskins’ preseason games. But he said in a conference call with Philly writers on Wednesday that he expects to be 100 percent on Monday night.

Not after a half or a quarter or a series. But from the first snap of the game.

“My mind-set is that it will come right back immediately,” he said. “You always have to prepare as if you were never gone. So game day is just another game and you go out there and you have fun and you trust your preparation throughout the week, and that’s what we’re going to do.

“It didn’t just start, preparing for this game. It started eight or nine months ago.”

Griffin first got hurt during an early December game against the Ravens and then tore his ACL during a playoff loss to the Seahawks. He had reconstructive surgery on Jan. 9 and was cleared last week to play against the Eagles.

Griffin last year fashioned a 102.4 passer rating, best in NFL history by a rookie, and completed 65.7 percent of his passes, second-best ever by a rookie (Ben Roethlisberger completed 66.4 percent in 2004). His 8.59 yards per attempt and 4-to-1 TD-to-INT ratio were also NFL rookie records.

He torched the Eagles twice, completing 30 of 39 passes for 398 yards, six TDs and one interception in a couple late-season wins.

Griffin also ran the ball 120 times for 815 yards, the sixth-most rushing yards ever by a quarterback, and he conceded that he needs to learn to balance running –- which he still will do –- with being smart and not putting himself at undue risk.

Sound familiar?

“It just adds another dimension to your offense,” Griffin said. “It’s always been a part of my game, and it’s not going to go away.”

Still, he doesn’t want to finish another season limping off to the sideline, watching the season fizzle away.

“You live and you learn and the thing for me now is to make sure I play every down and play every game because my teammates need me out there,” he said. “They don’t need me to get an extra two yards on 3rd-and-7.”

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday in a conference call that the Redskins’ gameplan and playbook won’t be limited and Griffin won’t be restricted in any way.

“He’s been going full-speed in game-type situations for the last three weeks, so I feel very good about where he’s at right now,” said Shanahan, who goes into his 20th season as a head coach –- 11th-most in NFL history.

“There’s no way you would start a quarterback unless he’s ready to go, especially if he’s coming off injury,” Shanahan said. “If you didn’t feel like he was full-speed ready to go, you wouldn’t put him in that situation.”

Griffin was asked about getting hit Monday night after not getting hit in eight months, and he just shrugged it off.

“You don’t really worry about it,” he said. “I don’t think anybody prepares to get hit, it just happens. That’s just football. We play the game and have fun doing it.

“You always have to go out there and play like you were never gone. It’s not anything I’m going to focus on.”

Griffin last year became the fifth quarterback in NFL history with 20 or more touchdowns and five or fewer interceptions and the second with 3,000 or more passing yards and 800 or more rushing yards in the same season. Randall Cunningham did that in 1990 for the Eagles.

But now he’s going to try to come in cold, without a preseason. Shanahan said he’s tried to replicate game situations as much as possible in practice and isn’t concerned with Griffin’s lack of preseason snaps.

“You put him in those situations in practice,” he said. “We’ve been doing that for a few weeks. Even when we first started camp, you got a full 50 minutes where guys are going full speed. Robert’s in excellent football shape.”

If Griffin is concerned, he’s not letting on. If he’s afraid of being rusty, he’s not letting on.

“It’s not something I have to worry about,” he said. “I’ve prepared myself, I trust my preparation, I trust my coaches, I trust my teammates out there to make plays for me, and that’s what we’re going to do.”