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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan: We're not benching RGIII

Robert Griffin III Don't expect Robert Griffin III to be out of the Redskins lineup anytime soon. (Simon Bruty/SI)

The Washington Redskins haven't gotten off to a very good start, going 0-2 and falling behind by big deficits to start their games.

That's not enough for Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to consider benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for backup Kirk Cousins. He was asked if he would make a change a quarterback.

"No, no," said Shanahan during his press conference, according to ESPN Radio. "We've got a lot of confidence in Robert."
So far, the second-year signal caller has completed 63 percent of his passes for 649 yards, with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He threw just five interceptions over all of last season.
SI Now: Should RGIII bear burden for team's slow start?
On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated assistant managing editor Mark Mravic discusses Robert Griffin III's claim that the Redskin's slow start is his fault and if Mike Shanahan should consider sitting him.

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