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Shanahan denies report about Griffin's film demands

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Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan denied a report that quarterback Robert Griffin III has asked coaches to stop showing his negative plays during team film sessions.

Shanahan referred to the report, which appeared Sunday morning on the NFL Network, as "absolutely untrue" and "character assassination."

"That's completely false," Shanahan told the Washington Post. "Robert wouldn't do that."

Citing sources, the NFL Network's Mike Silver reported that Baylor coaches did not show video of Griffin's mistakes when he played there and asked Redskins coaches to do the same, but they have refused.

Silver then reported that Griffin is insecure about the presence of his backup, second-year quarterback Kirk Cousins. Griffin may have rushed back from ACL surgery out of fear of losing his job to Cousins, who filled in admirably for Griffin after he got hurt.

Griffin also reportedly told teammates he is not satisfied with Shanahan. However, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Shanahan and Griffin cleared the air after Griffin made comments last week implying that coaches were to blame for the Redskins' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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