Redskins' RG3 gets a copy of 'Cool Hand Luke'

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. The Redskins won 38-31. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Jose Yau)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Griffin III is getting a copy of "Cool Hand Luke."

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Friday he's sending his rookie quarterback a DVD of the movie.

Shanahan compared Griffin to the 1960s Paul Newman character after the Thanksgiving win over the Dallas Cowboys. Shanahan said Griffin is the type who "doesn't get too upset about anything."

But RG3 had no idea who or what "Cool Hand Luke" is, telling reporters it must be someone "pretty cool."

So Shanahan says he's texted Griffin to let him know it was a complement that he understood why a 22-year-old quarterback wouldn't know anything about a movie that's 45 years old.

Another new description of Griffin is "MVP candidate" after two impressive wins that have revitalized the Redskins' playoff hopes.

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