What are all of your thoughts on how much RGIII should be played in the pre-season? Usually your starter has a standard number of series and/or quarters that they play and then the rookies come in, but this is a different situation for us this year. Our starter is a rookie. He needs as many reps as possible, but not at the risk of getting injured.
Does he play only with 1st stringers? or with the backups as well?
I think you need to play him with the starters to gain that connection with your skill position players, but I also think its important that he gets some reps against 2nd and 3rd string defenses to allow him to get a hold of the playbook without being under quite as much pressure. Keep your first team out there and go against some backups for a couple series. Let him gain some confidence.
Game 1: Entire first half with most other starters that are fully healthy; Rex and Cousins each play a quarter
Game 2: Plays first 3 Quarters with Cousins playing the 4th
Game 3: Plays first 3 Quarters with Rex playing the 4th
Game 4: Play 1st Quarter with Cousins playing 2 and Rex 1 (possibly play 2 quarters depending on progress)