The Skins don't need to go look for another option QB. They've got lots of other needs (RT, ILB, SS, FS, CBs, RT,...)
I don't think the Skins offense is going to rely as much on the option in the future.
The current offense is tailored to Griffin's mix of talent and current level of familiarity with the level/complexity of NFL play. However, this is a transition. Griffin will continue to get more experienced with running the pocket plays in Kyle's offense, the receivers are going to more experienced as well -- and we'll likely see further improvement in the offensive pass protection when the Skins upgrade the RT and other spots.
So, in the future I suspect you'll see Griffin transitioned more into a pocket passer -- similar to how Schaub is used with Houston's offense, but with the bonus of being more elusive. The heavy mix of read-option plays will be phased down as the team gets more proficient with more 'conventional' offense that relies on an elusive pocket passer possessing a quick, strong, accurate pass to receivers who've learned how to get separation.
Transitioning away from the read-option, will extend Griffin's career, and that trend makes Cousins a good candidate to groom for backup.
Last edited by Wyvern; December-1st-2012 at 06:39 PM.
I've thought about this as well. Having two drastically different playbooks for the starter vs the backups probably isn't the best thing (although far from the worst). Like someone else said, give Josh Johnson or Joe Webb a look.
Cousins can't be traded because he has no trade value right now. I was ultra-against drafting him because I thought he wasnt any good. I hoped he would have shown something in the little time RGIII was out, but he still hasn't proven anythin except he can not handle pressure...but people should have already known that from his.college days right??
Cousins please get better so we can at least get our 4th round pick back.
People trashing Cousins? Seriously?
The guy is exactly what we need at backup. As for having to modify the offense, we have plays that Captain Kirk can run if he is called into duty. Kyle is no idiot and I'm sure he would adjust accordingly. Personally, I am glad we have Kirk on the team. In my opinion, he has the necessary tools to be a starter in the league. He just needs some seasoning, and he's just a rookie.
He'll be much more capable after another offseason and some preseason burn. He had some great games for us in the preseason this year. And here's a new flash...you cannot win consistently in this league when your starting QB goes out. It just doesn't happen. Why on earth would we move Kirk (nobody will trade anything of value for him right now) or draft another QB when we have a ton of needs, espcially on defense? It makes no sense to me. But, I could be a complete idiot on the subject.
Last edited by Poman; December-1st-2012 at 08:36 PM.
So a team gameplay for RGIII and then a lesser talented version comes in? I think having a capable QB that has a different style would be the best option to finish up a game anyways.
For me, Kirk or Florence as backup is a win win! However, it's the difference between really good and better. I think Florence will be a better FIT behind RG3. And for those of you that have brought up the whole "We have bigger needs to address"... Trust me I am right there with you, that's why I think trading Cousin's should be for a DB/CB of equal or better value than current 4th rounders. If that's not possible than we shouldn't pursue it, it's that simple!
Last edited by CoolHandLuke; December-1st-2012 at 08:52 PM.
That's good defense. It's the same thing Fletcher did to Brady last season. Defenders should always attempt to hit a player before they slide. When a QB decides to run he no longer is protected as a QB, he is a ball carrier and should be treated as such.
I'll take your word for it that you were referring to a hypothetical bounty (which there is no evidence ever existed) but the context of your post makes it seem like you suggest chop blocks and accepting penalties as a response to hits like Witherspoons or the hits NYG players laid on RGIII. So again it seems I misunderstood you but the context implies a response to legal hits.Originally Posted by Ghost of Nibbs McPimpin
I already touched on this above but I guess I'll repeat it for the sake of organization and clarity. RGIII is the one that akwardly moved in his dive. It was not a feet first slide so there is no reason he should be protected as if it was. If a player, QB or otherwise is going to dive forward he should expect to be hit on his way to the ground. That's football.Originally Posted by Ghost of Nibbs McPimpin
So again I'm not overreacting. I'm not upset. I don't need to chill. However judging by your language and general attitude it seems I've struck a nerve so perhaps its best we agree to disagree.
Last edited by Laxpunk2006; December-1st-2012 at 09:20 PM.
We already have Kirk Cousins... but, seriously who's that QB that played for OSU a few years ago?
I don't think we need one... Kyle calls plays based on who the QB is... we'll be fine with any "good" back-up.
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