Last edited by Oldfan; January-12th-2013 at 09:54 PM.
This goes to show you that the media likes to craft their story around whatever will get the most hype.
If Kaepernick has 15 rush attempts from the read option, runs all over the field, and the 49ers win. Harbaugh is a genius and a master of crafting the offense around Colin's strenghts.
If RGIII has 6 rush attempts from the read option, but gets injured on one of them, then Shanahan is an irresponsible coach who refuses to take the steps to protect RGIII.
It's NOT the read option folks. It's just not. Stop listening to the sports media trying to sensationalize yet another story.
As said many times already, you see Wilson and Kaepernick rushing the ball just as much if not more than RGIII, and not taking the same hits that RGIII does.
I love RGIII's potential as much as the next 'Skins fan, but it is time to take our medicine and wake the heck up and realize that RGIII has an issue when it comes to taking and/or not shying away from initiating contact on his scrambles.
Last edited by Oldfan; January-12th-2013 at 10:01 PM.
It's about decision making on RG's part. He needs to slide more and not try to break a million tackles. He definitely got better at it in the second half of the season although still dove head first too many times IMO. The play he got hurt on is the big one...I know based on the situation at the time he was doing everything he could to try to get the first down, but he should of never cut back infield on that play no matter the time of the game. He also tends to hold the ball all the way to the sideline trying to get around the corner too much, these plays he should just throw it away once they break down because most nfl linebackers are fast enough to go sideline to sideline if they aren't beat off the first fake. The majority of his hits from thanksgiving on were pretty much normal qb hits/sacks as compared to the first half of the year where he was taking a beating on runs.
Last edited by -mando-; January-12th-2013 at 10:02 PM.
-Ramsey backer for life!-
The only thing that will protect Robert is giving him weapons and time to learn the offense.. Once he learns the offense more he'll be able to protect himself better.
Look back at his Baylor Career..
In 2010 the year after he tore his ACL, he came back and threw for 3,501yds... 22 Tds 8 ints, and he rushed for 635yds with 8 Tds
Then his Heisman Year 2011... Griffin passed for 4,293 yds , 37 Tds, 6 ints and rushed for 699yds and 10 Tds......
He rushed for more yds and TDs in his first year in the NFL than he did in any of his Baylor years!!!!! That's ridiculous!!
People ( including our coaches) need to remember that RG3 is a PASSER!! He passed for 4,000 yds and 37 TDs!! He doesn't turn the ball over.. He's as safe a QB as there is, but he needs weapons to throw to!! You give him weapons and RG3 throws TDs!! He'll only run when there's a reason. If they give him weapons Griffin shouldn't rush for more than 600yds a season. There's nothing wrong with the man's arm!
Last edited by redskins55; January-12th-2013 at 10:26 PM.
There is nothing wrong with RGIII's running, it is his decision making at the end of the run that is the problem area. In fact, if you watch the Seahawks/49ers/Redskins offenses, a big part of their offense is based around the QB's ability to run the zone read option. There is nothing wrong with it.
Three QBs are running it, 2 of them have remained pretty much injury free, while one seems to have a few big scare moments every single game, and 2 game changing injuries thus far.
I really hope san fran wins it all so we can put the mobile qb can't win it all talk to rest...**** Seattle they can suck a phat 1, falcons better wup that ass tmrw! httr...
"RGIII screwed RGIII"
I know it isn't quite that simple, and granted both Seattle and San Fran have better weapons around their QBs, which probably help with the fake-out aspect, but we have seen with our eyes the wreckless abandon of which RGIII seems to scramble with. Every single scramble of his seems to be run with a "do or die" mentality.
All the Redskins can do is fix the playing surface to make the players footing more secure. The rest is down to RG3 to learn when to give up the play and slide.
Honestly it might be better if RGIII gets jacked up on a clean hit. Well, not really but...
Both of his injuries came on slides that put him in awkward angles to be hit by incoming defenders. So maybe if he can't slide correctly then maybe don' t bother?
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