Also, the advantage RG3 had over Cam is that he played in the spread offense throwing the ball 40-50 times a game. From short to intermediate to long. While Cam play the zone read throwing the ball 15-20 times. That's why you notice Cam seems to struggle on short passes thus requiring more times to adapt. RG3 on the other hand can adapt to any offense because he spent 3 years in college throwing the ball 40 times a game. That might be the difference. Meaning RG3 was more polished. Cam only played 1 year in college. That's incredible how he was able to be the number 1 pick.
You and I both know Kousins wasn't beating RG3 in training. They picked Cousins so they could get their first round pick back on a future trade. Thus the organization leaked out meaningless info to put his name out there as some big time player. Andy reid did the same thing with colb.
So, you're telling me shanahan left RG3 playing hurt on one Leg in a playoffs game while a healthy two-legged big time star who was beating RG3 in camp sit in the sideline and watch? Let's not be crazy here. If that story were true, we'll find out how many teams show interest in Kousins in free agency where it matters. I doubt Kousins wants to be a back up the rest of his career.
Nothing wrong with giving credit where it's due. Game recognize game!
I've watched RG3 play. He doesn't read NFL defenses much. That's not what he's asked to do.
Most of Washington's offense is based off misdirection and play action. He's like a WCO QB, that play actions, bootlegs and Read Options most of the time. Yes, give him credit for his timing and accuracy. Absolutely! However, you could say the same about Alex Smith. So please don't say RG3 makes a lot of tough throws, cause he doesn't.
I"ve seen more tough throws in 1 Cam game sometimes, than I've seen RG3 make during stretches of games or the entire season, it seems.
And Griffin cannot throw the ball on a rope down field. He's needs loft to do that. His deep ball is okay. So I'm not sure what you're saying. Like I said, I've seen Cam throw the ball into extreme tight windows on a rope, that RG3 doesn't. He usually throws to wide open receivers. During Cam's rookie season, he even lofted some brilliant throws (like against Wash in 2011 for a TD) into super tight coverage.
Cousin's was reported to be better during camp. And RG3 was having trouble. This was widely reported or speculated during the pre-season. The reason why RG3 started, is the same reason why he played on one leg in the playoffs when he shouldn't have. The Redskins have a great investment in him; RG3's a run threat, and the DC fans loved him (even before he played his first game). They created a monster.
I'm not telling you RG3 doesn't have some attributes. Of course he does. But to compare him to Aaron Rogers or Drew Brees at this stage, is almost laughable, based off of what we seen (or haven't ) so far. SMH
Like I said earlier: Put RG3 on this years Panthers, with that offensive line, and he has a horrible year or doesn't finish the season. And I don't want Cam to run a majority gimmick offense, the way RG3 does either. I want Cam to be a pocket QB first, then run when he has to or a few designed plays a game.
When RG3 can play like that; get back to me! Cause my EYE Test Tells Me, that RG3 is not yet an NFL Drop back/Pocket, multi-read Quarterback at this stage.