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#16 FootballMaestro

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

I have reserved judgment on Griffin for a long time, but I have to believe Redskins fans are starting to get pretty nervous. Griffin has shown time and again that he has a lot of trouble reading defenses. There were several situations (not just the interceptions) where he had receievers open downfield and he just missed them, either with bad throws or just not making the correct throw. He has proven to be nothing more than a checkdown/screenpass quarterback who is capable of making big runs on occasion.

 

I'm not saying the kid can't be a good quarterback, but I think he has the longest way to go of any young QB in the game right now.

 

Him and Kaepernick

 

Nonetheless, good points. 

 

And yes, many Redskin fans don't think he's an NFL level pocket QB, and feel Kyle Shanahan needs to scheme better for him and the Wide Receivers in order to be successful. 

 

You just have to not go for the fakes, assume a pass (or play your regular defense), and keep a spy on Griffin. He can't throw well or consistently from the pocket. Neither can Kaep. They both need their Pistol, Fakes, Run games and schemes immensely.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

I have reserved judgment on Griffin for a long time, but I have to believe Redskins fans are starting to get pretty nervous. Griffin has shown time and again that he has a lot of trouble reading defenses. There were several situations (not just the interceptions) where he had receievers open downfield and he just missed them, either with bad throws or just not making the correct throw. He has proven to be nothing more than a checkdown/screenpass quarterback who is capable of making big runs on occasion.

 

I'm not saying the kid can't be a good quarterback, but I think he has the longest way to go of any young QB in the game right now.

 

Redskin fans are getting quite nervous. Check out some of their forums. Half the fan base is accepting that RG3 isn't a pocket passer. He needs his legs in order to be a successful QB and judging by his sophomore season that's a logical observation. RG3 has trouble making simple throws in the pocket. Nothing has changed from 2012 really. His stats last year were simply inflated because of the bubble screens and underneath routes. 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:09 AM

Redskin fans are getting quite nervous. Check out some of their forums. Half the fan base is accepting that RG3 isn't a pocket passer. He needs his legs in order to be a successful QB and judging by his sophomore season that's a logical observation. RG3 has trouble making simple throws in the pocket. Nothing has changed from 2012 really. His stats last year were simply inflated because of the bubble screens and underneath routes. 

 

True, and some of them are hoping/comparing him to Cam's sophomore season, wishing he'll bounce back the second half like Cam did. Maybe??

 

However,  what they don't say/know is: Defenses didn't really figure Cam out, as it was Chud tinkering with a good thing, and taking away more of the pro sets that Newton thrived in. Chud and Rivera admitted to doing this before the season even started in 2012, then went back to what worked during his rookie season. 

 

That's the other problem for RG3. Cam actually performed better as a QB in pro-sets than he didn't with all that movement and heavy emphasis on Read Option as a passer the way RG3 does. That was proven his rookie season; the second half of last year, as it is now. Cam also doesn't need a heavy emphasis on the run (though he could benefit from it as any young QB), or trickery, as RG3 does to be a competent passer.

 

It'll be interesting to see how his second half pans out?? Just spy him. Don't go for the fakes, and play your regular defense. Presto!! RGKnee!! 




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