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#1 tiger7_88

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

http://www.washingto...dd_story_1.html

 

Robert Griffin III’s passing problems raise questions about his ability to become elite

 

 

Although it would be easy to ascribe Griffin’s setback to the ongoing rehabilitation of his knee after reconstructive surgery, there’s more to the problem than rustiness. This season, the 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year hasn’t demonstrated the confidence, instincts or efficiency quarterbacks need to thrive in the pocket.

 

 

On many plays this season, Griffin has been a one-read quarterback, usually locking in on top wideout Pierre Garcon or impressive rookie tight end Jordan Reed and failing to find an alternative when they are covered. Frequently, he waits for receivers to complete routes instead of releasing the ball in anticipation of them breaking free from coverage, giving defensive backs more time to disrupt plays.

 

 

 

http://www.washingto...2dbc_story.html

 

 

Robert Griffin III used to be his team’s most uplifting player, but he is becoming a weight, maybe even a burden. Where is that fresh kid with the unbeatable combination of modesty and limitlessness? In his place is a player who’s coming off as an unteachable know-it-all. The guy has played just 22 games, and into that time he has packed a few random stabs at semi-greatness, followed by a lot of unseemly power machinations, and drivel about being a leader, without yet mastering his craft.

 

 

“I’m just really focusing on being the playmaker that I know I can be and not letting anybody else tell me how to play this game,” he said.

A second-year guy doesn’t want anyone telling him how to play this game? It’s the statement of someone who has perhaps not been as open to learning as he should have been. According to Hasselbeck, one problem with this Redskins offense is that Griffin doesn’t seem to have graduated to the next level of decision-making. He is not scanning the field and responding to what defenses show him.

 

 

He created this power play, but likes to disappear behind a smoothly cultured façade and leaderly sounding platitudes, which, if you analyze them, really mean, “I’m in charge here.”

Listen carefully: “I make sure no one becomes a cancer on the team,” Griffin said earlier this week when asked how he was dealing with failure. “Your job as a quarterback is to know how to manage people. I feel I’ve done a good job of that my whole career.”

There are more than a couple problems with the above statement, starting with the fact that it is utterly lacking in self-deprecation. Second, you’re a sophomore in the NFL. What career? You haven’t had one yet. Come back and talk to us when you’ve played 50 games. Or even 25.



#2 Doyle

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:20 PM

I never have seen what all the fuss is about this guy.  I do think however too many people on here don't like him only because he got more attention than Cam last year and that's just juvenile.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

I never have seen what all the fuss is about this guy.  I do think however too many people on here don't like him only because he got more attention than Cam last year and that's just juvenile.

 

I use to like him but RGKnee has come off as incredibly egotistical (Seriously? Weekly press conferences for his stupid knee?). I mean, this guy is so full of it that he hated the idea of being compared to Cam Newton instead of Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. What exactly has he done to warrant such comparisons? Nothing. 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:35 PM

I bet his smile has been fake this whole time.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:56 PM

I bet his smile has been fake this whole time.


Ugh, the guy just screams 'fake'. RGKnee tries so hard to get people to like him. Remember that coach press conference last year when Griffin asked Shanahan questions from the audience? God, that was stupid.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:57 AM

I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and keep saying he just isn't healthy and missed a whole off season.

But between some of his comments like the examples above and the rumored power struggle with Shanahan, he is coming off as a spoiled brat.

Trying not to get too caught up in some of the stuff because I have seen how Cam has been treated by the press and taking his quotes out of context, but from afar that is how it seems to me.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:13 AM

To be honest though, his shortcomings were on display last year but fans and analysts refused to acknowledge them for whatever reason. It was always someone else's fault but Griffin struggled in the pocket, especially in that playoff loss.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:06 AM

I use to like him but RGKnee has come off as incredibly egotistical (Seriously? Weekly press conferences for his stupid knee?). I mean, this guy is so full of it that he hated the idea of being compared to Cam Newton instead of Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. What exactly has he done to warrant such comparisons? Nothing. 

 

To your statement: What has Andrew Luck done to warrant being better than Peyton and Rogers?  Nothing! Yet no one really seem to have a problem with that comparison.

 

Also, RG III hates being compared to Cam as much as Cam hated being compared to Vince Young and J. Russell. He knows what's behind the comparisons. The difference is, RG III comaprison is against Cam and was meant to be positive for him. Those in the media weren't trying to mold his image into the negative images they created for Vince Young and J. Russell, the way they was/is with Cam.

 

Anyway, I knew it was only going to be a matter of time until those who praised RG III was going to turn on him. IMO, those in the media were simply over praising him because they knew RG III was damaged goods and wouldn't last in the NFL because of his knee issues. He wasn't going to be a threat to their Chosen QB, Luck. They know Cam was/is the real deal but he's not Luck.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

To your statement: What has Andrew Luck done to warrant being better than Peyton and Rogers?  Nothing! Yet no one really seem to have a problem with that comparison.

 

Also, RG III hates being compared to Cam as much as Cam hated being compared to Vince Young and J. Russell. He knows what's behind the comparisons. The difference is, RG III comaprison is against Cam and was meant to be positive for him. Those in the media weren't trying to mold his image into the negative images they created for Vince Young and J. Russell, the way they was/is with Cam.

 

Anyway, I knew it was only going to be a matter of time until those who praised RG III was going to turn on him. IMO, those in the media were simply over praising him because they knew RG III was damaged goods and wouldn't last in the NFL because of his knee issues. He wasn't going to be a threat to their Chosen QB, Luck. They know Cam was/is the real deal but he's not Luck.

Jesus Christ your obsession with Andrew Luck is troubling.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

I've never really cared how much attention RG3 got. Nor do the comparisons to Newton mean anything to me.

And no, he's never come off as fake to me. He seems mostly to be a good guy.

Those things aren't the issue...

The problem I've seen with RG3 since early on is that he's just not built to take the kind of pounding that an NFL quarterback takes. And worse, the system Shanahan has run with him has exposed him to even more punishment than might have been.

Said before and will say again: If he lasts five years in the league, I'll be shocked.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

“I’m just really focusing on being the playmaker that I know I can be and not letting anybody else tell me how to play this game.”

 

 

Can you imagine the outcry if Cam said something like this?

 

 

 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

Jesus Christ your obsession with Andrew Luck is troubling.

 

Maybe it's because I don't live in Panthers Huddle World, why you would preceive that. But in the real world, Luck and his "greatness" is all you hear. I can only ask and speak about what I observe on a daily basis.

 

Also, I find it funny that a Huddler would find me saying anything about Luck an Obsession. That's beyond the pot calling kettle black.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:44 PM

I still prefer RGInt.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Maybe it's because I don't live in Panthers Huddle World, why you would preceive that. But in the real world, Luck and his "greatness" is all you hear. I can only ask and speak about what I observe on a daily basis.

 

Also, I find it funny that a Huddler would find me saying anything about Luck an Obsession. That's beyond the pot calling kettle black.

 

I'm guessing you have a theory on why Andrew Luck got voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week on a week when Newton had a great performance too?
 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

bring on Captain Kirk!




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