Two Little Debbies and a cup of coffee
Which is why I said he wont be what everyone is building him up to be from day 1.
Originally Posted by JCane
Fact is, he simply isnt going to be able to run wild like that his whole career. He is either going to get injured like he is right now, be forced to run less because of the threat of injury(which happens to almost every running QB in history), or defenses will eventually figure a way to shut down his running. Once this happens its all over for RG3. He simply is not a pure pocket passer.
Eventually he is going to be asked to run less and use that skill as an occasional weapon the way Wilson, Tannehill, and other QBs with athletic ability do. Steve Young ran on critical 3rd downs when it was there. Elway would run it on you. Luck will run it on you. But, all of these guys have the ability to beat you throwing the football even when the threat of them running isnt there.
Griffin's running threat is more dangerous to defenses because he can beat you for 80 yard rushing scores. But, not today when he can barely walk. And as I type this he has fumbled again and his leg is destroyed. Play just happened. Its all over.
Lets see what he does in the future when his running is only done by necessity and not by total design. A QB in the NFL just cant carry that on for entire seasons. It just dosent work that way. Kirk Cousins is the best QB they have. What makes RG3 so explosive in the passing game right this season is the fact he could run for 80 yards on a given play. That forces defenses to honor that and makes passing the ball on them much easier. It also lead to that rookie RB having a field day because defenses had to wait and see if he took the handoff or if RG3 is keeping it.
Just watch what happens when defenses dont have to worry about if RG3 is keeping the ball after showing handoff. If he can be as effective throwing it when that happens I will be impressed.