Originally Posted by DWAREZ
RG3 had a very good rookie season and played well with a solid running game something which certainly helped his cause.
What we will continue to see develop from defenses this offseason are complex attacks designed to shut down the pistol formation and read option approaches.
RG3 will not last long in the NFL in this style of play, as defensive players will unload on him outside of the pocket as evidenced this year.
The gimp knee is certainly no chimera and will become a significant factor that will certainly mitigate his style of play next season.
If RG3 continues to play his game as such, he will be much like the often injured Michael Vick that simply continued to be exposed to problematic punishment and injury.
I realize Redskins fans are ecstatic for actually drafting a QB with promise and for getting out of the NFC East basement this season.
[View Full Quote]However, if the said QB continues this style of play, their insurance policy of Cousins will be needed at the QB position because defenses will evolve to counter the novel approach and will simply punish the runner of the option outside the pocket.
What you say about his style of play is very true. He must adapt his play to protect his knee. that said, he does NOT need to stop running altogether. Many a pocket passer has had his career ended via injury from hits in the pocket or on scrambles to evade the rush. He just needs to be smarter and realize that the ability to play the next down is more important than an extra couple yards.
As for the picture of RG III with his knee buckling. That is all the Cowboys fault; If they could have beaten a gimpy RG III the week before, then RG III Would have begun recovering from a less severe injury a week earlier...