Originally Posted by jason54858
Morris would not have had the season he had without RG3. So if RG3 goes down you won't have to worry about Morris as much IMO. Morris is a product of Mike Shanahan's scheme and defenses scared of what RG3 is going to do.
Absolutely they fed off each others success. I wouldn't dispute that. The read/option basically just uses misdirection and confusion to freeze linebackers and safeties from flowing to the football. As RS noted, it's a gimmick offense, but it's certainly effective when you have a QB with Griffin's skillset. Even more effective when the opposing teams' starting ILBs are on IR and they're playing scrubs off the street. It's just not sustainable, because you're going to get your QB killed running it, as we've seen with RG3's injuries.
I would refine my earlier post, that we look at RG3 within the vacuum of a pure passer, which is what RS was discussing originally in the first page of the thread. His passes are almost all play action, playing off an incredibly good running game, which make pretty much anyone look good. I think Washington's percentage of passing plays that were play action was around 80% this year. Insanely high. Again, effective and efficient, but doesn't necessarily show off the intrinsic passing proficiency of your QB. Personal opinion, of course.
RG3 has a bright future if he can get the injuries under control. I'm not looking forward to seeing him progress as a player. But nor is he god with a football like a lot of fans are proclaiming him to be.