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Chances Robert Griffin lasts 2 more years?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by AmberBeer, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He's already suffered a severe ACL tear in his first year. His success is mostly predicated on being able to execute the option offense with him being a big part of that running option threat. These type of QB's never last. His only hope to last more than 2 years, IMO, is to become a drop back passer. Then he's one dimensional like the rest and his success will suffer. His window is about 2 years. It's a crap shoot that he stays healthy enough in the next 2 years to take the Deadskins to the playoffs. After 2 years, it's over. Probably less.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends on him being smarter and getting out of bounds or sliding instead of running like a RB. He was injured on one play trying to leap over a tackler and another time running down the sideline and failing to step out of bounds instead taking the hit. I do think he will be around for quite a while.
  3. Trueboysfan

    Trueboysfan Active Member

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    I believe you are right about him not lasting a real long time if they play him the same way they did last year. However, I believe he will eventually settle into the traditional QB role. Alot of the plays he ran lt year were designed for him to run with it. I think if they took out the read option plays he would still fare very well. He's good good visibility and a great arm and touch pass. I just hope he somehow gets traded out of our division lol. I love RGIII well until he went to the Redskins...so it feels like a forbidden love. I hope the best for him.
  4. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    Wrong forum? lol...
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    LOL. Sometimes I think the OP is trolling.

    I know we hate the jersey he wears, but come on. There's about a 90% chance he plays more than two more years.
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    If they don't make some changes for him, he's going to get CRUSHED. The defenses will only get better against him. He also might be a little gun shy moving forward. Interesting to see how this will all pan out.
  7. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    By the way...this:

    Ain't true. Not even close to being true.
  8. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    And he'll only get better against the defenses ;)

    Besides, beyond taking illegal hits on him I'm not sure how Griffin will get "CRUSHED" by defenses if he's smarter with when he needs to slide or go out of bounds. He won't get crushed anymore than other QBs.

    I prefer to use the word "smarter" over "gun shy" lol...
  9. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    These are instinctive plays. Something he really can't control. The competitivness will prevent that.
  10. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He suffered a severe ACL tear. Any ACL tear is a severe injury.
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    You're certainly entitled to your wrong opinion. ;)
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Yes he can and other have. Steve Young started off running like a RB as he matured he didn't. Running is not bad and it is not as if he is taking hits off the pitch like old time option football. His hits have been trying to get more yards. I think RGIII is a smart enough guy to figure this out. I don't use my dislike of a team like Washington to down play a player. RGIII is a very good young QB and I think he will be around a while.
  13. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I agree he's a good young QB and my take has nothing to do with the fact that he's a Redskin. I've seen these running QB's get hurt time and time again. If he doesn't change to a drop back passer, he'll also get hurt eventually. He's already suffered a severe ACL tear. Another one of those and he's career will be limited.
  14. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    1) It was his LCL, not his ACL:

    “Robert's ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession,” Griffin II said in a text message to Jim Corbett of USA Today. “You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace.”

    The LCL (one of the lesser known CLs) was torn, and both were reconstructed by Andrews.

    Griffin’s father said there was no evidence of the ACL tear on the initial MRIs, which might explain some of the early ambiguity about his condition."



    "Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction," Andrews said in the statement.



    2) Any ACL tear is not a severe tear:

    "(ACL) injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, such as when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone."

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-injuries-topic-overview


    The reason RG3's recovery time seems incredible is because everyone and their mother has been making it seem like he "severely" tore his ACL, when that's not the case.
  15. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    LOL...Yes, I am! This is America, dambit!
  16. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    After reading this, it's even worse than I thought it was.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1477433-a-complete-guide-to-robert-griffin-iiis-knee-injury
  17. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I say 90% or better he is still playing after two more years.
  19. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    I think he'll slow down some, but he's also shown himself to be a pretty effective pocket passer with plenty of elusiveness. Within a few years I think he'll be playing a Romo-style game where he may scramble occasionally but mostly will use his speed to evade backfield sacks.
  20. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    Keep dreaming, buddy! :rolleyes: There isn't a single sentence correct in this entire post, congratulations.

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