Chances Robert Griffin lasts 2 more years?

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

  1. SkinsHokieFan

    SkinsHokieFan Well-Known Member

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    Even if RG3 never runs a read option play again

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...lumpbusters-robert-griffin-iii-052925506.html

  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I understand your view and while I don't think RGIII will ever be a pure drop back passer I do think he can have a long career. I agree if he continues to run as he does not then he will not last but much of that is learning how to protect yourself when he does take off.
  3. Sonny#9

    Sonny#9 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to translate the OP's title, and grossly misinformed post: "God I hope Griffin only lasts two years, otherwise we're *****!"
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    People are crazy. He's going to be in the league 8-9 years at least, on potential alone. He could get season ending injuries this year and the next and, even if the Redskins let him go, would be picked up somewhere else. Heck, Mike Vick is in the league after being in jail for 2 seasons because people were willing to take a flier because of his athleticism. RGIII has that same skill, and he can actually throw. The guy isn't going anywhere.
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  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    This is what I've been saying. To begin with, it's not true that he was only effective last year because of the option. But most of all, he's going to be good in that offense even if he never has another running play called for him. Look at Schaub in Houston -- they have a great offense and Schaub can't outrun Jerry Jones. And Griffin has much more talent than Schaub does even excluding his running ability.

    As far as the injury, yes, it was serious. But Andrews is a genius, and that surgery and rehab has made quantum leaps from what it was years ago.
  6. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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  7. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't expect anything less from a Redskin fan. Sorry to tell you though, and you'll soon find out, everything is true. If he keeps running the option, he won't last 2 years.
  8. SkinsFan82

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    You do realize he didn't get injured running the read option, right?

    The vast majority of the nasty shots he took, especially the ones that caused his major injury were when plays broke down and he scrambled.

    You have to realize that this is a guy who for most of his life played against guys who were athletically inferior to him and he never had to really learn to play like an NFL QB in regards to throwing the ball away or stepping out or sliding. He could almost always just use his athleticism to "make the play." It's a lesson most guys learn in high school, or at least by college because they had to, to avoid getting killed.

    Now that he's had a season in the NFL and got injured as a result of not learning this lesson earlier, he'll be able to step back and examine it all and be able to change his game enough to stay healthy.
  9. bklyn1028

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    I think you're right. Look at Michael Vick, that guy was a punching bag hanging around. The NFL is a pocket passing game. Sure you have to scramble if your pocket collapses, but to do it on every other play, is suicide. The modern NFL is quicker, faster, stronger that it used to be. Andy Reid asked the NFL to start throwing flags every time Vick got hit, he said it wasn't fair, and they countered with, when he leaves the pocket, he's a runner, and subject to the normal pounding. If RG3 was smart he'll run, but limited, if he continues, he'll play, but eventually he'll get gun shy, it's human nature; your body can only take so much.
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  10. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    They REPLACED his ACL and that is nothing to take lightly. AND it was on the same knee he tore up in college. They used a piece of patella tendon from his left knee for the replacement. Keep on downplaying the severity.
  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Beer is good. Robert will be in the league for a long while, RGIII plays well as a pocket passer and will only improve with time in that area...I agree Griffin isn't going anywhere soon.
  12. Sonny#9

    Sonny#9 Well-Known Member

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    Wait...are you saying they replaced his ACL a 2nd time? If you are, you need to do some research...
  13. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I'll translate your reply, "God I hope AmberBeer is wrong".
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  14. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    Nope.... I think you need to do some research. He had ACL surgery at Baylor after the third game in 2009 requiring a patellar graft from his right knee. They repaired his ACL again in January 2013 with a graft from his left knee (along with LCL surgery). Let me know what you find out! :)
  15. AmberBeer

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    Redskin fans are in denial of how serious his injury was and his history of knee problems. He'll have to wear a knee brace which will limit his mobility. If he continues with the option that won't help him much.
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  16. AmberBeer

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    I don't know if he was injured running the option or not. But it doesn't matter. The fact that he was so successfuly running the option puts a target on his back on every play regardless.
  17. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    Of course they are in denial. I'll be shocked if he's running around like he did last year. How long does it take the grafted patellar to recover? I know they take about a third of it to make the new ACL (at least that's how much they took from mine).
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  18. Califan007

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    Actually, I love it that media members and certain fans like yourself and Amber continue to make it seem like Griffin's knee is hanging by a thread lol...it will end up leading to a bunch of "OMG! RG3 is superhuman afterall! He's already back from near-death and playing well again! He wasn't supposed to be doing this until 2015 at the earliest!"

    Because of an incessant need to screw up the facts of his injury and surgeries and paint them in the most dire light possible, it's a given that the media pendulum will swing wildly in the other direction when he takes the field and is sprinting and cutting like old times. Had it all been reported and conveyed accurately, nobody would be nearly as shocked as they're gonna be acting in September and October. 6-8 months recovery time would have been appropriate for his surgeries...not 8-12 months which the media and fans have ran with.
  19. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    He's already running and cutting without a brace.

    He will still wear it during training camp and preseason, obviously...but don't be surprised if he starts the season and the knee brace is nowhere to be found.
  20. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, keep on exaggerating his injuries, I actually love that you and others are. If you think the hype over RG3 was unbearable before, just wait till you see how much the media hypes him up after thinking he has had a "miraculous" recovery from a "severe ACL tear" and having his "ACL replaced".

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