Re: RG III...Washington's Monumental Bust?
posted at 8/19/2014 3:44 PM EDT
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to TexasPat's comment:
Count me among those who have been less than impressed by the preseason performance of RG III. Based on what I've seen thus far in 2014, he has still not fully recovered from that knee injury he suffered during his rookie season. His cat-like quickness is gone, and his confidence appears to be in tatters. Folks, even if RG III soldiers on to become a decent starter in the NFL, was he worth three (3) high #1 draft choices?
Perhaps I'm being hasty in my judgment, but it appears to me that back-up QB Kirk Cousins is a better choice for Jay Gruden's offense. If the Redskins could sucker some QB starved team to part with a #1 draft choice for Griffin, I'd recommend that they make that deal in a NY minute.
But, post 2014 draft, few teams remain that might be persuaded to make such a move. Though I have too much respect for Bill O'Brien to think that he'd pull the trigger on RG III, the Houston Texans are currently being led by the awful Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys could also be candidates. But, with the start of the season just two weeks away, it's doubtful that they would make such a huge QB move, until next season.
The QB mess aside, the Redskins do appear to have a decent OL and DL, and a good stable of RBs and WRs. Unlike in seasons past, I wish them well...and send out a hearty HAIL to team owner Danny Snyder, for refusing to buckle to the media and PC crowd regarding the changing his team's name.
Seems RG3s biggest problems was when he went out and had a great rookie year. Now the expectations are high and if he doesnt get back to form he will look as if he regressed. This is all true but is it fair to call him a bust due to injury? How can you even be a bust after having one the best rookie seasons for a QB in NFL history?
RESPONSE: Why do you think Johnny Manziel dropped in the draft? GMs didn't think he could stay healthy. What difference does it make whether a player fails because of lack of talent, or injury? Ras-I Dowling had the talent to succeed, but kept getting hurt. A Bust can be a bust for either reason.
Either way, he still does not look healthy as you say and when he went to run one time, he tried to slide and came up limping. He needs to first, learn how to slide without causing further harm. (I wouldnt ask Brady for advice on that) I am not here to say weather or not he was worth 3 1st round picks but if we are to be fair, we should wait until after the 2015 season to accurately assess(not donkeys BDC!) him. Based on his rookie year alone, I wouldnt count him out that quickly. I saw the talent. He has more weapons now. Reed and Jackson are explosive. The D is top notch(as we found out, their D line dominated us) and so preseason is to knock off rust.
RESPONSE: RG III is what he is. It's was his threat to run along with his passing accuracy that made him such a devastating player in college. In the NFL, playing QB is all about reading defenses, staying poised in the pocket, a quick release, and great passing accuracy.
So yea I agree he could fall off a cliff, but Its hard to call him a bust but you can go ahead and start preparing that Tavon Wilson Bust in Canton if you'd like. That one is in the books! LOL
RESPONSE: Again, a Bust is a draft choice that doesn't pan out, for whatever reason. The higher the player was picked, the worse the magnitude of the Bust.
You were all over that.. RG3 a bust?! Well now Rusty has someone else who agrees with him.
RESPONSE: Rusty agrees with me on this? Perhaps I need to reconsider. LOL!!!