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Old 05-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #91
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I'm not surprised by RGIII being the starter, but I am surprised that Shanahan has named him the starter before any OTAs or training camp.

If you are going to go out, might as well do it in a blaze of glory.....or a giant big billow of smoke depending on the outcome.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #92
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Mike Shannahan is putting his whole future on RGIII by naming him the starter.

Well truthfully, he put his future on RGIII the moment that trade was solidified. I guess he sees no harm in naming the dude the starter at this particular time.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #93
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looks like Grossman will not be inducted into the PF HOF after all ..... maybe 20 yrs from now RG3 will
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Well truthfully, he put his future on RGIII the moment that trade was solidified. I guess he sees no harm in naming the dude the starter at this particular time.
Exactly! I think it was a great move for Shanahan to remove any and all doubt from the get go. It sends a message to RGIII that the coaches are 100% behind him and believe in him. I mean, even if the 'skins go 5-11, I'd much rather see them go 5-11 because RGIII is working out the "kinks" rather than seeing Grossman on the field do his Grossman thing.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #95
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I'm not surprised by RGIII being the starter, but I am surprised that Shanahan has named him the starter before any OTAs or training camp.

If you are going to go out, might as well do it in a blaze of glory.....or a giant big billow of smoke depending on the outcome.
I think he saw the ridiculous kirk cousins' media hoopla and decided to put it to rest. If this keep going on into camp and preseason (and if cousins looked OK) the media would've gotten way out of hand.

And like others said, this "decision" was made when they drafted rg3.
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Did they really have to announce this and did anyone ever think Rex would start?
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #97
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Well it's not like Shanahan came out and declared him the starter. He was asked so he answered. No sense in making any drama out of it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #98
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Actually the more interesting story will be who starts as the #2 guy. I mean, I think we all pretty much feel Grossman would be the backup, but I think Cousins might be good enough to beat Rex out of that spot. I'd say by next year, Cousins would have the #2 spot wrapped up.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #99
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I've read through this entire thread, and no one has addressed Mike implying 3 times, which should cause ones mind to gravitate toward the inference, that we could be employing some incarnation of the option. You're falling off.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #100
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Well it was mentioned in another thread...where it probably didn't belong.

"You're falling off" What do you mean by that?
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #101
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I've read through this entire thread, and no one has addressed Mike implying 3 times, which should cause ones mind to gravitate toward the inference, that we could be employing some incarnation of the option. You're falling off.
Oh yeah? Well I haven't read through this thread, mainly because I don't give a shit who Mike calls the starter. If this is what qualifies as "news" nowadays it's no wonder newspapers are going out of business.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #102
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Reason number... let's say 212 why we all like Griffin.

"Running the plays was another matter. Itís different when you know what routes you have on a certain play but youíve got to know where to go with the ball during certain coverage. Thatís the biggest thing when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL.Ē

He know the right questions to ask himself to improve.
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Shanny might say that he doesn't pay attention to the press & public reaction, and maybe he doesen't, but naming RGIII the starter so early seems in part designed to avoid any talk of qb controversy.
IMO MS knows RG3's shoulders can handle the weight, MS likes/loves how he carries himself.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #104
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Should also be noted that it's 1st team offense vs. 2nd team defense, and 2nd team offense vs. 1st team defense
Yeah, I hope are #2 defense is not that much of a drop of from our #1 defense, same for the offense.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #105
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DC is a BIG Media Hub, they will keep asking the same question aswell as make up stories so just DEAD the whole thing and repeat RG3 period.
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