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Old 04-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #571
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I am confident the 16 D-coordinators we faced in the regular season thought the same thing.......interesting
We didn't face 16 D coordinators
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #572
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We didn't face 16 D coordinators
Being a little nitpicky eh? 16 d-coordinators, 13 d-coordinators, not a big difference.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #573
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Yes we can find an RG3 clone to be our backup, it should be no problem. The other 31 teams just missed him.

I am also under the impression that everyone runs the same plays every year. They just change the numbers a little, or maybe incorporate a little pig latin?
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So if Griffins knee is not ready until October/November you would start Pat White?
C'mon man......
Concur! How could anyone watch Kirk Cousins perform last year and decide that he should be traded because he plays a different game than RGIII? You go with best player available at the QB position and adjust the offense accordingly. Kirk Cousins is a top 32 qb in this league and would be a starter on any number of teams. We need to keep him for a minimum of this year and most likely at least 2 more seasons till we can draft another qb in the later rounds and develop into a backup.

Pat White would have to have an AMAZING camp to have a chance to make the team, and there is no way his spot comes at the expense of KC's. Either Grossman or another positional player would be let go.
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I seriously don't understand why, after a full season on this board, and with several excellent football discussions of the specifics about the Shanahan stretch run offense tied to the zone read offense thru use of the pistol, some people still call it an attempt to make Griffin into a "running qb". Griffin is a qb. He runs. Those two facts together do not equal the dreaded running qb syndrome.

There are 11 guys on offense and 11 guys on defense. If you force the defense to play against the whole field, you have a higher percentage of winning plays. It really isn't complicated and it isn't some plot to ruin the health of an outstanding young talent.
It's...just...those...pesky...facts! He ran more than any rookie QB in NFL history, and has the injuries to prove it
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Are we ignoring the fact he was injured while scrambling and not on designed runs?
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Are we ignoring the fact he was injured while scrambling and not on designed runs?
Which time?
Which game?
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It's...just...those...pesky...facts! He ran more than any rookie QB in NFL history, and has the injuries to prove it
Griffin's injuries come from Griffin trying to get an extra oomph on critical downs. I can't fault him for that, but it wasn't due to the design of the offense. Right before Ngata hit him (on a scramble) he chose to cut inside. Why, because the game was on the line, and he saw an opportunity to make a play. Love his guts, hate his choice. Had he stepped out of bounds, we probably wouldn't be having this repeated discussion, but he chose to cut inside. Every designed run took him outside to the edge, ie get what you can and get out.

His injuries prove he didn't understand how fast and hard the rest of the NFL is. After his concussion, you never saw him do that same type again all season. He got it, he understood. He will do the same with the Ngata injury. But it will be hard for him.
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Which time?
Which game?
both the Atlanta game(concussion) and Baltimore game(knee) were not designed runs
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Which time?
Which game?
Both times
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RG also took brutal, brutal hits in the pocket. More often on drop backs than any other QB per some sources. What's the difference? None, absolutely none.

QBs with shit lines get killed. Just like running QBs get killed. Picking out plays here and there to somehow disregard those two basic realities...are like staring at a single tree in the middle of the forest.
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both the Atlanta game(concussion) and Baltimore game(knee) were not designed runs
Those were both his fault.
He should have slid way before that.
Rookie mistake + trying to be a hero.
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RG also took brutal, brutal hits in the pocket. More often on drop backs than any other QB per some sources. What's the difference? None, absolutely none.

QBs with shit lines get killed. Just like running QBs get killed. Picking out plays here and there to somehow disregard those two basic realities...are like staring at a single tree in the middle of the forest.
There is a difference.
How many QBs get knee tears and concussions in the pocket.
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It depends. My point is that a well executed zone-read/stretch run operated from the pistol gives the best protection and utilizes Griffins skills the most. It protects him from pocket collapsing crunch hits, and, if he uses good sideline awareness, protects him from harsh hits that a true running qb ala Vick can take. Certainly our line isn't going to be a line that would protect a non-mobile qb, but that's not the type of offense we are building anyways. Our qb will always have to have some level of mobility, even if it's not Griffinesque.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #585
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Both times
I wouldn't call those scrambles necessarily.
It was a designed run all right.
Designed by RGII at the last second.
He needs to learn to slide and protect himself.
Hes not Christian Okoye.
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