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Robert Griffin III doesn’t like running quarterback stereotypes

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been praised for his arm during Organized Team Activities, and Griffin wants to keep it that way.

Although Griffin was a track star early in his college career, and although he ran for 33 touchdowns at Baylor, he hates the idea that people would consider him a runner first and a passer second.

I don’t want people to think I’m just an option quarterback,” Griffin said. “It’s not something you can prove, I don’t think. Perception is reality so it doesn’t matter how many yards you throw for, what you do in practice or what you do in the games. If you can run a little bit you’ll always be smacked with that stereotype.”

There’s never been an athlete quite like Griffin — a hurdler good enough that he could have been an Olympian if he hadn’t turned his attention to football — at the quarterback position. But that doesn’t mean Griffin is an athlete before he’s a quarterback. Griffin wants to be known as a passer who just happens to be a fast runner, when he needs to be.

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  1. snowpea84 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:08 AM

    I do not agree with him. The reason it has been so prevalent for these black Qb’s to get labeled as runners is because that’s what SO many have been. For the most part they have been extremely deficient at the actual job of being a QB, and have had what success they’ve had solely on account of their athletic ability.

    That being said, Griffin could be the real deal. He could be a QB with amazing athletic ability on top.

  2. skoobyfl says: Jun 8, 2012 9:08 AM

    Better get used to running for your life for the next few years.

  3. chriscgbrown says: Jun 8, 2012 9:13 AM

    In other words, he doesn’t like the black quarterback stereotype.

  4. mjkelly77 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:13 AM

    Robert Griffin III doesn’t like running quarterback stereotypes
    __________________

    I bet he doesn’t like having horse teeth either.

  5. 12strikes says: Jun 8, 2012 9:15 AM

    Good luck Washington..

    Any Eagles fan will tell you… When your athletic qb says he does not want to be know as an athletic qb you are in for years of frustrations.

    They only time McNabb was “elite” was when he would use his athletic abilities, when he tried to be just a pocket passer all he did was kill worms.

  6. cooklynn17 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:16 AM

    Who cares what this guy likes.

  7. dbones750 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:19 AM

    How many different ways can he say the same thing?

  8. sportsmeccabi says: Jun 8, 2012 9:20 AM

    Brian Urlacher thinks RGIII is a pretty good track runner.

  9. xxwhodatxx says: Jun 8, 2012 9:22 AM

    Why is he worried about it? Of course you can prove otherwise, just go out and do it this season.

  10. bhindenemylines says: Jun 8, 2012 9:22 AM

    Not really sure anyone considers him an option QB. When I hear “option” that translates to “Wildcat”, which today = Tim Tebow.

    Most people are comparing him more to Vick because he has a great arm who can (assumedly) also beat you with his feet.

    Not really sure if that’s a good or bad thing; just the way it is.

  11. bucrightoff says: Jun 8, 2012 9:23 AM

    He should be more concerned with the stereotype of Redskins QBs, i.e. they usually suck.

  12. craigkleinpeter says: Jun 8, 2012 9:23 AM

    Hopefully RG3 can learn to live with being stereotyped. He plays on the “red skins” a team that’s moniker is a racial slur. If not, he can learn to live with it by hanging out with Trent Williams and Fred Davis.

  13. bettis3636 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:23 AM

    First downs, Touchdowns and a small amount of turnovers… thats how you live in the NFL… Haters are goin to hate… Winning takes care of alot of problems…!

  14. pkpittny says: Jun 8, 2012 9:25 AM

    AKA black quarterback stereotypes

  15. playin2x says: Jun 8, 2012 9:34 AM

    Haters are gonna hate … Bunch of sallies … What’s funny is no other rookie qb has gotten so much flak and he hasn’t even played a down in the NFL .. Get a life kids

    HTTR

  16. 49erstim says: Jun 8, 2012 9:37 AM

    Being a dual threat QB is actually a good thing….as long as you look to pass first and run if/when it breaks down. The negative stereotype comes from those guys that running is their first 3 options. Just show up to work Mr Griffin III and it’ll work itself out one way or the other.

    “perception is reality”….that is true…unless the person views from a skewed perspective…like say from a kool-aid drinking rival point of view. Then perception is unreality. Keep it real kids…

  17. claydefayette says: Jun 8, 2012 9:38 AM

    I don’t like my team’s quarterback getting hurt either (Eagles, Vick). It’s not a stereotype when injuries are indeed more likely to happen to guys who run around making plays.

  18. tebownextmarino says: Jun 8, 2012 9:41 AM

    RG3 is a pass first QB anybody who watched a baylor game would know that.

  19. stonedwhitetrash says: Jun 8, 2012 9:45 AM

    Get over it God’s only grandson is a running NFL QB and he is white

  20. willyalistentothis says: Jun 8, 2012 9:45 AM

    In a few months this guy is going to want to run right out of the tunnel at FedEx and onto I-95 south and back to Texas. The tradition of failure that Daniel Snyder brings can do this to guys as good as RG3.

  21. polegojim says: Jun 8, 2012 9:48 AM

    RGIII – then disprove it with your on-field success.
    NOT, just highlight reel stuff, but leading a team to title victories – division, conf, Super Bowl. The rest is all flash.

    So far, every ‘running’ QB has PROVEN the stereotype to be true with mediocrity and inconsistency.

    Stewart, Vick, Young, Cunningham – are the reason why guys like Shoelace probably won’t get drafted as QBs.

    The experiment is pretty much done and proven itself. Even a mediocre, but typical QB has won a Super Bowl. The runners, have not.

  22. armchairqb says: Jun 8, 2012 9:56 AM

    Enough with this guy. Can you name another player that’s had more overexposure and hype before ever once taking an NFL snap?

    Funny … I liked him when he was drafted. Now I hate him.

  23. valentino8100 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:57 AM

    RG3 is in THE perfect offense to take advantage of his skills, giving him the perfect opportunity to dispel any myths he believes people hold to about his talents. Talk is cheap Robert, show us what you’ve got on the field. If Cam Newton can do what he did his first year, you’d be without excuse if you don’t perform.

  24. thejuddstir says: Jun 8, 2012 9:57 AM

    Sorry, but with the exception of Warren Moon, there hasn’t been a black QB that has the cerebral skills to be a consistent elite NFL QB. Other than Moon, any success that a black QB has experienced has in large part been because of his ability to………….run.

  25. PriorKnowledge says: Jun 8, 2012 9:59 AM

    12strikes has it exactly right. McNabb was so worried that he was being stereotyped that he did not take the running opportunities that he had. It made him less of a QB. (Whenever you worry about “self” more than “team” you become less of a player).

    Griffin should do what comes naturally. Why risk an interception or a dropped pass when the 1st down is there for the taking.

  26. selldannysell says: Jun 8, 2012 10:02 AM

    cooklynn17 says:
    Jun 8, 2012 9:16 AM
    Who cares what this guy likes.

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    Apparently, you do, since you took the time to read the article, then comment on it.

  27. 49erstim says: Jun 8, 2012 10:03 AM

    @polegojim….. Ummmm… Steve Young DID win a Super Bowl. One of the greatest performances of all time if memory serves. I can (sarcastically) see how 325 yards and 6 (record!) TDs may have escaped your notice.

  28. cleminem757 says: Jun 8, 2012 10:09 AM

    RGIII colefe career stats:

    Passing: 10366 yds. 78 TDs.

    Rushing: 2254 yds. 33 TDs.

    Looking at his stats further, a lot of his rushing came within the first 2 years. After that he became more of a pocket passer and led hit team to its best season ever. Running QBs suck. Let Vick and Newton keep doing it that way and lets sit back and enjoy RGIII make them both look ridiculous. HTTR!!!

  29. broadstbully says: Jun 8, 2012 10:12 AM

    He never said anything about it being a black quarterback stereotype, and for good reason: the only people that think it’s a black stereotype tend to be black QBs who have proven that they’re only good when they run, and racists who like to perpetuate the notion. Steve Young and Tebow always come to mind when I think of running QBs, right along with the black ones.

  30. oranjellojones says: Jun 8, 2012 10:12 AM

    I assume you meant Vince Young polegojim and not Steve Young who kind of disproves your assertion. So do guys like Tarkenton, Elway and a few others who were known as “mobile” quarterbacks. Option QB’s who look to run first and are NOT know for their accuracy fit the McNabb et al mold. Griffin’s only similarity is his ability to move and the color of his skin. The whole “black quarterback” stereotype is beyond old anyway and I can’t really blame Griffin for being annoyed at being lumped in with that intellectually lazy stereotype.

  31. sportsguygerald says: Jun 8, 2012 10:14 AM

    Just curious how many Baylor games the critics watched? Bet most of their exposure came from Sportscenter highlights. Griffin is a QB that can run and he will prove the critics wrong.

  32. brandondash says: Jun 8, 2012 10:21 AM

    “Stewart, Vick, Young, Cunningham”
    ___________________

    You should probably be a bit more specific in your assertions. Vince Young may not have panned out, but another running QB named Young has the third highest passer rating of all time.

  33. nfceastfan says: Jun 8, 2012 10:27 AM

    Doug Williams wasn’t a running quarterback. Warren Moon wasn’t a running quarterback. RG is and will be for a while a running quarterback. It’s not a bad thing. The only problem is some of these athletic quarterbacks rely too much on their athleticism and neglect the thinking part of being a quarterback. That’s why they fail.

    Nothing wrong with running. You don’t think Dan Marino would have ran if he had any kind of athletic ability? It’s a bonus, not a crutch. It doesn’t matter what color you are to be athlete at quarterback it just so happens so many athletic quarterbacks both white and black have not been very quarterback smart.

  34. boiler72 says: Jun 8, 2012 10:27 AM

    How many roadrunner QB’s have won Super Bowls? None. Big fat zero. Steve Young and John Elway were great on their feet, but they were check-down, defense-reading, pocket passers first.

    I’d rather have an Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, etc. type of QB any day. As for the roadrunners being stereotyped? Oh well. Sucks, but that’s life.

  35. trojan33sc says: Jun 8, 2012 10:29 AM

    Being a dual threat QB worked out quite nicely for Steve Young. If RGIII looks to throw first and only run when the play blows up then he will be alright !! Go SKINS !!!!

  36. flapjackdaddy says: Jun 8, 2012 10:31 AM

    “Haters are gonna hate … Bunch of sallies … What’s funny is no other rookie qb has gotten so much flak and he hasn’t even played a down in the NFL .. Get a life kids”
    _______________________________

    Um, Cam Newton had many more people, some even ‘journalists’ calling him much worse things just a year ago. Where were you? Oh, but he doesn’t play for the Redskins, so…

  37. davidjcu says: Jun 8, 2012 10:32 AM

    A dual threat QB has more potential and upside than any pocket qb any day of the week. But the key for success is in the title “dual-threat”, meaning they have to be able to pass and run. Cam Newton is lucking to break that, RGIII will, and that Andrew Luck guy has a great arm but the kid can also run really well. Honestly look at the college game, more and more kids have running and throwing ability. The problem is that white guys that can throw well and run, their athletic ability is downplayed. Steve Young was a pretty mobile QB, Ryan Tannehill is a guy. But again a true “dual threat” qb has not only the skills and athletic ability but also the ability to use both effectively, which Vick and Young didn’t do.

  38. jwreck says: Jun 8, 2012 10:41 AM

    skoobyfl says: Jun 8, 2012 9:08 AM

    Better get used to running for your life for the next few years.
    _________

    It is baffling where this constantly repeated idea comes from. People must look at the NFC East and say “Philly, New York, and Dallas all have good defenses. Washington was last in the division, therefore every single aspect of that team must be terrible.”

    Washington was a very bad team last year, granted, but even a bad team can have bright spots. Despite missing three starting linemen for nearly the entire year, and having possibly the least competent, and certainly the least athletic QB in the league under center in Rex Grossman; Washington’s defense led the league in sacks vs. NFC East teams: which is to say, when division rivals played each other, Washington’s defense caused more sacks and the O-Line gave up fewer sacks than the “elite” Cowboys, Eagles, and Giants.

    This is not to say that Philly, Dallas, and NYG are not good teams or that they don’t have good defenses, just that Washington is severely underrated both at the O-Line position and as a QB attacking defense.

    With the addition of a quarterback who is physically capable of moving, as well as an infusion of young O-Line depth, the NFC East should be the most exciting and competitive division in the league for years to come.

  39. greymares says: Jun 8, 2012 10:50 AM

    If your not 6′ 5″ 240 you better be able to run, hence YOU are a running quarterback and you better be good at it.

  40. 49erstim says: Jun 8, 2012 11:01 AM

    @jwreck….agreed. A lot of people comment with very little actual knowledge. Only what they’ve heard. RGIII could be that field-general you’ve been looking for and with the additions of a couple of weapons I’ll bet Skins fans are excited…and rightfully so. Good luck with Josh Morgan. I have a feeling you’re gonna love this guy. :-)

  41. patsfan3776 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:08 AM

    Like Tosh said…..it’s not a sterotype if it’s true.

  42. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 8, 2012 11:15 AM

    Not to mention the fact that RGIII’s IQ is dramatically higher than 95 percent of the NFL’s non-running QB’s.

  43. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:21 AM

    IRG3 will Dissapoint is this league…bust..the next Akili Smith, i would take a Andrew Luck 7 out of 7that days a week over a overhyped, havent done anything in the nfl yet, one year wonder IRG3, REDSKINS fans are dillusional, this guy wobt make it past week 6, hes no Cam Newton, that guys a physical freak, ALL FAIL to the REDSKINS! !!! (AS USUAL THEY WILL FAIL) JUST CALL THEM THE FAILSKINS!!!

  44. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 8, 2012 11:27 AM

    Thejuddstir said: “Sorry, but with the exception of Warren Moon, there hasn’t been a black QB that has the cerebral skills to be a consistent elite NFL QB.”

    Uh, really? Warren Moon is an all-time NFL legend and deservedly so, but he was never a Super Bowl quarterback or an NFL MVP. His team’s next franchise QB was both … Steve McNair was not only intelligent enough to disrobe any defense coordinators through at him, he was the toughest QB in NFL history.

  45. playin2x says: Jun 8, 2012 11:38 AM

    @flapjackdaddy

    Maybe u can’t read well but Cam Newton is NOT a rookie qb … He was LAST year …

  46. redskinsreloaded says: Jun 8, 2012 11:39 AM

    The only true running QB in the league is Tim “Over rated ” Tebow. Even Vick can throw the ball. Tim is a joke.

  47. weneedlinemen42 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:43 AM

    I am a Redskins fan and a rabied homer but this is just rediculous hyperbole,

    “There’s never been an athlete quite like Griffin.”

    He’s got rare physical talent, but let’s not get rediculous about it. We’ve seen QBs with speed and a strong arm before.

  48. qdog112 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:44 AM

    You gotta love how ignorance and bigotry raises their ugly head whenever the topic of “mobile QBs” comes up. Some are just not comfortable with the whole concept. My message to you: get used to it.

  49. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:53 AM

    RGIII should learn to kick field goals because those are the only points scored in a Kyle Shanahan led offense.

    With that being said I’m sure the Redskins will have yet another top 7 draft choice next year. As long as we smash on Philly twice this season was a success

  50. jwreck says: Jun 8, 2012 12:09 PM

    flapjackdaddy says: Jun 8, 2012 10:31 AM

    “Haters are gonna hate … Bunch of sallies … What’s funny is no other rookie qb has gotten so much flak and he hasn’t even played a down in the NFL .. Get a life kids”
    _______________________________

    Um, Cam Newton had many more people, some even ‘journalists’ calling him much worse things just a year ago. Where were you? Oh, but he doesn’t play for the Redskins, so…
    ____________________
    The controversy around Newton was definitely larger than around Griffin, but there were also very different circumstances involved.

    On the surface, and in terms of physical ability, the controversy was the same. Would a black, dual-threat Heisman trophy winner be able to find similar success in the NFL? So, so far Newton controversy = Griffin controversy

    The controversy and “flak” surrounding Newton was also partial carryover from the controversy and flak that had dogged him all through Auburn. The media wildfire about his college commitments, his dad, and booster money had not quite settled down even as he won the national championship and was still smoldering in the months leading up to the draft. Therefore, Newton controversy = Griffin controversy x 2.

    Character issues were also a concern with Newton, while they were not a concern with Griff. Stories about Newton’s character also led to stories criticizing the stories about Newton’s character in a self perpetuating media wildfire: “Tonight, at 11: Was that story we ran an hour ago racist?”
    So, if these numbers I’m making up meant anything, that would be something like Newton controversy = Griffin controversy x 4.

    While the core of debates and criticism are the same, and both are/were pretty excessive, the obsession about Newton leading up to his first NFL snap was much bigger than the obsession on Griffin is or will be due to the other issues surrounding Newton. Essentially, if it was suspected that Griffin’s dad had essentially sold him to Baylor for booster money; Griffin had subsequently used questionably obtained funds to buy a tattoo; Baylor had gone on to win a National Championship; and Griffin was ever accused of having a fake smile, the firestorm of criticism and controversy would be just as big as it was for Newton.

  51. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 8, 2012 12:10 PM

    IRG3 is overated n overhyped BUST!!!!

  52. getyourownname says: Jun 8, 2012 12:16 PM

    RGIII seems like a really likable guy. But couldn’t we just wait until he’s played some actual NFL games – and not the preseason fluff – before dwelling on his views of NFL quarterbacking?

  53. jwreck says: Jun 8, 2012 12:31 PM

    weneedlinemen42 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:43 AM

    I am a Redskins fan and a rabied homer but this is just rediculous hyperbole,

    “There’s never been an athlete quite like Griffin.”

    He’s got rare physical talent, but let’s not get rediculous about it. We’ve seen QBs with speed and a strong arm before.
    ________________
    Did you finish that sentence or did you just skip right down to the comments to gripe on a subject you are clearly not well-informed about?

    The full sentence was “There’s never been an athlete quite like Griffin — a hurdler good enough that he could have been an Olympian if he hadn’t turned his attention to football”

    That isn’t strictly true: Jim Thorpe was most likely a better all around athlete. He played from 1915- 1928, however, and it’s fair to say that there has never been a modern day player with Olympic level physical ability, especially not at the all-important postmodern quarterback position.

    To find a quarterback who appears to have all the football talent needed to succeed as a passer in today’s QB focused NFL and, simultaneously, has the physical gifts of an Olympic athlete is certainly more than “rare physical talent” or “speed and a strong arm”, it’s unique: it’s Robert Griffin.

    So, in conclusion, you are not nearly rabid enough weneedlinemen, get psyched. (Also, you’re probably overdue for a name change)

  54. jwreck says: Jun 8, 2012 12:39 PM

    jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 8, 2012 11:53 AM

    RGIII should learn to kick field goals because those are the only points scored in a Kyle Shanahan led offense.
    ____________
    Right, which is why the Texans finished third and fourth in the league in total offense in 2008 and 2009, when Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Houston, despite finishing 14th in 2007, before Kyle was promoted.

    Also, classy name, bro. Real classy.

  55. baddegg says: Jun 8, 2012 12:43 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Jun 8, 2012 11:21 AM
    IRG3 will Dissapoint is this league…bust..the next Akili Smith, i would take a Andrew Luck 7 out of 7that days a week over a overhyped, havent done anything in the nfl yet, one year wonder IRG3, REDSKINS fans are dillusional, this guy wobt make it past week 6, hes no Cam Newton, that guys a physical freak, ALL FAIL to the REDSKINS! !!! (AS USUAL THEY WILL FAIL) JUST CALL THEM THE FAILSKINS!!!

    ————
    What’s up boysroll?

  56. joshsmith199065 says: Jun 8, 2012 12:44 PM

    “Running QBs suck. Let Vick and Newton keep doing it that way and lets sit back and enjoy RGIII make them both look ridiculous”

    Smdh, Newton runs was mostly designed running plays throughout his college/nfl career. Newton is a passing QB, Vick not so much. You or nobody knows how RGIII will turn out, but i guess you can predict the future by him out srambling in the nfl huh? Take Newton designed run plays away this year in carolina and he only scramble 49 times on passing plays, compare to A.Rodgers who scramble 65 times on passing plays.

  57. koolrepetoire says: Jun 8, 2012 12:55 PM

    Don’t you just love it when people take what someone says point blank & they put a negative spin on it? With all he said, clearly he spoke on himself NOT being labeled like OTHER QB’s that are. For instance Warren Moon was a PASSER right? Doug Williams was a PASSER right? Fran Tarkenton could do both right? Steve Young could do both right? Randall Cunningham could do both right? Tim Tebow is a running QB, Eric Crouch was a running QB, Steve McNair could do both right? Big Ben can do both right? Aaron Rodgers can do both right? Cam Newton can do both right? In other words, DONT PUT HIM IN A BOX. Real simple.

  58. twomoreyears1800 says: Jun 8, 2012 1:05 PM

    NFL And OTHER PLAYERS:

    Check Your Kicks!

    Clip it Hang it Klitch it

    traveling with extra sneakers or cleats use the Klitch to transport them easily!

  59. flapjackdaddy says: Jun 8, 2012 1:24 PM

    In response to jwreck’s comment at 12:09PM:

    Yes, much of the hoopla with Newton was about Cecil, pay for play, etc. But what I’m referring to is just the football stuff. It seems like because Cam did it RG3 gets the benefit of the doubt.

    And, more specifically, I’m talking about how people (Nolan Nawrocki) attacked Newton with the ‘fake smile’ and the ‘selfish, me first make-up’ stuff that was completely fabricated. And why? What was Nawrocki to gain from that? In the end it gained him ridicule. Much deserved ridicule.

  60. bhindenemylines says: Jun 8, 2012 1:27 PM

    playin2x says:
    Jun 8, 2012 9:34 AM
    Haters are gonna hate … Bunch of sallies … What’s funny is no other rookie qb has gotten so much flak and he hasn’t even played a down in the NFL .. Get a life kids

    HTTR

    —————————-

    How long have you been in a drug induced coma?

    Just last year Cam Newton was getting crucified before the draft.

    Remember Warren Moon telling anyone that would listen “It’s a black thing. You wouldn’t understand”????

  61. londonfletcher says: Jun 8, 2012 1:32 PM

    “jerrysandusky1 says:
    Jun 8, 2012 11:53 AM
    RGIII should learn to kick field goals because those are the only points scored in a Kyle Shanahan led offense.

    With that being said I’m sure the Redskins will have yet another top 7 draft choice next year. As long as we smash on Philly twice this season was a success”

    Nice name, clown shoe. If you knew anything about football this offseason, you would know that getting RGIII means the Redskins won’t have a first round pick next season. Keep trollin.

  62. bigbluefan1 says: Jun 8, 2012 1:34 PM

    Who cares what he thinks he has not taken a snap in the NFL

    What he needs to do is shut up learn the play book and then after he has done something of value then talk.
    Until then SHUT UP and leave the talk to the adults

    So much talk from someone that has only proved he can play college ball.
    Ryan Leaf was a great College player as well.

  63. shlort says: Jun 8, 2012 1:45 PM

    Griffin should be concerned more with proving he can play at the NFL level, period. It isnt often we see a college quarterback move to the NFL and be an impact player right away. Most quarterbacks who get drafted never make any sort of impact in the league. I can think of way more busts than I can think of guys who got picked day one and came out slinging and winning. Colt McCoy was touted as a great prospect to have success in the NFL. How’d that turn out? How about JaMarcus Russell? He was supposed to be the best thing since Y.A. Tittle (Both from LSU, hence the comparison), yet he busts. Remember Joey Harrington? Most people dont. 3rd pick in the ’02 draft, now he plays piano for tips or something like that. Anyway, Griffin might not even make a career of the game. Strap on the gear on fall Sundays and prove you belong out there before you start talking about what you want to be known for. You best hope you arent known for being the number 2 overall pick in the ’12 draft and busted out of the league in a couple years, Mr. Griffin.

  64. footballfanman says: Jun 8, 2012 1:48 PM

    Just can’t wait for the season. HTTR.

  65. shlort says: Jun 8, 2012 1:56 PM

    Oh, and here is another thought for RGIII. Remember how open the guys you threw to in college were? Aint gonna happen in the NFL that way. I remember watching some program on some sports network years back. That was the big difference between the NFL and College. I think it might have been one of the Mannings in the interview. Was their rookie season or just after. They said in college, everyone was open. In the pros, nobody seemed open. Big arms are one thing, accuracy is the key.

  66. skinsdiehard says: Jun 8, 2012 2:53 PM

    bucrightoff says:
    Jun 8, 2012 9:23 AM
    He should be more concerned with the stereotype of Redskins QBs, i.e. they usually suck.
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    or that Redskins QB’s have more SB trophies and HOF inductions than your pathetic squad, i.e., Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgenson, Joe Theismann, Mark Rypien and Doug Williams. He has a standard to live up to to join this group.

  67. bucrightoff says: Jun 8, 2012 3:24 PM

    skinsdiehard says:Jun 8, 2012 2:53 PM

    bucrightoff says:
    Jun 8, 2012 9:23 AM
    He should be more concerned with the stereotype of Redskins QBs, i.e. they usually suck.
    ———————————————-
    or that Redskins QB’s have more SB trophies and HOF inductions than your pathetic squad, i.e., Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgenson, Joe Theismann, Mark Rypien and Doug Williams. He has a standard to live up to to join this group.
    __________________________________

    Thank you for making my point for me. You notice you can’t put a single QB on that list since Reagan was President right? The Bucs are a historical loser franchise, I know my place. And recent history suggests every Redskin QB has sucked. So yeah, know your place.

  68. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 8, 2012 3:45 PM

    Sad desperate redskins fans are always bringing up players n stuff they won in the Jimmy Carter president era, lmao!!! Scrubs, what have yal done LATELY???!!!! EXACTLY!!! go have a seat in the back of the table and finish yr similac smoothie!!!!

  69. spankygreen says: Jun 8, 2012 4:44 PM

    I for one will be glad when there is a white QB that can run(4.3, 4.4) that’s able to extend a play consistently with his legs so we can get over this debate…………any QB is only going to be as successful as the talent around him………A true football fan or player knows this…….Put Brady with the Cleveland Browns as they stand right now and he will get killed within three games…….Peyton Manning to St Louis…same thing. That neck injury he has now would have happened sooner and more often….

  70. jwreck says: Jun 8, 2012 8:34 PM

    bigbluefan1 says:
    Jun 8, 2012 1:34 PM
    Who cares what he thinks he has not taken a snap in the NFL

    What he needs to do is shut up learn the play book and then after he has done something of value then talk.
    Until then SHUT UP and leave the talk to the adults
    _________
    shlort says:
    Jun 8, 2012 1:45 PM
    Griffin should be concerned more with proving he can play at the NFL level… Anyway, Griffin might not even make a career of the game. Strap on the gear on fall Sundays and prove you belong out there before you start talking about what you want to be known for.
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    This extremely common sentiment about rookie quarterbacks answering questions about themselves is completely nonsensical. Every year it’s the same thing. This is not football season, yet it is paying-a-mortgage season for sports writers.

    They have to write something, and what do people want to hear about? Rookie quarterbacks (specifically first round rookie quarterbacks) who have not yet played a down in the NFL. So to answer bigbluefan’s question: “Who cares what he thinks he has not taken a snap in the NFL”, the answer is everybody. Everybody who read this article cares, one way or another, what he thinks.

    Griffin does not have a choice in the matter of whether he talks about himself or not. What exactly do you want him to do bigbluefan? Stiff-arm reporters out of the way and sprint back to the locker room? You’d love that story, wouldn’t you: “Shanahan and Snyder do it again: No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin won’t speak to reporters, appears dangerously psychotic.”

    Every rookie quarterback since the dawn of history (or at least the dawn of the internet/ESPN) has given interviews in June before playing a snap in the NFL, and they will continue to give interviews in June, before taking a snap in the NFL, until the end of time/Goodell, citing new evidence that football is “violent”, disbands the league.

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