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Robert Griffin III is the NFL offensive rookie of the month

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is the is the recipient of the NFL’s September Rookie of the Month Award.

That’s no surprise after Griffin completed a month in which he went 86-for-124 passing, with 1,070 yards, four touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.2. On top of that, Griffin scored four rushing touchdowns in four games, putting him on pace to break Cam Newton’s record of 14 rushing touchdowns in a season by a quarterback.

In a year with five rookie starting quarterbacks, Griffin leads them all in passing yards, completion percentage and passer rating. He also leads all the rookie quarterbacks in carries, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

It’s probably safe to say this won’t be the last NFL award Griffin earns. Or even close to the most significant.

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21 Responses to “Robert Griffin III is the NFL offensive rookie of the month”
  1. gweez76 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:39 AM

    In other news water is wet.

    No question about it. Look like those Skins have the next great player.

  2. RavenzGunnerz says: Oct 4, 2012 11:39 AM

    Correction:

    RG3 is the NFL offensive rookie of THE YEAR!

  3. fground says: Oct 4, 2012 11:46 AM

    The game is very interesting right now because new style and strategies are coming into the game. Cam Newton and RGIII are showing you can leverage other skills beyond a good brain and accurate arm at the QB position.

    Ten years ago teams would have tried to limit the use of those skills – like Atlanta did trying to make Mike Vick a traditional pocket passer. I’m pretty sure both Newton and RGIII could do that, but would they be as effective…I don’t think so.

    I don’t know how many more Tom Brady/Peyton Mannings are going to be around 10 years from now. Great arms and minds but no running ability. Heck even Luck who is seen as prototypical pocket passer is also one hell of an athlete who runs a 4.7 40.

  4. shlomotruehovic says: Oct 4, 2012 11:48 AM

    Finally we drafted a game changer. We haven’t had one since Sean Taylor.

  5. sonnyboychris says: Oct 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    I know that this has to make a lot of you sick. And I love it. HTTR

  6. touchdownsyndrome says: Oct 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    But what about RGLeaf and RG3&Out? I thought he was going to be a bust because all he can do is run? And he only played in the big 12 where they don’t play defense? My small pathetic brain cannot process an athletic QB who has the 4th best passer rating… as a rookie!!!

  7. skins1982 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:52 AM

    And the legend grows! The man is a Demi God. Recognize greatness! Skins roll the falcons Sunday and let the MVP talk commence. The division has flipped!!!!!!! You’ve been warned!!!!!!!!!

  8. duncanthecat says: Oct 4, 2012 12:04 PM

    Well deserved. He makes those around him better, including the coaching staff.

  9. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 4, 2012 12:06 PM

    he hasnt played a good D yet or any nfc east teams yet, pump yr brakes skins fans, u guys are lames

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 4, 2012 12:29 PM

    u skins fans remind me of a poor kid who finally got a nice christmas gift n are now always gloating about it n trying to throw it in others face, in other words…ANNOYING!!!!!!

  11. lameasish says: Oct 4, 2012 12:40 PM

    That’s against that teams he has beat, forgot to add that, great player for sure, but he has some tough defenses coming up, I hope he does well but his numbers will start to drop

  12. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 4, 2012 12:43 PM

    I was a big skeptic of this kid, and I WAS WRONG…he can play, and if he stays healthy he’ll be a tremendous starter for years to come. Change has come to Washington after all these years, Hallelujah

    Now, can this defense get back on track? Boy if they get just a little better over the next 12 weeks, there’s going to be some big meaningful games in December, and even January! There, I said it!!!

  13. rjg427 says: Oct 4, 2012 1:04 PM

    Lets see how he handles atlanta..so far hes played the leagues worst pass defenses…OVERRATED!!! my moneys on luck being the better qb long term…no denying Bob Griffin has taked some hard shots, and its only week 5..

  14. jmsincla says: Oct 4, 2012 1:13 PM

    Did peytonsneck really just say that poor kids are annoying? Hilarious, maybe you should go troll some political boards.

    Anyway, awesome news for RG3!

  15. jwreck says: Oct 4, 2012 1:16 PM

    fground says:
    Oct 4, 2012 11:46 AM
    Ten years ago teams would have tried to limit the use of those skills – like Atlanta did trying to make Mike Vick a traditional pocket passer. I’m pretty sure both Newton and RGIII could do that, but would they be as effective…I don’t think so.
    _______

    While agree with nearly everything fground says, he just doesn’t have this right. First off, both Newton and Griffin appear to better pure passers than Vick, especially during his Atlanta years. And whether or not his talents as a runner were not being taken full advantage of, which, in itself, is debatable, the success Vick did have in Atlanta was partially due to the fact that defense knew he could break off a big run if it was necessary.

    Vick was certainly phenomenal in his first year in Philadelphia (though it may have been overhyped a tad by his 70 point curbstomping of the Redskins on national TV), but his abilities as a passer are in many ways a product of the threat he poses with his legs, as are Newton and Griffin’s. When defenses are worried about the threat posed by a running quarterback, it unquestionably aids their performance through the air.

    In other words; while Griff, Cam, and Vick would all would be very good passers with their feet superglued to the ground; they would not be nearly as effective as they would when defenses also have to account for their speed.

  16. jmsincla says: Oct 4, 2012 1:18 PM

    If the biggest detractors you have are: ‘soft schedule’ and ‘He’s getting hit’, grow up.

    Firstly- Really? That’s all you have?

    Secondly-
    He can only play the scheduled games and in those games he’s led his team to be in position to win each one.

    For those who say ‘he’s getting killed’. Do you watch the games or just post asinine assumptions? Sure the Bengals hit him when the Redskins were playing with a JV line, but beyond being illegally body slammed last week it’s not much worse than other QB’s. Don’t let the sensationalism consume you.

  17. jh500 says: Oct 4, 2012 1:51 PM

    Colts made a huge mistake picking luck over rg3. Luck is just another overhyped Sam Bradford while rg3. Is the real deal

  18. hailskins4life says: Oct 4, 2012 1:56 PM

    RG3’s main competition for the award was his running back, Alfred Morris.

  19. stunzeed5 says: Oct 4, 2012 2:02 PM

    RGIII is dynamic and phenominal on the field. It’s so hard to hate on this guy and if you do, it’s just out of jealousy and/or ignorance.

    Just his interviews ooze maturity; listen to the guy speak….he’s honest, candor, and respectful. This kid is WHAT THE NFL NEEDS.

    Plus his parents are retired Army SNCO’s, that rocks in my book.

  20. shlomotruehovic says: Oct 4, 2012 4:48 PM

    u skins fans remind me of a poor kid who finally got a nice christmas gift n are now always gloating about it n trying to throw it in others face, in other words…ANNOYING!!!!!!

    Sorry to burst your bubble buddy, Washington, D.C. region is the nation’s highest-income metropolitan region in the country.

    So actually we are rich kids that know what great thing are!

  21. k0mbucha says: Oct 4, 2012 8:09 PM

    Redskins fans have heard everything under the sun about how Shanahan was going to ruin RG3, RG3 is nothing but a running QB, RG3 is nothing but another Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russel blah blah blah….

    And just think RG3 performed well above expectations with his left tackle beat up, starting WR in Pierre Garcon out and a less than stellar defense giving up nearly 30 points a game. Barring further injuries RG3 will do nothing but get better as the season progresses. There’s no way you can hate on this guy unless you unless you happen to be that Hurd fellow that attempted to black mail Robert Griffin III

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