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Kaepernick shakes off the rust, RG3 does not

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Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have both been facing criticism for taking a step backward in their second season as NFL starters. One of them began to shake off the rust in the first quarter on Monday night.

Kaepernick got off to a good start for the 49ers, marching the offense down the field on a seven-play, 62-yard drive that ended with Kaepernick throwing a great ball to Anquan Boldin at the goal line for a 19-yard touchdown. It was a solid start for Kaepernick.

Griffin, however, is struggling early on. Washington’s first three offensive possessions went three-and-out, and on the fourth possession, Griffin threw a terrible pass into the hands of 49ers safety Donte Whitner for an interception.

Washington will need Griffin to play better — and need its defense to do a better job against Kaepernick — to snap its two-game losing streak tonight.

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59 Responses to “Kaepernick shakes off the rust, RG3 does not”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 25, 2013 9:20 PM

    Washington Redskins: Building a Rams Dynasty since 2012′

  2. gdublud says: Nov 25, 2013 9:22 PM

    Good start for the niners so far, nice pick and about to score again. I just want to know how Goodell can play defense for the 49ers, dress as 5 referees and nobody notices.

    #ThankGodImnotaRedskinsfan
    #Cant get to .500
    #NoConspiracy

  3. tennis22drew says: Nov 25, 2013 9:23 PM

    49er fan here, Kaep looks all right so far. I’m surprised Aldon Smith’s hit on RG3 was not penalized, it looked like he lifted him up just a bit before taking him to the ground.

  4. skoobyfl says: Nov 25, 2013 9:24 PM

    Can’t knock the rust off a Redskin.

  5. bigwayne75 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:25 PM

    Wow, the Skins D is bad, they are letting the 9ers do what they want and the Skins offense isn’t doing anything.

  6. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 25, 2013 9:26 PM

    The offensive line minus Trent Williams is a disgrace. It’s not fair to Robert. He is the best QB in this sport and they don’t give him a chance getting blown off the line every snap. #RGIII>Kaepernoob

  7. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 25, 2013 9:27 PM

    I think I’ve seen 4 skins games this season, due to the media’s unreasonable infatuation with Bob.
    The fact is, Bob3 isn’t a very good quarterback. As a wide receiver, he throws ok.
    As a quarterback? Not so much.
    Another media manufactured hero brought to a Earth by reality.

  8. deflateddome says: Nov 25, 2013 9:29 PM

    And yet another first round pick lost for the Skins in 2014..

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 25, 2013 9:29 PM

    Please refrain from using the name “RG”. That is over. It’s Rob Griffith now, to reflect his pedestrian level of play.

  10. rg3enoughsaid says: Nov 25, 2013 9:29 PM

    Polumbus is getting abused. Done with Chris wilson & N. Paul also

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 25, 2013 9:33 PM

    RG3 and out…

  12. weepingjebus says: Nov 25, 2013 9:33 PM

    It’s a shame the NFL continues to air footage of such a demeaning, racist team, by which I mean the one celebrating packs of white prospectors that destroyed the environment and starved or slaughtered tens of thousands of Native Americans.

  13. quickstrong says: Nov 25, 2013 9:33 PM

    the skins just suck they are horrible! RGIII is over and done his 15 min. is over, no run game no defense just a scrambling qb with a bumb knee.

  14. nflsecurity862 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:34 PM

    Remember when Washington was going to win the Super Bowl this year?

    Wow did their fans get quiet!

  15. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 25, 2013 9:34 PM

    Get used to it Skins fans… your boys are gonna be mess for the next couple years.

    Sold the future for a overhyped QB

  16. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 25, 2013 9:35 PM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says:
    Nov 25, 2013 9:29 PM
    Please refrain from using the name “RG”. That is over. It’s Rob Griffith now, to reflect his pedestrian level of play.

    *********************

    Then his name should be Andy Griffith…

  17. crazemastercraze says: Nov 25, 2013 9:36 PM

    RG3= newer Mike Vick

  18. foul83 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:36 PM

    I’ll make sure EVERYONE gets aids. No question about it.

  19. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 25, 2013 9:38 PM

    Can’t wait until Dallas goes to DC and sweeps the Skins like they did the “Giants”

  20. pgilbert2013 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:38 PM

    Tennis22… Could it be that the Referee is a tea partier and RG3 may not have been born in the US? Same with that Kapernick guy. I’m curious how many penalties these “qB’s” compared to the Bree’s & Brady’s US citizen types get.

    It would be interesting to have someone look at every hit and see what the ratio is… My guess is the non… You know what QB’s get far less calls.

  21. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 25, 2013 9:43 PM

    Lmfao! Kaep’s throw was SO BAD that it actually PREVENTED an int on that third down throw!

  22. 2difshoe says: Nov 25, 2013 9:43 PM

    RG3 looks more like RG Bunker.

  23. shayeezy says: Nov 25, 2013 9:43 PM

    RG3 looks so awful. skittish, zero anticipation, and can’t even hit wide open receivers when pressured.

  24. l0gicalv0icesays says: Nov 25, 2013 9:43 PM

    RG3 is a pathetic excuse for a qb. Snyder blew it by giving up the farm for this fraud.
    #iwishwehadfoles
    #russelwilson>rgme

  25. jaglazer says: Nov 25, 2013 9:46 PM

    except Bolden didn’t complete the process of the catch on that td pass. the ball was stripped as he went to the ground. watch the highlight. way to go nfl!

  26. bluebongzilla says: Nov 25, 2013 9:46 PM

    Notice how the Redskins distraction failed?

  27. nitzenbaum - not yer momma's 'skins fan says: Nov 25, 2013 9:49 PM

    Looks pretty good throwing to me. A few off target, but accurate overall. What a bunch of morons commenting – guess we can blame it on idiot Cowboy fans. What, hopes high until the next loss and mental breakdown by Romo?

  28. dickshotdogs says: Nov 25, 2013 9:50 PM

    Out with Bobby Three Sticks, In with Cousins.

  29. shalakka says: Nov 25, 2013 9:51 PM

    I was hoping to see a different offensive scheme?
    Maybe a spread offense, possibly west coast influence.
    But of course Kyle doesn’t know how to game plan, and the offense just looks pathetic. Of course everybody says bob is a terrible QB, but these plays are terrible.

  30. pgilbert2013 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:52 PM

    Weeping, you are so right.

    I felt offended, by that awful display. The sad thing is that our society has truly dummied down, and that a patronizing event like that will make the “you know who types” to blow the nonsensical touts of look the Indians are great with the Redskins… Sad.

  31. kd75 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:53 PM

    How DARE you put the blame on the interception on RG3!!!

  32. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:00 PM

    Just call the Washington QB “Deer in the headlights”

    Examples –

    Oh look the deer in the headlights just threw an interception.

    Or…oh look, the deer in the headlights just fumbled again

  33. heavyjumbo says: Nov 25, 2013 10:05 PM

    Where’s the story about the Navajo Code Talkers in the REDSKINS jackets?

  34. autoriot says: Nov 25, 2013 10:08 PM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says:
    Nov 25, 2013 9:29 PM
    Please refrain from using the name “RG”. That is over. It’s Rob Griffith now, to reflect his pedestrian level of play

    *********************************************

    His last name is GRIFFIN. GRIFFIN III.

    Not GRIFFITH. I hope you are not a Redskins fan.

  35. The Shoeman says: Nov 25, 2013 10:08 PM

    the problem is . . not enough Shanahans.

    Hire some more relatives.
    I’m sure Grand Ma’ . . . can show em how to tackle.

    You have just been . . . Shanahan ‘ed Again !
    *********************************************
    Fri, Aug 23, 2013
    Shanahan on #Redskins

    Anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure

  36. harrycanyon says: Nov 25, 2013 10:09 PM

    The silly “RGIII” nickname will outlive Roberts talent and NFL career.

  37. The Shoeman says: Nov 25, 2013 10:13 PM

    Now you KNOW why . . .

    the Rams , Colts , NEVER considered taking him, and every other NFL team . . . did NOT want this guy.

    Fisher > >> Shanahan on trades and talent

  38. veence69 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:15 PM

    Holy moly – when did RG3 become so terrible? Was he ever that good in the first place or was I another victim of the NFL Hype Machine?

  39. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 25, 2013 10:16 PM

    Kaep is lucky that he didn’t throw a pick-6.

  40. freerayray52 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    RG3 got kicked in the nuts. No penalty flag thrown?

  41. mf7krime says: Nov 25, 2013 10:24 PM

    You can’t shake off suck.

  42. boyshole25 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:26 PM

    Also both qbs are average at best. The media hype machine has made these two celebrities, not star quarterbacks.

  43. skins1970 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:35 PM

    When the Skins get their back in the offseason it needs to be used on Olinemen and Dlinemen.

  44. jerjaxon says: Nov 25, 2013 10:36 PM

    Kaep shakes off the rust? Dude is playing against the 31st ranked defense. Lets not get too excited here…

  45. bengalguy says: Nov 25, 2013 10:42 PM

    Bobby 3 sticks no more!!!

  46. khenien says: Nov 25, 2013 10:44 PM

    “crazemastercraze says: Nov 25, 2013 9:36 PM

    RG3= newer Mike Vick”

    Mike Vick made it to the divisional round of the playoffs in his second year and was a lot more electric as a running threat. Not saying he was a good QB or anything but I’d give him the edge over RG3 if I had to choose.

  47. alchemistcirca1979 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:56 PM

    I know Im on this site to much. The other morning I was driving to work and the car in front of me had a few Redskin stickers on it and I thought to myself “Oh, that must be Logicalvoice”

  48. nflgiant says: Nov 25, 2013 10:59 PM

    Rg me and Shannahan =2 losers.

  49. r502 says: Nov 25, 2013 11:12 PM

    The game has clearly passed Shanahan by. Dead man walking.

  50. thinkarez says: Nov 25, 2013 11:19 PM

    I thought rg3 was the saviour??? ha

  51. thinkarez says: Nov 25, 2013 11:20 PM

    all them draft picks gone……enjoy Washington

  52. bigwayne75 says: Nov 25, 2013 11:30 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Nov 25, 2013 9:26 PM

    The offensive line minus Trent Williams is a disgrace. It’s not fair to Robert. He is the best QB in this sport and they don’t give him a chance getting blown off the line every snap. #RGIII>Kaepernoob
    —————————————————-

    The whole team is disgrace.

    Kaepernoob 3 TDs, RG3 1 pick,
    Kaepernoob played in the Super Bowl
    RG3 playoffs story 1 and done.

    #SKINISAJOKE

  53. countduku says: Nov 25, 2013 11:43 PM

    from what i have seen, RG3 is no better than an average quarterback. definetly not top 10, but not bottom 10 either. redskins will need to rebuild at some point in the next few years. get used to sub .500 seasons for the next few years redskin fans.

  54. therealzeitgeist says: Nov 26, 2013 12:17 AM

    As the Subway commercials attest, RGIII does like to eat fresh. He can’t enough of that turf. Nom-nom!

  55. calininerfan says: Nov 26, 2013 1:55 AM

    Kap looked ok, but this was not a top team, such as the Hawks, Colts, Saints, Panthers, all teams that 49ers lost. All teams that Kap did not look good, all teams that out coached Jim Harbaugh. Jim does not do well against good teams. 49ers need better coaches and it might be time for Jim to go, I think this is his best. He is not close to Bill Walsh. I say let Roman and Harbaugh go and get Darrell Bevell from the Hawks. he has done a great job with Wilson and get more out of Kap.

  56. skins1970 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:08 AM

    RG3 problem is his pocket mechanics they are simply awful right now, that can easily be fixed he just has to work on QB drills repeatedly during the off season.

  57. 1bigtex says: Nov 26, 2013 5:32 AM

    At least Griffin gets to change his name from RG3-7 to RG3-8.

    Yeah, Little Bobby is clearly the “best QB in this sport” with that amazing performance of an actual net passing yardage total of 90 yards.

    And props to the “second best WR in the league”, Pierre Garcon. The Waiter/Wide Out threw down for an astounding 6 yards a catch. What a weapon!

  58. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:12 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 25, 2013 9:26 PM
    The offensive line minus Trent Williams is a disgrace. It’s not fair to Robert. He is the best QB in this sport and they don’t give him a chance getting blown off the line every snap. #RGIII>Kaepernoob
    _______________
    14-2? Best QB and coach in the league..I think, no I’m sure that’s what you said in the preseason

  59. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:16 AM

    calininerfan says:
    Nov 26, 2013 1:55 AM
    Kap looked ok, but this was not a top team, such as the Hawks, Colts, Saints, Panthers, all teams that 49ers lost. All teams that Kap did not look good, all teams that out coached Jim Harbaugh. Jim does not do well against good teams. 49ers need better coaches and it might be time for Jim to go, I think this is his best. He is not close to Bill Walsh. I say let Roman and Harbaugh go and get Darrell Bevell from the Hawks. he has done a great

    Yeahpretty sure Jed York is not getting rid of Jim Harbaugh, but nice try

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