RGIII sees “great opportunity” to learn from Joe Flacco

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Robert Griffin III is back in the NFL after going unsigned for the entire 2017 season and the Ravens formally introduced their newest addition to the quarterback room at a press conference on Wednesday.

Griffin said that his focus “isn’t really” on getting back to where he was as a rookie and that he wants to do “whatever I can do to help the team win games.” He is paying some attention to his personal growth as a player, however, and said that he is looking forward to the chance to learn from Joe Flacco.

“I really do look forward to getting in the quarterback room with him,” Griffin said. “It’s a great opportunity for me. I still feel like I’m a young player. I’m 28, but feel like I’m 25. He’s been through a lot of things in his career. He’s been to the pinnacle, won the Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP. I think that’s a great opportunity to learn from him.”

As a backup, Griffin isn’t guaranteed a chance to show what he’s learned on the field. If he does get that chance and makes the most of it, he may be able to shift his attention to restoring his place in the league’s quarterback hierarchy in 2019 and beyond.

61 responses to “RGIII sees “great opportunity” to learn from Joe Flacco


    – cross fingers
    – throw ball as far as possible
    – pray that someone catches ball
    – pray that pass interference is called
    – repeat

  2. Man…..I still can’t believe he fell that fast. Hawks couldn’t contain him in that wildcard playoff game and I was starting to prepare myself for the loss before he crumpled to the turf.

  3. Does that mean he’s also going to try to learn from his coaches too, this time around? Or will he just continue to blow them off because, you know…he is superman and all.

  4. I’ve never been a fan of RG3… That said, it’s refreshing to see him keep trying, and it seems like he may even be maturing a little bit. So, go Bob… Operation: “Grow up” must be in effect.

  5. Opportunity to Learn…..


    If you don’t know how throw a Jump Ball by now you are in trouble……and besides I thought RGIII knew it all before he came into the league.

  6. Give it a rest. After many years in NFL, he still hasn’t mastered QB 001 skills. He pretends to be always learning, but masters nothing. Lack of skill and versatility is why he’s warming the bench. If Cleveland releases you, that’s last rung in NFL.

  7. RGIII should have been signed looooooong time ago by any team, im still baffled by how many none professional QBs are on lost of team rosters. NFL will die soon and cant wait till that day happens, stupid egg sport lol

  8. Learn what….how to milk a team for as much $ as possible while all the while under-performing? Yeah, Joe has that game down.

  9. Funny how the first comment on “Eliteness” comes from a Bengals fan. Guess you have a lot of time contemplating what makes a player elite when you had your January’s free for the past thirty years.

  10. It seems to me that the physical skills and style of Flacco and RGIII are so different that it surprises me that the Ravens would look to him as the back up. Seems as though the offense would change quite a bit if RGIII needed to play.

  11. Here’s what he will learn:

    1) chuck a ball as far as you can and hope your guy catches it, their guy falls down, and/or their guy interferes with your guy

    2) check down to a three yard pass on 3rd and 8.

    3) get a high value contract out of middling talent

    Other than that, what’s there to learn?

  12. Kiko Alonso was demonized for a clean hit.

    “ELITE” joe flacco should have slid instead of
    leisurely falling forward into Alonso while trying
    to eek out an extra yard.

  13. How to be elite:

    1) Get drafted onto a team with 3 hall of famers starting on your defense.

    2) Throw a check down on 4th and 26 and watch the magic happen.

    3) Get hot for exactly 4 games, with the luckiest balloon bomb in recent memory sprinkled in the middle.

    4) Sign a huge contract a few months after said 4 game hot streak.


    – cross fingers
    – throw ball as far as possible
    – pray that someone catches ball
    – pray that pass interference is called
    – repeat

    *dump the ball underneath to 5’8″ RB (the name doesn’t matter) for elite 4yd gain.

  15. So far he’s saying the right things. Maybe if his work ethic is there for the grind and he keeps the right attitude he’ll push Flacco. Flacco could use a little pushing.

  16. doctorrustbelt says:
    April 11, 2018 at 11:37 am

    – cross fingers
    – throw ball as far as possible
    – pray that someone catches ball
    – pray that pass interference is called
    – repeat

    lol never gets old. “Jumpball Joe.”

  17. I’m no Flacco fan, but you guys and your Jump Ball Joe stuff are living in the past. He’s been in the bottom half of the league in yards per attempt for the last couple years, and was dead last in 2017. He’s turned into Check Down Joe.

  18. Flacco haters – Joe is laughing all the way to the Bank and with 4 kids & 1 on the way he has no time to read all the crap on the internet – that said I don’t think RGIII can learn much from Flacco and won’t make the team if they draft a QB in the first 5 rounds.

  19. All these comments about check downs. LOL. There is no stat for check downs. Sometimes it is the best decision a QB can make. Only film study can tell you if the QB missed a read and I doubt you trolls have the skill or spend that kind of time on Ravens football.

  20. Great!!! So looking forward to seeing RG3 back in the saddle. Haters gonna hate: After all THAT IS WHAT THEY DO BEST!!!

  21. Dude (Mr. RGIII), we’ve seen you shuck ‘n’ jive defenders, running for that extra yard, but then you get hit and next thing you know, you’re outside-looking-in (read: holding a clipboard). You are not physically built like Cam(eron) Newton, where you can absorb all those hits, which have certainly taken a toll on “Superman” even, undoubtedly.

    Stop running, improve your passing skills, and there is still time for you to get $84M “Guaranteed” just like mediocre-Kirk Cousins did, man lol

  22. “If he does get that chance and makes the most of it, he may be able to shift his attention to restoring his place in the league’s quarterback hierarchy in 2019 and beyond.”


    Snowball’s chance in Hades

  23. He couldn’t learn under Kirk Cousin’s who is now a Gazillionaire for having a losing record at QB. Least Flacco won a SB!

  24. Checkdown Charlie is gonna school him up on the mastery of the short game. Throwing it short of the down marker, two yard comebacks, 6 yard outs and can’t forget the 4 yard slant. Deep ball….who needs it. We’ll hand off to the guy from Tipperary – he can dance his way for a first down. Marty Ball – chunk plays and get it to field goal range. Tuck will handle the long game – easy three pointers! After work – we can have ice cream with the Eric Weddle and watch Batchelorette with the guys! What ya say RG?

  25. RG3 could learn a lot from a QB who had the best postseason in NFL history.

    Flacco’s main problem the past few years has been a miserable receiving corps (the closest thing he’s had to a No. 1 WR is an ancient Steve Smith).

    With Michael Crabtree, John Brown and a rookie or two, maybe he’ll at least have some targets who can catch the ball rather than letting it ricochet into the hands of the nearest DB.

  26. Who better to learn from than SUPERBOWL MVP JOE FLACCO? Guy has NEVER lost a superbowl, unlike Brady.

  27. doctorrustbelt says:
    April 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    Kiko Alonso was demonized for a clean hit.
    False. Dirty hit and he rightfully got fined for it.

    torethatbridgeout says:
    April 11, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    Nobody can teach how to be the 25th best QB in football quite like Joe Flacco.
    But he can teach how to be a SUPERBOWL MVP.

    v2787 says:
    April 11, 2018 at 11:51 am
    Flacco hasn’t done anything worth noting for the last five years. I don’t think you’re going to learn much from him.
    Actually he has, if not for Swiss Peas patent prevent defense, they would be in playofss the last 2 years.

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