RGIII, in or out?

Robert Griffin III was known for his play making ability last season, but the only thing he’s creating in 2013 is controversy.

Griffin III, also noted as “RGIII,” was coming into the 2013 NFL off a year where he put up electric numbers en route to a 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The Baylor grad posted a 102.4 quarterback rating on the year, while collecting 3,200 yards through the air, and 815 more on the ground for a combined 27 touchdowns.

This year, fans are left wondering where that same production is, and some are wondering whom else they could receive it from.

Through three games this season, the Redskins (0-3) signal caller has completed 63.3 percent of his throws for 975 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions—one less interception than last year’s entire total.

With these inconsistent numbers there has been much talk of benching RGIII for backup Kirk Cousins, who proved his worth last season when Griffin III went down with a an ACL tear on Dec. 9 of last season.

In Griffin’s absence, Cousins ran the Redskins offense for three games, tallying four touchdowns and three interceptions on 466 yards passing with a QBR of 101.6.

With these numbers fresh in the minds of Redskins’ fans, they are pushing for a change at the quarterback position, but they’re not the only ones.

Former Colts head coach, and now NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy, has voiced his opinion regarding the Redskins’ situation and agrees that a change should be made, saying Griffin III doesn’t look healthy.

Washington head coach Mike Shanahan has been adamant about his belief in RGIII as the Redskins’ starter prior to their 27-20 week three loss to the lions, but a 0-3 start could be indicative that something needs to change.

 

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2 thoughts on “RGIII, in or out?

  1. bpatbend

    I believe RG3 rushed his return in order to be ready for the beginning of the season as well. The only criticism I really have is that when you list Cousins’ numbers from last year and say that ‘Skins fans see those numbers and root for him to start. His numbers aren’t all that great honestly. But including former coach Tony Dungy’s opinion on the situation gives more to story. Dungy is a respected former coach whom people listen to, trust. I like this piece and hopefully for Redskins’ fans sake, RG3 gets it together.

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  2. cpace2016

    I almost went with the same idea for my blog, the topic is extremely relevant. I’m not sure I’d call it a full-on “controversy” because nobody within the Redskins organization has really said much about Cousins getting the chance. That being said, not trading Kirk this offseason proves to be huge considering RGIII hasn’t been the same that he was last year. Regardless of statistics, the eye tests shows that he isn’t as explosive and he’s not confident in or out of the pocket. I liked your use of Dungy’s opinion to show how real the conversation is, not just one being had from a bunch of bloggers with no real knowledge of the game. I’m curious to see what happens going forward.

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