Originally Posted by jetssjumets
Thanks. Agree, that's plenty to give up. However, as of now, it looks good from the Skins point of view. The only caution I would add is that many observers were saying the same thing last year too about Cam Newton. Also, will RG III be durable enough not to sustain serious injuries over his career?
One final point, as good as he looks, and I am not taking anything away from him because I am impressed, RG III does have weapons/playmakers on offense -- good wrs, TE, rb that helps his development.
his playmakers on offense are journeymen, rookies and Santana Moss. He is making everyone around him better, not the other way around. Newton's success last year was due to the "newness" of the type of offense they ran. Plenty of scouts felt his accuracy would prevent him from ever being elite. RG III is much more accurate.
Mark's accuracy is what is holding our offensive players back. Look at the difference Henne made when he replaced Gabbart. Accuracy is everything. We all knocked Pennington for his lack of arm strength, but because he was accurate, he could get the ball to his playmakers. Right now, Mark cannot.