Originally Posted by PMarsico9
Let me preface this by saying that RG3 is amazing. He's a stand-up young man, great head on his shoulders, incredible athletic talent, huge arm, good size, and is far, far beyond his years in his ability to play from the pocket and read defenses.
Now here's the bad side:
Like the "once in a lifetime" talent Michael Vick, I feel like this kid is worse in many ways than drafting Mark Sanchez.
If you project it out over a long term, how often is this guy going to be healthy? How long will he last since I would wager to say that Mike Shanahan is a pretty smart guy and there was a very specific reason why the read option was installed.
Simply put: Griffin isn't that adept (like Cam Newton) without the threat of being able to run the ball.
My point is: If Griffin is constantly at risk, what's worse than having a straight up bust with a bad contract?
It's having your season consistently go down the crapper because your franchise can't stay healthy.
Yesterday evening Griffin was healthy to start that game and they were slapping the crap out of one of the best defenses in the league. Then he got hurt. Then there went the Redskins season.
If you ask me right now: if we had the opportunity to draft Griffin, would he be desirable? Well that's the thing about drafts. How could you not take him? Every measurable is there. Every single thing you would want in a QB is there.
It reminds me greatly of when Vick was drafted. He lacked the size and defense-analysis that Griffin has but I remember watching him run and my God that arm.
But what happened? He basically harpooned the Falcons every year via injury. You can't cut bait in this case unless he goes killing dogs or something awful.
It's strange how things work out sometimes. I guess that's really my point.
Run QBs eventually get injured. It is like the wild cat in that you have to have a Defender covering the QB at all times. So while they are healthy they hold the cards; however, if they only run 3 or 4 times a game then the Defenders forget to cover the QB and he doesn't get injured.
RGIII in his first season vs Andrew Luck. Who would you rather have? For me its Luck ?