did griffin miss games?? I would an expert like you would know that....but just because i abhor laziness, I'll lend you a hand here...in 2011 and 2010 he started all 26 games for Baylor...he didn't finish a few because the coach put others in to play....he was a medical redshirt in 2009 as he had a slight ACL tear (not complete) and he played in all 12 Baylor games as a freshman starting 11 of those....despite that injury, he remains a world class hurdler....who was the last world class hurdler to play in the NFL?
so what you are telling me is despite his size, the level of competition he faced in college, he's in danger? no really?? no more danger than any other player on the field...
rule of thumb-- if the hole you are digging is getting deeper, stop digging...
Some of the comparisons literally made me laugh out loud. Kordell Stewart? Vince Young? Do you know what "skill set" means?
Thank you to CYHMN for being thoughtful and reasonable.
Brees plays more than half his games indoors where his passes are not affected by wind, rain cold or snow so his slight size is not a factor.
Bress has numerous passing records while at Purdue...and most of his opponents were against cold/foul weather teams in the Big Ten.
BiG fans always talk about how the SEC teams have an advantage because they rarely play any games in bad weather. I for one would love to see how SEC teams would do in a BCS game played up North...in January.
But DB competed very well in college in the rain, wind and snow...and I'm sure he could do the same in the NFL. While in SD he was outside, but rarely had to deal with bad weather. Growing up in SD myself, about the most he would have to contend with, would be the wind.
I was at the game and I would say RGIII didn't look bad. The Redskins looked a heck of a lot better team than the Colts who I think have a long season a head of them. They dont' even anyone who can run the ball.
I don't know if Griffin will be a success in the NFL or not, but I can tell you having listened to him and watched him that I hope he is. He has (at least appears to have, anyway) world class character, and is an intelligent, well-spoken type that the NFL needs more of.
I will also say that I feel like a lot of people hear "fast quarterback" and assume he's someone who has no accuracy. Griffin doesn't fit that mold (or at least he didn't in college). The number one statistic that seems to indicate if a college qb can make the jump to the NFL and be successful is pass completion percentage, and Griffin's was a ridiculous 72% in college his final year. Sure, take away 5% or so for not playing against SEC defenses, but he was still very very accurate with the ball.
If people don't quite understand mechanics, release point, etc., there is a simpler rule to use. It is called the 26-27-60 rule. If a QB scores 26 on the Wonderlic, starts 27 or more games in college and completes more than 60% of his passes, he stands a good chance of succeeding in the NFL.
There are exceptions of course but it is a decent predictor still. RG3 fits in there.
Another thing being missed by the haters is that intelligence plays a huge role in QB success and this is a kid who was an honor student in high school and graduated early from college, also with honors.
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