So last season we debated the "revolution" Griffin was supposedly bringing to the NFL, to the position of QB. Some said that his freakish ability to run from the pocket was creating open space beyond the LOS for his targets to run around in. The play-action, and hesitation looking to see if Griffin would take off, froze DBs and LBs and helped create open space and big gaps to take advantage of. The risk there, as Griffin runs more and more... is that eventually those legs are going to get hurt and/or the body's going to take a beating that a QB should avoid. The guy's an incredibly gifted athlete who can play the position and play it well. But it isn't going to last long-term if he keeps / kept trying to do it the way they did in 2012.
A year later, Griffin isn't the running threat that he was before the knee injury, and things aren't as easy. Griffin interprets it as "the defense seems to know what's coming", which starts a silly crap storm of media drama about him taking a shot at the coaching staff... when in reality... defenders just aren't standing still an extra half second watching to see if he bolts out of the pocket. They don't worry about it as much. That little bit of hesitation makes all the difference in the world.
It's the difference between a Santana Moss running free between the LBs and the deep safety... or Santana Moss carrying a LB on his hip the whole way downfield. It's the difference between a LB in goal line releasing a RB or TE to the flat, because he freezes for a second to spy on the edge, or that same LB running step for step with the guy who splits out.