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Showing posts with label Robert Griffin III. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robert Griffin III. Show all posts

Pinned back at the Redskins' one-yard line at FedEx Field on Sunday, Robert Griffin III (somehow) threw this pinball pass that landed in the hands of defensive end Sean Lissemore in the end zone, resulting in a Chargers touchdown:


RG3 and the 'Skins can shake off that crazy play though, as they were able to beat the Chargers 30-24.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Robert Griffin III will undergo a full knee reconstruction after Dr. James Andrews diagnosed the star Redskins' quarterback with a complete tear of his right ACL and LCL. Andrews will perform the surgery in approximately six hours:


Just absolutely awful news for the star quarterback (and for us football fans that love watching him play), but it's expected that he'll be good to go for the start of the 2013 NFL season. Whether or not this will effect RG3's style of play (and what he can physically do) remains to be seen, but players tend to bounce back well from ACL surgeries in this day and age. Vikings star running back and possible 2012 NFL MVP, Adrian Peterson, is obviously a prime example of that.

And RG3's already bounced back well from an ACL surgery in the past, as Rotoworld points out:

At Baylor, Griffin did bounce back from 2009 ACL surgery to complete 67 percent of his passes with a 22:8 TD-to-INT ratio and eight rushing scores in 2010.
You know Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is now going to really take heat for his decision to let RG3 play (or at least let RG3 play as long as he did) in the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

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In February, we informed you about EA Sports letting the fans vote for which former Heisman Trophy winner will join 2011 Heisman winner Robert Griffin II on the cover of 'NCAA Football 13'.

Here were the choices:

Barry Sanders, Desmond Howard, Marcus Allen, Doug Flutie, Eddie George, Herschel Walker, Charlie Ward, and Andre Ware.

As I (and anybody should've expected), Barry Sanders, the 1988 Heisman winner and Detroit Lions great, won the fan voting. And the picture above is what the cover will look like. So there you go.

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EA Sports released a teaser video for the college football video game 'NCAA Football 13', which highlights sights and sounds in the game.

Check it out:


NCAA 13 will likely be released in the first couple weeks of July for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.


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Quarterback Robert Griffin III, the latest Heisman winner and likely #2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, will be on the cover of EA Sports' 'NCAA 13' video game. Joining the Baylor product on the video game's cover will be a Heisman winner of the past, and starting March 12, fans will get the chance to vote on Facebook for who that former Heisman winner is.

Here are the choices for what former Heisman winner will join RG3 on the cover, according to Pasta Padre:

Barry Sanders, Desmond Howard, Marcus Allen, Doug Flutie, Eddie George, Herschel Walker, Charlie Ward, and Andre Ware.

So after seeing that list, I think a very good guess would be that the the 'NCAA 13' cover will feature RG3 and Barry Sanders.

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Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Christian Ponder appeared on 'The Dan Patrick Show' this morning, and said he's been assured by the Vikings that the team will not use their first round pick (the #3 overall selection) to draft a quarterback, after selecting him last year in the first round.

Here's the Q/A between Patrick and Ponder about it:

Patrick: "Have you been assured that they (Vikings) will not take a quarterback in the first round?"

Ponder: "I have been, yeah. I have been."

Patrick: "Really?"

Ponder: "I talked to our GM (Rick Spielman) yesterday, and we had some conversations about who we might be thinking about drafting, so, you know, we'll see."

Patrick: "So Rick Spielman told you they will not use the third pick on a quarterback?"

Ponder: "Yes."



Interesting.

The Vikings are definitely loaded with needs, and Ponder showed some positive things in his rookie season. He appears to be a very smart quarterback for a 23-year-old, showed off better mobility than expected, should be able to have around a 60% completion percentage, has decent arm strength, throws a good ball, etc.

However, I'm still not sold on him being a "franchise quarterback" by any means, and I don't think the Vikings are either. I just think his ceiling is limited, and if a better option becomes available at quarterback for the future, the Vikings should highly consider upgrading there. Now, doing that a year after drafting a quarterback in the first round is very rare, even if the team has major doubts about the quarterback they drafted the year before. It's an ego thing for a general manager if nothing else. Admitting that you failed on your first round pick just a year after it happened is not something you're going to see a general manager do.

So, I think that the Vikings will indeed pass on a quarterback with that pick, but if RG3 looks as good at the combine and in workouts as the Heisman-winning season he just had, there's going to be some very angry fans in Minnesota if they don't select him.

And I'm not even going to mention the possibility of what the Vikings would do if Andrew Luck were there at #3, because we know that is sure as hell not happening.

You can listen to rest of Christian Ponder's interview with Dan Patrick here.

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