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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; I watched the game tonight and I don't have a answer to that question yet. I'm leaning to side of fraud to be honest. He definitely isn't the same I think he is playing scared. His legs were a big ...

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Old 11-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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RG3 Soph. Slump or is he a Fraud?

I watched the game tonight and I don't have a answer to that question yet. I'm leaning to side of fraud to be honest. He definitely isn't the same I think he is playing scared. His legs were a big part of his game and now without them he looks like a below average QB all he does is throw the quick outs or he throws the ball deep down the field on a prayer. Washington ought to bench RG3 and see what Cousins can do. Washington isn't going anywhere anyway. IMHO a little bit of humble pie could be just what he needs. I know Washington wants to avoid a QB controversy but at this point what they got to lose.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:28 AM   #2
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They played into his strengths last season, quick screens, read options, getting rid of the ball quickly or just taking off

Now hes having to read the field properly, i think hes struggling
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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I usually won't throw a rookie sensation under the bus until after his third season, so yeah, I'm going with 'sophomore slump', for now. Of the four read-option/running QBs I lump together for comparison (RGIII, Kaepernick, Wilson, Newton), only Newton & Wilson seem to have avoided a serious tailing off in their second (Cam & Kaep's third) seasons. Why is that? Because they seem to have become comfortable and developed some sort of presence in the pocket. RGIII & Kaep haven't, so they're gonna' struggle until they do.

Vick is another one I think about when this topic comes up. Always exciting to watch, but if you look at his career, his stats are all over the place season-to-season.

Comes with the territory with these type of guys, IMO.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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I've only seen a couple games, but what I saw was RG3 being completely engulfed by defenders on nearly every drop back. I doubt any QB could succeed with an O-line that awful.

I also believe the game passed Shanahan up several years ago.
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I'm leaning toward sophomore slump. He really doesn't have much of a team around him.
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I watched the game last night and I think a big factor is the playcalling and the lack of adjustments by Redskins offensive coordinator. The Niners 3-4 edge rushers were dominating last night and yet the Redskins kept calling the pistol and gun read-option stuff, making RG3 a sitting duck. They should put RG3 under center a lot more often and call runs to Morris to slow down the outside rush and get away from the predictability they have now with the pistol read-option stuff.
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I watched the game last night and I think a big factor is the playcalling and the lack of adjustments by Redskins offensive coordinator. The Niners 3-4 edge rushers were dominating last night and yet the Redskins kept calling the pistol and gun read-option stuff, making RG3 a sitting duck. They should put RG3 under center a lot more often and call runs to Morris to slow down the outside rush and get away from the predictability they have now with the pistol read-option stuff.
I know, it seemed like all of the Skins run plays took way too long to develop. That's easy pickin's for that 49er front 7 I thought they needed more quick hitters. At times it looked like their RB was lined up 10 yards behind center.
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Slump.
But he will have to learn to live more in the pocket or his playing time will be short lived.
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O-Line and not enough offensive weapons.

I'm glad Drew has so many to choo-choo-choose from!
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Slump.
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