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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 Didn't get to watch last night but from what I've read so far Griffin looked pretty bad. I'm eating shoe leather today after calling Griff a better QB than McCown... What did you all think? Is ...

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Old 08-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #11
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Re: Ryan Griffin - I was wrong (?)

Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Didn't get to watch last night but from what I've read so far Griffin looked pretty bad. I'm eating shoe leather today after calling Griff a better QB than McCown...

What did you all think? Is he in danger of being cut??
Lack of open receivers will make any QB look bad. He had a lot of coverage issues, the receivers just were not getting open.
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That drop by Hill in the seam in the 4th QTR was a beautiful throw by Griffin, and that would have been a scoring drive had Hill not blatantly dropped the stinkin' ball. Ol' Tulane Boy can make throws, and his play with the 3rd/4th/5th/etc team last night is NOT indicative of RG1's abilities. He's composed in the face of blitzes, and he's even making calls at the line of scrimmage...he's still 50/50 on that aspect as some of his audibles are good and some are pretty bad. However, that's hard to evaluate, too, considering his audibles were for O-lineman who won't be playing for this team for much longer.

Remember he is a 2nd Year UDFA. His progress from last year is pretty clear, and he was pretty decent last year. Hell, he could be the clear back-up on a few low tier QB teams. Imagine him in another year or 2 in this system, though.

We keep 3 QB's to keep those lower tier QB teams from snagging him. If McCown gets cut, he'll get picked up somewhere, too. He simply looked pretty good with the 1's not to warrant a contract with another team.
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To he!! on judging Griffin with the 3rd,4ths and 5th, he would play well with the 1st if need be ,better than McCown. He has to start from somewhere. McCown has peaked, Griffin is just getting started.
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I hardly watched pre-season this year but every game I saw Griffin make some great throws. Kid looks like a keeper to me.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Griffin is better than McCown. Griffin can be a franchise quarterback...

Ok. True. CAN BE. I don't think he ever will be

Neither McNown or Griffin would be a lasting solution at QB, for any team.
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Originally Posted by homerj07 View Post
Ok. True. CAN BE. I don't think he ever will be

Neither McNown or Griffin would be a lasting solution at QB, for any team.
Griffin just needs opportunity and teamed with Coach Payton, he will be a lasting franchise quarterback - he's the goods...

53 sounds like plenty, but NFL roster spots are extremely valuable and Coach Payton would not have idly released a player to retain Griffin otherwise...

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Originally Posted by homerj07 View Post
Ok. True. CAN BE. I don't think he ever will be



Neither McNown or Griffin would be a lasting solution at QB, for any team.

If that last line is the case then we are set.

Drew isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Why pay for 2 starting QBs? Why develope a QB for someone else? These two QBs are what they are for a lack of a better phrase.

McCown is a back up QB with experience that has reached his ceiling.

Griffin is a young unseasoned project with a potential high ceiling.

Neither are starters this week.
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