Robert Griffin III
Andrew Luck is a better quarterback but RGIII is a better football player.
RIGHT NOW FROM WHAT WE HAVE TO WORK WITH.
Last edited by More-Than-Most; 11-29-2012 at 10:39 PM.
Again 1 season is a small sample size but 300 pass attempts is not just a few games worth... Its more than half a season worth so its an OK indicator for just this year.
RGIII's ability to run makes his throwing windows easier. It's easy to see when you watch.
The need to defend against both benefits him in a big way in the pass game.
WHICH IS NOT to take away from him. At all, that's all his yardage and ability and the threat of his legs. I just think if you take the legs away, and he stays in more like Luck does. That's a whole new set of passing numbers for that kid.
Luck has a better feel pre and post snap. That's my take. I know 4000000000 people are going to scream at me now but that's what IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII think.
Luck can run. He has the same numbers at hte combine as Cam. But he doesn't need to. He could at a high level....he doesn't.
Rodgers isn't a THREAT to run. You don't go "okay we play GB this week, we have to make sure Rodgers doesn't beat us with his legs." He just has the ability to move when things break down.
Not to mention Aaron Rodgers pure arm talent is the best in the NFL.
I mean I know you wanted to do the 8 year old argument and take a wide brush and paint the rest of the NFL with what I said but you and I know that Rodgers doesn't get easier windows because of his legs.
Then they got HORRIBLE QB's on top of it and they just really believed they couldn't play. They tanked a little but it started with confidence in the squad.
Either way, Luck has gotten them to believe.
There's little doubt in my mind Luck will end up being a better career QB than RGIII. Pretty much zero. The way he's playing when you WATCH HIM (since all I do is argue with stat googlers) is mind blowing.
RGIII is running the read option. Remember week one when he threw like 9 straight bubbles screens on his first drive for a TD with a zone read in between and people were going OMG RGIII SEE LOOK HOW GOOD HE IS.
Dude threw a whole drive worth of screens and he was already king.
I feel like that's still going on a bit. I love watching him play but his quarterbacking acumen isn't that special. Kid definitely has the it factor in spades and the arm and the legs, don't get me wrong. I want to see the rest come along though.
It's just more about keeping on your toes and your head on a swivel because he can move.
They change coverages for kids like RGIII bro. Drop people into spy coverages. The way the ends play changes...it's night and day. It's a joke to hear you compare it like that.