Found November 27, 2012 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
Robert Griffin III
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Arizona State Sun Devils
QB: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins: Griffin made sure that all Redskins fans had a happy Thanksgiving, absolutely tearing up the Cowboys’ defense. RGIII was hitting on all cylinders, throwing for 311 yards with 4 touchdowns while gaining 29 yards with his feet. With the Giants facing a tough schedule down the stretch, look for Griffin to try to lead the Redskins to a playoff birth.
RB: Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins: Morris helped Griffin in the demolishing of the Cowboys defense, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown. Many have forgotten about the strong play of Morris with the emergence of Tampa Bay’s star rookie Doug Martin. As mentioned before, the Redskins still do have an outside shot of making the playoffs.
WR: Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars: For the second consecutive week, Blackmon was the best rookie wide receiver in the NFL. Blackmon caught 5 balls for 62 yards and a touchdown, leading Jacksonville to their second win of the year. Blackmon has emerged as a legitimate threat since Chad Henne took the reigns at quarterback. If the Jags can get a good quarterback through the draft or free agency, their offense will be dangerous next year.
TE: Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts: At this point, it is safe to say that Allen is the best rookie tight end in football. No others see the field, and Allen is among the Colts’ leaders in receptions and a main reason why Indianapolis is on their way to the playoffs. This week Allen was quiet, but led all rookie TEs with 3 catches (6 targets) and 36 yards including a 24-yard grab against Buffalo.
Def: Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals: Burfict led the Bengals in tackles this weekend with 9 as Cincy now finds itself in prime position to fight for a playoff spot with their arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers. In college preseason many draft analysts projected that Burfict would be a lock for the first round, but after a below average junior season combined with a poor pre-draft workout resulted in the talented linebacker going undrafted. Burfict has proved that he is capable of making an impact, and every general manager should be kicking himself for not taking the vicious hitter from Arizona State.
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Robert Griffin III has been without a doubt the best QB in the NFL over the past two weeks. The rookie sensation has thrown 8 touchdowns and one interception and put together a stat line of 34 completions in 43 attempts with 511 yards. He was named NFL Offensive Player of the Week against the Eagles and could do it again for his play against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Add his...
The only people who came up shorter in Week 12 of the NFL season than the New York Jets were the NESN.com NFL Ppicks podcasters.
NESN.com senior assistant editor Mike Cole and assistant editor Ricky Doyle struggled through the Thanksgiving week, taking a beating against the spread after beating up their respective Turkey Day food spreads.
They’re back at it again this week, hoping...
Robert Griffin III is having a phenomenal rookie season with the Washington Redskins in 2012. It may go down as the greatest of all time, as he is setting records left and right, although he is not the only rookie quarterback shattering marks that were set decades ago.
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is also having a record breaking rookie campaign as the No. 1 overall pick...
The New York Giants had a ton of trouble with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III when they faced him over a month ago, and they will have to step up to the challenge again on Monday night. It doesn’t sound like Justin Tuck is looking forward to it very much.
“Until I exit stage right, it seems like (Griffin is) going to be a fixture in my dreams and nightmares...
The Giants defensive lineman says that until he retires, the Redskins quarterback "is going to be a fixture in my dreams and nightmares."
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has no shortage of admirers. Some of the first year players supports come from the division rival New York Giants. On Monday the Redskins and Giants will play each other. That has not stopped the Giants from heaping more praise on Griffin. Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck said that [...]
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X's and O's of football are often times discussed without solution. That is why when something makes as much sense as Robert Griffin III matching up with a Mike Shanahan offense, we should all salute a team that can pull it off. In June, we spent quite a bit of time explaining why this should be a major fear for the Cowboys and all other NFC East foes, and those threats were...
The Cowboys and Redskins have one of the oldest and most intense rivalries in the NFL. So much so, in fact, that it is affecting snack time in the animal kingdom.
One Redskins fan has conditioned her dog, Dexter — named for former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley – to refuse his favorite treats when they are associated with the rival Cowboys. As soon as the treat is once...
Oklahoma State has won its last six games against Baylor, including back-to-back victories over the Bears by more than four touchdowns with Robert Griffin III at quarterback the past two seasons. But the Cowboy defense, which gave up 44 first downs and 618 total yards last week, will be tested by a Baylor offense that is among the naton's best. Can they bounce back with a solid performance?