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Robert Griffin III
New Orleans Saints
IRVING, Texas With all due respect to Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the buzz at Valley Ranch on Monday mostly involved RG3. Not that the Cowboys are looking past Sunday's trip to the Emerald City, but it was impossible to ignore Robert Griffin III's stunning debut in a road win over the New Orleans Saints.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wasn't set to address the media until Thursday, but he couldn't help himself when I brought up Griffin's performance. He was thoroughly impressed with how the Redskins continued to use their play-action game when Griffin lined up in shotgun formation. The former Baylor star's remarkable performance confirmed what a lot of us had already suspected: the Redskins are finally relevant again. This organization that has wandered in the quarterback wilderness for the better part of two decades suddenly has one of the most dynamic players in the league.
And even though it was just one game, folks are having a...
BEST OF MAXIM
Despite the fact that Russell Wilson lost his first ever NFL start this past Sunday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had some good things to say about his rookie quarterback.
“I thought Russell battled,” Carroll said. “They pressured a lot, made it tough on us. But he hung in there, came back, and did a very nice job of getting back into the game in the second half.”
Russell Wilson was slated to be the fifth rookie starter today.He wanted to show the world he belonged and I think the Seahawks liked what they saw against a good Arizona Cardinals' defense. Every time the Seahawks and Cardinals go at it the talons come out.You could tell after the first to plays provided big scrums afterwords that this would be a hard fought game. Here are...
Of the 70 offensive plays the Seattle Seahawks ran against Arizona, more than half came in the Cardinals' half of the field.
And that makes the Seahawks' 20-16 loss even more difficult for Carroll to accept.
Seattle had plenty of chances, starting all the way back in the first quarter and ending when Russell Wilson's pass for Braylon Edwards at the goal line fell incomplete...
Well, that wasn't quite what we expected. Russell Wilson's first half left much to be desired, though he did bounce back and have a nice second half -- and incredible field position thanks to the kick return prowess of Leon Washington. But where was the red zone offense? Where were the conversion opportunities? And where was the pass defense? These are questions that need...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- To preserve a nail-biting 20-16 win over Seattle on Sunday, the Cardinals defense had to complete what seemed like three or four red-zone stands in the final minute.
Two pass interference penalties. Six plays after what could have been a turnover on downs. And, remarkably, a phantom timeout.
The defense came through, though, forcing Seahawks rookie quarterback...
The Arizona Cardinals withstood a late rally by the Seahawks minutes after putting together a rally of their own. Seattle had multiple opportunities in the last minute, but rookie quarterback Russell Wilson couldn’t get the ball into the end zone.This game was lacking statistical stars, but one player really stood out as the hero of the game. Kevin Kolb entered the game after...
No Game Balls Today!
Seven, count ‘em seven plays inside the red zone in the final minute for the Seahawks. That is what went wrong. Correction; that is what went wrong in a nutshell.
My unfortunate job is to crack open that nutshell, and breakdown the hurt and disappointment inside.
Why not get started!
The entire offense really struggled to get going during...
From Adrian Peterson, Trent Richardson and Stephen Hill to Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, we thought we knew what was going to happen during Week 1 of the NFL season. The first Sunday of the NFL season has finally come and gone. While many of us believed we knew what was going to happen, the results were normal for the first week, completely off from what we thought.
WORK IN PROGRESS
A misinterpretation of the injury timeout rules led to the Seahawks being given an extra timeout at a crucial time at the end of their game against Arizona.
For the first time in history five rookie quarterbacks started in Week 1 of the NFL season, but only one came away with a victory and a number one ranking. 1. Robert Griffin III RGIII stole the show as the Washington Redskins defeated the New Orleans Saints 40-32. Looking like anything but a rookie, Griffin only [...]
Tough way to start
After a very promising preseason campaign, one in which the Seattle Seahawks saw plenty of upswing from their 2012 draft class, week one came, and all that pride seemed to be thrown out the window.
There were moments of greatness flashed during the loss at Arizona, but I think the play calling by Pete Carroll has to be questioned the most. Especially when...
I just want to again say thank you to a couple of people for hooking me up with tickets to the Cardinals v Seahawks game before I get into my recap.
Thanks to@AZBirdgangMC for getting me in touch with @wildcard44 who was good enough to get me two lower level seats for the game.
I had a blast and was able to take my dad with me, so it made it even more enjoyable as I was able to repay...