Found September 16, 2012 on
Eye On Sports with Eric Williams:
Robert Griffin III
New Orleans Saints
Since ranking the NFL’s five rookie quarterbacks seems to be all the rage following their respective Week 1 performances, we here at Eye On Sports figured we’d weight in with our own thoughts on each first year player’s respective Week 1 performance. Let’s start at the very with everyone’s No. 1 pick, Washington’s electrifying Robert Griffin III.RG III Washington RedskinsI keep telling NFL fans that I would have undeniably taken Griffin with the No. 1 overall draft pick, if for no other reason that the fact that this young man possesses a special blend of athleticism, hard-work, respect – and intelligence – that hasn’t been seen in the league since….well, since never – and that’s no knock against anyone else.Not only did RG3 complete a blistering 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against New Orleans on Sunday, but he did it on the road in a hostile environment that got an unfathomable boost when it was announced the Saints’ bountygate suspensions were being lifted just prior to game time. Oh yeah, a star was definitely born in Washington’s 41-21 shocker over the Saints, whether you like it or not!Russell Wilson Seattle SeahawksA lot of these Week 1 rookie quarterback ranking had Wilson third, but not me.Despite being ‘just’ six-feet tall, I really liked Russell Wilson coming out of college after seeing him throw 33 touchdown passes and just four picks while completing a staggering 72.8 percent of his passes for Wisconsin a year ago.Wilson didn’t have any eye-popping stats in completing just of 34 for 153 yards with one interception and one touchdown in Seattle’s 20-16 loss to Arizona, but he showed some serious poise as he led the Seahawks to a near win by getting them inside the 10-yard line in the final minute. Call me crazy, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wilson really become a solid starter in the NFL for years to come. Besides, Saints’ superstar quarterback Drew Brees is just six-feet tall too and we all know how his career has worked out.3. Andrew Luck Indianapolis ColtsThe Colts were handed a humbling 41-21 loss by Chicago and Luck looked like a rookie in throwing three picks. However, he did also manage to complete 23 of 45 passes for 309 yards with one TD and that’s no small feat against Lovie Smith’s perennially powerful defenses.4. Ryan TanehillI actually think the lowly Dolphins may have a really decent player in Tannehill and he looked pretty darned solid – except for one abysmal stretch late in the second quarter. Overall, Tannehill finished his NFL debut by going 20 of 36 for 219 yards with those three interceptions, but let’s remember, he was going up against a defensive unit that ranked second in the league under Wade Phillips a year ago.5. Brandon WeedenSure, Brandon Weeden completed a pitiful 12 of 35 passes, for 118 yards with four interceptions, but hey’ Eagles starter Michael Vick was almost as bad – and he’s the recipient of a $100 million dollar contract, so clearly Weeden has time to improve. Still, he didn’t look very good against Philly, though I remain convinced (at least, at this point) that Weeden could very well become one of the best signal-callers out of this bunch.
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This week Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III decided to wear a logo-free t-shirt on the field for warmups in St. Louis after what happened last week.
Last week Griffin wrote the word "heart" on his pregame warmup shirt with the letter "H" covering up a Nike swoosh. Griffin is apart of the adidas brand, but covering up the Nike logo did not...
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Robert Griffin III, who has an adidas endorsement deal, once again covered up the Swoosh on his warm-ups, this time by wearing a gray shirt over the Nike apparel.
Thanks to video from Yahoo! Sports, we have evidence that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III once again covered up the Nike logo on his pregame warm up shirt. This time instead of writing over the logo, he wore a blank gray t-shirt over his Nike shirt.
For those who don’t know, RG3 has an endorsement deal with Adidas, which is likely why he’s going against displaying...
The Washington Redskins were a just a penalty flag away from being 2-0 on the young season. Even with the loss, there is no doubt in Redskin nation that RG3 is the real deal. On the season so far, he has a 70.9 percent completion percentage while throwing for 526 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Not to mention his 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns.But there are a...
2012 kicks off with five new starting quarterbacks who were playing in the college ranks just last season. Which one of these rookie starters has the best chance of success? Robert Griffin III, Redskins — RG3′s 4.41 speed will make the Redskins’ bootleg play a lethal one. He has the instinct of an elite running [...]
Matt Barkley’s Heisman campaign began on December 22nd, 2011, the day he decided to return for his senior season. Denard Robinson’s and Montee Ball’s began even earlier in the month, on December 10th immediately after Robert Griffin III won the trophy. That’s the way the Heisman works these days. The first thing I was asked [...]
You've seen the pose. You've seen it go viral. You know the one: rookie phenom Robert Griffin III sitting near an end zone at the Superdome raising his arms in joy as if he's Touchdown Jesus.
Appropriate, since he's the Washington Redskins' Hallelujah! to Rex Grossman's Heck No!
The District's darling comes to the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, and won...
ST. LOUIS All eyes were on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III Sunday after he burst onto the scene with a record-setting performance to upset the New Orleans Saints in Week one.
But Rams quarterback Sam Bradford reminded folks why he's got a Heisman Trophy as well. In arguably the best game of his young career, a motivated Bradford completed 26-of-35 passes for 310 yards...
The Seattle Seahawks have not had good luck against the Dallas Cowboys ever since the famed Wild Card game with the fumble heard ’round the world between the two teams. Since that game, Seattle has had to travel to Dallas for each matchup.
This time…Dallas comes back to Seattle where Tony Romo is probably still having nightmares about.
After last week’s loss...
Somewhat lost in the justifiable hysteria surrounding Robert Griffin III, surefire superstar Andrew Luck led the Colts to an impressive 23-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 6-foot-4, 234 pound Luck, … Continue reading →