Again, RG3 is very entertaining; without a doubt, he lives up to the hype. But from a standpoint of substance, he has been overrated.
Now, it is fair to heap praise on Luck for how well he's played, and I'm continously flabbergasted at how he comes up big in high-pressure situations again and again, but this was not the same team that Curtis Painter and Dan Orslovsky "ran" last year, with the exception of a few notable names.
Last edited by kalorama; 12-11-2012 at 09:21 AM.
Houston got ball gagged and paddled last night
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If my Patriots should be so lucky as to meet them again, most likely in Houston this time, the stomping that happened will only motivate them. They'll have Brooks Reed back, but we should have Gronk back as well. If we can get Donte Stallworth to do that stretch the field thing at least once a game (even just for big yardage or a pass interference call, instead of a score) I think we can match up well. Not as well as last night, but I think we have a shot. It's the Broncos I'm afraid of travelling to face. We have bad luck against them in Denver, and Peyton Manning for the last 5 years in general. Combine the two I see a short postseason ahead.
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You do realize that it's my opinion when I say "without a doubt," as in there is no doubt in my mind. Couple this petty criticism of phrasing with the last part of your post in which you admit that RG3 is overrated, and we have a perfect example of semantics.
Last edited by jesse_custer; 12-11-2012 at 11:22 AM.
If the question is whether or not he should be in the conversation with Brady, Peyton, or Rodgers I'd say no, and anyone saying otherwise is overhyping him. But if I were a Redskins fan I'd be pretty damned excited about my team right now (which is more than they've been able to say on a consistent basis in many a year). Even being in the playoff hunt with this kid is more than all but the biggest Redskins homers were expecting (and that's including the fact that their defense was projected to be much better than it has been). If they make it that far (and he stays healthy), I could see them pulling off an upset against any team in the NFC (or any in the AFC for that matter). Not saying it's likely, but once you hit the postseason all bets are off. Also not saying he's the entire reason their team is where it is right now, Alf and now Garcon and the defense starting to rebound all helped. But QB is always a huge piece. I'd say all the same about Andrew Luck and the Colts (and I pray to the football gods that when Brady retires we only suffer one awful year before finding a QB as talented as Luck to take us back to playoff contention).
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Just to clarify, I don't think RG3 is overhyped, because "hype" has to do with entertainment and enjoyment, and RG3 is very, very entertaining. He's an electric guy all around. Washington fans should be excited. However, they shouldn't overrate RG3's ability, and they shouldn't underrate the contributions of the Shanahans and Morris.
I think Jon Gruden has done the best commentary on the Redskins by far. He actually gives credit to their defense. He doesn't miss anything. That's the kind of commentary I expect from everyone.
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Last edited by jesse_custer; 12-11-2012 at 01:28 PM.
The Skins played their best defensive game (by far) all season agains the Giants. But that was one game. Their defense overall hasn't performed anywhere close to that level for the majority of the season.