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bevischief
11-21-2011, 10:50 AM
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Robert Griffin III, The Option And The Future Of The Chiefs

AUTHOR: Ladner Morse | IN: Chiefs | COMMENTS: 21 Comments |
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It may be too early to proclaim Team Tebow a success. However, if the option-style offense that the Broncos are running becomes a trend, as the Wildcat has, then teams all across the league may not just be open and willing but, planning for this new offensive wave.

The timing couldn’t be better for the Chiefs. If you’ve spent any time at all watching Robert Griffin III (RG3, pictured on the left) then you can see he is Tebow on steroids (and that’s really not a fair comparison) and will likely be available when the Chiefs pick in late April.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself.

While Tim Tebow hasn’t proven yet that he can be the long-term answer at QB for the Denver Broncos he has certainly raised eyebrows around the league. This new found attention transcends the Tebow adoration foundation that has been in place since before he came out of Florida.

Yes, Tim Tebow can run the option and run the ball himself. He reads a defense… for the sake of the option… really well and can make split-second decisions about whether to keep the ball, hand it off or pitch it. The big question with Tebow is obviously… will he ever be able to throw the ball with any kind of accuracy?

What stands out about the option as a possibility for other NFL teams is the extra preparation it causes opposing defenses.

“I think it’s just one more thing for people to prepare for. It’s not like we went out there and did a lot (Sunday) but it’s something you have to scheme for, you have to prepare for and you have to be sound.” ~ Tebow.

That’s all fine and good for the Broncos but, I’m still not sure that Tim Tebow will ever be a long term success, as a QB, in the NFL.

Now, if RG3 was running that offense, I can see it working. Robert Griffin is a world class athlete. I’ve never seen anyone like him. What I really mean by that is… I’ve never seen anyone as good as he is. Yes, Cam Newton, Michael Vick and Vince Young play “like” him but, none is in Griffin’s league. Not nearly.

Mind you, Griffin can play in the drop back passing game that most NFL teams require and I believe he won’t have any trouble making that transition. But, Robert Griffin can do so much more than that. Robert Griffin is so much more than that.

I’m sure many of you who haven’t seen RG3 play are leary. Especially by the very mention of Vick and Young, you may have already categorized him and that would be unfortunate. RG3 runs to win when a play has broken down. He doesn’t think run first. The play that won #22 Baylor the game over #5 Oklahoma, he ran to his left, set his feet again, then threw to his right, in the corner of the end zone. He could have just gone ahead and taken a 5-10 yard gain on a run to the left side of the field but that would have left the game up to a field goal kicker.

RG3 is smart. He can zip the ball with accuracy. He can pull up and loft the ball long with touch. His play fake is great and he had a TD in this game with a killer play fake. He’s a humble kid too. He gave his OL first credit when interviewed after the game.

Griffin does so many things well. He eludes the rush. He can throw on the run with accuracy. He knows how to extend a play and keep the passing play alive. He reads defenses and has a fantastic sense of anticipation.

Griffin is an AAU track and field gold medalist in the 110 and 400 meter hurdles. His recent awards (and award nominations) include:

2010 Semifinalist for Maxwell Player
2010 Semifinalist for Walter Campbell Player of the Year
2010 Baylor’s Kyle Woods Inspirational Leader

RG3 graduated seventh in his class in high school. He already has a degree in Political Science from Baylor and also wants to go to law school. So, this guy has plenty of grey matter that doesn’t go to waste. One positive impression I have from his game against the Sooners is he kept an eye on the sidelines the whole time between each play. Even after they would send in a play, he’d keep a watch until just before the ball was snapped. He’s very in tune with the coaches.

He’s loyal too. Prior to his freshman year, when coach Art Briles, who had recruited him to the University of Houston was hired by Baylor, he changed his letter of intent to Baylor, too.

Griffin is also experienced. He’s been starting since his freshman year when he started 11 games.

Call it keeping up with the Joneses… Broncos in this case… or you can just say the Chiefs are staying ahead of the curve. Either way, Robert Griffin would make an incredible addition to the Chiefs roster.

I’ve watched Andrew Luck several times this year. Griffin twice. At this point, I’d take Griffin over Luck or Landry Jones. Funny thing is, I was tuning into that game to basically watch Jones, thinking it was going to be good that I’d get to see Griffin again. Well, Griffin blew the thing up. Boy was it good to see Griffin. He’s so good I could easily see him climbing up the draft board ahead of Jones, as well as Luck. I know Luck is supposed to be a future NFL QB god but Griffin has more intangibles and a higher ceiling.

RG3, JC, Breaston, Bowe, Baldwin, McCluster and Moeaki. It would be unstoppable. It would also solve all the OL problems because, the Chiefs wouldn’t need one. :)

Robert Griffin III is a National Football League standout waiting to happen. I hope he happens to the Chiefs.

Pestilence
11-21-2011, 10:52 AM
Griffin doesn't run the option.

siberian khatru
11-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Griffin doesn't run the option.

He's black, all black QBs run the option /Frankie

HoneyBadger
11-21-2011, 10:58 AM
Barkley please.

suds79
11-21-2011, 11:00 AM
This is insulting to RG3. :shake:

He can play in a normal NFL offense. Not like he's the first ever QB to come from a spread college offense. Give the guy a chance to adapt.

BryanBusby
11-21-2011, 11:01 AM
This article is fucking awful.

Rausch
11-21-2011, 11:01 AM
He's black, all black QBs run the option /Frankie

Ouch...

the Talking Can
11-21-2011, 11:04 AM
he's not an option QB

Ebolapox
11-21-2011, 11:14 AM
I gotta say, I want us to draft RGIII.

Fat Elvis
11-21-2011, 11:16 AM
Griffin doesn't run the option.

Esto.

evolve27
11-21-2011, 11:17 AM
RG3, Barkley, Jones, Tannehill, Wilson....I don't care anymore, any QB is an option

Pestilence
11-21-2011, 11:41 AM
RG3, Barkley, Jones, Tannehill, Wilson....I don't care anymore, any QB is an option

Not true. I don't want Jones on this fucking team.

Mr. Laz
11-21-2011, 11:48 AM
I want a real coach to develop our QBoTF.


If Haley stays then a real OC is mandatory ... a real Oline coach would be good too.

rageeumr
11-21-2011, 11:50 AM
It may be too early to proclaim Team Tebow a success.

Stopped reading here.

Bearcat
11-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Stopped reading here.

This... all articles not worth reading should start like that.

It may be too early to proclaim Team Tebow a success. Speaking of success, I was messing around with my Windows Mobile phone the other day....

lcarus
11-21-2011, 11:57 AM
Not true. I don't want Jones on this ****ing team.

Same

whoman69
11-21-2011, 12:01 PM
I would have zero expectation that we would run a Baylor type offense with RG3 at the helm. That isn't to say we might not have some wrinkles. This guy is a quality qb.

Micjones
11-21-2011, 12:04 PM
Getting more and more excited about the possibility of drafting this kid.
I can live with Cassel another season if it means RG3 crosses that stage in a Chiefs hat.

Chris Meck
11-21-2011, 01:31 PM
Well, I think we can all agree that a QB is priority #1 at least.

Caseyguyrr
11-21-2011, 01:33 PM
too bad the chiefs will prolly draft a defensive end who is out of the 4-3

KC native
11-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Getting more and more excited about the possibility of drafting this kid.
I can live with Cassel another season if it means RG3 crosses that stage in a Chiefs hat.

Yes, but I don't think Griffin needs to sit a year. His coaches told him if he wanted to move on that he had to improve on his pocket passing. He has most certainly done that. Also, the kid is bright. Already finished his undergrad degree and is working on a masters from Baylor. Baylor isn't a cakewalk type of school. So I think he'll be mentally ready on day 1 too.

Oh, and fuck Mark castle.

DaWolf
11-21-2011, 01:37 PM
Based on the past history of things, would it shock anyone if this kid has a great combine/pro day and gets scouts salivating and all of the sudden he rockets up into the top thee to five pick category?

Molitoth
11-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Based on the past history of things, would it shock anyone if this kid has a great combine/pro day and gets scouts salivating and all of the sudden he rockets up into the top thee to five pick category?

He is getting a shit-ton of publicity after beating OU. The ESPN First-Take crew were all over his nuts this morning claiming he is better than Luck and Barkley.

There is no doubt after the combine, he will improve his stock even further and could go #2 in the draft, right after Luck.

Rausch
11-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Yes, but I don't think Griffin needs to sit a year.

Last year the two guys I absolutely thought needed that year or two on the bench to grow were Ponder and Newton.

Both have come out throwing far better than any expected.

I figured Dalton would be a solid B/U and marginal starter.

Probably why me and Kiper comment and aren't out there drafting.

We'll all have our favorites but the one thing I do know is that you can't have a QBOTF if you don't draft one...

suds79
11-21-2011, 01:55 PM
Based on the past history of things, would it shock anyone if this kid has a great combine/pro day and gets scouts salivating and all of the sudden he rockets up into the top thee to five pick category?

No not at all. When they see his measurables, athleticism & arm strength, it'll happen.

KC native
11-21-2011, 01:55 PM
Last year the two guys I absolutely thought needed that year or two on the bench to grow were Ponder and Newton.

Both have come out throwing far better than any expected.

I figured Dalton would be a solid B/U and marginal starter.

Probably why me and Kiper comment and aren't out there drafting.

We'll all have our favorites but the one thing I do know is that you can't have a QBOTF if you don't draft one...

hehe yup. I knew Dalton would be a good starter but I figured it would take a couple years. Being a TCU alum, I've watched him from his freshman year. The improvements he made every year and his attitude for me were enough to show that he was going to be alright.

Coogs
11-21-2011, 01:55 PM
He is getting a shit-ton of publicity after beating OU. The ESPN First-Take crew were all over his nuts this morning claiming he is better than Luck and Barkley.

There is no doubt after the combine, he will improve his stock even further and could go #2 in the draft, right after Luck.

Someone is probably going to have to trade up to #2 then, because it reall looks like the top 4 spots in the draft are taking shape. Colts, followed by Panthers, Rams, and Vikes in no specific order at this point. Panthers, Rams, and Vikes are probably not going QB.

Brock
11-21-2011, 01:55 PM
Based on the past history of things, would it shock anyone if this kid has a great combine/pro day and gets scouts salivating and all of the sudden he rockets up into the top thee to five pick category?

Already there, IMO.

suds79
11-21-2011, 01:57 PM
I don't see any need to sit him. We know he'd be far more talented than what we have now. Let the kid learn on the job. Peyton Manning believes in that philosophy.

There's never been an easier time to succeed in the NFL at QB. Might as well play him right away.

Rausch
11-21-2011, 01:59 PM
There's never been an easier time to succeed in the NFL at QB.

This is probably true...

whoman69
11-21-2011, 06:12 PM
too bad the chiefs will prolly draft a defensive end who is out of the 4-3

4-3 defensive ends usually become outside linebackers in a 3-4. The biggest problem is so few teams in fbs run a 3-4. This year the following teams ran 3-4 Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are switching their base defense to a 3-4 within the last year, and Alabama, Air Force, Army, Navy, BYU, California and SMU will continue to run 3-4. This list is from last year so it may be a bit out of date. There are some quality programs on there, so should be a good selection. Unless Powe develops we probably need at least one DE and NT in this draft. I still want that QB this year round one. This should be one of the deepest QB drafts in quite some time.