RG3: I Need to Run the Ball More


The pressure on Washington Redskin’s quarterback Robert Griffin III just continues to grow by the week. After an unsettling start to the season, there has actually been some rumblings about benching Griffin in favor of his backup Kirk Cousins.

While I find that ridiculous (the Redskins gave up an awful lot to draft Griffin) it doesn’t appear anybody with actual input into the decision is ready to move away from RG3. Still though, everyone is currently wondering “what’s wrong with RG3?”

If you ask Griffin himself, running would help him a lot more. And not handing the ball off to Alfred Morris, but Griffin himself making plays with his feet like he did all last season.

“The plays are in, they’re ready to run, and I’m ready to run them,” Griffin said. “We just haven’t had a chance to do them because we’ve fallen behind too much.

“It’s not that I want to run more, I just feel like that’s what we need and if that’s what it takes for us to win games, I’m willing to do that. It’s not anything I’m going to shy away from.

I think Griffin would be smart to be very cautious to not let the pressure from media and fans change the way he plays. Watching him play myself, the problem with Griffin seems to be more mechanics than needing to run.

One of his greatest attributes that went unnoticed last season was his almost impeccable accuracy. For the most part this year? Griffin has missed a lot of throws that he usually hits.

If the Redskins have any hopes of making those Super Bowl dreams come true, RG3 fixing his throwing issues are what’s going to take them there. The running should just be the cherry on top. Not the actually sundae.