Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has struggled greatly over the first month and a half of the NFL regular season, but many initially pointed towards his previously reconstructed knee as the reason for the drop in production.
Early in the season, it was clear that Griffin lacked any confidence and that he was unable to step into his throws, but now there is a much greater concern.
Griffin has had issues throwing the ball outside the numbers and NFC personnel members are saying that the former No. 2 overall pick still struggles to read defensive coverages.
One NFC personnel director observed that Griffin indeed was inconsistent setting up and teams are testing him in different ways: “He’s not very good throwing outside the numbers or reading coverages.” That helps explain why 2013 is such a massive challenge for Griffin. There’s the rehab, then the natural growth he needs as a quarterback with the NFL having a year of film on him.
All of the concerns that have been raised are obvious when you check out the film, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see the issues being brought to light.
What the Redskins really need to get concerned about is Griffin’s lack of progression from his rookie to sophomore year. After bursting onto the scene, Griffin should be adapting to the pressures of the NFL and he has been holding the team back.
If Griffin doesn’t start to get it together, then the Redskins need to strongly consider making the move to back up Kirk Cousins.