After the 49ers hammered the Redskins 27-6 in Washington, San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who had two sacks in the game, spoke about his impression of RGIII this season, via CSN Washington:
“He’s obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I personally don’t feel he should be playing right now,” Brooks said.
“I don’t think he should be playing,” he said again. “You can see it. Everybody can see it, everybody can see it.”
“He’s a man, he has the heart of a warrior and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance,” Brooks said of RG3. “Everybody can see it. Everybody can see it. He shouldn’t be playing.”
Griffin hasn’t look bad this year, but he definitely hasn’t played like the same QB that put up such outstanding numbers as a rookie before tearing his ACL. Griffin completed 17 of 27 passes, but was limited to just 127 passing yards and only 22 rushing by the 49ers stellar defense.
RGIII has been running a bit more of late, and at times appears to have regained the burst that enabled him to gain 815 rushing yards to go along with 3,200 passing yards and 20 TDs in his rookie season. He’s on pace to throw for more yards this season than last, but his numbers in every other area are down across the board. Griffin has even already thrown twice as many picks in 10 games this season than he did all of last year.
Is he healthy? Only he knows for sure, but in my opinion he simply looks like a second-year QB that the league is better prepared for this season than last. The same thing happened to Cam Newton his sophomore season, only he didn’t have a major knee injury for everyone to focus the blame on.
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