Jason Pierre-Paul — Wile E Coyote to RGIII’s Roadrunner

 

I hear Jason Pierre-Paul talking, but all I can think about it Roadrunner.

“Don’t bring it to my side,” Pierre-Paul said of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III in a recent interview. “Go the other way.”

“Trust me; we chase quarterbacks all the time. We turn and run to the ball, no matter what. He may get past us and zoom right past us, but trust me we’re right behind him. You’ve got to respect that, too. It’s not all about the speed. We’ve got guys, all 11 guys that can run to the ball very quick.

“You’d be surprised. Very surprised.”

I expect bravado from the Giants' ace defensive end. But, I also heard John Madden call Griffin the best player – and the fastest – he's ever seen.  

I share everyone's concern that RGIII is subject to big hits when he runs, but it's a general concern for everyone in the sport. It's football. Hit happens.

Griffin is lanky, not fragile. He is in the same weight range as NFL running backs. Chris Johnson? 195 Lbs. Marshawn Lynch? 215 Lbs. Griffin III? 217 Lbs.

Backs usually see hits coming and brace for it. RGIII the RB is no more disadvantaged than any back on designed runs. I worry about blindside hits on Griffin after a snap or while scrambling on a broken play – the same quarterback risks that apply to Matt Ryan, 217 Lbs, by the way.

Hurt Griffin while he is running? You have to catch him first.

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Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.

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