Don’t get me wrong, I’m all on board with Robert Griffin III. He showed up big time in his pro debut against the New Orleans Saints. He demonstrated tremendous poise and patience: two things often absent with rookie signal-callers.
Naturally, after such a performance, people tend to overract. If you’re a Redskins fan, you have every right to walk with your head held high. But what’s NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci’s excuse?
Following Griffin’s performance, Steve professed that “This is the most athletic quarterback this league has ever seen.”
Slow down, Steve. Slow down. As a rookie, Michael Vick was a better raw athlete than Griffin. In fact, you could argue that Vick is still a better athlete than Griffin. This is by no means a knock on RG3. I’m just trying to get everyone to calm down a tad.