Is RGIII the same player in 2013?
At ABC, I broke down Robert Griffin III’s play through four games:
Washington is easing their young quarterback into games by keeping him in the pocket more than ever. That means fewer designed runs, which is reflected in RGIII’s per-game rushing average after each contest.
Whereas RGIII’s 2012 rushing yards eventually leveled out at between 50 and 60 per game in 2012, he has yet to rush for more than 37 in any game this season.
In addition to fewer designed runs, Griffin is also 1) scrambling less and 2) getting rid of the football quicker.
Through four games, RGIII has stayed in the pocket an average of 2.77 seconds—down three-tenths of a second from his rookie year and the exact same number Tony Romo posted in 2012.