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5. Robert Griffin III Taunts The Statistical Gods and Odds

Rookie quarterbacks aren’t supposed to put up hugely efficient numbers in the NFL. But the Redskins entered Week 7 No. 1 in the NFL in Real QB Rating, thanks to Griffin’s ability to slice through defenses with his highly accurate arm and highly mobile legs.

Rookie RGIII and the Redskins are still No. 1in Real QB Rating today – right ahead of all the elite QBs you’d expect to find on the list:

  • No. 2 – Peyton Manning and the Broncos (97.3)
  • No. 3 – Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (97.2)
  • No. 4 – Tom Brady and the Patriots (93.2)
  • No. 5 – Matt Ryan and the Falcons (92.3)
  • No. 6 – Drew Brees and the Saints (91.9)
  • No. 7 – Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers (91.2)
  • No. 8 – Eli Manning and the Giants (89.4)

That’s like a who’s who of contemporary quarterbacks, including every single active Super Bowl winner. In fact, those guys have won 10 of the last 11 Super Bowls and all nine Super Bowls since 2003.

They’ve also won seven of the last 10 NFL MVP awards, including five straight.

Yet rookie RG III is better than all of them this year in Real QB Rating. Even if we look only at passing, the Redskins are still pretty damn good: No. 3 league-wide in Offensive Passer Rating.

But here’s the scary part for Redskins fans: teams that dominate Real QB Rating are supposed to dominate on the scoreboard and in the standings.

Teams better in Real QB Rating went 223-33 (.871) in 2011, the year we introduced the indicator, and are 87-16 (.845) today, according to our Correlation to Victory tables at CHFF Insider.

The Redskins, however, are a mere 3-4, defying the statistical odds, in the wake of their 27-23 loss at the N.Y. Giants on Sunday.

Griffin was near-brilliant, sparking what appeared to be a game-winning drive with several great plays and capping it with a 30-yard TD toss to Santana Moss with just 98 seconds to play.

But then Eli Manning needed just two plays to connect with Victor Cruz for a 77-yard TD that won the game for the Giants.

The problem in Washington is that defense: the Redskins have surrendered 200 points through seven games (30th). That’s 28.6 PPG, for those of you keeping score at home.

That puts this team on pace to give up 457 points, which would be the most in franchise history.

The Redskins have also surrendered 2,383 yards through the air, most in the NFL, and on pace to allow 5,447 yards. No team has ever allowed 5,000 yards through the air in one season, though the Packers and Patriots each came close last year.

Right now, the Redskins are wasting the talent of the most statistically proficient quarterback in football.

Nothing new here, but yet another article that shows how bad defensively this team is and how dynamic RG III is.

On pace to give up 5,447 yards passing!! :doh:

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The problem in Washington is that defense: the Redskins have surrendered 200 points through seven games (30th). That’s 28.6 PPG, for those of you keeping score at home.

That puts this team on pace to give up 457 points, which would be the most in franchise history.

The Redskins have also surrendered 2,383 yards through the air, most in the NFL, and on pace to allow 5,447 yards. No team has ever allowed 5,000 yards through the air in one season, though the Packers and Patriots each came close last year.

Right now, the Redskins are wasting the talent of the most statistically proficient quarterback in football.

I am glad someone from the media finally said it! This is why Hasslett has got to go!!!

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I was the last defender of Haslett on this board.

I apologize for believing that the D could turn it around.

But I'm thinking of it like this. People say we could make the playoffs this year and that's true (maybe we still will?). But before we jump off a cliff....if this is RG3's only good year, we're in bigger trouble that secondary issues. If he regresses and regresses until he's a bust, then the franchise has a bigger problem than what we're seeing this year. So enjoy a rookie QB playing great, cuss at the defense, but don't go overboard. We hopefully have a long time to put some pieces around RG3.

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pretty much we should be winning games now. how much better can RG3 actually get that will dictate the outcomes of games better than he is now? we should be competing for the playoffs this year but thanks to that ****tard haslett, we will be sitting at home again

The secondary was a concern when Shanahan and Allen got here. They proceded to not only fail to make any substantial investments in but actually made it worse. Rogers and Landry weren't world beaters but they were replaced by lesser players. Hazelett should be canned by all means but the decisions makers dropped the ball here too.

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The secondary was a concern when Shanahan and Allen got here. They proceded to not only fail to make any substantial investments in but actually made it worse. Rogers and Landry weren't world beaters but they were replaced by lesser players. Hazelett should be canned by all means but the decisions makers dropped the ball here too.

'Los and Landry didn't want to come back.

And they were *******s.

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But I'm thinking of it like this. People say we could make the playoffs this year and that's true (maybe we still will?). But before we jump off a cliff....if this is RG3's only good year, we're in bigger trouble that secondary issues. If he regresses and regresses until he's a bust, then the franchise has a bigger problem than what we're seeing this year. So enjoy a rookie QB playing great, cuss at the defense, but don't go overboard. We hopefully have a long time to put some pieces around RG3.

A free Internet cookie to the person who can tell me what the hell this man just said.

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dump the 3/4...easier to find players in the 4/3. Expirement has not worked. Maybe Fat Albert was right all along!

This has nothing to do with the 3-4. Our front seven have played better every year since we began the change. It's our secondary that's the problem.

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dump the 3/4...easier to find players in the 4/3. Expirement has not worked. Maybe Fat Albert was right all along!

Running the 3-4 or 4-3 will still result in the same terrible secondary being on the field. What hurt them more than anything was the salary cap penalty. It took away any opportunity to pick up some quality players for the backend of our defense.

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Running the 3-4 or 4-3 will still result in the same terrible secondary being on the field. What hurt them more than anything was the salary cap penalty. It took away any opportunity to pick up some quality players for the backend of our defense.

could provide an opportunity to get more pressure on the QB which in turn helps the defensive backs. We generate NO pressue and QB has plenty of time to go through his progressions and find the open receiver.

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could provide an opportunity to get more pressure on the QB which in turn helps the defensive backs. We generate NO pressue and QB has plenty of time to go through his progressions and find the open receiver.

I know what you mean, Eli had a lot of time. On the other hand, we're missing our best pass rusher and the one time we sacked Eli was only the second time he's been sacked since the season opener. It's not like we're alone in terms of not getting pressure on Eli.

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I know what you mean, Eli had a lot of time. On the other hand, we're missing our best pass rusher and the one time we sacked Eli was only the second time he's been sacked since the season opener. It's not like we're alone in terms of not getting pressure on Eli.

tru dat...Kerrigan gets held as much as Rak used to and no flags...ever. I think back to the days of Andre Carter and the gang running the "not 3/4 defense", we were getting sacks and pressure, I just don't see it from the 3/4. I know if you look at most of the playoff teams they run the 3/4, it just has been a mess here in DC.

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Rework every contract we possibly can and make as much cap room as possible.

Then buy the two best safeties on the market. Keep Meriweather around too, and try and see if Jackson can come back. If there's a cheap CB (maybe Talib gets a one year prove it deal), slide Hall over to FS too.

Do whatever it takes, no matter the cost, to procure two safeties worth a damn.

Then draft a RT in the 2nd round (Aboushi, most likely), and spend the 3rd and 4th rounders on safeties anyway.

The only safeties currently on staff who should be here next year are maybe, *maybe* Meriweather and Bernsteine (and Jackson, if he's considered "on staff"). All the rest? Toss 'em, let them be some other team's problem. Gomes, if he suddenly looks great in the offseason, maybe can be allowed to stay, he certainly looked great on special teams, but if it doesn't look like he's developing quickly...toss him. If either Williams or Doughty are on this team next year, it will mean we have failed to complete a successful overhaul.

The O-line, with an upgraded RT, will hold. The RBs, TEs, WRs, once injuries heal, will be fine. The front seven, while it could use another DE, will survive, and even the corners, Wilson and Hall, will limp along for one more year, with hopefully Crawford or Minnifield doing something useful. But the safeties, we need to deal with that immediately and in a major way. If we have to burn the unit to the ground, do it, and make 2013 the year of the safety.

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