It’s been a while Rag, I can honestly say I’ve missed you. Wassup!
Let’s cut to the chase, in 2004 the Giants traded with the Chargers to acquire Eli Manning. At the time, it looked like a bush league move by the Mannings to get young Eli in the media market 1. But it has certainly panned out. Eli has stood the test of time and now has two rings, whereas his more celebrated older brother has only one. The Giants have changed over the years but like the Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick , the Giants have been steady with Head Coach Tom Coughlin and Manning.
Where does this leave the Redskins? Not certain at this point, but for us fans we do know one thing – with the pending issue of quarterbacks we will know if the Shanahans are here to stay or not. With the talk of Kyle Orton or an aging Peyton Manning should he become available, the handling of this most complex position will dictate to us if the Shanahans are more interested in winning or proving their system works.
Since I have left Riggo’s Rag to pursue the furthering of my radio show, every expert I have talked to agrees that this is a QB driven league. If a young Joe Gibbs coached today, he would likely need a better signal caller than his three Super Bowl winning field generals in the 80′s and 90′s. The game isn’t controlled on the ground today as much as it is controlled under center. You need a guy who has the balls to make the tough throws and has the brains to pick the best spots. You need a guy who brave enough to run but couragous enough to stand straight up in the pocket. You need a guy who is calm, cool and collected, but has the fire that inspires. You need a guy who will put buts in seats. Not a guy that has beers with the coaches and can for some reason grasp a rather complicated system.
So who am I picking the Skins to pick up? No clue. But if they pick up Kyle Orton, then bye bye Shanny. If they acquire Matt Flynn, you better hope that tape versus the Lions was dead on. If they land Peyton, ugh. Truthfully, I don’t care who they pick up as long as they pick up a stud. A stud who has the tools to be successful and the game to be marketable. So with that said who do I think they should get?
Robert Griffin III.