August 13, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Oakland Raiders defensive end Tommy Kelly (93) in the first quarter at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

RGIII vs. other NFC East QB's

Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) calls a first half play against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

In order for the redskins to be successful this season, RGIII is going to have to be as good as, if not better than, the other quarterbacks in the division. As the season progresses, I’ll report each week on how Griffin matches up statistically,  as well as how the supporting cast around each QB is affecting their games.

Week one of the preseason was interesting to say the least. Griffin looked poised and sharp, even when some of the guys around him didn’t. The fumble was credited to Griffin, but anyone watching the game knew it was Royster’s bungle. He threw a beautiful sideline pass to Garcon that would’ve been a first down, but our number one receiver didn’t drag his toe to keep it in bounds. Things finally started to click on the third drive, when Garcon got his head in the game, and RGIII targeted him several times, including the only touchdown of the game. It was a good confidence boost for Griffin, which he’ll need when he faces a feisty Bears defense in week two of the preseason.

Michael Vick had a decent completion percentage, but only totaled six yards passing before leaving the game injured. The absence of a reliable back-up QB in Philly will really hurt them when Vick misses his annual string of games due to injury.

Oh, how much fun was it to watch Romo? Dallas has been bitten badly by the injury bug. Their o-line may be worse than last year if the injuries continue, and Romo will get pummelled. He’s throwing to a one-year wonder who always seems to be injured, a head case who slaps his mama, and a slew of guys nobody has ever heard of. The Skins NEED to leap frog this team this year!

Eli was Eli in week 1. He didn’t look spectacular, but he didn’t look bad either. I’m curious to see how long it takes him to build chemistry with the new guys on offense. We know his number one and two wide-outs will help him out of a few jams, but how well will the rookie running back block? Will he be able to get Martellus Bennett to play to his potential? How badly will they miss Manningham and Jacobs?

Stats for NFC East starting QBs – Preseason Week 1

Griffin – 4-6 70 yards 1 TD 0 INT 0 Sacks 145.8 QB rating

Vick – 3-4 6 yards 0 TD 0 INT 1 Sack 77.1  QB rating

Romo – 3-6 30 yards 0 TD 0 INT 1 Sack 64.6 QB rating

Manning – 4-8 60 yards 0 TD 0 INT 0 Sacks 75.0 QB rating

So far, so good!

 

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