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| Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan spent big in order to move up in the draft to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and provide Washington with a franchise quarterback to match up against the other talented signal callers in the division. RGIIIís unique talents match up well with Shanahanís version of the west coast offense, which requires quarterbacks to spend plenty of time outside of the pocket, throwing on the run and scrambling for yards on the ground. At Baylor, Griffin was a monster operating out of the shotgun, throwing for 77 touchdowns and rushing for 32 more, but he will need to adapt his game in the NFL. He possesses an outstanding arm and blazing speed but the odds of him duplicating the season Carolinaís Cam Newton put together as a rookie seem slim. Griffin doesnít have Newtonís size and strength meaning he wonít be his teamís goal line back like Newton. The Redskins also donít have a true number one wideout like Newton had in Steve Smith but they do have a deep rotation of receivers that could be productive. If only the team had that type of depth along the offensive line, which has been a major concern and remains so heading into 2012. RGIII is an outstanding dynasty league prospect with a huge upside but fantasy owners are likely best served having him as a bench option in 2012.
|Browns to make a run at Garoppolo? -- Wed Feb 1 7:00 am --|
Hue Jackson wants to improve the QB position
|Sources say the Browns' interest in Jimmy Garoppolo is real and that they'll try to trade for him depending on how their draft evaluations go over the next five weeks or so.
If the Browns decide to draft Mitch Trubisky or Deshaun Watson in the first round, they'll be much less likely to pursue the Patriots' backup -- but wouldn't rule it out. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)|
FF Today's Take: It appears Cody Kessler and Robert Griffin III will have some company this upcoming season as head coach Hue Jackson seems intent on adding a quarterback through the draft or free agency. The Browns have the No.1 and No.12 pick in the draft giving them enough fire power to pull off a trade if need be.
| RGIII to start, barring any setback -- Thu Dec 29 1:00 pm --|
Browns QB recovering from concussion
|Robert Griffin III will start Sunday vs. the Steelers barring any setbacks, coach Hue Jackson said Thursday.
He's been cleared from his concussion to play, and returned to practice Thursday. He looked good in practice and appears ready to go.
"He looked like Robert," said Jackson. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)|
FF Today's Take: There was some talk that Cody Kessler would get the start this week with RGIII in the concussion protocol but it appears RGIII is on track to play. The Steelers have nothing to play for and will be resting their offensive stars but the Browns have been a train wreck this year making it difficult to trust Griffin in the season finale.