NFC EAST RIVAL WATCH: RG3 Proves He’ll Be A Decade Worth Of Headaches

Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints - Griffin III Washington stun New Orleans, 40-32 - The Boys Are Back blog

If we’re done with the focus being on the Giants game last Wednesday, then it should be on the Seahawks, right?

Yeah, I get it. We try to focus on one thing at a time. But that’s more of a coach rule than anything.

With the ‘boys off, it was nice to watch a little football on Sunday. Then again, I bet there were plenty of Dallas Cowboys fans who weren’t too thrilled with what they saw in New Orleans.

Cowboys fans know what they’re going to have to face for about 10 to 12 years. It’s scary – not only to figure out to stop him, but to wonder how good this kid can really be. 

But as a true fan of the game, how can you not like what Robert Griffin III did in his NFL debut? Every bit of the excitement he had at Baylor, he played with Sunday in his first game out against the Saints. He throws, he runs, he throws on the run … he just manages his team like he’s been doing it for five years.

You want balance? How about scoring 10 points in each quarter to put up a big 40-spot on the Saints in the Superdome.

Yes the game has changed in 23 years, but think back to 1989 when Troy Aikman made his debut against the Saints in the very same Superdome. RG3’s 40 points were about … 40 points more than Troy could lead his team to that day.

Griffin was purely amazing, becoming the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in his NFL debut. And his 88-yard touchdown strike to Pierre Garcon was the second-longest touchdown pass in a player’s NFL debut, only one yard behind Neil O’Donnell in 1991.

I remember looking at the schedule when it came out in April and when I noticed the Cowboys didn’t get the Redskins until Thanksgiving, my first thought was: any rookie QB jitters he might have will be long gone by then.

Umm… what rookie jitters? He looked nothing like a rookie in that first game.

Ok, so the Saints aren’t what they used to be on defense. But it’s obvious Griffin will face much better defenses than what he saw in New Orleans. It’s safe to say his six NFC East games will be much tougher than that.

Still, you have to think Griffin will be better too, not only in the next few weeks, but can you imagine about the next few years and then some.

Hey, I’m not saying the Cowboys should be scared. Just saying, RG3 looks to be everything he’s been made out to be – and then some. And with that, he’ll likely be a pain in the Cowboys’ side for the next decade.

Nick Eatman | Dallas Cowboys website


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TBAB EDITORS NOTE: Seeing is believing! Watch the Washington Redskins RGIII’s NFL debut vs. New Orleans Saints on NFL Game Rewind.

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