Michael Vick on RGIII: His style originates from me

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GarfieldBond007 41 heat pts41
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Michael Vick on RGIII: His style originates from me
 

 

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By Marc Sessler
Around the League Writer
Published: Dec. 24, 2012

Michael Vick and Robert Griffin III are two quarterbacks at distinctly different stages of their NFL careers.

Griffin, as a rookie, has helped the Shanahans re-imagine the quarterback position. Vick, who's expected to make one final start for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday after sitting for months, could do nothing but watch as RG3 calmly guided the Washington Redskins to victory Sunday.


"I'm a big RGIII fan," Vick told USA Today before the game. "He reminds me of what I do. I'm the originator of everything that's transpired in the league with the style of quarterback. It makes it gratifying to me."
Vick has not spoken wisely.

These are not the same players. Never have been, never will be. Yes, there was a time when Vick was seen through a similar lens as Griffin. He mystified defenses early in his career and put a new stamp on the position, but that's where the similarities end.

Anyone who has watched both Vick in his prime and RG3 operate knows how dangerous -- but how different -- they are. Mobile, sure, but RG3 is so much more.

With one game to go, Griffin has wiped out defenses, completing 66.4 percent of his passes, with 20 touchdowns to just five interceptions in his first campaign. Vick completed 44.2 percent of his passes in two starts as a rookie in 2001 and just 54.9 percent in 2002, when he tossed 16 TD passes to eight picks as a full-time starter. RG3's 104.2 passer rating is second best in the NFL. Vick finished his first full season with a pedestrian 81.6 rating.

It goes beyond the numbers. Plenty of veterans have toiled for years to achieve the accuracy Griffin has exhibited as a first-year pro. He has been exceptionally well-coached by the Shanahans, but he never has been handled with kid gloves. That never was needed.

Griffin has shattered beliefs about what an NFL team can do under center. There's no path for where he's going. It's not Vick's path, that's for certain. RG3 will cut his own.


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Sorry Vick but I remember Randall Cunningham and Steve Young were doing their thing as dual-threat quarterbacks before you... image

103 comments for "Michael Vick on RGIII: His style originates from me"

 5 years ago '04        #2
refuze 284 heat pts284
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theyre two different qb's. i think griffin is a better passer and has more room to grow. however, i will say they are both gamebreakers and highlight reel players. both have incredible speed.
 5 years ago '05        #3
dahabi 90 heat pts90
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Circa 2010, this is more true than any other time in Vick's career. Still, the comparison isn't as great as Vick thinks.
 12-24-2012, 10:19 PM         #4
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lmao difference is one is a cornball brother and one is a trap n*gga, Griffin plays in a gimmick offense
 12-24-2012, 10:28 PM         #5
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No Vick it doesnt.
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Liquid-Science 28 heat pts28
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Vick's had so many concussions that he forgot about Randall Cunningham

A n*gga that ran but passed too
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 refuze said:
theyre two different qb's. i think griffin is a better passer and has more room to grow. however, i will say they are both gamebreakers and highlight reel players. both have incredible speed.
Yeah filling up the highlight screen is about the only similarity, cause Vick has never been consistent with his accuracy throwing inside the pocket.
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SeattleLost 797 heat pts797
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is that a good thing though
 5 years ago '05        #9
StateProperty88 34 heat pts34
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so i guess randall cunningham never happen huh vick?
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OG Perez 16 heat pts16
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Sivraj 327 heat pts327
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Vick didn't invent this style he just brought it back and re-invented it. Randall started off. Anyway RG3 and Vick are different. RG3 is more pass first and run 2nd.




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 12-24-2012, 11:05 PM         #12
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RGIII is more of vick, and cam newton is more of randall cunningham...

Vick had highlight plays with his feet, same with RGIII. Cunningham and newton both kinda threw off of their back foot a lot.
 12-24-2012, 11:07 PM         #13
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Matter of fact randall did not start that scrambling QB game.


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n*ggas forgetting fran the man.
 12-24-2012, 11:08 PM         #14
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Heard this sh*t before with almost every black quarterback since Vick. They all can pass and run (for the most part), it's really nothing new.

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 12-24-2012, 11:09 PM         #15
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 Phonk$ said:
RGIII is more of vick, and cam newton is more of randall cunningham...

Vick had highlight plays with his feet, same with RGIII. Cunningham and newton both kinda threw off of their back foot a lot.
difference is RG3 have an Hall of Fame Head Coach and Vick had Jim fu*king Mora with Crumpler and Peerless Price being his top options
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 Phonk$ said:
Matter of fact randall did not start that scrambling QB game.



n*ggas forgetting fran the man.
This.


Fran invented this sh*t
 12-24-2012, 11:12 PM         #17
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stop it vick.,
 12-24-2012, 11:13 PM         #18
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 Phonk$ said:
RGIII is more of vick, and cam newton is more of randall cunningham...

Vick had highlight plays with his feet, same with RGIII. Cunningham and newton both kinda threw off of their back foot a lot.
RG3 is nothing like vick.
 12-24-2012, 11:16 PM         #19
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 @RG3 said:
RG3 is nothing like vick.
It is imo...

Just like the early 2000's all over, vick got the big endorsements with nike etc. Had the nfl going crazy talking mvp and all that sh*t.

Yes, rg3 is a better passer of the football, but let's not act like vick use to bomb them sh*ts to.
 12-24-2012, 11:20 PM         #20
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 Phonk$ said:
It is imo...

Just like the early 2000's all over, vick got the big endorsements with nike etc. Had the nfl going crazy talking mvp and all that sh*t.

Yes, rg3 is a better passer of the football, but let's not act like vick use to bomb them sh*ts to.
RG3 is a better pure passer and is a pass first QB who has runs called for him.. look what happens when the play breaks down.. RG3 looks to pass down field.. IE.. the 4th down with the giants.. VIck runs to run...
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