Mike Shanhan, Redskins Are Ruining RGIII's Explosive Rookie Year

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Oct 24, 2012

As you may know, Cold, Hard Football Facts Potentate of Pigskin Kerry J. Byrne chimes in each week on SI.com with the chilliest statistical storylines in football.

This week he looks at the brilliant play of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ... and how Mike Shanahan is going to ruin the greatest rookie campaign of all time by pairing RGIII with perhaps the worst defenses in franchise history.

Writes Byrne: "(RGIII) reminds the Cold, Hard Football Facts of one of those barroom conversations you might have about building the perfect quarterback: pair Michael Vick's legs with Peyton Manning's crunch-time proficiency and Drew Brees' pinpoint accuracy. Then dub your robo-QB RGIII."

Griffin is No. 1 in Real Quarterback Rating, ahead of every single active Super Bowl winning quarterback and MVP. Those guys fill out spots 2-8 in Real Quarterback Rating.

Conversely, the Redskins are on pace to surrender 457 points, which would be the most in franchise history, and 5,255 passing yards, which would be the most allowed by any team ever.

As a result, the Redskins are 3-4 and in last place in the NFC East, despite the most proficient quarterback in football.

See the whole story here.


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