Griffin becomes fair game when he leaves the pocket. (Evan Vucci/AP)
A super fast fleet of defenders would be another ingredient I would use to limit RGIII.
The best way to slow down a mobile quarterback is to defend against him with men who can chase him down. Quickness is also necessary to shut down running and passing lanes. The sooner they close, the lesser chance a guy like Griffin has to take advantage of them.
Last week in New Orleans, the Saints showed how speed kills when you send it full throttle at a bewildered signal-caller.
I don't want to compare RGIII to Philadelphia's Michael Vick, but I'm sure Griffin took notes after Michael kissed the turf seven times in the Superdome.
According to RotoWorld, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski reviewed Eagles' game film and counted 134 knockdowns of Vick this season. That averages out to an astronomical 16.75 per game. It also serves as a red flag for Griffin, who's still learning to speed through his progressions.
As RotoWorld points out, "there's a correlation between sacks and how long a quarterback -- especially a mobile QB -- takes to throw the ball."
According to Pro Football Focus, Vick hesitates far too much, with an average release time of 3.12 seconds per attempt. That's second only to Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's 3.14 seconds.
Griffin's 3.01 is fourth worst in the NFL. Therefore, it's imperative that he works on the problem or he'll end up on his back more times than not.