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This is not a slide telling you Washington should bench Robert Griffin III, because it's not something with which I agree.
That's not to say Griffin has looked sharp so far. He hasn't.
Put aside his stats, because in two weeks of garbage time he's compiled some decent numbers. If you're rating him for fantasy football purposes, he's been great.
That's not how we judge quarterbacks, though.
We can start with the three interceptions and one fumble, but the real story is in his footwork, which is not quite right. He has been throwing off his back foot and not driving the ball consistently.
Ron Jaworski of ESPN broke down some of Griffin's issues on NFL Matchup, and Sporting News wrote up his review, in which "Jaws" says:
He had a very serious injury. He is protecting that right leg. I get it, I understand it. But you’ve got to be able to make these throws. And I’m sure in three or four weeks, he will be making these throws. But right now, his mechanics, in throwing the football, those deep throws down the field where mechanics are critical, he is struggling.
Ultimately, unlike former coach Tony Dungy and others, I don't think you bench Griffin right now. It won't help him. He needs snaps, and I actually think skipping the preseason hurt Griffin more than it helped him.
He'll get on track in the next few weeks. Right now, he's a bit of a mess.