RGIII Will Roll Toward Bucs’ WeaknessSeptember 27th, 2012
Outside of the world class speed and monster arm, Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin, III, is unique in another way.
RGIII is a right-handed QB who likes to roll out to the left and throws and runs on the move exceptionally, which is darn rare, Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan said yesterday.
Unfortunately, a QB moving left means RGIII will be running to where Adrian Clayborn should be, but the problem is the relentless Clayborn is done for the season.
Yesterday, the Bucs signed former Colts and Saints backup DE Jeff Charleston to help fill the void. Presumably, he and Daniel Te’O-Nesheim and George Johnson will fight for playing time.
Joe’s pulling for those guys, but it’ll be a shocker if they can replace Clayborn, a man his teammates have called the inspirational motor for the defensive line because of his relentless play.
Sheridan raved about the defensive line yesterday, though is words made Joe gulp at the thought of how hard it will be to replace Clayborn.
“When you watch them on film, they are really hard-charging, get after it players, and because they have talent they’re able to be productive as well,” Sheridan said of the Bucs’ defensive front. “You know, there are some guys that play really hard, they’re just not that talented. At the end of the game they don’t have much to show for it other than just a lot of great effort.”
Joe fears Clayborn’s replacements will fall into that latter category. Even Greg Schiano himself talked about his team’s suspect defensive line depth during training camp.
It’ll be interesting this week. Joe has no doubt Mike Shanahan and RGIII will go right after the new potential weakness in the Bucs defense.