RGIII Will Roll Toward Bucs’ Weakness

September 27th, 2012

The loss of Adrian Clayborn could be exceptionally glaring Sunday

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.

14 Responses to “RGIII Will Roll Toward Bucs’ Weakness”

  1. Justin Says:

    Id expect the Bucs to bring pressure behind Teo-Nesheim in this game. For some reason, I am not overly concerned with Griffin. Concern lies with the offense.

  2. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    We will win this game. Now, notice…the last two games I did not say that. I am now.

  3. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    btw…I predicted a win and twp losses…resulting in no sell out this week (because I knew the fair weather fans would fail to support the team).

    But sellouts will come later this year.

  4. ctord Says:

    It just stinks that the Bucs have not been able to get all the top draft picks on the field at once. McCoy years one and two, Bowers in training camp this year plus early last season he was not ready, now Clayborn. I would love to see the rotation with all these guys healthy. Just bum luck right now with injuries.

  5. flmike Says:

    This game the LBs have to step up, LaVonte David will be RG3s worst nightmare.

  6. princespanky Says:


    I think David will be mostly shadow boxing with RG3 but I think Foster if he gets his hands on him will be his worst nightmare.

  7. SombreoBro Says:

    I agree totally about letting Josh be Josh and move around.
    The way they have him playing in the pocket reminds me of a QB we used to have named Brad Johnson. I know we won a Superbowl with him (technically) but that guy drove me nuts the way he couldn’t sense the rush around him and took a bunch of sacks.
    Don’t give up on Freeman, the kid is GOOD.

  8. raphael Says:

    the naked bootleg is the one play that worries me !

  9. BucNeckid Says:

    RG III = this year’s Cam Newton

  10. chris Says:

    I actually think RGIII sets up very well for us. A quarterback that wants to roll out and throw or run the option or all that sets up VERY well for us and our team speed in the front 7. David, Foster, Bennett, etc are well suited for this game.

    If RGIII was a stand in the pocket make the right calls and deliver the ball accurately type of qb like Brady or Mannings I would be more worried.

    The Skins have scored a lot of points against weak defenses this year. We are their first real test.

  11. Pete 422 Says:

    Any young QB who has a great start always has a “come down to Earth game.” This should be it for RGIII. It’s the same style Cam Newton plays & we ate Cam up. The Bucs should do the same with RGIII.

    The Offense I see having a good game, because the Redskins don’t have a great D.

  12. 76buc76 Says:

    I don’t believe RG3 is as big as listed look’s more like 205-210 not 225.Yet they pound him on qb draws and option’s.The reason the option isn’t used in the NFL is because your QB is will get his knee’s blown out.

  13. Peking Buc Says:

    We need a good pass rush this week. Daniel Manti Teo Sheim needs to have a GREAT game!!

    RGIII is a lot better than Cam. RGIII has a very strong arm and if given time will shread a defense. We need to win the time of possession and get some turnovers.

  14. Capt. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I have a feeling we will see Bennett at the RDE position in this game. The Skins are likely schemeing to take advantage of Te’O-Nesheim, only to find Bennett there when they start. Schiano and Sheridan will help protect Te’O-Nesheim.