WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – On the heels of being ranked behind Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck by Ron Jaworski, former NFL safety Matt Bowen, who happens to work with Jaws, says there’s no young quarterback he’d rather coach than Robert Griffin III.
“I’d put Robert at the top,” Bowen told 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny Thursday, when asked to rank the four quarterbacks. “I would love to get into that gameplan meeting, knowing that I’ve got Robert Griffin III at quarterback. I really would, because there’s so many things you can do.”
“I want Robert Griffin because there’s so many things I can do with him because he’s so unique,” the former Redskin added.
What shouldn’t come as a surprise, was Bowen defining Griffin’s speed as the great equalizer that freezes defenses, allowing the Redskins so many dimensions to work with on offense.
“Robert’s got better straight line speed than anyone in the NFL,” Bowen said. “So when he turns the corner, if there’s no one there, that’s 25 yards guaranteed. So defensive backs are worried about that, and what happens if that situation comes up, they see that tight end release, and all of a sudden their eyes drift to the backfield. That’s all it takes in the NFL.”
Bowen went on to laud the Shanahan’s for their creativity in utilizing Griffin’s “unique” skill set in their playcalling.
“The whole thing with Mike and Kyle Shanahan’s offense, not including the read-option, is misdirection, is giving people false keys and taking advantage of it. And they do that very well,” Bowen said.
If hearing about things like how RGIII is nearly impossible to gameplan for is up your alley, I suggest you check out the highlights from the interview below.