There’s few football writers I respect and trust as much as Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. I’m sure most in the league agree with that statement, as well.
So when King says that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is going to lead his team to multiple Super Bowl titles, I can’t help but get a little bit giddy.
King broke out his crystal ball and made the projection this morning in his weekly “Monday Morning Quarterback” column.
Oh, and he also compares Griffin III to Irish musician and U2 front man Bono.
But back to Super Bowls.
King said it won’t be long until the Redskins have built around Griffin III enough to capture multiple titles:
“Watching this game, I kept thinking how glad I was that Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen paid whatever it is they paid to deal for Griffin,” King wrote. “And whatever it is, it’ll be worth it. He’s one of the great, special players to come into the league in the 29 seasons I’ve covered it. No play’s ever over. Though he’s running for his well-being on 10 or 12 plays a game, he still leads the NFL after seven games of his rookie year with a 70.4 percent completion rate. Once he gets the kind of protection Shanahan and Allen will build for him, he’ll be better, and the Redskins will be competing for championships. That’s right — plural.”
King also talked about the cringes and then “oohs” and “ahhs” reverberating from an NBC viewing room by Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy, Dan Patrick, Mike Florio and others as they watched Griffin III and the offense convert on a critical 4th and 10 play late in yesterday’s game vs. the New York Giants:
“I always judge the mark of an incredible play in an NFL game by the reaction it gets in the NBC viewing room on the fifth floor of our Rockefeller Center building in Manhattan,” King wrote. “And when Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III had a 4th-and-10 with 2:07 left at the Meadowlands, his team down 20-16 to the Giants, this is the sound I recall hearing from the likes of Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy, Dan Patrick, Mike Florio and a score of other football wackos in the room as Griffin took the snap, looked for a receiver, found them covered, then rolled left, Giants chasing him — “Getridofit! … Noooooo! …. Whoaa!!! … Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!”
Sounded louder than “Born To Run” at a Springsteen concert. Somehow, some way, as the law was closing in, Griffin, stumbling forward, threw a low 19-yard strike to tight end Logan Paulsen.”
King was so impressed by Griffin III that he ended his column with a haiku about the Redskins rookie:
Love football? Me too.
Learned one thing in Week 7:
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