Uh oh! The Rams might be in more trouble than we thought in this Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. After last weeks defeat of New Orleans, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III had a very impressive, history-making, performance. On Wednesday, he was named Offensive Player of the Week for the NFC. 320 yards, two touchdowns, and a 139.9 passer rating made the decision an easy one. He will certainly be a focus of Jeff Fisher's [and staff's] game plan, if the Rams intend on upsetting the Redskins, and muffling the adoration of the media.
But there's some breaking news that I'm obligated, and frightened, to share with you. Actually, John Madden said it best…
You know, the thing that he did that was so amazing was he reminded me — and I don’t mean to throw names around — but he reminded me of a Tim Tebow that can pass.
Now, please, try and stay calm. I know that some of you were extremely concerned at the prospect of the Rams defense having to stop RG3. Now, we have to contain Tim Tebow with an accurate cannon for an arm… ya know, because Madden said so.
Is hope lost? I'd like to think not, but things just got crazy. With only a few more days to prepare for the game, this news has probably got Fisher and Snead panicking to adjust the game plan. RG3 is only a rookie, and thus far, a very good one. But Tebow…well Tebow is a playoff winning QB. His efforts single-handedly parted defenses, allowing for big time plays that lead the Broncos into the second round of the 2011 playoffs.
The Rams defense showed promise in week one against Detroit. A bit of continuity, a well thought out game plan, and playing each down to it's end is probably all that can save the Rams from watching the Skins QB Griffining in the end zone on Sunday.
With these latest developments, has your opinion on the outcome of this weekend's game changed any? Is John Madden as influential as I think he is?