Robert Griffin III is a true dual-threat quarterback, and he put skills on display last Sunday during Washington’s win over the Vikings. Griffin ran for a franchise-record 138 yards and two touchdowns, including an impressive 76-yard score. He also threw for 182 yards and a touchdown, but Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul warned Griffin on Wednesday that it’s the running he had better be careful with on Sunday in New York.
“Don’t bring it to my side,” Pierre-Paul said according to the NY Daily News. “Go the other way. Trust me, we chase quarterbacks all time. We turn and run to the ball, no matter what. He may get past us and zoom right past us, but trust me we’re right behind him. You’ve got to respect that too. It’s not all about the speed. We’ve got guys, all 11 guys that can run to the ball very quick.”
If Pierre-Paul thinks he can discourage RG3 from running with a simple verbal warning, he’s wrong. Griffin and the Redskins know what they’re up against. They know the Giants have speed on defense and have given even the greatest quarterbacks in the league fits time and time again. But stopping a quarterback like RG3 from making plays with his legs altogether is nearly impossible. New York will be lucky to simply contain him on the ground.
Like his teammate did earlier this year, Pierre-Paul is trying to intimidate the rookie. Many have done the same this season but few have succeeded. Jared Allen was careful about giving RG3 credit last weekend, and that was after he lit up the Vikings. If the Giants get the best of Griffin on Sunday, it won’t be because the rookie lacks confidence.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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