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Chris Canty: Kirk Cousins would give Redskins better chance than Robert Griffin III

Robert-Griffin-RedskinsMike Shanahan has no intention of benching Robert Griffin III. With the Washington Redskins out of playoff contention, the last thing the team needs is to give RG3 less reps and potentially set the future of the team back even further. Having said that, there are plenty of people who feel that backup quarterback Kirk Cousins should be given an opportunity. Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty is one of those people.

During an appearance on NFL Network, Canty said he agrees with San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ assessment of RG3′s play this season.

“I have to agree with Ahmad Brooks,” Canty said, per Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog. “It’s clear that RG3 does not have the explosion that he had during his rookie campaign. You know what, much of his game is predicated on his agility, his elusiveness and his ability to be able to separate from defenders. He can’t do that and that knee is not 100 percent healthy. This is his second reconstruction on that same knee. I think it takes a little more time for that guy to develop and get healthy in order to put himself in good positions to be able to help his team win.”

Griffin has obviously been cleared to play. He is probably not 100%, but he has to play and continue to develop if he wants to eventually get there. Given the current state of the Redskins, I don’t think sitting him would be beneficial. Canty disagrees.

“I think they should sit him down,” he added. “It’s clear that he is not able to run the offense at the high level that he did during in his rookie year. I think Kirk Cousins gives them the best opportunity to win football games right now.”

The real concern for Washington is Griffin’s future as a scrambling quarterback. If he is going to have to wear a bulky knee brace for the rest of his career, he may never be the explosive player the Redskins drafted.

Chris Canty says Tony Romo’s play in the clutch makes Giants better than Cowboys

The Giants have been a better team than the Cowboys over the past several years. It’s that simple. New York has won two Super Bowls in the past four years. Dallas has only won one playoff game during that span. There are a number of reasons why the G-Men have had more success than the Cowboys in recent history, but Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty believes Tony Romo is the primary reason.

“Romo’s a tremendous quarterback, statistically he’s a top five quarterback, that’s undeniable,” Canty said Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsNation according to the Dallas Morning News. “At the end of the day, in the clutch situations, he hasn’t performed as well as you would like him to. I think ultimately, that’s been the difference between their franchise and the Giants ability to be successful.

“Obviously, when you put pressure on any quarterback you can cause mistakes. I think Romo has been prone to make mistakes in the clutch situations and his team has not been able to be successful because of it.”

Based on some of his recent comments, Brett Favre would probably disagree with Canty’s assessment and argue that the Cowboys failures have not been all Romo’s fault. While Romo has made some poor decisions in crucial situations, we’re talking about the span of several seasons and several meetings between the NFC East division rivals. Romo hasn’t done enough to help the Cowboys be successful, but they have made plenty of bonehead mistakes as a team and found ways to lose. Sometimes one team is just simply better than another.

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Jason Witten: Tony Romo is an elite QB

H/T Pro Football Talk
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Chris Canty predicts Giants win Super Bowl 28-17, deletes tweet

Of all the players on the Giants, who figured that defensive tackle Chris Canty would end up being the most boastful? The same guy whose message to Giants fans before the game was to get ready for a parade predicted his team would win the Super Bowl 28-17. Here’s the tweet he sent about five hours before gametime Sunday, in response to someone’s question:

Canty deleted the message, but the prediction was out their long enough to know his thoughts.

Thanks to Patriots Plus for sharing the tweet.

DT Chris Canty to Giants Fans: Get Ready for the Parade

If Tom Brady was making a guarantee when he talked about fans partying with the team next weekend, then Chris Canty has done the equivalent. The Giants defensive tackle was asked Wednesday if he had a message to the fans back home when he made his boast.

“Get ready for a great day on Super Bowl Sunday … and get ready for a parade on Tuesday,” he said.

Canty was asked if that could be considered bulletin board material for New England.

“I don’t care, doesn’t matter,” Canty said. “Obviously, Tom Brady made a statement at their pep rally. Obviously, both teams are here to try to win a football game.”

Yup, this definitely mirrored what Brady said, but since it was to a media member, it certainly was more direct. Between Canty and Antre Rolle, it seems like the Giants, despite not doing too much trash talking, are certainly confident in their ability. Even though Jason Pierre-Paul is 1-for-1 on his guarantees this postseason, someone should notify Canty that those don’t always turn out so well.