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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    RGIII was nothing more than today’s pop music stars who cannot sing but are auto tuned to success. He is the Danica of the NFL.
    Players like Russell Wilson have the mechanics and have learned how to play the position. We haven’t seen that out of Robert. Either he is immune to coaching or refuses to learn.
    Once again, we see the gap from college to the pro league. Talent only goes so far, you have to work on your core technique and play within a system.

    I pray the Bills don’t see trading for him as a way to exit the EJ Manuel world.

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    Jeffrey Bochner

    he’s as tone deaf as ARod without the numbers

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    I would say Culpepper proved to be a very good QB but never the same after knee injury. As a Cowboy fan who has a highly criticized QB in Tony Romo, while he hasn’t delivered the championship, he is a helluva better option than most. And believe me, we had a long line of stiffs after Aikman.

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    Yep you called us morons after the preseason for questioning if ‘BOB’ should be started….

    The clown suit looks good on you

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    I think everyone is a little overwhelmed trying to process this, but suggesting that RG3 has quit on the talent portion of his career and is trying to milk endorsement deals is a leap too far. The QB’s you mention as comparisons are absurd, as none of them, save Culpepper and maybe Tebow, had any success in the league. And Tebow has a career 47% completion.

    Placing the blame on RG3, while he is partially at fault, is missing the forrest for the trees. The failure is borne of a completely corrupted and cancerous organization where failure is now deeply ingrained the culture. I have very little doubt that RG3 will be successful in the NFL, but not with the Redskins.

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    tick tock

    czabe don’t beat your self up you’re a radio guy with an opinion. it’s not like your the GM of the redskins that mortgaged your future on rg3 and gets paid millions of $ a year to not make this mistake.

    I had reservations that he would be an adequate nfl qb coming out of Baylor because I thought he would be injury prone ( bingo ) and was too short. (doesn’t seem to be the case)

    his down fall in the simple basics of being unable to read defenses that a sophomore high school qb could grasp is what is the most compelling and draw dropping element.

    how he got thru his rookie year without anyone raising an eye brow to his lack of football knowledge is beyond me.

    Happy thanks giving.

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    I get it. He was suppose to be your franchise QB, so you didn’t want him to fail.
    That being said, it somewhat bothered me that you couldn’t have been more objective of him on both of your shows.
    When he got injured his rookie year and Cousins went in, Andy said it appeared RG3 was insecure with having Cousins around, but you scoffed at the notion. You did come around after Whitlock wrote his article and said the same things Andy said on the air.
    Like I said, I get it that RG3 was your guy, but if all these issues were ongoing with Cam Newton instead of Griffin, in my opinion, you would have been more critical.

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      I am slow learner, I suppose. I shall make requisite apologies to Andrew and anyone else whom I doubted!

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    Tick Tock – many of us raised eyebrows at RG3 during (and even before) his rookie season, but we were shouted down and even called racist (just like on Obamacare, and again those of us who have actual knowledge turned out to be correct…!). Learning to read coverages is not terribly difficult, and a person with average intelligence should be able to pick up on it by their 3rd year in the NFL; sure, injury down-time will definately effect transferring knowledge into physical action, but even a rookie ought to know you don’t throw the ball to the middle of the field against a single deep look. A rookie knows that when you see 2 on 3 against a trips formation you throw the WR screen for an easy 5+ yards. He should know these things, even if sometimes he may have difficulty putting them into successful action. A lot of rookies see a single deep and throw a frozen rope to the sideline fade route – the correct choice but a bad throw that they will learn to throw correctly soon enough. A rookie might throw a bad lob that gets batted down on the constraint play, but at least he knows where the ball ought to be thrown. The point is, rookies make physical mistakes all the time, even when they are clearly thinking the right things and reading the defense correctly. RG3 is doing none of this since day one.

    I still think that the Redskins will package him up with like 5 1st round picks and trade him to the Raiders for the right to draft Marcus Mariota in this coming draft. ‘Skins are gonna ‘skin, bro.

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    Richard McComb

    RG III equals Vince Young…early career electrics

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    I guess I should amend my comment a bit. Knowing how savvy Washington is in the draft, I would not be surprised to see them trade up in the draft and take Jameis Winston who will go on to be a tremendous bust and clubhouse cancer. Meanwhile, Oakland uses all the picks to build a team that is ready to take control of the reigns in the AFC West after the Manning era in Denver ends.

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    I’m in Wisconsin, so I didn’t see all of his games, but RGIII looked impossibly good as a rookie. What I saw was the fastest guy on the field completing every pass with ease. He was hitting guys in stride with what appeared to be a laser. What happened?

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    BTW, I’m old enough to remember the horrible Packers QBs after Dickey and before Majkowski, so don’t tell me about bad QB’s.

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    Griffin joins the long line of running QBs unable to transition to the pro game. I believe his ‘track guy’ mentality is ultimately what has doomed him. Have you ever known a track guy that wasn’t arrogant? Still not sure if he realizes he needs to change. That no-pro-bowlers press conference was incredibly revealing.

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    Well, pass the clownsuit, please. I thought Marc Trestman and Jay Cutler would lead the Bears out of the wilderness this season.


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