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Rolle: RGIII takes too many brutal hits

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07:19 AM ET 12.03 | The Giants had no great trouble getting to Robert Griffin III on Sunday night, sacking him five times in a 24-17 win. [The five sacks brought] RGIII's sack total to 33 so far this season. That's already three more times than he was sacked as a rookie, and it seems like he's been hit twice as much as he was last year. Can RGIII continue to take such a beating and last in the NFL? Giants safety Antrel Rolle, speaking Monday night in his weekly segment on SNY's Daily News Live, said he's not so sure. "You know, to be honest with you, I think that guy takes too many brutal hits," Rolle said. "He does take a lot of hits. That's something RGIII has to look forward to in his career and he has to probably make some different decisions. But I can't worry about him getting hit."

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December 3, 2013  07:31 AM ET

"You know, to be honest with you, I think that guy takes too many brutal hits," Rolle said. None of which are delivered by him.

December 3, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Actually he probably took more hits last year running the ball.

December 3, 2013  07:49 AM ET

He's got to take better care of his Body!!!

December 3, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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He's got to take better care of his Body!!!

Gonna be hard to do with that sieve of an Offensive line.

December 3, 2013  08:20 AM ET

All those hits can definitely change your whole perspective about the position... Exhibit A -- David Carr. Former first rounder who probably now needs counseling for PTSD.

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December 3, 2013  08:29 AM ET

That's pretty subjective based on what team you support.

December 3, 2013  08:38 AM ET

More proof that RGIII's knee wasn't ready for the season and still isn't. Shut him down for the season and let him heal.

December 3, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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More proof that RGIII's knee wasn't ready for the season and still isn't. Shut him down for the season and let him heal.

Those running QB's don't last long in the NFL.

December 3, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Watched Sunday night and thought RGIII didn't look anywhere near as fast or as agile as he did last year. He would have avoided some of those sacks a year ago.

December 3, 2013  09:15 AM ET

I was at the Redskins and Giant game Sunday and I kept watching the WR's run the wrong routes, not put out and it look to me as if they were quitting on RGIII. I then asked someone in the know and they concurred with my assessment by saying they believe that is what is happening also. Could RGIII stay in Washington be a short one?

December 3, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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I was at the Redskins and Giant game Sunday and I kept watching the WR's run the wrong routes, not put out and it look to me as if they were quitting on RGIII. I then asked someone in the know and they concurred with my assessment by saying they believe that is what is happening also. Could RGIII stay in Washington be a short one?

Don't blame the receivers for RGIII's problems. He had guys open all night but chose to run instead.

December 3, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I was at the Redskins and Giant game Sunday and I kept watching the WR's run the wrong routes, not put out and it look to me as if they were quitting on RGIII. I then asked someone in the know and they concurred with my assessment by saying they believe that is what is happening also. Could RGIII stay in Washington be a short one?

I suspect that it's Shanahan they're quitting on.

Right now, the Skins have the 3rd worst record in the NFL. The Rams are going to appreciate that pick.

December 3, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Don't blame the receivers for RGIII's problems. He had guys open all night but chose to run instead.

RG III needs healing and training and no matter what happens with Shanahan - and it looks like he's gone - Skins should invest in a QB coach-guru for III. His QB-thinking needs re-training. Maybe it'll work, maybe not, but that's all that's left to do after he gets healthy.

December 3, 2013  09:30 AM ET

He needs to learn to get rid of the ball quickly.

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December 3, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Watched Sunday night and thought RGIII didn't look anywhere near as fast or as agile as he did last year. He would have avoided some of those sacks a year ago.

That's been the theme all season.

December 3, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Gonna be hard to do with that sieve of an Offensive line.

Franchise QB with the smallest offensive line in the NFL. You know it's bad when opposing defensive linemen help the guy off the ground as his Olinemen stand and look.

 
December 3, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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More proof that RGIII's knee wasn't ready for the season and still isn't. Shut him down for the season and let him heal.

Alex Smith actually takes off faster than RGIII this season.

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