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What are the chances of RG3 having a bounce back season?


What are the chances of RG3 having a bounce back season?

What does history tell us about the chances of Robert Griffin III having a bounce back season in 2015?

Griffin, of course, had a terrific rookie season in 2012, struggled in his second season, and was even worse in 2014. The pattern of a young quarterback having a good year followed by two seasons of decline is unusual but not unprecedented. The guys at took a look.

For their metric the used ANY/A. It’s average net yards per attempt, which factors in interceptions, touchdown passes, and sacks into the simple yards/attempt stat (if you want the details look here). They then compare that to the league average in a given year in order to control for passing stats in different eras (this particular study goes back to 1970) to get the RANY/A.

In 2012 Griffin’s RANY/A was 1.53, so he was a yard and half better than the average quarterback in the league that year every time he dropped back to throw. Yes, that’s good. In 2013 he slipped to -0.30 and last year he was at sub-mediocre -0.97.

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Since 1970, 19 quarterbacks in their twenties had two straight years of declining RANY/A. Six of them lost their jobs so they did not get the opportunity to try to bounce back after sliding for two years. Three, Griffin, Colin Kaepernick, and Cam Newton, had their declines the last two seasons so they will try to turn things around this season. That leaves 10 who got a chance to bounce back.

Half of the 10, Daunte Culpepper, Dave Krieg, Neil O’Donnell, Jon Kitna, and Mark Malone, reversed the slide and added a yard or more to their RANY/A stats. The others either improved by less than one yard or stayed roughly the same (see the table in the post for details).

Looking at the data, you can find some things that would make you think that Griffin can join the group that showed significant improvement and some factors that make one skeptical. In the latter category is how steep Griffin’s decline has been. He lost about 2.5 yards between his peak year and the third year. Of the five quarterbacks who turned things around, only Culpepper had declined that much.

But he also has a better starting point than all but one of the five who showed significant improvement. Only Culpepper bettered Griffin’s 1.53 RANY/A in his first year. If you believe that the fact that someone has done something before means that he can do it again, this looks good for Griffin.

This is interesting stuff but it should be noted that it’s a small sample size and, most importantly, that the quality of the teams surrounding these quarterbacks varied greatly. We’ll have to see how it works out with Griffin. 

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Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

It did not take long for Dwayne Haskins to win approval from the media and the Redskins coaching staff in a short amount of time at OTAs. 

That excitement from the Redskins OTAs has reverberated across the country and made him the feature of NBC Sports' Chris Simms QB School series. There, the current NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback made big comparisons to the No. 15 overall pick Haskins to Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. 

Simms was enthralled with the skillset that Haskins possesses and his potential. Citing his arm talent and the small mechanics of the 22-year-old, Simms thinks he has all the tools to be a top-tier NFL QB.

"He reminds me a lot of a big Ben Roethlisberger with his style of football play. [Haskins] arm is special, there's no doubt about that," Simms said. 

Comparing a rookie QB to a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback that has made six All-Pro teams is not too shabby. Roethlisberger has thrown for over 54,000 yards in his career with 363 touchdowns across his NFL career. They both wear No. 7, both played their college ball in Ohio, and both are known for their ability to hurl a football down the field. 

Some of the strong qualities of Haskins that Simms highlighted were his tight and quick arm motion, his controlled body rotation, and the accuracy down the field. At the same time, he pointed out that Haskins has a tendency to drop his elbow on passes, forcing his passes to sail high. 

"[Haskins] has Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent and I know he's already wowed some people down there in Washington in his first few practices." 


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Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Before you blink Redskins training camp will be here, which means preseason football is not far off and the 2019 NFL regular season will come with it.

On Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2019 training camp schedule, set to begin July 25. Training camp will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va. for the seventh straight year. 

This year is set to be the most intriguing training camp since Robert Griffin III was drafted by the team in 2012. Playing in his first NFL training camp first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins will be the center of attention with the team's quarterback position still up in the air. There will be competition from trade acquisition Case Keenum and Redskins mainstay Colt McCoy. 

More to watch:

-Derrius Guice will be in the backfield practicing with Adrian Peterson for the first time.
-The return of the Alabama Wall in Darron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
-Which wide receiver(s) will step up into holes in the offense.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 Redskins training camp.

When is the Redskins 2019 training camp?

The Redskins 2019 training camp begins on Thursday, July 25 at 9:45 a.m. ET and runs to the team's final practice on Saturday, August 11. 

What time does the Redskins training camp start?

Most days of the Redskins training camp schedule starts with a practice at 9:45 a.m. ET with a late afternoon walkthrough at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Where is the Redskins training camp located?

The Redskins 2019 training camp is located at the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.

How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?

The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page

Redskins training camp schedule

Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes

Thurs. 7/25 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fri. 7/26 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sat. 7/27 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sun. 7/28 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 7/30 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Wed. 7/31 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Thurs. 8/1 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fan Appreciation Day:
Sat. 8/3 — TBA — 1:00 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/4 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Mon. 8/5 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 8/6 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA


Sat. 8/10 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/11 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — No Walkthrough— TBA