OPEN THREAD: Should RG3 get carries near the goal line?

OPEN THREAD: Should RG3 get carries near the goal line?
January 31, 2014, 6:00 am
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It did not require a seasoned football expert to see the drop-off between Robert Griffin III's rookie year and his second year at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The near-catastrophic knee injury he suffered between the two likely had much to do with RG3's decreased production.

But as the Redskins season limped to a finish, some critics began to question the offensive scheme, particularly the amount of designed runs for Griffin. Whether Griffin ran less, or less designed QB runs were called, the Redskins run game suffered.

What does that tweet mean? Anything? Does it matter that Griffin did not get the ball on running plays around the goal line? Those plays had success in 2012. Elsewhere around the league with mobile quarterbacks like Green Bay and San Francisco the draw seems a highly effective goalline weapon. In Carolina, quarterback Cam Newton often takes the ball in for his team going straight over the top.

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RG3 is not Newton; Griffin can not power his way in. But he can run. Should the Skins under Jay Gruden bring back RG3's goalline carries? Is Griffin too valuable to risk it? Let us know what you think in the comments.