Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) prepares to pass in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Chargers Contain Robert Griffin III?


The San Diego Chargers defense always seems to have the issue at stopping quarterbacks that can get out of the pocket and run. Terrelle Pryor beat us. Michael Vick gave us trouble. Jake Locker ran around and made the defense look like a joke. Now we have to face Robert Griffin III. Will the Chargers defense be able to stop RGIII, even though he doesn’t have the same mobility as he would before his knee surgery?

Against the Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor won the game, but we started to figure things out later in the game. We were finally able to slow down their offense in that half, but we lost the game with our sloppy play on offense. We will have to take some of the lessons learned from that game and bring that knowledge over to stop RGIII.

Griffin will hold onto the football forever looking for his receivers to get open. There will be plenty of opportunities for the defense to get to him, but they will have to bring him down when they get there. The secondary will have to play disciplined and they will have to stick with their receivers for a while. When Griffin finally does escape, it will be up to Manti Te’o, Andrew Gachkar and Reggie Walker to make the play on him .

I have a feeling that Griffin will be feeling a few hits after this game. He was beat up after the Broncos game. He took a ton of hits. The Chargers have been prepping for this game for the last couple of weeks and they should have a good idea of what to do to Griffin. Other teams this year have been able to contain RGIII, so we should have looked over all that tape to find out the solution to this issue.

We will make the stops needed this time.

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  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Dang it Ernie!!! I just finished the last paragraph of the same article… oh well.. hahahaha! On to another topic… I gotz more ideas.

    • tubbs45

      Just paste it in the comments!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Didn’t he hurt his knee or his ankle or something in the last game vs Denver? Don’t think he’ll have the speed anywhere near the other quarterbacks who ran all over us earlier this season. As for his throwing, pressure up the middle would be a huge factor. He doesn’t step into his throws when he feels a monster nose tackle coming up Main Street. Either Thomas steps up or we send a bunch of blitzes through the A gaps.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      it was some sort of leg injury, they might be alittle less optimistic about letting him run a bunch. When he does take off we need to hit him and hit him hard, try to simulate what the Bronco’s did to slow him down, his receiver’s don’t help him out much which makes him hold the ball forever, he’s not good t throwing it away either.

    • tubbs45

      Left knee injury, not the one he had surgery on.

  • tubbs45

    He must have some bruised ribs cause he got absolutely pounded by Denver… We need to feed him a steady diet of grass…

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Knighton is so freakin huge and put all his weight on RB3 lol, I’d love to see anyone above 275lbs do the same thing over and over.

      • tubbs45

        That was like a tackle/lunge/launch, body slam. I really didnt think he was getting up after that one…

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          ya lets dial up like 10 of those lol

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  • Jon Marine

    Of course they can stop RG3

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  • as

    They contained RG3 alright but not the RBs and TEs.. yeah gotta remember that next time we play a mobile QB, onwards Chargers! BOLT UP