The most fearsome two letters and one number in the english language for NFL defenses. In what can only be characterized as a virtuoso performance for the ages, Robert Griffin III showed America what he can do in the national spotlight.
New Orleans was supposed to be the hornets nest. BountyGate. Hurricane Isaac. A football club that had been wronged. RG3 was going to feel the wrath of a nation.
But someone forgot to tell the superstar rookie QB.
Sunday was Griffin's coming out party in the heart of the Bayou. 19 for 26 for 320 yards, 2 TD's, 40 yards rushing and a QB rating of 139.9, second highest total of all time for rookie QB's.
The impressiveness of this day for RG3 can not be understated. With the amount of hype surrounding him, the circumstances seemed impossibly unachievable. That is the most impressive part. Being able to outperform lofty expectations is only for very special athletes.
The kid looked like the seasoned veteran out there. He out-duelled Drew Brees on his home turf where the Saints were 8-0 last season.
The Redskins offence looks like a well oiled machine. Rookie RB Alfred Morris rushed for 96 yards and 2 TD's while Pierre Garcon and the receiving corps looked to stretch the field and provide exciting targets for Griffin. The offensive line was an unheralded hero, if they play like that every game the Redskins and RG3 will be hard to stop.