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RG3 versus.......RG3?

Greetings, I hope all is well. I am not new here. I use to go by back_to_the_future a few years ago. Offense In my honest opinion, last year’s offense was a pretty good offense in between both 20 yard marks. For the most part, I felt comfortable knowing that we could at least make it to the redzone. The problem I saw with this team was the inability to score in the redzone. How many field goals did we kick? (sarcasm....no clue how to use this font) In the first half, Almo & comp. would do their thing.....until we get to the redzone. We witnessed a team that would kick a field goal and our special teams would lose the momentum badly by giving up huge yardage. We would struggle to score touchdowns in half of the games, then turn around and have shoot outs in the other half. This last team looked familiar. (Introducing RG3) In 2011, our Skins re-signed the original "beloved" RG3.....Rex Grossman. That season, (oh-my the memories of good rex/ bad rex) I literally sprouted my first grey hairs. smh. One half, I sat there and literally watched a good rex game, then behold, bad/ rex would march down the field and "gun-sling" a Turn Over. How many throws in double coverage did we see that, at least 2 a game? More importantly, I saw a scheme that schemed WR open. We had a fast Anthony Armstrong, a slow Terrance Austin, slow ass Jabar Gaffney (almost broke 1,000 yards), stallworth, an old stallworth, and rookies niles paul and aldrick). This receiving core is not better than what we had last season, yet they were schemed open. This brings me to the current RG3, who looked exactly like a gun slinger. The difference in this past season, compared to his rookie year, was that he was a balanced QB. I think that the play-calling had a lot to do with this. We were a RUN first team in both halves, during his 1st season. The offense did not require him to make plays as oppose to letting his play-makers make plays. (PG, Almo, Helu, Davis (at times)..and yes......Aldrick). This past season, I saw the play calling FORCING RG3 to make plays and in essence, forcing him to becomes a gun slinger. Playing from behind and giving up on the run, will do that to anyone. We would manage a long drive and all of a sudden, a turnover. More importantly, the scheme no longer schemed wrs open. I blame Kyle. The team became extremely predictable. We all knew that the skins stopped running in the 2nd half. We all knew PG and Reed were 1 and 2 reeds (no pun intended) for RG3. Helu would come in on 3rd downs and never have a screen pass. Why would we have a screen to niles paul? or paulsen? When Helu is faster and better hands? Anytime Aldrick came in, he would either reverse or go deep. Why? Certain conventional ideology was absent last year. I most definitely agree with the firing of the shanahans and the sp coach (another topic). When RG3 got benched, I saw aldrick go across the middle? He rarely did this with RG3. In his last 3 games, he had 146 yards as oppose to 219 his previous 13 games (wow). Ive watched plenty of bengals games and from what I saw, Andy Dalton is a fair QB. His stats are inflated, not because of his actual talent, but the fact that the scheme caters to balance. I honestly believe we had/have more play-makers than what the average fan believes. Imagine Helu or aldrick catching screens or a reed seem route. Quick passes or RG3's best formation.....the shotgun. Please forgive my typos.

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