RGIII is late with his throws, and he can't turn the corner and take off like he did in 2012, when he dazzled because of his arm, his savvy and his legs. An important component of his game has been compromised: RGIII can't run. And I think it is fair to ask aloud if this is affecting his head.
Think about the Green Bay Packers' defense, a unit that has struggled to contain the mobile likes of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Green Bay couldn't bottle up Kaepernick on the ground in the playoffs last season or stop him through the air in Week 1 -- and yet RGIII, who once threw and ran like Kaepernick, rushed for just 1 yard against Green Bay and failed to produce a single point before the third quarter on Sunday.
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Unlike a lot of teams, the 'Skins do have a viable alternative. Outside of garbage time, RGIII has yet to perform at even 75% of last year's standard. Why not give Cousins a shot?