You know I'm just busting your balls dude. I'm not arguing that Griffin appears to be the real deal right now but I'm going to hold off judgment on on how great he can be for now. I know a lot of people in the area are already planning on the HOF induction during the bye week in November but I'm going to need to see a few seasons of production before I consider jumping on that bandwagon. Right now, for all the hype about Griffin, it's clear that he has not been able to grasp the offense as quikcly as they would've liked. That's the only thing that explains why some of the most important elements of Shanahan's system have been MIA for the first three games. It's almost a bit embarrassing to see the offense they have been running lately. Tim Tebow could run the crap they have been trotting out there (). I jest but you get the point. Once Griffin gets more comfortable with the system and they can open up the playbook we will see if he is what people believe he is or will become. Halfsmokes brought up a very valid point though. How would this team look if they had opted for Dalton instead of Kerrigan and been able to hang on to the cadre of picks they surrendered for the rights to Griffin? Would they be better off in the long run or not? It may be moot but it makes for an interesting debate/discussion. I like Griffin's poise. I like his toughness and mental makeup. I can see he has all the tools. But how long before the light goes on? Don't get me wrong. I'm not being impatient. But I do want to see progress week after week. And running the triple option (albeit successfully) is not going to get it done at this level.
Garcon being a wussy doesn't help
I do like seeing that Griffin is starting to look Davis' way which can only open the offense up. The thing is, we're scoring points at a much higher rate than we have in how long? Yet the defense is giving them up at a horrible rate which falls heavily on our crapy safeties and our assorted injuries. Considering as you said, the crap we are trotting out as far as play calling goes, Griffin does an excellent job executing it. I also question whether it's really Griffin not knowing the offense as much as it's a case of having to score crap piles of points and not having Garcon on the field. We've ran the ball well, but how much better would we be looking if the defense was playing as it did last year? The ball control offense would have been great with that defense.
I really want to see Hankerson step up and be the weapon he looks at times like he can be. Also, I'm curious as to why they aren't getting the ball in Moss' hands. The offensive results have been pretty solid though considering how much pressure he's facing with our line being sub par.
I know you're busting my balls dude. You know I'm a realist and I have no thoughts whatsoever that we were playoff bound. I was looking for 8-8 at best. Week 1 made me hopeful but reality has set in quite quickly. I do see signs of progress, which make me hopeful.