RGIII and fumbles

October 28, 2013

I wrote about this in Best and Worst, and then I explored it more fully on Twitter, and then I had a nightmare that a member of Robert Griffin III’s family confronted me to complain about me writing about his fumbling.

Thus inspired, let me begin my Monday by again writing about Robert Griffin III and fumbling.

There were two more fumbles on Sunday, one of which he lost. Whether due to luck or some other factor I haven’t considered, the Redskins have lost a tiny percentage of Griffin’s fumbles. Still, since entering the NFL, he has fumbled more than any other player, and it isn’t close. These are regular-season numbers. (He also fumbled once in the playoffs.)

1. Griffin – 21 (in 22 games)

2. Ryan Tannehill – 17 (in 23 games)

3t. Phillip Rivers – 15 (in 23 games)

3t. Michael Vick – 15 (in 16 games)

5t. Colin Kaepernick – 14 (in 21 games)

5t. Mark Sanchez – 14 (in 15 games)

5t. Russell Wilson – 14 (in 23 games)

The top 18 names on the list are quarterbacks. Obviously, every quarterback fumbles. And the Redskins have only lost six of Griffin’s fumbles, including in the playoffs. But Griffin being so far in front of everyone else strikes me as not great.

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
I know you had a tough Sunday, but at least you weren’t watching the game in a South Florida bar where one of the employees was wearing a Haynesworth Redskins jersey. Tucked in. (Via @dcmadness202)

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Either the SEC of the NFL, or this.

 

GORTAT IN DC
Marcin Gortat is in Washington, and is already eating at Jaleo.

NEWSPAPER FRONT OF THE DAY
The Denver Post’s Sports section. Ouch. Via @NBCdianna.

(Via @NBCdianna)

 

BLEEDING BACKSTROM
Nicklas Backstrom, bleeding from the mouth. Via Russian Machine.

 

FUNDRAISING HOGS
Mark May, Dexter Manley, Fred Dean and other Redskins stars of the ’80s are doing a fundraiser in D.C. Tuesday night for the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation. See more here and here.

WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
The Caps are in Vancouver at 10 on Comcast SportsNet. That’s too late. The World Series continues just after 8 on Fox. There’s a terrible NFL game at 8:25 on ESPN. All TV and radio listings are here.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things DC sports at the DC Sports Bog.
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