Adam Rank | Tags: RG3, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Bo Jackson, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Dr. James Andrews, Indianapolis Colts, Philip Rivers, RG3, Robert Griffin III, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III ahead of schedule: When Robert Griffin III went down with a knee injury, we were told not to expect too much. Don’t look at Adrian Peterson and expect a superhuman recovery from RG3, they said. So us fantasy enthusiasts played it cool. We tempered expectations. And then Dr. James Andrews went out and said RG3 was ahead of schedule.
But was he superhuman?
Oh yes, Dr. Andrews dropped the “superhuman” bomb.
But there was no way he was compared to Adrian Peterson, right?
No. He was compared to A.D. and Bo Jackson. Here’s the passage from Around the League.
Andrews went on to compare Griffin to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and former two-sport star Bo Jackson as exceptional natural athletes and genetic freaks to whom conventional recovery timetables don’t apply.
Well, I guess this means we can start the wild speculation RG3 will be ready for Week 1! But I would try to temper your expectations. There is still a lot of rehabilitation left to go. And we really don’t know how the Redskins are going to want to play it, either.
Philip Rivers must embrace the past and look to the future: New San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy‘s first order of business is to fix Philip Rivers. *whew* The new coach wants the old Rivers to return, and he explained the process to our Ian Rapoport. Rivers is no longer a QB1 in most fantasy leagues. The interceptions are too high, and he never played with any consistency over the past two seasons. But he’s going to be a guy I put into the “elite backup” category. A guy who can have a nice season if given the chance, but I will let him find his way from the bench.
DHB in Indianapolis: The Indianapolis Colts will play host to Darrius Heyward-Bey on Monday night and Tuesday (via ATL). I like this as a football move for the Colts, because he could really stretch the defense. But even with the promising Andy Luck, I wouldn’t expect DHB to have a huge fantasy impact next season, even if the Colts are better off with him.
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