NFC East: Scrambling safer for Vick, RG3?
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III claimed that when he scrambles late in games this season, he doesn’t intend to slide, which ignited nothing but worried thoughts for Redskins fans. Philadelphia fans can feel their pain, because Michael Vick has often played with the same mindset.
But with that, brings an interesting question. Are quarterbacks more prone to injuries while scrambling or spending too much time in the pocket?
Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com breaks down the most significant quarterback injuries in 2011 and how they happened. He highlights how Vick was hurt in the pocket last season, instead of running wild like years past (see story)
“A look at recent history, however, shows that such fears may be unfounded,” Tandler wrote. “The pocket could well be a more dangerous place for a quarterback to be than running downfield.”
Maybe Redskins and Eagles fans will breathe a sigh of relief when their run-happy quarterbacks take off downfield in 2012.