The Dallas Cowboys will attempt to slow down Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys will be the next team to try to attempt to slow down Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III as the two teams clash on Thanksgiving.
“He is a special player,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said to the Dallas Morning News. “That’s why they traded half a team to get him. Obviously, he’s a tremendous athlete and they say he is a hell of a kid. I don’t like him, but I know he is very talented. This game looks like it’s in slow-motion for him already and hopefully we speed it up a whole lot this week.”
Ryan has cause to be concerned about Griffin as he has posted an NFL-best 130.2 passer rating against the blitz, completing 31-of-50 pass attempts for 442 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.
“It’s hard to blitz a guy when you got to keep your option responsibility,” Ryan said. “When you start going off on it like that, it’s a great thing to do when it’s pass and when they don’t block it. But you have to be smart."