When asked about the quarterback he and his defense face next, Robert Griffin III, Rolle admits he has not seen too much tape of the rookie and former Heisman Trophy winner out of Baylor, but he is impressed.
"I've just seen highlights and this, that and the other," Rolle said on his weekly spot on WFAN this afternoon. "But, of course, they're different. They're two totally different quarterbacks and I think that their game as far as their offensive approach is extremely different. RGIII, as you know, he can run the ball. I think he runs the ball a lot more than Michael Vick. I mean, he's a fast guy. He has a very, very strong arm and I think he's an all-around quarterback and he's going to get better with time."RGIII leads the NFL with a completion percentage better than 70 percent. He owns the third-best passer rating (100.5). He has tossed five touchdowns and just two interceptions, and ran for six scores.
To call Griffin a better QB than Vick at the beginning of the season would likely result in one of those distorted emoticon sort-of faces. But Griffin, the rook, has been much better than Vick this year, as the Philadelphia Eagles' QB can't seem to get a grip -- or keep one -- on the ball.
Rumor has it that both Vick and Andy Reid are on the hot seat this year. Earlier today, defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was fired and replaced with former Miami Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles.
So, is Griffin better than Vick. History suggests no. The last weeks suggests yes. The futures of these two prolific playmakers are certainly pointing in different directions at this point.