RGIII on Pace to Rush More Than Vick, Tebow and Newton

Posted: September 20, 2012 in Redskins
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Originally posted on CBS DC:

ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Robert Griffin III is running the football a lot.

Two games into his inaugural NFL season, the rookie quarterback is on pace to register 160 rushing attempts. If that number seems high, it should.

Michael Vick has never carried the ball more than 123 times in a season and Cam Newton tallied just 126 rushes as a rookie a year ago.

“I think it’ll die down over the course of the year,” Griffin said about the number of rushes he’s on pace for. “From game to game it will be different. Sometimes I’ll carry the ball 10 times, sometimes I’ll carry the ball two times.”

So far Griffin has carried the ball nine and 11 times in two games. In those contests he’s been driven to the ground by contact on 26 occasions.

“There’s always ways to avoid hits,” Griffin said Wednesday. “Some of the hits…

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