Although the Cleveland Browns are winless in the preseason, there are some bright spots to look forward to. Specifically, the connection between Robert Griffin III and Terrelle Pryor. They are becoming an interesting duo to watch despite the small sample size.
Heck, they proved that in their first game against the Green Bay Packers. The very first play from scrimmage was a 49-yard bomb from Robert Griffin. Pryor displayed ability to take the top off of a defense and great hands as he dove for the ball and still completed the reception. The two connected again for an eight yard gain a couple plays later.
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Additionally, the chemistry between quarterback and receiver was on display again versus the Atlanta Falcons. Although it was incomplete, Griffin’s first pass attempt was intended for the former quarterback. The Browns orchestrated a five play drive that ended in a Pryor touchdown on just the second possession of the game.
Clearly, RGIII is targeting Pryor and it’s working. So far in the preseason, the dynamic duo has connected three times for 107 yards and a touchdown. This could be a sign of good things to come.
Griffin is progressing and looking like a quarterback. He completed half of his passes (4/8) for 67 yards and threw an interception in his first game. However, the former Baylor star turned it around in game two completing six out of eight pass attempts for 96 yards. Two of those passes were beautiful dimes for touchdowns, a 50 yarder for Pryor and a 29 yarder for Gary Barnidge.
Now, no one has a perfect season without hitting some bumps in the road, but Cleveland might have found a legit quarterback to put on the field.
Griffin possesses a great set of skills, but he must hone in on further developing those talents. He displayed amazing arm strength and touch against the Falcons. The quarterback hit Terrelle Pryor in stride for a 50 yarder touchdown. Later, he flashed his touch again when he dropped a dime to where only his tight end can catch it. Gary Barnidge reached out over his shoulders to snag the ball right before stumbling into the corner of the end zone.
The best aspect of these passes was the fact that they were made in the pocket. Now, it’s too soon to say that RG3 is “back,” but he looks great. He is progressing and making the correct reads on the field. Not to mention, he found a favorite deep threat receiver in Terrelle Pryor.
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