They don’t have a relationship, yet they remain linked — because of their style of play; because of their inconsistencies.
When the Washington Redskins play the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, the quarterbacks, who say they don’t know one another, will command attention. The question is: Which quarterbacks will we see? The dynamic elements of Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick? Or the passing-game struggles of both?
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he’s determined to work to overcome his inconsistent play in 2013.
Not that everyone would call either quarterback a struggling on. And both have some good reasons: Griffin missed the offseason because of knee surgery, setting his development back; Kaepernick lost his best receiver, Michael Crabtree, to injury.
“We don’t feel Colin Kaepernick is struggling. I think he’s playing very good football. And watching RGIII on tape, I feel the same way about him,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. “They’ve been a very productive offense. They put points on the board. They move the football and score points against everybody that they play. I guess I don’t agree with the premise of the question.”
Both, however, remain works in progress if nothing else. Both remain capable of games that produce one highlight after another. Both remain capable of head-scratching days as well. Last week, for example, Griffin completed 17 of 35 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and a bad decision that resulted in a game-ending interception.