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STAR WARZ: RANDALL CUNNINGHAM VS. ROBERT GRIFFIN III

STAR WARZ: RANDALL CUNNINGHAM VS. ROBERT GRIFFIN III
Randall Cunningham vs. Robert Griffin III Match-Up: Who is the better quarterback? Two NFC East game-changing quarterbacks! Randall Cunningham was considered ahead of his time and often overlooked amongst his peers, while Robert Griffin III is being considered the future of football for the way he could go the distance every time the football in his hands. One many don’t remember and one many may never forget, but today Kaboom! Magazine.com goes in-depth into both QB’s careers and try to find out the answer to arguably one of the toughest question of all-time…….Who’s Better? Tale of the Tape 052513-cunningham-slideshow-ap Randall Cunningham Pos: QB Height: 6’4” Weight: 215 College: UNLV Pro Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, & Baltimore Ravens Career Highlights: 2-Time All-American (Punter), Only QB to lead UNLV to a 10-Win season, 1985 2nd Rd. Pick, 4-Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection, 4-Time NFL All-Pro Selection, 1992 NFL “Comeback Player of the Year” Strengths: In the late 80’s early 90’s, Randall Cunningham was considered by many as the NFL “Ultimate Weapon.” Many feel that Cunningham should have been arrested in every NFL stadium he entered for walking around carrying a firearm in the form of his left arm. In 1988 Randall put his arm on display in a fog-filled game in Chicago as he threw for 407 yards. Many felt that Cunningham throwing arm came with a cannon attached to it as he could throw the football almost as far the eye could see. In 1990, Cunningham threw a 60 yard pass from his own end zone that resulted in a 95 yard touchdown play against Buffalo. Randall was as deadly with his feet as he was in his arm, being considered by many as the “Ultimate Scrambler.” He lead the Eagles in rushing from 1987-1990 the last season, Cunningham finished with 942 rushing yards, 3rd most ever for a quarterback. Cunningham showed us that he could adopt to any situation, being able to comeback from a torn ACL to lead Philly to a playoff victory in 1992 and come out of retirement and lead one of the greatest offenses of all-time in the 1998 Minnesota Vikings who scored a then-record 565 points in a single-season. Weakness: When Randall Cunningham was healthy, he was capable of powering an offense almost by himself. But hindered by injuries over his last 10 seasons holding him to seven games or less in seven of those years, Randall Cunningham is always being forgotten in the history books. Randall was able to throw the football further than anyone in the NFL, but his accuracy was a constant issue throughout his career; as he was constantly being benched for throwing interception after interception. Cunningham was not a very good teammate when things weren’t going his way. When the Eagles benched him for Rodney Peete, Cunningham immediately announced his retirement from the NFL. Then in 1997, when he was playing for the Vikings and got benched for Daunte Culpepper, Cunningham automatically asked to be traded or released from the team. robert-griffin-iii Robert Griffin III Pos: QB Height: 6’2” Weight: 217 College: Baylor Pro Team: Washington Redskins Career Highlights: 2011 All-American, 2011 Big-12 Selection, 2011 Heisman Trophy Winner, 2nd Overall Pick in 2011 NFL Draft, 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year, 2012 NFL Pro Bowl Selection, No. 15th on 2013 NFL Top 100 List. Strengths: Speed kills and it should be a law against RG III the way he murders defenders with his track star background. It’s no secret that Robert Griffin III is among the fastest players in all the NFL, as he brings tremendous speed and acceleration to the quarterback position. Unlike previous mobile quarterbacks, RG III is a throw first, run second-type of QB. In college, Griffin III completed over 70% of his passes during his junior year at Baylor and was in the top 5 as a rookie for the Redskins throwing for more than 64%. Griffin III set records for highest passer rating by a rookie quarterback (102.4) and highest touchdown to interception ratio (4:1). RG III is deadly with his legs, but he even more deadly with his arm. Weakness: RG III may have a great arm, fast feet, and is a proven winner, but where he excels in those categories…he lacks in durability. At 6’2” 215, RG III is not a very big guy, but he never runs out of bounds on running plays like he 6’3” 230. Since 2009, he has suffered a two torn ACL’s, concussion, LCL sprain, and torn LCL; three of those injuries coming in the 2012 season alone. The Redskins organization already expressed concerns over the way RG III plays the quarterback position. If he continues to play the way that he plays, he will only be thrilling fans for a very short time. Many label RG III as the NFL version of “Superman”, if that’s the case; kryptonite must not be very hard to find. robert-griffin-iii-redskins-are-one-win-away-making-playoffs_0 And the winner is……: Both have big arms, both have exceptional speed, and both had huge success in the NFL. It’s almost impossible to compare and contrast Randall Cunningham and Robert Griffin III, as both men play the quarterback position almost identical. Even both players’ weaknesses are almost exactly the same, as both men suffer from durability issues. Even though both men are almost exactly the same, there is one clear-cut winner in this competition and that is none other than Robert Griffin III. Both men have big arms, but Griffin has far better accuracy, both men are exceptionally fast, but RG III is faster, and even with both men having durability issues, RG III has bounced from season-ending injuries better and faster than anyone in league history. This analogy is similar to the movies “The Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” In “The Terminator” the actual Terminator was unstoppable, because it was something no one had ever experienced before, but still managed to be destroyed. In “T2”, the same Terminator came back to battle the new and improved T-1000 and even though the original beat the future in the movie, the real world knew that the future was better than the past. Do you Agree or Disagree with Kaboom! Magazine.com? Voice your opinion right now on this edition of “StarWarz” by leaving a comment at the bottom.