NFL Notes: RGIII, Fred Jackson, Justin Blackmon, & Giants


Hall of Fame GM Bill Polian mentioned during an interview with Mike & Mike Wednesday that if he were still running an NFL team, he would have his scouts looking “awfully hard” at Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.

However, Polian said that Griffin was “in no way shape or form” a fit for the West Coast offense.

According to Polian, RGIII‘s time at Baylor did not help his transition to the NFL, “never having had a playbook, never having had to go through a progression, never having to play in the pocket and go through a third or fourth progression.

There was a huge learning curve and that was exacerbated tremendously by the injury,” Polian said, via John Keim of “Mike Shanahan smartly adjusted his offense to that which RG III could handle in his rookie year. None of that has happened since and therefore he doesn’t fit. I would say this: If I were running a club, I’d have my scouts looking awfully hard at what he might be able to do for my club.

Polian added that Griffin’s talent is still enough for someone to take a chance on him.

“He does still have that unique skill set that’s tempered greatly by the injury history,” Polian said. “The injury one has to bother you a great deal, but the bottom line is he’s still a supremely talented athlete.”

Fred Jackson

Former Bills RB Fred Jackson mentioned following his release that GM Doug Whaley was the only person in the organization who wasn’t honest with him.

There’s only one person in that organization that I haven’t gotten honesty from, and that was [Whaley],” Jackson told the Buffalo News, via Mike Rodak of

It was a tough pill to swallow, especially because I felt like I can still contribute,” Jackson added. “They gave me a shot. I’ll always be happy about that, but … they closed the door on me playing there, too.”

Justin Blackmon

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, it’s unlikely that suspended Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will ever suit for the Toronto Argonauts, even after they acquired his CFL negotiating rights.

A source tells Marvez that while no final decision has been made, the Jaguars would “most likely not” let Blackmon out of his NFL contract to pursue a job in the CFL.

Blackmon would still need to be reinstatement by the NFL for this to even be a possibility.


  • Adam Caplan reports that the Giants are planning to re-sign K Chris Boswell to handle kicking duties for Thursday’s game preseason finale.

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