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Robert Griffin III Holds High Opinion of Michael Vick

RG3 Digs Mike Vick!

The two have similar playing styles, and two very different pasts — but rookie senstation and newest member of the Washington Redskins, quarterback Robert Griffin III, has an incredibly high opinion of Michael Vick.

During an interview with NFL Network, RG3 sung high praises for Vick, and especially his return to the NFL.

“He’s a real guy, he made a mistake, he owned up to it, came back out, made the best of his situation, and he got his second chance and made the most of it. I think a lot of guys can really relate to that, maybe not going to prison and things of that nature, but just the fact that he’s real, he made a mistake and he’s working hard now, which he wishes he would have done from the beginning.”

For those who watched any Baylor football, RG3’s respectful comments are no surprise. The kid is all class and for someone who is going to be playing Vick twice a year — he’s off to a good start. The two are going to be featured on multiple marquee match-ups in the upcoming seasons, and with Griffin III taking the high road, it will be interesting to see how Vick responds.

As Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com noted, Vick seems to have an immense amount of respect from his peers, despite his past. It is some sort of paradox, as most fans around the NFL outside of Philadelphia hate him, but his fellow players adore him. RG3 may still be playing the role of the rookie who is star-struck, but his comments hold more water than most would think.

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  1. tval

    July 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

    i disagree as far as the two having similar playing styles…rg3 is a pocket passer with straight line track speed albeit world class who has proven very little vs awful competition…vick is one of the biggest freaks ever to put the nfl emblem on..period….he has an arm like elway with legs like barry sanders..and hes shown the ability to punish defenses consistently & easily with either attribute…rg3 i see struggling n the nfl…ur not throwing fade routes all day…way smaller windows and far more hectic pockets to deliver from…the big 12 has problems producing quality qbs…much like the pac 10..or 12…outside o rodgers…which i called during his college years!! i also called sanchez leinart & the rest of the trojans…i liked carson a little…and he was decent..until the knee injury killed his confidence

  2. tval

    July 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

    and i throw barkley in that overrated west coast sissy qb club…he will never be a quality starter n nfl!! far superior talent is padding his stats…when he plays notre dame of all teams he looks avg…much like leinart & sanchez…no excuse that theyre still given this pass…fyi…i called ponder as first rounder…not mcshay or kiper….14th pick!

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