RG3 Doesn’t Believe In JG4

Written by Kyle Porter

Photo Attribution: @eknielsen

I know Robert Griffin is probably a little upset that the second half of his Heisman campaign was derailed Texas A&M-style, and honestly, I was going to let it slide, but then he went and rolled on Justin Gilbert.

Sorry Robbie…

JG4 > RG3

Here’s what Jason Kersey wrote about what  the third best QB in the Big 12 had to say about the move Gilbert pulled on his near 109-yard INT return,

Griffin said Gilbert deployed a common trick called “slingshotting” where cornerbacks grab a receiver and slyly pull them forward.

Yeah because K.J. Morton wasn’t borderline humping Justin Blackmon on deep routes all day or anything.

He just did it sly enough that the ref didn’t see it or the ref saw it and thought it was funny, I don’t know, Griffin said.

Clever, I bet Art Briles doesn’t find it funny that you couldn’t find the endzone against OSU’s 111th ranked defense until your 12th career quarter of play against them.

He goes on:

When we bring the play in, I’m thinking, ‘Here we go.’ I see (receiver Terrance Williams), I see his numbers, he’s wide open. The ball’s thrown, all I see is No. 4 (Gilbert). That doesn’t happen naturally.

You’re right, it doesn’t. Because this is not a man who does natural things.

It was good to see Gilbert (albeit inadvertantly) fire back a little, telling James Poling of the O’Colly:

He was hanging his head and pretending like he was hurt, we had to keep feeding on the anger that he had in him and try to take him out of his game early.

And they did, in every imaginable way. They thwarted the world-class efforts of everybody’s favorite “great player on an average team” and simultaneously grind his Heisman hopes into an oblivion of dust.

Also as a side note, in the video it looks like Gilbert holds onto Williams’ jersey for between .00000034 and .00000036 seconds. It’s hard to tell though.

Quotes courtesy of the Oklahoman and the O’Colly

  • @natethiry

    Gilbert is pretty sly and funny. I totes bet he did it. That sly funny dog!!

  • pokefan928

    Sour grapes by RG3. It happens so quickly, but look at seconds 10-12 in the clip. The receiver takes a deep angle to the back of the endzone. Gilbert, showing superb corner skills and speed that makes RG3 even more green with envy, takes a shallow, more direct route and cuts off the pass before it could get to the receiver. The pass, RG3, the receiver and Baylor never had a chance.

    It’s only a matter of time before JG4 houses a pick. I hope you have life insurance Kyle.

    • DCPokeFan

      Thank you so much for addressing those sour grapes comments – because it was more than just whining, it was flat out accusing Gilbert (and by extension, the whole team) of cheating – because otherwise how in the world could Baylor possibly lose? Like the other times… Very much Not Impressed with Griffen. Very much Impressed with Gilbert.

  • Reed

    I can’t believe Griffin would say ANYTHING about the refs that were acting like his personal assistants all day. I have never seen more coddling and babying than RG3 got from those refs, and he still wants to whine about them? Unbelievable.

    • Cari

      My generation would say “would you like some cheese with that whine”?


    Only thing I was impressed with was the RGIII rendition of the “Colt Mcoy flop” to draw roughing the passer calls.

    • Mark

      “Slingshotting?” Never would have pegged RG3 for a NASCAR fan. Here’s why that “slingshot” move Gilbert pulled was so impressive:

      1) He must not have pulled very hard because I didn’t see the receiver fall backwards or have any break in his stride.

      2) Gilbert must have an incredibly long arm to have pulled on the receiver a yard away from him.

      3) Gilbert’s arm must also be invisible for the refs to not have seen him do that, given how Pro-RG3 they were the rest of the game.

      Jeez, what a whiner.

  • Keith

    That ‘slingshot’ was nothing but speed, something I thought Griffin was familiar with, but I guess he does not recognize the world class kind.

  • Thirdeyemystic

    He has a point. If you looks closely you can see that the refs were not looking until right after Gilbert makes his cut inside, which at that point was all good, but he definitely had to pull to get the inside position bc he got beat off the line. Surprising that not to many people are calling it like it is…

    • You said it. Gilbert definitely got himself a solid piece of the jersey, but got away with it b/c of the officials positions and focus. It wasn’t like he tackled the guy, but it slowed the receiver enough to give Gilbert and his speed the half step he needed to cut off the pass…

      …and not even close to what Blackmon has to put up with EVERY play.

      The receiver didn’t cut off sharp enough when he had Gilbert beat on the cut, and obviously wasn’t physical enough to ditch a great CB, who goes up against the best receiver in college football every day.


    • @arin5000

      RGIII=baby, =(

  • Chance

    When we bring the play in, I’m thinking, ‘Here we go.’ I see (receiver Terrance Williams), I see his numbers, he’s wide open. The ball’s thrown, all I see is No. 4 (Gilbert).

    I’m sure Rex Grossman says something similar all the time.

    • DCPokeFan

      Good one, Chance — as a DC area resident, I can identify with that…