Will running QB's face a new reality in this coming season?
NFL defensive coordinators have had an off season to plan how to defend against running QB's and it is my guess that they will all have very short careers if they continue to carry a heavy load running the ball. RB's have seen their careers set at about 5 years because of the punishment their legs take and defensive coordinators are definitely going to attack QB's legs every time they carry the ball and try to put them out of the game.
Is Griffin just the first to pay the price or will it become a trend for all running QB's? If running QB's carry a heavy load, is it just a matter of time before they get blindsided and are carried off the field especially as teams plan how to attack them? It doesn't matter that 15 times a game, they avoid injury by sliding, it just takes one failed attempt and their career can end or at least their season. QB's aren't built like RB's who often have the thick thighs necessary for survival in the NFL, QB's have bodies that are built for passing a ball and I doubt they can survive a season running the ball after defensive coordinators have spent the off season planning on how to injury them if they do.
Should be an interesting season!!!
And proud of it!!!