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Comparing Robert Griffin III To Michael Vick

And there's a very valid reason to do that, not just because both are black quarterbacks with fast feet. Bomani Jones compares the price the Atlanta Falcons paid for Michael Vick to what the Washington Redskins are giving up for Robert Griffin III, then notes RG3 will be joining a system quite similar to the one Dan Reeves set up for Vick in Atlanta:

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There's a reason the Falcons brought in former Shanahan assistant Alex Gibbs to add leg whipping elements of that scheme during the Vick era. Had Vick been able to throw, the Falcons offense could have been revolutionary. Unlike Vick, who threw 342 passes in college, Griffin is ready to be a pro passer, and there's cap space to get him someone to throw to besides the ageless Santana Moss and better options than Vick's limited weaponry in Atlanta.

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