Again I ask you why is comparing Griffin to Vick an insult? They both exploded into the league with the same style of play, lightning fast and they could throw as well. I didn't compare the character of the two people, just how they came into the league and their style of play. I didn't say Vick was the "measuring stick" for qb's who could "take off" but if the shoe fits.
12 has earned respect from me but I don't matter. He is in the same bout as Griffin and Wilson with regards to respect. No i'm not using the last game, but i'm using the couple games I have been able to see of Griffin to make my assessment and my assessment hasn't changed a bit from what I originally said.
When you offer me criticism that you can "think of" means that you aren't hearing any which would totally contradict what you stated in your previous post about him being criticized alot.
You just proved my point for me(also what I said in my previous post) his threat of a running game scared the heck out of Dallas which allowed Morris to run up and down the field on them. Again making a qb's job easier with a good rb.
You and I both know that it was a dig @ 12 while trying to "compliment" Griffin. Regardless of that the only negative things I have ever said about the guy is that he doesn't know when to slide and i'm sick of hearing about him(not his fault just the media in general) dude has got game i have never disputed that but he has opened his mouth a couple of time when he probably shouldn't have.
Let me put it to you this way. Lets say your a mechanic and you have been one for 10 years. Then the newest mechanic in the shop gets the same exact problem with a vehicle as you do but he gets his done quicker and the boss praises him, then he comes over to you, pats you on the back and tells you "your still a good mechanic"
Vick has faced criticisms of not only his character but his inability to be a conventional QB. He is known to run after the first read and has been injured more oft than not because of carelessness, as well as turning over the ball a lot too. I would rather compare Griffin to Rodgers or Elway than Vick. Griffin has played, I repeat, well enough to not get the right kind of criticism. (Strange wording, I know). I offered you the only real criticism that I could come up with off the top of my head and after a little research I could find no more. Does that speak more to how well and mistake-free Griffin is playing? Or do you think that there is some sort of media conspiracy to crown him the Super Bowl champion? (Not a shot at you or your way of thinking, I'm merely using the logic that some other Griffin "dislikers" use) If 12 has earned respect from you than Griffin sure as heck should have too.
Believe what you want but again, my interception comment was not intended as a slight to 12 at all. I save those for my Texan arguments. When the only fault you have against a guy is about him not sliding that should be a testament to how well he has been playing, and again, earning respect from his peers all around the league, not just from players who have retired.
As far as his mouth...I guess the guy rubs some people the wrong way. Not surprising since he carries himself with confidence and talks the same way. I see nothing cocky about the guy but people perceive different things sometimes.
Griffin was not telling Romo " Hey, you lost to me but you're still a good quarterback" he was saying, " They're going to come after you, but ignore it, you are still good at what you do, no matter what they say." Huge difference. No matter what Griffin had said, a lot of people would try and put a negative spin on it. As poster RGIII said, once people have made up their minds to not like someone, they will do whatever they can to keep that dislike going, some even going so far as to almost purposefully misinterpret what said dislikee is saying. If anything his comment shows that he and Romo have respect for each other, and that's what the NFL is all about.