Robert Griffin III has been highly productive this season, but there is a downside to changing the game.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has dazzled NFL defenses at times this season with his arm and his legs.  However, RGIII has taken two severe hits in the open field that led to a concussion against the Atlanta Falcons and a sprained LCL against the Baltimore Ravens.

On one hand, RGIII has been incredibly effective rushing the football.  Griffin has rushed for 748 yards (a single-season rookie QB record) and six touchdowns.  On the other hand, Griffin has missed time this season after suffering injures while rushing in the open field.

RGIII has been very productive.  He is changing the game by being a true run/pass threat.  It’s important to realize that there is a downside to changing the game though.  Griffin plays a risky style of football.  Some of the risks he takes lead to touchdowns and positive plays.  Others lead to injuries.  It’s important to understand that there are pros and cons to this style of football.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.