Key QBs make debuts around NFL

A look at the preseason performances of quarterbacks suiting up in new places around the NFL:

Robert Griffin III, Redskins: The Heisman Trophy winner, who was drafted with the No. 2 overall pick by Washington, finished 4 of 6 for 70 yards in his NFL debut. He also lost a fumble. “He stepped up. Made some plays, some excellent throws,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “He was very calm, cool, collected. Excellent for his first game.”
Andrew Luck, Colts: The No. 1 pick in April’s draft finished 10-of-16 passing for 188 yards and two TDs. His first pass, a short one to Donald Brown, turned into a 63-yard TD.

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Tim Tebow, Jets: As expected, the former Florida QB had his best moments while scrambling in his New York debut. Tebow completed 4 of 8 passes for 27 yards with one interception and led the Jets to a field goal. He also ran three times for 34 yards, avoiding sacks each time. “I liked the poise he showed,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “Obviously, (he) made some big runs and that’s what we say he can do. If you want to come after him, you better get to him. In time, he’ll kill you running and that’s what he did.”

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins: Miami’s QB of the future is playing now after an injury to starter David Garrard, and he completed 14 of 21 passes for 167 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown for Miami’s only score. Tannehill, who was taken eighth overall in the 2012 draft, was 8 for 9 on his touchdown drive.

Peyton Manning, Broncos: The former Colts great made his first appearance since the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season. He played one possession on a cool, rainy night in the preseason opener against the Bears and completed 4 of 7 passes for 44 yards, including one interception near the end zone. “He was remarkable,” Denver coach John Fox said. “He came back, he’s worked very hard. He hasn’t played football in (almost) two years. I thought it was a good first drive in these conditions … but I thought it was a very good first outing.”

Matt Flynn, Seahawks: The long-time Packers backup finished 11 of 13 for 71 yards, but five of his completions were for 5 yards or less. Flynn also was sacked twice — once holding the ball too long — and threw an interception.

Kirk Cousins: Redskins: The ex-Michigan State standout completed nine of 22 passes for 74 yards and an interception.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks: The former Wisconsin star was 12 for 16 passing for 124 yards. He added 59 yards rushing and also threw an interception.

Brandon Weeden, Browns: The rookie started and went 3-for-9 for 62 yards and no points. He also lost a fumble and threw an interception.

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August 12th, 2012
8:17 pm


August 12th, 2012
8:18 pm


August 12th, 2012
8:19 pm

Buckle my shoe

Rise up 4 the Flacons & Obama

August 12th, 2012
9:08 pm

Why no votes 4 Vick?

What is is about this city? They turn there back on Vick and then refuuse 2 say N E thing nice about him after.

I still weare ny Vick jersey 2 all the Falcons games that I can go 2

God bless U Mr Vick.

Aurthor Blank

August 12th, 2012
9:25 pm

Rise up 4 the Flacons & Obama, you’re an idiot !!!

Mike Luck

August 12th, 2012
9:45 pm

Rise up 4 the Flacons & Obama,
Vick isn’t mentioned because this is about QBs playing for new teams — top rookies, high-profile free agents signing with new teams, etc. Vick is with the same team as last season so he isn’t included. Same reason QBs like Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees (or Matt Ryan) aren’t included. Thanks for your post.

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Southern Comfort

August 13th, 2012
4:36 am

Vick’s gone – get over it.


August 13th, 2012
4:45 am

@THWGT-Glad UGA helped you master those two number and a phase…..maybe for your Master’s you can make it all the way to 10


August 13th, 2012
6:08 am

@GT9395 – At least THWGT has mastered something. Looks like you need to continue to work on written english. Phrase would have been a good word to use but maybe you’re just going through a “phase”?

Rise up 4 the Flacons & Obama

August 13th, 2012
6:09 am

U haters need 2 go away


August 13th, 2012
9:51 am

And they call me a troll? You clowns are hilarious!

Everybody played well except Weeden and Flynn… Luck is as good as advertised!

2 Live Stews.. aight aight aight!

August 13th, 2012
10:13 am

Mike Vick best QB ever.. holla at me puppies and poodles! We all know “tha man” is holding him down. who cares about them dumb dawwgs ???and I’m gone! (kinda like the 2 live stews radio program).


August 13th, 2012
11:36 am

You can always judge a man by how he treats children and animals.

Vick came up short. Way short.

Quantavis-Marcellius Johnson III

August 13th, 2012
1:16 pm

you white folks all be racists.

WE GOT A BLACK PRESIDENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fried oyster in my pants

August 13th, 2012
2:22 pm

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August 14th, 2012
5:30 pm

Our Get Schooled blog host Maureen pretends teachers’ unions don’t exist in Georgia.

But watch the National Education Association’s millions in cash resources and paid personnel mobilize to influence a local Georgia ballot initiative! Education reform and parental choice will always be targets of union bosses out to protect union dues revenues.

And Maureen’s Get Schooled blog will apparently always be an only too willing platform for lies and distortions of the sort documented in the film WAITING FOR SUPERMAN.