Sports Illustrated - Robert Griffin III, Redskins shock Saints behind rookie's dazzling debut
Knowing what we know now, it turns out it was the Washington Redskins who got the steal in March when they shipped a mere three first-round picks and change to St. Louis for the rights to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Indianapolis Star - Andrew Luck has mixed initial performance in loss to Chicago
Andrew Luck fancies himself a Bruce Springsteen fan, and with The Boss having played over the weekend at Wrigley Field, it's probably appropriate to quote some lyrics that fit with Luck's mixed rookie debut.
Akron Beacon Journal - Trent Richardson's debut included big blast on Kurt Coleman
Trent Richardson’s longest run in his pro debut ended with a bang. Unfortunately, it was one of the few highlights in an otherwise quiet day for the Browns’ rookie running back.
Pioneer Press - Matt Kalil delivers a different kind of block for Vikings
Matt Kalil's pass protection prowess made him a first-round, fourth overall pick but the 6-foot-7 rookie left tackle never stopped lobbying Vikings coaches for a chance to resume kick-blocking duties that made him a beast to block playing special teams at Southern California.
Charlotte Observer - Rookie LB Luke Kuechly: Panthers have to set the temp earlier
Linebacker Luke Kuechly played in his first NFL regular-season game Sunday, but he’s been around football long enough to know a slow start like the Panthers had against Tampa Bay leads to trouble.