As I said above (and going to try to say in a different way to make it more clear), a lot of speed LBers struggle to get off of blocks because they lack the physical will and toughness... Griffin has that physical will and toughness but when blockers caught him he still struggled to get off blockers off of him.
Part of it probably has to do with his inexperience... as.often times he can simply outrun guys, so he's been able to avoid more blocks in college. But when caught by a blocker, yes he's struggled more to get off blockers than other LBers with his same physical will and same toughness.
He's a very good football player, no one is taking that away from him... but he (like all players) still has weaknesses or trouble areas. Getting off blocks is one of his... one of the main teachings to get blockers off, seems to be just both hands to grab and pull the blocker one way while using your feet to run the other way.
Simple put, he's a SS/LB tweener that has become extremely popular role in the NFL and he could out right become a star in the right scheme. But he is not perfect at everything.
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