Skip to comments.Mike Shanahan Plays RG3 Roulette with Griffin's Knee...And Loses Big
Posted on 01/06/2013 7:39:18 PM PST by Perdogg
What the hell was Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan thinking on Sunday afternoon?
Coach Shanahan demonstrated how to play Russian Roulette with an organizations future by opting not to take quarterback Robert Griffin III out of the game when it was apparent as early as the end of the first quarter that his star QB reaggravated a significant knee injury sustained weeks ago
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I watched that live on TV. Man, that knee bent the wrong way BIGTIME!
I still remember seeing Theismann’s leg breaking on live TV. It looked incredibly painful.
Rest up and get well RG3. I want to see you playing well next season....
Even tho I was rooting against the Wash. Foreskins tonight...
yeah I bet this is the first time in history a football coach has done something like this. /s
10 yrs from now the NFL will be flag football
I’m going to miss the “Mack Truck” sound of RG3’s signals before the snap.
I hope he recovers fully and quickly.
I agree, it was pain full to watch, hope he recovers fully.
You don’t play for next season in the playoffs. No team does. Practically every player on the field has been beaten up during the season, so if you can walk and you are the starter, you play.
At least they didn’t put in Joe Webb.
Green Bay only had three starting quarterbacks since 1992. Guess how many started for the Redskins in that time period?
“Green Bay only had three starting quarterbacks since 1992.”
If you’re using Favre as an example of someone who played a long time because the team took care of him and would never have let him play hurt, you might want to pick another example. There is no doubt he would have been numbed up and playing.
Wait a minute... Favre, Rodgers,... Flynn? Did he start a game (or a couple of games)?
When you have a back-up the caliber of Cousins then you have options. As a captain, it’s got to be RGIII’s choice, but a good captain will listen to a good coaches advice.
Winning the game.
Favre is Favre. He isn’t human. His consecutive game streak will never been broken. Yep, Flynn started a couple of games when Rodgers got hurt.
Shanahan blew it.
I'm sorry. I'm trying to feel your pain. But...
The only way it could have been better is if it was Da Bears on the receiving end of that beating.
It was clear that he should have been removed after the half. He would have never gone further in the playoffs anyway. The Seahawks have an excellent defense that will destroy a lame quarterback.
I have to say, watching RGIII’s knee move in ways mine never has made me feel very uncomfortable.
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