Skip to comments.Robert Griffin III's lies, Mike Shanahan's poor management doom Redskins in playoffs
Posted on 01/07/2013 10:18:47 AM PST by Perdogg
Robert Griffin III couldn't run, at least not in any way resembling his usual sprints through the line and into open turf. Robert Griffin III couldn't throw, at least not the deep darts that move the chains and keep defenses honest.
Robert Griffin III couldn't lead the Washington Redskins' offense, not after his knee buckled in the first quarter of this NFC wild-card game against Seattle. A couple plays later Washington took a two-touchdown lead but the deal was done. It would gain just 41 yards over the next two and a half futile quarters with Griffin as quarterback, all but assuring Seattle's 24-14 victory.
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...
It is more of the Redskins trying to stop an NFL team that cannot be stopped, other then stopped by the Patriots and it depends how next week’s playoffs go.
as heard on Rush.
as heard on Rush.
Well I think whoever wins the Seahawks - Falcons game is going to the Super Bowl..
Nonsense. The Skins should have won the game, and we would have had we had a QB for the 2nd-4th quarter. Cousins could have won this game if he’d been given a chance. This loss is totally on Shanny.
Dan Wetzel is just another leftist radical who never played football and cannot comprehend why an injured player wouldn’t insist on being benched, filing workmen’s comp claim and getting on the disability gravy train.
Uh, perhaps, refuses to believe he can’t go on.
Therefore claims he can.
It’s a mind thing.
It’s someone known for doing incredible, almost impossible athletic feats. Can’t view himself any other way in this playoff game with everything on the line...
Suffering from Superman syndrome.
Alas, he’s human, not Superman, after all...
Shanahan blew it. I told RedMDer that on the FReepathon thread, that RG3 wasn’t himself after the 14-0 lead. Shanahan should have gone to Cousins right then and there.
Shanahan and everyone RG3 fan had better pray that RG3’s knee will not require surgery or if it does, that he can and will be able to heal completely.
Only a fool screws with the franchise quarterback’s health.
As if Cousins would have had any success moving the ball against the nfl’s best defense.
In my best british accent - “Not bloody likely”
Read the article - he's a lot harder on Shanahan, and I think he makes a very good case. (Yes, I played football.)
oh brother... what a stupid article... maybe RGIII really believed everything he was saying... put this one on the coach...
No, if you read it, he’s just saying that RGIII did what would be expected of a 22-year-old raised on the NFL mythology of injured players grinding out epic victories and would’ve played even if one of his legs had been sawed off cleanly at the knee. The blame squarely lies on the 60-year-old coach who should’ve known better, and taken him out whether the QB wanted to go out or not.
Yeah, because this is the first time a coach and QB didn’t disclose an injury for a playoff game.....
I did read the article and take issue with Wetzel calling RGIII a liar.
Did RG III play defense? If so, that must be how the D let Seattle score so many points.
Bottom line - the ‘skins lost as a team. No excuses.
Skins fans and talk radio, etc., are spending WAAAAAAAY too much time debating RG3 and Shannahan. RG3 does not block. RG3 does not tackle. He does not drop passes which hit him in the hands. He does not take handoffs. He does not rush the quarterback. He does not defend receivers. He does not open holes in the line for his running back.
The skins lost because their 22 guys beat our 22 guys. Over three quarters.
He’s right, RGIII should have been pulled sooner. But color me skeptical whether Washington wins the game. Seattle is on a roll.
As a rabid Seahawk’s fan, I totally agree with you. Shanahan better pray to God that young man makes a full recovery. Dan Snyder should be looking for a new coach.
Nobody I know in the Pugetopolis area wanted to see Mr. Griffin III used up like Coach Shanahan used his main guy. The picture of Mr. Griffin III placing his arm around the coaches shoulder reminded me of an abused wife coming to the defense of her batterer husband. Not right, even the Redskin’s team doctor has Shanahan’s number.
I don’t know if he will recover. One of the concerns about RG3 was his knee, and that he was injury-prone. He has never fully recovered from his 2009 season with Baylor, imho.
Do not agree with Wetzel on this article....but do not understand all the ‘Wetzel is a liberal’ comments.
Wetzel’s ‘Death to the BCS’ really exposes the fraud the college bowl system is. And his book on Jerry Tarkanian is a good read for those who think the NCAA is corrupt....as well as his book on Don Haskins
RGIII was obviously more injured than believed. However, you can bet on it that the same people whining about RG3/Skins were the same ones whining about Jay Cutler pulling himself out of the Bears playoff game 2 years ago
I did read the article and take issue with Wetzel calling RGIII a liar.
Yes, there he went too far - but RGIII didn't belong on the field.
I so admire RG3 and your young quarterback Russell Wilson. I can’t imagine Pete Carroll leaving Wilson in, under similar circumstances, given his dedication at the University coaching level. It just wouldn’t occur to Carroll.
Shanahan is totally at fault.
No wonder it is called “arm-chair quarterbacking.”
Tell me, If Shanahan has pulled RGIII immediately after the 1st quarter, and the Skins went on to lose, what would Skins fans have said????
I’ll tell you - they would have FREAKED OUT. Why did Shanny pull RGIII????!!!!
It is the coach's job to evaluate whether his quarterback is fooling himself or not.
Shanahan abdicated his responsibilities.
It was clear by halftime that Griffin was not able to pull it off, and that his best bet was Cousins.
However, Shanahan preferred to almost certainly lose with Griffin rather than probably lose with Cousins, because he was afraid that the loss would be pinned on him for pulling his star quarterback.
That was good politics, until Griffin got even more injured.
Like the Skins didn’t mow through your imagined best defense on their first 2 drives? the only drives that the shins played with a functioning QB? Get a grip!!
Yeah, that awful, terrible, nasty , no-good Griffin...imagine trying to play through pain to help your team. What a despicable example for our youth!! What kind of example does this set for all those kids who have their minds set on being quitters when the going gets tough? (smirk)
And oh, btw, as a Skins fan I have to tip my hat to the Seahawks rookie QB. I was totally impressed with My Wilson! He was outstanding. (of course he IS a Virginian!) ;-)
I think that was sort of the hook. He was talking about RGIII lying even too himself, not willing to admit to himself that he was too injured to play. In baseball, pitchers never voluntarily leave the mound. It’s up to the manager to make the call and pull them off. I would think the same thing basically holds with an NFL QB.
Right, the fact that it was even suggested RGIII might be a Republican during this Parker fiasco probably “did him in” with the msm. Add RG to the OPEN SEASON list!
It was painfully obvious RG3 couldn’t run.
That’s half his game!
The statistics proved that and were there for all to see.
Shanahan failed the fans and his franchise quarterback.
My second Senior Drill Instructor (the first was canned when the Series SgtMaj caught us playing “Bats”, i.e. hanging by our toes from the top rung of our racks [bunks]) at Parris Island, GySgt Truell, once told us that IF we HAD to run somewhere, if our lives or someone else’s life depended on it, then we should never stop running. We might have to slow to a mamasan shuffle, but we should never stop running.
Except for two reasons:
1) Your heart stops beating.
2) Someone blows your legs off.
Gunny Truell would approve of RGIII.
And yes, the coach is paid to make the tough decision to pull an injured player out of the game.
Well, if RGIII can’t return to football, he has a degree and work on a masters, plus he’s brain smart.
Almost a year ago, during the NFC title game, Jay Cutler was roundly criticized for not sacrificing his body, and sitting out part of the game with a sprained knee.
I’m not going to criticize RGIII for giving all he’s got.
Shanahan maybe...but not RGIII. It can’t be ‘wimpy’ to taked yourself out, and also be ‘liar’ to stay in.
Seahawks: Points per game allowed all season: 15
Points given up to Washington in the first quarter: 14
So, yeah. That is all that Washington was going to get for the game. No matter who was at quarterback.
The left, and especially leftist reporters sure hate Griffin. I wonder why that is?
Yeah, Dan Wetzel is a leftwing libtard a-hole. I hate this douche more than that racist Jason Whitlock.
BTW, both RG3 and Shanahan are to blame but i don’t care anyway: I;m a Seahawk fan.
Coaches are paid to make tough decisions. Blame old Mikey cause he is a gutless wonder and really dumb to boot
Kirk cousins, with a 14 pt lead, has a whole lot more options to manage the game than kirk cousins, stepping in down by 10. I agree, cousins should have played from 2nd quarter on...
Both young men are genuine men. We’re very proud of Mr. Wilson. As a Seahawk fan since their inception and former season ticket holder back in the early days, I don’t think the Seahawk’s have ever had a quarterback who has as much talent and a natural leader as Mr. Wilson.
I see the same with Mr. Griffin III. He’s a fine young man with a very promising future regardless of his injury. The wife and I were appalled by the antics of beady eyed Mike Shanahan yesterday. I certainly hope Shanahan makes amends.
I don't care about either team. I watched the game because it was the only game on at the time. I felt Shanahan should have been looking for a reason to not bench RGIII early in the game but am not going to second guess him for failing to send in Kirk Cousins earlier in the game.
RG3 is no Doug Williams,,, this year
Because he is articulate, has no known criminal record nor inclination to develop one, has a serious work ethic and doesn't act like a street punk (whether real or imagined).
In short, they view him as the house nig*er and therefore a Tom.
- he couldn't cut upfield; and
- he couldn't drop back and plant to throw; and
- he couldn't run without a limp
the coaches in the box should have been telling the head coach to pull him in the first quarter, regardless of what RG was telling the trainers and staff
He was barely able to move and Cousins would have had 3 quarters to pick apart Seattle...which would have kept the defense fresh and dominating the way they did through the first quarter
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