This thread has been around for a while. The thread is disappointing. Hail to the Redskins. Get well RG3 . We appreciate all you have done for our team, and look forward to a great future with the Skins.
We will all be praying for a speedy recovery & at least another decade of Redskins games...He'll be back faster and stronger! I tore my ACL and MCL in 2000 while playing flag football....I shaved off time on my 40....ran a 8.6 40after the injury.....
Keep screaming your incredibly sane opinions, TSO. People like myself enjoy reading them. :)
This constant "if we had won" alternate reality argument is ridiculous. What if Cousins had Coe in and won, would you be here bitching that Shanahan failed to show "loyalty in the heat of battle"? Truth is you just agree because he's the coach and agreeing is what you think support means. I don't. It was the wrong damn decision, it was easily preventable, and the consequences are too big to simply brush away in the name of being a good little fan.
I don't think Mike should be fired but I think coach and the team needs to lose the trust for RG3s self diagnosis. They need to embrace the responsibility they ignored on Sunday that they decide who plays and that those decisions are based on sober cold reality not overly dramatic jumbo jumbo like loyalty in the heat of battle.
In Cutler's situation, only he could know whether he could perform competently with a damaged knee. So, the coach's decision relied on him being truthful for the good of the team.
In Robert's situation, the responsibility was entirely Shanahan's. He knew the facts. He blew it. Robert wasn't thinking "team first." So, while that attitude isn't what you want, he can't be blamed for the call because It wasn't his call to make.
I think a lot of people were and are afraid for RG3. The firestorm after the game was because what people saw on TV and what happened was horrible. RG3 has, obviously, a great tolerance for pain. He is not afraid of pain. He wants to win, and is willing to give it his all for that. We are not disappointed in that. It is something most of us don't have, and don't even understand.
He always said, after the initial LCL injury, that he knew what a torn ACL felt like and this is not that type of injury. I believe that when he told Shanahanc that he was hurt, he was referring to the LCL, and that he was not injured, he was referring to the ACL patella graft. We all saw/believe that he reinjured the LCL in the first quarter. Shanahan saw it. He didn't believe it, I guess. I think RG3 felt he could continue with that, since he had been dealing with that same type of feeling for a month. The patella graft tear came on the last play. That is, I think, a fact. It can be confirmed by Dr. Andrews when he takes it out. Just ask him if it was one tear or two.
I am not disappointed in RG3. No one in my family is, either. We support him in total. This is a case where the coach, admittedly, did not understand the psyche of his player. That is the coach's job. But, I don't think it is in his make-up.
It is disappointing. We can assign blame. RG3. The coach. The other coaches. The doctors. The trainers. The referees. His teammates. His family. The owner. The fans. Our culture. If there is blame, there is no end to the blame. Get over it. IT is disappointing.
It's desperately sad that this is how the season ends, not reveling in what was but in turning back into the same snakepit we've been for years. I guess things really didn't change quite as much as we liked to think they did.
Not disappointed in him. Disappointed in his decision to try to play. It was obvious beginning with the Philadelphia game that he wasn'1 100%.
I see alot of comparisons to Cutler in here and some saying people would judge him as a coward or soft. IIRC, Cutler looked fine in the game. Then halftime came. There was a report that he hurt his knee. Cutler tried to play, but was very ineffective (much like Griffin was). He took himself out, but I'm sure the coaches had something to say about that also.
Cut to the Baltimore game. Griffin gets injured. Comes out, then comes back in. He's clearly VERY hurt. He tries, but collapses. He waved to the bench that he couldn't go on. He later said, he had to take himself out because he was no good to the team.
So what's the difference? Both players got hurt. Both players tried to make it a go. Both players took themselves out. I for one have never said that Cutler quit or "wussed out." A man has to know his limits. I just wish during the week that we played Cleveland that they would have done a full assessment of his knee and maybe shut him down for the year.
An NFC East title and wild card loss in hindsight was not worth losing him to future seasons. We weren't even supposed to make the playoffs in the first place. I would not have thought anything less of Griffin if he had taken himself out at halftime. To me, he gave it a go and it didn't work. No shame in that. Now, he's risked the first part of next season. That's what I'm disappointed in. Not the man, but the decision.
Now, the Redskins are saying that he was seriously injured on that sack right before the last play, not earlier and not on the last play. That does make sense. With Griffin's knee already hurting, and he was able to get up, it would have been difficult for him to fully assess the situation. So, I really do think we need to give him a pass.
All players play with injury. It is up to the coach to make decisions on who is in the game.
I appreciate RG3s last Twitter before the surgery this morning: "Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season."
Let's thank him and give him and the Redskins our support. We are fortunate to have had him as our leader this past year, and we should look forward to a great year next year, with him as our leader again. Hail to the Redskins!
Its not about the player its about the team. Boy fans stick to that so much they're more than happy to stab players in the back when they're mad we lost.
You would think the anger would just be at Shanny or Andrews for letting him play too long. Nope. RGIII gets blamed too for not being a "true" leader.
The snakepit comparison made earlier really does apply.