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I'm glad to hear that we will play it safe and leave it to the doctors. I never liked deferring to the player because it pressures him to play in order to not look soft.
If we have to try to win a game with our backup, that's the breaks!
"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
So the real question here is: What is the risk of further injury if you play with a grade 1 LCL sprain? If the answer is none, then RG3 plays. IF the answer is that there is significant risk, then we will see Cousins.
Seems like a smart decision to me to let the doctors decide.
The press asked a Redskins executive about the salary cap penalty and the executive responded, "Ask John Mara." So the press asked Mara and he said, “What they did was in violation of the spirit of the salary cap. "
Oh I see now, even though there was no actual salary cap in 2010 according to the CBA, the "spirit" of the salary cap still existed. Thanks for clearing that up Mara.
If he plays the first OL or RB or TE that misses a block and allows him to get hit will be flung instantly into the Trung Candidate, Taylor Jacobs, and Matt Stevens clan of shame.
Expect a lot of holding calls.
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I am hoping for Cousins tomorrow and it will be interesting to see if 3 QB's will be active or not
Pretty sure Andrews is the official Redskins team doctor. He's not there as a fan.
Pretty much will be an on the spot assessment and looking at him moving on Sunday morning.
If nothing is torn in his knee I wonder what exactly is a doctor going to base his decision off of. Is getting an MRI at 11am in Cleveland? Is it swelling that they are measuring?
Last edited by Destino; December-15th-2012 at 06:27 PM.
I sure hope the doctor knows about the NFL playoff scenarios
I for one don't like the doctor having sole discretion of the decision. I think the player's pain threshold is not easily measurable. I feel like a coach can see if a player is playing up to speed. The doctor is needed to advise about the likelihood, or ramification of re-injury. primarily.
If Mike is as deceptive as many seem, the doctor deciding is also a lie.
Last edited by RandyHolt; December-15th-2012 at 06:33 PM.
I'm not sure why everyone is thinking he is going to reinjure it if he plays. LCL prevents medial torque on the leg, and he CAN wear a brace to prevent that from occurring. It will just mean he likely loses a step or two running and whatever pain inhibits the knee.
But we know he is deadly accurate and our run game is good anyway. He doesn't need the extra step, and it's unlikely that they'll call those plays anyway. Keeping a brace on which limits the torquing motions while playing would 99+% prevent any further damage from occurring to the LCL.
My guess is that it will likely be a matter of pain tolerance for him to play if they opt for him to wear a brace.... AKA will the pain prevent him from doing his drop backs, handoffs, and otherwise running the offense efficiently and/or if the doc clears him does the team think that he wouldn't be as good enough compared to Cousins play.
Last edited by braindx; December-15th-2012 at 08:20 PM.
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