I am a doctor (in my own mind)...I say rest the young man for much meaningful match up against the Dallas Cowboys
Last edited by dcsmooth; December-19th-2012 at 12:25 AM.
I firmly believe that RG3 could have played last game against the Browns..... Didnt you guys watch the highlights of him warming up?? He was looking like the RG3 I have been watching all year. Coach was just being overly cautious with him so he didnt injure it worse for these last games. Honestly there is no dought in my mind that he will be on the field on Sunday!!!
Last edited by skins2victory; December-19th-2012 at 12:27 AM.
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Griffin definitely could have played vs Cleveland, but the coaching staff saw an opportunity and seized it: they knew they had a vulnerable opponent and could showcase Cousins. The result? Cousins put up more yards than Griffin has all year, and, Matt Flynn-style, we'll be able to get a 2nd-round pick (at least) for him in the offseason. That can be a new starting safety, a new cornerback, whatever. Great, gutsy move by the coaching staff.
Last edited by GoldSkinner; December-19th-2012 at 08:26 AM.
I believe RG lll will demand to play and that he should play this week if he is healthy. Sitting him out for too long could make him rusty and hurt the momentum we've got once we put him back in (see Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers).
RG lll needs to play and the Eagles should not be taken lightly. Play him.
A Dallas fan is like a fake Christmas tree........
(you get to put them away come January)
He should play if
A. Chance of re-injury is minimal if any
B. If he isn't at 100 percent does he give of us the best chance to win.
That's it he doesn't have to be 100 percent if there isn't a chance of further damage. A lot of guys are playing banged up right now.
1) RG3 still takes more hits than your typical NFL QB. And not just hits, he tends to take a lot of pretty vicious hits. He has shown this year that we have need for a capable backup, both for spot duty and to fill in for an entire game or so. We have more reason to believe RG3 will miss a game or two per year than to believe he will be healthy for all 16.
2) Cousins value, if this past game was not a fluke (which I don't think it was), will only go up in these instances when he gets playing time.
There are many examples every year of how poor backup QB's are around the league. It would be foolish to give up a good one so early and rest all our hopes on RG3 staying healthy. We have a known (or at least semi-known) value in Cousins and that value is immense. Giving him up for a 2nd round pick that could be a hit or miss and placing our faith in a 33 year old Rex Grossman next year, or some other backup that's less talented than Cousins, is a poor choice, in my opinion.
Continue to develop him, let him get more film next preseason and fill in if RG3 needs it next year, and then perhaps trade him the following offseason for a 1st rounder. If we continue to follow this path next year and are indeed a contender for a division title and even a super bowl (talking about next year), having a capable backup that will stop the sink from completely sinking should RG3 have an injury is absolutely essential. I think it was proven against the Browns on Sunday that a capable backup QB may be just as valuable to us right now as a new 2nd round safety or corner, even if they did end up a starter.
Last edited by moondog; December-19th-2012 at 10:29 AM.
Good post Moondog. I agree with your assessment that we need to keep Cousins for one more year. Some of our fans are just ridiculous with wanting to trade everyone. We scream year after year, "WE HAVE NO DEPTH," but the moment a backup shows any sign of good play, we want to ship him out for "picks." We're not the Patriots or Packers. We have not built up enough long term depth to be able to just start sending guys to other teams. Plus, how many damn picks do we need? Despite giving away our 1st rounder, we have 8 picks in this draft. There are only so many positions for the draft picks to fill. While I like that we have been able to go into the past couple of drafts with a good amount of picks for once, I'd rather have quality over quantity any day. Shanahan and Allen have shown they get make quality picks.
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