"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
The Redskins future could be harmed severely depending on the recovery of RG3. If it costs him next season, it will really be magnified. We traded a couple of number ones and have not much salary cap or draft picks to boost our team next season. In addition we have to restructure or cut some key players.
I don't think it's a comparison.
Gron was healthy before the play and he reinjured and was smart and didn't come back in. No one is talking about the tackle for San Fran. RG3 was an idiot and he should be blamed
Gronk tried to play, got re-hurt, and then was taken out.
In the playoff game Lichtensteiger tried to play hurt, aggravagted the injury and came out.
That type of thing isn't uncommon.
RGIII tried to play hurt, aggravated the injury, AND then kept playing.
This thread is not titled "Why did Shanahan START RGIII?"
Last edited by PeterMP; January-13th-2013 at 10:19 PM.
All of this doesn't fall on Shanahan. Griffin III is responsible as well. Griffin III insisted to Shanahan that he wanted to continue to play. Shanahan's only failing was not overruling Griffin III. You have to question Shanahan's decision to allow Griffin III to keep playing from an offensive standpoint of how the offense wasn't generating much production at all with Griffin III still in the game. That's reason enough to sit Griffin III down and put Kirk Cousins in the game.
Last edited by Redskins4ever; January-14th-2013 at 04:46 AM.
You could second guess Belicheck for playing Gronk. But there's two main differences in their situations. First, which has been mentioned - franchise QB does not equal tight end, no matter how good that tight end might be (and he's damn good, obviously). But secondly, and more importantly, a broken forearm is nowhere near as dangerous a long term injury than anything involving the knee.
I should also be pointed out that Gronk's injury is a break in a different location on the same arm. Apparently, it broke at the end of the plate in his arm (which just sounds unpleasant).
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