article in BRBN on why he left him in its a Wa Po article
RIP Bubba, you are missed (gone three years March 16th)
Did anyone slamming people, and rather insultingly to their shame, over the justifiable criticism of a boneheaded coaching decision happen to listen to Shanahans post game presser? A presser he all but stopped short in admitting he should of pulled Robert as it was plain to see he wasn't the same player.
I presume y'all are gona' slam the Coach for as good as slamming the Coach now right?
The Pick RGIII throw... it looked like there was something wrong with RGIII's throwing mechanics. I said then he should have been pulled. It's not his mobility, his ability to hit receivers was seriously degraded. Cousins came in and started to move the team. But you know what? It doesn't matter, we overachieved this season, let's not feel too bad for ourselves.
It would be one thing if it was a series or two. By the 4th quarter he had played a full half of bad football was hobbling, his throws were spraying all over the place, he looked like he couldn't protect himself.
At that point (at the latest), a coach has to realize he has given him the chance he asked for and it's time to protect him and to try to win a playoff game.
I too was wondering why he was left in, however, the fans saying that Shannahan should be fired are absolutely clueless. This is the playoffs and we are coming off a 7 game winning streak. Ridiculous.
Griffin should want to stay in. Just like Brunell years before he should want to stay in until he literally can't stand up.
The head coach needs to know when to say 'It's ok kid. Take a seat and we'll win this game for you.'
Griffin should have been pulled at least by the end of the third quarter. By the time Cousins finally did get in there, ten points down with five minutes to go, the Seattle defense could pin their ears back and go after him. With a run game and play-action Cousins could have at the very least pushed the ball down the field. Griffin couldn't complete anything. He couldn't run. By the end he simply fell over and didn't even move. It should never come to that.
Shanahan made a very bad call and it probably cost us this game. Hopefully it doesn't also cost us the development of our best player. It was a very bad call.
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Possible solution to our problem that someone might hire Kyle Shanahan as head coach, and take him away from us: Fire Mike, Promote Kyle.
Yeah, I remember that too. He didn't plant that braced leg at all. He basically front-legged that pass. It took the crucial 5-8 yards off the ball. I've already voiced that I don't blame Shanny for leaving him in but I can't argue that he was good enough to go. Weird spot between my head and my heart, I suppose.
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