I'm truly disturbed by this thread.
The suggestion that he should have sat himself is ridiculous. If Robert can stand he will try to play. This is 110% on the coaching staff. He probably shouldn't have been out there after he tweaked his knee in the first quarter.
But the fact is, he went into the exam room, with Dr. Andrews and came back onto the field. Someone in that chain of command must have said something to the effect "He isn't in any higher risk of an injury than before."
With that being the base assumption, it's hard to say that anyone in this situation wouldn't have let him back out there.
I love this team, and have since I can remember. The loss is as heartbreaking as any in our history. But making rash assumptions about the situation with the privilege of hindsight is terrible.
Last edited by mentallyinept; January-6th-2013 at 07:31 PM.
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I work construction with my dad's company. We're the largest restoration company in SoVA. I've been working there since I was barely 15. Some kids get handed everything, and easy job, half as much work with twice the pay when they work for their dads, or so I hear. Me, on the other hand? It's twice the work, half the pay. I started shoveling ****, breaking concrete driveways with not jackhammers but sledgehammers, etc. I worked my way to where I am now. It's a full time job just living up to what my dad expects me to be...twice what everyone else is...and a leader that can take over for him one day. I come to work sick on days I should not. I work injured, and sometimes hurt myself worse in the process...sometimes causing me to end up missing more work than I would have. My wife gets mad because I'll say I'm going to go to work, but I'll come home early if I don't feel any better, or I'll put myself on "light duty". I never leave early, and there's really no such thing as light duty.
When you are held so high and expected so much of (something I, and everyone else here have put on him, and we have NO ONE to blame but ourselves for it) you don't just back down. There is no amount of ego or stupidity involved. It's a winner's attitude. It's toughness. It's determination. It's loyalty, pride, perseverance, leadership. All of which are written on commercials, graphics, banners, and t shirts with pictures of RG3 on them. Are all of these things just slogans on socks to you guys?! Do any of you know what any of them really mean. Have you sat down and thought about what they mean? RG3 has. And he didn't give up tonight, he gave it his all until his feet could not hold him up any longer. WE placed that weight on his shoulders, and he's well aware of it being there. We don't chant "Redskins". We don't chant "Shanahan". We don't chant "Morris". There is no "Cousins" chant. It's R-G-3. If you don't want him to feel this way, maybe you should think before you act. Because he did exactly what is expected of him and nothing more.
Like I said in the game thread, some of you need to sit down and think about who exactly you are rooting for rather than just blurting something out without thinking about the implications. That's the cause of a whole lot more ****ed up things in this world than just football.
P.S. let me add, I agree that he should've been taken out. But the idea that he should have taken himself out is ludicrous, and wreaks of someone never having been in that situation themselves before.
Last edited by Son of Gadsden; January-6th-2013 at 07:39 PM.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin
You play hurt, just how it goes.
I understand putting in cousins, but did u see the pressure? It's a different ball game without RG3 and a big defense like Seattle.
Like Alexander said RG3 has earned the right to play
Coach should have probably taken him out. That is a tough thing to do though. Hopefully he is okay and gets healed up to make a run next season.
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.
Furthermore, he's a rookie. He's a young man in a very competitive environment that was chosen by his peers to be a team captain. Do you really think he's going to back out of a fight? Do you really think he's going to be completely honest about his condition? It was up to the coaching staff, men who are older and wiser than Robert, to do what was best for him. It was up to them to listen to the doctors and observe him during practice/during games to make sure he's up to snuff. That's their job. His job is to go out and lead his team to victory.
My home town was carved out of swampland.
RGIII was rather insightful and honest in the presser lol thought a lot his lines were full of bravado and pride and not necessarily realizing a one-legged, hobbled self is the best option for the team. anyone know how soon the post-game vids go up?
Did Dr. Andrews examine RGIII or not?
Did Dr. Andrews advise the coaches after his exam?
Was the injury that took RGIII out of the game a non-contact freak accident or one where he made a terrible decision that put himself at risk?
I'm curious as to your answers since you seem to think I am so out of touch with reality that I should simply leave the thread.
I'm not. Winners want the ball and will do anything to keep it in their hands. I wish it would have worked out differently.
I wanted to believe. I believed. I still believe.......
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