Well I woke up this morning and turned on the ole computer to learn that Josh Morgan had a picture on the internet from a HOSPITAL BED. So now, without more information, I am to assume that the Redskins gave a pretty sizeable contract to a player who was not even healthy last season, because here he is with more surgery on the same foot that he broke last year, although he was CLEARED TO PLAY.
Our season just ended, so I don't want to drive to Panic City but I am becoming more and more suspicious of what Mike Shanahan recognizes about injuries, and about playing/signing guys who are coming off injuries. This suspicion is not about Morgan but is due to a number of various players on this team who get injured and then almost immediately get RE-INJURED and ended up in the surgery room with the same problem. Happened to Brian Orakpo, Merriweather, Jammal Brown, and of course RG3 and those are just the obvious cases.
Remember Morgan was signed last year coming off a BROKEN FOOT and yet the Skins signed him. And then what happened? They held him out of OTA's and some preseason work as a PRECAUTIONARY measure..in other words he was still injured and they knew it. So why sign somebody who is still injured and can't practice because they are hurt? Good question! He eventually was CLEARED TO PLAY. Orakpo injured TWO years in a row because he was not fully healed. But he got to a point he was CLEARED TO PLAY. Merriweather, rushed back during the season and the same story, but he was CLEARED TO PLAY. After only ONE good game he reinjures the same knee. Jammal Brown..same injury area while being forced to run all day long at full speed in camp, but of course he was CLEARED TO PLAY.
So the book on RG3 hasn't been written yet but we already know he has 3 injuries in the same season and 2 of those injuries to the same spot. I wonder if Shanahan will err on the side of caution and allow the patient to sit out one full year, or rush him back in Mini Camp and regular Season and destroy a promising career. To be seen, I know, but overall I continue to be suspicious about Mike Shanahan's ability to evaluate the difference between "CLEARED TO PLAY" and "HEALTHY TO PLAY".
Just to be clear, I have SUSPICIONS about Shanny's ability to err on the side of caution. I am not criticizing his coaching, or in game strategies, or even his desire to win. But I am suspicious of his ability to use good judgement for long term benefits as opposed to 'The Future is Now". He TALKS a good game about long term and building,...but his ACTIONS say something else. Just wondering if anybody else has the same suspicions....although..I know there will be several who reply with "YOU'RE A TROLL IF YOU DON'T PUT ON BURGUNDY COLORED GLASSES AND SAY EVERYTHING IS FINE". If this site is for the curious as well as the knowledgeable then consider this my effort to be curious about a really important and different subject.