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Stubbornness leads to RG3 reinjury

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They should have listened to Dr. Andrews.

One of the most renowned sports physicians has been concerned about the Redskins’ decision to use quarterback Robert Griffin III while he recovered from a Grade One LCL sprain, suffered four weeks ago.  Today, with Griffin limping increasingly throughout a wild-card game against the Seahawks, the injured right knee appeared to finally give out while Griffin was trying to get his hands on a bad shotgun snap.

It never should have come to that.  With the Redskins being hailed for their shrewd decision to take a fourth-round flier on quarterback Kirk Cousins, who helped the Redskins come from behind against the Ravens and then beat the Browns, coach Mike Shanahan should have called for Cousins, especially after the Seahawks took a 21-14 lead.

They didn’t, and now Griffin is done for the day and, barring a miracle, for the year.

The only question is whether Griffin has done further damage that could impact his preparations for the 2013 season.  If so, owner Daniel Snyder should be asking tough questions of anyone and everyone involved in the process that kept their most prized player on the field when he should have been on the sidelines.

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  1. logica1voicesays says: Jan 6, 2013 7:15 PM

    RG3 has peaked as an NFL player

  2. nonjaghater says: Jan 6, 2013 7:15 PM

    nice job greedyhan

  3. somekat says: Jan 6, 2013 7:15 PM

    Shannahan’s fault. Even if you decided he was good to go before the game, they should of took him out after when he fumbled on the 2nd touchdown drive. He was obviously hurt after that.

    Forget the fact that he wasn’t the same player, and the offense has been dead since. He was obviously injured. Which becomes even more obvious, when you see his knee give out doing something that should NEVER cause your knee to give out

  4. bigwayne75 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:15 PM

    There goes the Skins’ season, RGIII won’t least 5 seasons in the NFL, if he doesn’t stop taking hits. I know he didn’t get hit on that play but that is a result from getting hit, all game and all season.

  5. bucslose says: Jan 6, 2013 7:16 PM

    I said in the other thread, leaving RG3 in there was irresponsible. Especially when you have a good back up. Now he ended up injured more, possibly risking his future and the teams future.

    Remember Shanahan also put Terrel Davis back in a Super Bowl despite extreme migraine.

    Heads need to roll for this decision today. They couldve not only won this game, but kept RG3 from risking further injury. Should NOT have been allowed to happen. Utter stupidity by the head coach.

  6. hcf95688 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:16 PM

    RG3? Oh yeah. I remember him. He was the guy that played most of one season before Shanahan ruined his career.

  7. justintuckrule says: Jan 6, 2013 7:16 PM

    Enjoy 13 more years of darkness ya dopes

  8. timbuttrum says: Jan 6, 2013 7:17 PM

    No player should ever dictate when he come on/off the field. That is on shanny all day long

  9. throwthebomb says: Jan 6, 2013 7:17 PM

    It was clear RG III re-aggravated the knee just before his second TD pass in the 1st quarter. Shanahan had the opportunity to put Kirk Cousins in with a 14 point lead……..

  10. dybzinski10 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:17 PM

    Fun while it lasted. New hyped player next year.

    Gale Sayers II

  11. nelghop says: Jan 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    Shame on Shanahan. It was obvious to everyone that RGIII was injured. Cousins is more than capable of leading the Redskins. I hope the young man is not damaged extensively.

  12. steelers33 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    RG3 being a stubborn competitor was why he was in. Hopefully not an ACL.

  13. bucslose says: Jan 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    logicvoice,

    your comment was dumb as usual. He hadnt peaked. He shouldnt even been allowed to stay in this game given his condition, yet they did so anyways. NOW they risked his career. He had a bright future and still may but this is all on the coach.

  14. ghjjf says: Jan 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    Shannahan may have just ruined RG3’s career.

  15. randomguy9999 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    and THATS why scramblers are never franchise QBs

    he took a couple of devastating hits… tweaked a knee bad… and now… when his team needs him in the playoffs, he’s running at 50% the entire game and ends on a potentionally career altering knee pop

  16. joecool16280 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    Hate to see that. Sorry Skins fans, you have a bright future though.

  17. gogetembolts says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    rg3 been str8 used

  18. ddogdaddy says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    Fire Shanahan. Hire Bruce Arians. Only way RG3 will make it. At least he will have a coach that cares about him.

  19. snccoach says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    RG3 tougher than Christian Ponder

  20. tangfish says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    RG3 = Russell got Game #3!

    SeeeaHAWKS!

  21. joetoronto says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    Shame on Mike Shanahan and shame on the team doctor.

    There are no excuses at all, we all saw what happened and we all knew he should have been pulled a long time ago.

    I hope they didn’t ruin the kid, my God.

  22. erikinhell says: Jan 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    No player is worth 3 first round picks.

  23. ynot1381 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:20 PM

    This is the reality check logicalvoice needed.

  24. trainsaw says: Jan 6, 2013 7:20 PM

    At this rate it won’t be too long before RG3 is gonna need a new RGKnee, they’re gonna have to change the playstyle

  25. nygdriveforfive says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Skins organization does not know how to handle success.

  26. giants56 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    God didn’t want the deadskins to win

  27. gbfanforever says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Shannahan should get the ax for this. I can’t believe he let him stay in the way he was limping and missing every throw.

  28. ravenator says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Redskins fans will now proceed to crawl back into their basements

  29. edhochuli says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    RIP logicalvoices. Nov 2012-Jan 2013.

  30. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    And the fans start to head for the exits….

    Hey anybody hear from logicalvoicesays lately?

  31. mimitaroo says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Everyone was always telling Vick to stop scrambling and avoid injuries. Why has nobody told the Redskins to do the same?

  32. therealsmiley says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Seattle fans are bush league

  33. bucrightoff says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    logicalvoice = Shanahan

  34. cinvis says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Done in by the awful turf (or lack there of)…

    Redskins spend $10000000000000 on coaches, players, etc but wont spend a dime to fix their field. Nice.

  35. purpblooded says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Dr Andrews must be a Skins fan. It was ugly to see his knee bend sideways.

  36. Max says: Jan 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    Mike Shanahan Fault… no other!

    The guy has been a douche since his return to the league.

  37. fuglyflorio says: Jan 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Thanks for humiliating the NFC East One-and-done Skins. Way to choke.

  38. footballchic777 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Not only did the coaches cost the Skins a win, they may have cost Griffin A LOT more! What idiots…..and they have a PROVEN backup QB! Shanahan deserves what he gets!

  39. therealsmiley says: Jan 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    RGIII is worth 3 1st round picks

  40. logica1voicesays says: Jan 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Eli, Romo and Vick walk into a bar, RG3 walks into the doctors office

  41. panicatthedistrict says: Jan 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    I cringe every time I see the replay of RG3 twisting that knee

  42. jakec4 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Looks like there may be some smoke to this fire. RG3 going down didn’t look very normal.

  43. dabearsk says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    Should have brought in Cousins to strat the second half..gotta give RG3 big props for the heart he showed. Such a dynamic player..whe healthy…

  44. hifive123 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    That’s Shanahan for you. Remember when Terrell Davis couldn’t see, yet Shanahan made him play? No regard for player safety. He should be fined and suspended, possibly banned from the sport. It’s definitely worse than Bountygate.

  45. tigrrrr says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    Skins had no right playing that kid..so greedy. They will deserve one and done!

  46. gangsterg22 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    cheer up skins fans

    RG turd = mr. mike vick (made of glass)

    good luck with your future.

  47. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    Bust.

  48. atrophiedambitions says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    If they didn’t have Cousins, this might have been an understandable move (I don’t think it would be but there would be an argument for it). But they have Cousins! Who played in and won them a game earlier in RGIII’s absence! What are you doing? All the more reason for me to love the player and revile the franchise.

  49. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    They should have made the change at half! Also that non call on pass interference on 3rd down was absurd. Db tackled moss!

  50. commonsensedude says: Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    Attention: everyone making comments about how RG3 won’t last yada yada yada.

    SHUT YOUR PUNK MOUTHS UP!!!

    Thank you!

  51. eaglesfan94 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    Mike Shanahan just not about RG3’s life…

    Great player, fun to watch, seems like a great guy too. Hopefully he makes a full recovery.

  52. fuglyflorio says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    RG3 … A short and glorious career. Nice job running the kid into the ground there Shanahan.

  53. edavidberg says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    I think Shanahan has completely lost his mind.

  54. countduku says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    Look at the bright side ‘skins fans, at least Maurice Jones-Drew isn’t gonna tweet that RGIII is a quitter for playing in a game he shouldn’t still be in and uncapable of contributing to.

  55. jessethegreat says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    Where did logical voice go? I wanted to congratulate him on the extended vacation his team was just sent to

  56. pmp300300 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    Stupid, selfish Shanahan decision. Put Terrell Davis in the Super Bowl with a migrane. Put RG3 in with an obvious weak knee. Total disregard for your own players’ safety…and Dan Snyder might want to think about expanding his grounds budget so they can put new sod down on that pathetic playing surface.

  57. ryanclark25 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM

    How can you watch the guy limp around the edge on a play action after having the best knee surgeon in the world say he’s not ok, and not trust the guy in Cousins thats dug you out of a hole into overtime and a win with the playoffs on the line???

    All I can hope for as a non redskin fan is to see him fully healthy next year and able to keep doing what he does for the excitement. People hate when qbs pull out when they have a chance at playing, but RGIII had given all he had.

  58. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    I’m having Theisman flashbacks.

  59. gcbean says: Jan 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    I really like RGIII, but as a Rams fan, I like those 1st round picks better! I really do hope he’s okay though.

  60. 7ransponder says: Jan 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    Time to call AP and follow his rehab plan!

  61. steviaquinn says: Jan 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    Marshawn Lynch – the true meaning of determination, put the team on his back.

    RG3- Quit.

  62. therealzeitgeist says: Jan 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    …owner Daniel Snyder should be asking tough questions of anyone and everyone involved in the process that kept their most prized player on the field…

    The first guy to ask in that cabal is RGIII himself. He knows the risks, knows what he’s doing, and knows his body better than anyone else. He gambled and lost before anybody else did.

  63. ziplock10 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    Anyone who knows anything about football knows Kyle Shanahan just ran RGIII into injury. Roll out after roll out after sprints, even though he was injured in WITH a 1 point LEAD!

    RGIII’s pride with Kyle Shanahans stupidity lost the lead and the game.

    Hats off to Seattle.

  64. deadrabbit79 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    ACL for sure

  65. crush22 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:28 PM

    RG Waaaaaaaa……

    Get used to it sparky.

    AL I > IRG III

  66. helloanybodyhome says: Jan 6, 2013 7:28 PM

    commonsensedude

    I wasn’t going to say it, but “RG3 won’t last”.

    Ahhh, that feels better

  67. trapshoot says: Jan 6, 2013 7:32 PM

    Always easy to second guess and say shoulda, shoulda, shoulda. It is what it is.

  68. fuglyflorio says: Jan 6, 2013 7:32 PM

    Cousins stinks too.

  69. jr4real says: Jan 6, 2013 7:32 PM

    Congrats Seahawks. How about Wilson the only one of the 3 to make it to DIV Playoffs.

  70. robmar924 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:32 PM

    Seahawks have been a playoff team in recent years and Redskins finished last almost every year. How about a little credit to the guy for helping double the teams wins? Further this season than any Redskins fan could ask for.

  71. greenejoemean says: Jan 6, 2013 7:33 PM

    i am hungry for subway.

  72. wwwmattcom says: Jan 6, 2013 7:33 PM

    Frank Reich did it for Buffalo when Jim Kelly got hurt. Cousins is an excellent back up. Listen to your athletic trainers.

  73. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 6, 2013 7:34 PM

    Daniel Snyder is in the restroom drying his eyes…

  74. timebandit24 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:34 PM

    Lol, stupid skins fans thought you had a chance. Enjoy your year in the sun, the league will figure this offense out and then it’s back to the basement!!!

  75. blu4l1fe says: Jan 6, 2013 7:34 PM

    Also, I was waiting for the changing of the guards for the NFC East? What happened?

  76. ispokethetruth says: Jan 6, 2013 7:35 PM

    RGIII is overrated. WAY too much hype for someone who puts up so so numbers every game.

  77. norcalseahawkfan says: Jan 6, 2013 7:35 PM

    to all the Skins fans that said there is no way that Seattle wins….LOL LOL LOL

  78. thepvyharvin says: Jan 6, 2013 7:35 PM

    Wilson > RG III. Wilson knows how take care of himself

  79. beerndrums says: Jan 6, 2013 7:36 PM

    That wasn’t even close
    The Redskins got whooped…..bad
    You should never lose a home playoff game
    I don’t care who gets hurt

  80. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM

    every game stunk this weekend. stay tuned next week for a real game. SF vs GB

  81. orivar says: Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM

    He’ll be back. As long as he stays focused like how AP did, he’ll be back. Anyways as for the Redskins, they need to fix that turf. Taking out opposing kickers and re-injuring their own qb alike.

  82. seenoland54 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM

    Mr Wilson, meet John Abraham and Sean Weatherspoon, they’ll be welcoming you to Atlanta.

  83. zonedogz says: Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM

    Daniel Snyder needs to ask Shanahan some questions after the game about exposing his franchise QB to further injury when he was obviously laboring with his knee after going out of bounds in the 1st half. Then he should fire him and bring Chip Kelly in.

  84. kev86 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:38 PM

    RGIII will never be the same. That was a severe beating. Wilson was tougher.

  85. jh500 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:38 PM

    gangsterg22 says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:23 PM
    cheer up skins fans

    RG turd = mr. mike vick (made of glass)

    good luck with your future.
    _______________________________

    Please don’t compare him to Vick. It is a disgrace to compare the two….

    Vick won his first playoff game against Green Bay.

  86. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jan 6, 2013 7:38 PM

    The Seahawks are full of talk, and they mostly talk like they are: trash. The only team I’ve seen get dirtier and chippier is St Louis.

    With RGIII healthy, there’s no way the Skins would have lost this game. Seattle needs to enjoy tonight, because this is as far as they are getting in the playoffs.

  87. yooperman says: Jan 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    Shannahan is an idiot. Kurt Cousin should have played the second half. Plus there is a chance he could have just lost Griffin next seasons. Griffin was worse than Webb in the second half.

  88. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    IRG3

  89. dalucks says: Jan 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    I do not know how a head coach overrules a world renown orthopedic. Only in the NFL.

  90. seabreezes51 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    Man… That RGIII fella coulda been something….

  91. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:41 PM

    RIP to rg3 knee

  92. scoops1 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:41 PM

    So what chores will RG3 be doing at Heisman house??

  93. beerndrums says: Jan 6, 2013 7:41 PM

    If you lose a home playoff game you should be ineligible for the post season for two years

  94. stopdk12 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:41 PM

    Take a deep breath everyone… RG3 is gonna be fine, and next year he won’t be playing this week… he’ll be enjoying the bye week.

  95. Gordon says: Jan 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    Hey Carriker…

    RG3 rolls his wheelchair into a bar…

    You’re a creative guy, so fill in the rest.

  96. deenice810 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    It was obvious RG3 reinjured his knee in the first quarter. Shanahan did his team an injustice leaving Griffith in the game. I hope the kid doesn’t have major knee injury, that play was gruesome.

  97. kev86 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    Ten point loss at home. 24 unanswered. Wilson is better than RGIII.

  98. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    Skins in SB…………….
    in madden13

  99. arson81 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:44 PM

    With the condition of that turf I really would’ve taken him out when he really started limping after that TD pass. It was too much of a risk.

    I know its the playoffs, but thats why you drafted Cousins….and he had shown he could come in and manage the game in previous appearances. And with a 14 point lead I think they would’ve had a better chance of not only winning the game, but also protecting their franchise player.

  100. nonjaghater says: Jan 6, 2013 7:44 PM

    some people dont have commonsensedude

  101. dougydougdoug says: Jan 6, 2013 7:44 PM

    Whatever. He’s just the newest incarnation of in-his-prime Mike Vic. Those fads come and go, and the guys getting the rings are the same conservative pocket passers. Think about it. If you play a game, and you happen to be playing the position which is (justifiably) given the most protection, and you choose to relinquish that protection by running and getting smashed – then just how smart are you?

  102. janvanflac says: Jan 6, 2013 7:45 PM

    A healthy RGIII is a great player, no doubt, but the Redskins were idiots for mortaging their future for one player, especially one whose stature and playing style will get him killed in the NFL.

    And Shanahan is an idiot for keeping him in the game.

    FAIL

  103. electionconfidential says: Jan 6, 2013 7:47 PM

    It’s pretty bad when the team doctor feels he has to go to the press to cover himself. Obviously he did the right thing. I always thought Shanahan was cruel to Terrell Davis and he was definitely cruel to RG3 today.

    I hope this comes back to bite him hard.

  104. n0hopeleft says: Jan 6, 2013 7:51 PM

    RG1 Leg.

    Someone get the fragile predator a handicapped sign and a wheelchair…

    Pathetic performance in their own house.

  105. yevrag3535 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:51 PM

    It’s over before it began. FAIL. sorry to the good fans, your coach should have beenb fired years ago.

  106. jessejenni says: Jan 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    When Dr Andrews speaks, you listen. Shanahan is a complete moron for playing him.

  107. broncosnative says: Jan 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    No player should be in a game when they’re not effective enough to help their team. SB shouldn’t even be on the skins mind, rg3 clearly wasn’t ready to come back and play. When you invest in a guy for long term, your job is to protect that investment with all means. Shanny shouldn’t never let RG3 0play base on inspiration. I hope RG3 recover in time and continue on having a long nfl career

  108. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    Dr. Andrews must’ve known it was high risk for letting RGIII play today, that’s probably why he came forward just recently.

  109. dalucks says: Jan 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    How come the NFL still has the 46 man gameday roster? It has become obvious the a 46 man gameday roster does not work for a 16 game season. The roster should be a 63 man limit for pratice and games with a 10 man practice squad.
    Also, the NFL needs a weekly inactive list so a player with an injury who needs to sit out a week or two can be replaced with a guy from the practice squad. This would work great for concussions. If a guy gets a concussion then he goes on the list until an independent doctor clears him to play. Maybe on the 1st concussion the player sits out a minimum of 1 week, if he gets a second concussion then he sits out a minimum of 2 weeks and if the same player gets a 3rd concussion in the same season then he should be done for the year.
    These would be great first steps to improve player safety if the NFL is sincere about player saftey. Better equipment is also needed. Kevlar should be mandatory in all helmets.

  110. drewman05 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    Hindsight is always 20/20, what if Washington would have won the game? I agree RG3 needs to learn how to pass, but I don’t blame shannahan for leaving him in there as it was probably their best bet to win.

  111. sixjak says: Jan 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    jessethegreat says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM
    Where did logical voice go? I wanted to congratulate him on the extended vacation his team was just sent to

    ___________

    Predictably, he disappeared like always after a loss. But don’t worry the Skins and RG3 are too good to even sully themselves with any more playoff appearances let alone a Superbowl appearance.

    To all of the ppl suggesting that Shanahan is making his players play when hurt, did it ever occur to you that perhaps the players are insisting on playing?

  112. philtration says: Jan 6, 2013 7:57 PM

    dybzinski10 says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:17 PM
    Fun while it lasted. New hyped player next year.

    Gale Sayers II
    =================================

    Are you saying that Gale Sayers was a hyped player?
    If so then you really have no idea what you are talking about.

  113. electionconfidential says: Jan 6, 2013 7:58 PM

    I also think the League should look into whether this was truly a grade one LCL sprain or a torn ligament. And if Shanahan has ruined this kid’s career he should be fined by the league and fired by the owner.

  114. steelers88 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:59 PM

    Looks like RG3 is another Michael Vick. I think Shanahan made a idiotic decision keeping RG3 in game he wasn’t performing well. Kirk Cousins could have won the game.

  115. FinFan68 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:59 PM

    How can you watch the guy limp around the edge on a play action after having the best knee surgeon in the world say he’s not ok
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Dr. Andrews was on the sideline and supposedly looked at him (briefly) at some point during the game after he started limping around. I didn’t notice the doc arguing that he shouldn’t play. (might have happened but I don’t remember seeing it today) Regardless, the coaching staff should have seen what most of us saw after that 2nd score…RG3 was hobbling, slow and no longer effective

  116. greymares says: Jan 6, 2013 7:59 PM

    unfortunately many games over the next few years will be analyzed with the opening statement. ” if R.G.3 was healthy”.

  117. west4420 says: Jan 6, 2013 7:59 PM

    1. Dropped INT by Skins D
    2. Dropped Fumble by Skins D
    3. Couldn’t recover 2nd fumble by Skins D
    4. Shanahan winning by 14 and not putting in Cousins who is healthy.

    = Fox Sports calling Wilson “excellent”.

    Priceless.

  118. britishteeth says: Jan 6, 2013 8:00 PM

    Kirk Cousins > RGIII

  119. darth71 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:00 PM

    Rg3 or Cousins it would not matter. The Seahawks defense was just too good. Cousins came in and the Seahawks shut him down. Cousins won a game against a Baltimore missing Lewis and Suggs and beat Cleveland. Why roll RG3 out with a bad knee? Just stupid

  120. indyshepherd says: Jan 6, 2013 8:01 PM

    I am sad that RGIII got hurt, and I never wish for a player to become injured, but I am so happy that we don’t have to hear from Redskins fans for the remainder of the season that RGIII is the second coming of Christ. So long Washington…. Enjoy the off season.

  121. Brinke says: Jan 6, 2013 8:02 PM

    Any day Snyder loses is a good day.

  122. pacificnw7722 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:02 PM

    No doubt about it now….QB Russell Wilson is ROY.

  123. patsfan13 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:03 PM

    Cousins should have come into the game right after the second TD. RG3 was limping badly and had no mobility after that. His inability to move let alone run completely changed the game.

  124. BeachBum46 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:03 PM

    sixjak says: Jan 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    jessethegreat says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:25 PM
    Where did logical voice go? I wanted to congratulate him on the extended vacation his team was just sent to
    __________________________________
    On the toilet flushing the skins season where it belongs!

  125. beedubyatoo says: Jan 6, 2013 8:06 PM

    Kurt Cousin should have played the second half.
    ————————–
    yooperman. If you’re really a yooper, you should know it’s Kirk, not Kurt.

    For those of you who have never been west of the Beltline or east of the California fault lines, a yooper is someone from the upper peninnsula of Michigan.

  126. TheWizard says: Jan 6, 2013 8:07 PM

    Agreed. It was obvious on the third series the guy was shot.

    We already know Cousins is good enough.

    Shanny threw that game away.

  127. rbhttr says: Jan 6, 2013 8:09 PM

    This is just funny. When romo does it with broken ribs and a hole in his long he’s a hero. Get over people. And for the jealous people who are bringing up draft picks again. Name any 2 people in the next 2 drafts that’s worth RG3 a rookie who took a decade of losing to the nfc top in one year. HTTR A healthy rg3 and this game isn’t even close.

  128. steelers88 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:09 PM

    Eli, Vick, Romo, and RG3 all walk into a bar to watch the playoffs!

  129. dannyglover21 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:10 PM

    Bad decision by Shanahan. Calling him an idiot and saying that a single game will forever ruin a star rookie’s career is just… Completely typical for this website. Over reaction of the year, we’ll see you dorks next year. HTTR

  130. 420hippy says: Jan 6, 2013 8:10 PM

    This reminds me of last year in the playoffs when D. Rose went down. : (

  131. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 6, 2013 8:11 PM

    It’s the Shanahan’s fault. They should have to go to Philly and work under Chippy as punishment.

  132. trollaikman8 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:12 PM

    ITT: Monday Morning physicians.

  133. bigdicebuddha says: Jan 6, 2013 8:12 PM

    IRG3

    FAIL.

  134. lasher1650 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:13 PM

    IMO fireable offense by Shanny.

    This day was set in motion many weeks ago. Running a college offense that exposes RG3 to such physical abuse means his body giving out in one fashion or another was inevitable. Shameful.

  135. fdugrad says: Jan 6, 2013 8:13 PM

    It appeared to me as though he attempted to play the same type of game he did when healthy. Perhaps he could have adjusted his normal running style and used the pocket passing skills he absolutely possesses. I don’t understand how he attempted to continue his style on one leg. Where was the coaching here?

  136. bigdicebuddha says: Jan 6, 2013 8:13 PM

    steelers88 says:
    Jan 6, 2013 8:09 PM
    Eli, Vick, Romo, and RG3 all walk into a bar to watch the playoffs!
    ————————————————-

    Actually, RG3 had to be wheeled into the bar.

  137. iamlanekiffin says: Jan 6, 2013 8:15 PM

    Not that RGIII should’ve been playing at all, but why in the world wouldn’t you re-sod your home field prior to the game? They were playing in green-painted dirt out there.

  138. cjweber5187 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:16 PM

    His attitude will determine whether or not he can bounce back from this knee.

  139. sammythehair says: Jan 6, 2013 8:17 PM

    I hope you reassess your position, think about it for a bit and realize how dumb your position is! Down only by 7, docs saying he’s not going to do permanent damage, and your qb saying he can do it, you gotta leave your star qb in! What kind of a lack of trust is that if coach pulls his star qb? This is a moronic viewpoint, rg3 as a pocket passer is way better than a Kirk cousins as a pocket passer!!!

  140. brauningj says: Jan 6, 2013 8:27 PM

    Shannahan just gave Dan Snyder a reason for firing him opening the door to bring the latest circus act Chip Kelly. Funny think is if he can make a full recovery RG3 is the only QB in the league that could operate Kelly’s wacky offense. Appropriately located in the city that wastes more money thanks to our elected officials, Snyder spends it like it’s OPM (other peoples money). Oh that’s right it is. The fans that support his penchant for throwing good money after bad on the wrong free agents and over matched coaches. Thank God I am not one of them.

  141. beanocook says: Jan 6, 2013 8:28 PM

    Russell Wilson humiliated NFL conventional wisdom. First no rookie QB is supposed to dominate the NFL, 2nd no 5’11” QB is supposed to dominate the NFL, 3rd no running QB is supposed to dominate the NFL. 4th no running, rookie, 5’11″!QB is going to win a playoff game…on the road.

    5th, Pete Carroll isn’t supposed to dominate the NFL.

    NFL conventional wisdom dies a painful death.

  142. bassralphy says: Jan 6, 2013 8:31 PM

    If Adrian Peterson can do it, I believe RG3 could possibly heal up and give next season another good try.
    But they definitely should have put Cousins in after the 14-0 lead. Oh well…

  143. dyn0myte says: Jan 6, 2013 8:32 PM

    Pete Carroll developed a quarterback today…
    Mike Shanahan destroyed one…

  144. aoc57 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:38 PM

    Oh look another one….

  145. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 6, 2013 8:38 PM

    RG3 was so OBVIOUSLY hurt last week against Dallas, but they rolled the dice. Same story this week, only it got EVEN more obvious in the first quarter — as RG3 was LIMPING everywhere. What kind of coach fails to appreciate that RG3′s effectiveness was severely compromised after coming up limping early in the game – AND – that he was highly susceptible to catastrophic injury.

    Shanahan blew it. Bad.

  146. scoresreport says: Jan 6, 2013 8:44 PM

    Shanahan didn’t just leave him in. He kept calling running plays for RG3!!

    The Shanahans have been lauded as innovators all year when instead they were risking RG3’s long term career for short term chance at a few more wins. Is anyone shocked that his season ended on the bench due to an injury?

  147. alstottwastheman says: Jan 6, 2013 8:47 PM

    RG3 wasnt allowed to leave anyway even if he was hurt. Remember when Cutler left cause he was hurt? Why would this have been any different?

  148. thegloriousone says: Jan 6, 2013 8:52 PM

    So RG3 wasn’t 100%. Injury didn’t stop Stephen Haushka.

  149. maatopdogg32 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:56 PM

    Seahawks CB Richard Sherman on RG3: “I’m sure if he were 100 % it would have been a different game.”

  150. tpa43 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:57 PM

    Uhh yeah, you saw what happened in San Francisco.

  151. wasitosa says: Jan 6, 2013 9:02 PM

    It’s completely foolish to use a young, franchise athlete when he is not really healthy enough to play. I mean, what would we all be saying if Adrian Peterson got hurt in Sept. Shouldn’t the Vikes have held AD back a few weeks too fully heal? Athletes play hurt. It’s a roll of the dice. Let’s hold off a bit and see how RG3 is in a few weeks. He’s got all winter to heal. The Vikings risked the entire season.

  152. jayesix says: Jan 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    Get a lead, run the ball. Or put Cousins in and maybe you win <> fan.

    For your sake I hope he calls RG3 needs to call Adrian Peterson.

  153. azwildcats96 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    Yes, Shanahan was wrong for leaving RGIII in the game for too long but stop comparing this to Terrell Davis. Davis was asked to go in for ONE PLAY AS A DECOY. He wasn’t asked to run the ball or block.

  154. mjkelly77 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:05 PM

    They didn’t, and now Griffin is done for the day and, barring a miracle, for the year.
    __________________

    Heck, ol’ horse teeth might be done forever. I see toothpaste commercials in his future.

  155. philtration says: Jan 6, 2013 9:39 PM

    alstottwastheman says:
    Jan 6, 2013 8:47 PM
    RG3 wasnt allowed to leave anyway even if he was hurt. Remember when Cutler left cause he was hurt? Why would this have been any different?
    =================================
    The difference is that idiots love to bash Jay Cutler no matter what he does.
    They have been told that “This is the guy you need to hate” by sports T.V. shows and certain Internet sites. *cough*
    RGIII on the other has been anointed as the greatest QB ever and not only is he NOT a quitter but it is all the coaches fault that he was hurt.

  156. hankhillspropanetank says: Jan 6, 2013 10:41 PM

    Eli, Vick and Romo walk into a bar, while RG3 stands outside since the bar is not wheelchair accessible

    But seriously come back 100% rg3 in 2013 your a beast

  157. sizroch says: Jan 6, 2013 10:47 PM

    I’m just glad I won’t be seeing any more of the pre-1992 musty, dusty, tattered Redskin flags flapping from the cars of Deadskin fans that are still holding onto the memories of the Hogs, Smurfs, and Dexter Manley :/

  158. jdillydawg says: Jan 6, 2013 11:29 PM

    While at Baylor, RGIII would always give credit to his teammates when they won. I realize he is competitive, but I blame him as much as Shanahan for staying in the game. For some reason, it’s like he thinks he’s the only reason the Skins can win.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s out a lot of next season, just like at Baylor when Nick Florence had to fill in for him before his Heisman season. Worked out ok for both guys, I suppose, but a painful way to do it.

  159. margegundersonbrainerd says: Jan 7, 2013 1:36 AM

    I’m a die-hard Seahawks fan and even I think they had a good shot at us with Cousins in there.

    How surprisingly well he played when he brought them back from a two-touchdown deficit, and played the game he started probably has a lot to do with why RGIII didn’t want to risk him burning up the playoffs and keeping the starting job even when RGIII knew he was in pretty bad shape.

    Had any of about 20 other teams drafted Cousins he just may have upstaged our third-round jackpot by earning the starting job coming out of the fourth round.

    Hold your heads up, Skins fans, you’ve got a strong team here and you’ll be in the post season many times over the next decade.

    Had it not been for Shanahan gambling with RGIII’s career it could easily be us heading home for the year.
    Looking forward to playing you guys in the post season many times in coming years.

  160. denverdude7 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:36 AM

    To borrow a phrase from the legendary Ricky Ricardo:

    Shanny, you got some ‘splainin to do…

  161. screechdaddy says: Jan 7, 2013 5:15 AM

    The entire Redskins organization should be sanctioned and majorly fined for not providing a suitable field for BOTH teams to play on. By CHEATING in a blatant attempt to slow down Seattle’s fast defense, they wound up not only injuring our kicker and top pass rusher, but may have ruined the career of their own #2 draft pick star QBotF.

    Shanahan allowing RG3 to keep playing is but a part of a much bigger scandal here, imo. There is ZERO excuse for any NFL team not to have a minimum standard of playing surface, especially when the weather was both dry and mild temps. Seattle’s field is always in top condition and gets rained on constantly and is never muddy or torn up. This is a travesty.

  162. thesageofthestreet says: Jan 7, 2013 6:29 AM

    Snyder asking tough questions about them playing RG-3? Oh yeah cause Snyder would never compromise someone’s health to win a few games…lol. Nah not the Cap violator well known bad guy Snyder. The guy who sued and tried to put out of business a small paper cause it criticized him. Please Florio gives us a break, Snyder is right there wthe rest of the Skins mgt. who would put winning a few games over the health of a player.

  163. metitometin says: Jan 7, 2013 8:14 AM

    Mike Shanahan needs to be fired for leaving RG3 in the game and at further risk to injury. It was clear from the 2nd quarter on that RG3 was hurt and couldn’t do much of anything. A stupid and stubborn decision by Shanny and it could end up costing RG3 his career. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

  164. kingcrusher says: Jan 7, 2013 8:29 AM

    Hello all you hindsight masters! If he had finished the game and had won, everyone would be praising the decision and calling him the world’s greatest! lol, you guys crack me up. He’ll be fine, and it will make for all the more dramatics next year with “comeback from rehab” talk and such. Relax people, he will be fine.

  165. rogerbrad says: Jan 7, 2013 9:41 AM

    Shanahan should have never let RG3 come in in the second half. That was a DA mistake on his part. Cousins should have been brought in and the Skins would have won the gaem. RG3’s health must not mean much to Shanahan.

  166. 1bbfan says: Jan 7, 2013 9:55 AM

    Shanahan should be canned !! He only cares about himself. RG3 really could be damaged

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