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RGIII headed for more tests on knee

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Mike Shanahan met the media again on Monday afternoon and said right off the bat that the team didn’t yet have a full determination about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee.

Griffin will go to Pensacola, Fla. to see Dr. James Andrews for more tests on the knee and a physical exam after Griffin had an MRI on Monday. Shanahan said that “everything right now is total speculation” because Andrews wants to do further exams because there was an issue distinguishing between old and new injuries in a knee that’s had previous ACL and LCL injuries.

Shanahan went back to that point several times, making it hard to miss the implication that something didn’t look right on the MRI. Shanahan admitted to concern, but repeated that everything is just speculative at this point.

Allowing Griffin to remain in the game was defended many times. Shanahan said they are “good questions” but said he was cleared several times by doctors during the game and that he wouldn’t have threatened the future of the team’s franchise quarterback just to leave him in there.

“If I didn’t think it was right, he wouldn’t have been in there,” Shanahan said.

Shanahan also talked about Andrews saying that Griffin was never cleared to return to the Ravens game when he was initially injured. He said that there was no miscommunication with Andrews on the sideline and said that he didn’t follow up to ask Andrews what kind of examination he made before Griffin returned to action.

“I asked Dr. Andrews if Robert is okay to be in the game and he said yes,” Shanahan said.

Shanahan got questions about the condition of the playing surface at FedEx field, which Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called “horrible” on Monday. Shanahan admitted it wasn’t a perfect field and said he’d be open to discussions of an artificial surface, although his personal preference is for a natural surface.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 7, 2013 3:30 PM

    Dr. Andrews has ruined his reputation in all this ordeal. He’s just another person trying to make more money, giving awful diagnoses like most doctors. If I were Mr. Snyder, I would have fired him yesterday after the article leaked.

  2. gadzod says: Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    If that knee is torn up, Dan Snyder needs to fire Shanahan. It was painfully clear he was in pain every time he tried to run.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    I hope the crooks at the league headquarters are proud of themselves. For wanting Dan Snyder and the Redskins out of the title picture so badly by allowing all those late hits by cheating players, now the flagship player of the entire league and top merchandise mover is out of action. Way to ruin what Rozelle and Tagliabue worked so hard to accomplish for years and years Goodell…as far as I’m concerned, if I want scripted entertainment, I’ll watch professional wrestling or football during the playoffs.

  4. questionableprovenance says: Jan 7, 2013 3:34 PM

    So we have a head coach calling one of the most important people in football a liar. Can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  5. clubergo says: Jan 7, 2013 3:34 PM

    listen to the press conference and realize how stupid the media is.

  6. coondabye says: Jan 7, 2013 3:35 PM

    Fragile

  7. jwil444 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    You could argue that the field took out to starting players yesterday, and it wouldn’t be a stretch.

  8. tjules21 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Shanahan should have implemented the commonly used “sanity test” or “visual test” when watching RG3 move around just after their second scoring drive. You don’t need to be a doctor to know that the guy was hurt pretty bad. He was running as fast as me out there (I’m not that fast).

  9. nfloracle says: Jan 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Very interesting press conference. Shanahan came off well, I thought, though if he was watching the same game I was watching yesterday, I still don’t understand why he continued to play RG3 after the first half.

  10. purpleguy says: Jan 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    I hope he’s not slated for another ACL reconstruction. One thing was certain yesterday — we all saw what happens to a running QB when their legs/mobility are lost.

  11. bigwaz says: Jan 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Poor guy, it was obvious in the first quarter something wasn’t right. Now Dr Knee gets to work his magic again.

  12. fatelvis77 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:37 PM

    What a liar!

  13. nflgiant says: Jan 7, 2013 3:37 PM

    Mike Shananigans wore out RGs knee and now he might not be the same QB they drafted,he should have come out the at start of 3rd qtr.Cousins has proved he could win,Rg said he hurt,and if your hurt-your injured.

  14. skins44 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:38 PM

    Doesn’t sound good…Sounds like they need to take a peak in his knee to actually see what is wrong. My prediction is he makes a week 1 start, but this off-season is going to be a lot of rehab work for him.

  15. countduku says: Jan 7, 2013 3:38 PM

    Additional tests usually is not a good sign. Best wishes to RG(ale Sayers)III.

  16. mhalt99 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    anyone else remember when Vermeil held Priest Holmes out and referred to him as a diamond…….shanny is a great coach, maybe he should review some film on D.V.

    “We’re talking about a nugget, a huge 20-carat diamond,” Coach Dick Vermeil said of the NFL’s leading rusher. “We want to be very sure that we are right.”

  17. md228010 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:40 PM

    He will be using the next 8 months to rehab and be ready for the 1st game. Terrible situation he’s in now, Two knee injuries and so early in this mans career. Dr Andrews is losing sleep over this.

  18. weepingjebus says: Jan 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    “distinguishing between old and new injuries in a knee that’s had previous ACL and LCL injuries.”

    Well, that’s reassuring.

  19. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    When was the last time the Redskins won a playoff game?

  20. zappa69 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    Overrated!! Not gonna last as long as Vick.

  21. jbcommonsense says: Jan 7, 2013 3:42 PM

    It was wrong and irresponsible to leave RGIII out there when his knee was so fragile. Dr. Andrews should have examined his knee at haltime, and Cousins should have been the QB in the 2nd half.

  22. portlax12 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:43 PM

    I’ve heard from someone close to the team that he has torn his ACL, MCL and PCL. I’ve also seen the same rumor circulating on a series of Redskins blogs. I’m not exactly Adam Schefter, so take it for what it is.

  23. orakpocalypse says: Jan 7, 2013 3:43 PM

    Switch to artificial turf. I’ve always preferred grass before, but clearly artificial turf would favor RG3 and the team as a whole for the foreseeable future.

  24. footballfan01 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:44 PM

    Luck is better. So is Wilson.

  25. tomtravis76 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:44 PM

    If the Skins would have won, nobody would be questioning Shanny. Everyone would be talking about how much of a great leader RG3 is by setting the tone of not giving up to an injury, playing through pain. The kid will be fine, he will have some type of surgery and be back playing QB for the Washington Redskins. AP came back and almost broke the single season rushing record. Peyton would have never been allowed to step back on a football field 5 years ago. Science and medicene have advanced, the doctors will do their job.

  26. champ1118 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:46 PM

    As a Redskins fan, his answers had me a bit concerned. With the LCL strain, they knew almost immediately and gave a full accounting of the strain the next day. But now they need further evaluation to make sure they aren’t looking at and old injury? Overall he sounded very defensive when pressed…not good. I don’t understand the need to be vague at this point in the season. What competitive advantage are you getting? It’s not like a team is worried about which QB their going to face next week.

  27. Where's Bud Grant when you need him? says: Jan 7, 2013 3:46 PM

    The illogical voice dude is missing in action?

    Come on man… you ran your mouth over and over again about your team. Now that the Seahawks plowed through them… in DC at that… you’ve got nothing to say?!?!?!

    The Redskins are one of my favorite teams based on their historic record and the really good teams they’ve had and I couldn’t care less about the Seahawks, but all the garbage the “voice” spewed made me want them to lose big time and to have the head torn off of RG3… close enough.

  28. hater79 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:46 PM

    He’s screwed. So is the entire franchise.

  29. commonsensedude says: Jan 7, 2013 3:49 PM

    Welcome to Washington ‘s newest scandal … Ligamentgate.

  30. wwwfella says: Jan 7, 2013 3:49 PM

    dam shame…httr

  31. rtant2013 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:50 PM

    Shanahan was in a lose-lose situation, if he pulled RG3 earlier and put in Cousins and they lost then he would still be criticized. And if RG3 pulled himself out well he would get criticized like Cutlerdis acouple years ago, you can never win with the media, if its not one thing then its another. I’m happy we got RG3 and I’m happy he showed the guts and determination to stay in the game. The field wasnt perfect but I’ve seen fields look worse then that, that’s what happens after a season on real grass, but no one was sliding or slipping around, and apparently the NFL didn’t think the field was as bad as Pete Carroll thinks it was. I’m proud of my Skins and it was a great season, no one including myself thought we would go to the playoffs, but we did. I wish we could have lost to a better team then the Seahawks though, that was a dirty win for them. Once again though. I’m proud of my Skins and the great season they had. RG3 and this skins team have a great future, and are going to be a tough team next year after some new additions

  32. hankhillspropanetank says: Jan 7, 2013 3:52 PM

    Would I want the mobile future of my franchise running on speed turf or mud? Shanny may want to consult the logical voice on this one, that way the 2 master brains can tackle this hard question head on

  33. hummer53 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:52 PM

    Oh Boy, since it’s DC I guess we can call this KneeGate

  34. DonRSD says: Jan 7, 2013 3:54 PM

    RG3 career is over.

  35. bobzilla1001 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:56 PM

    It was during NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecast this season when a visibly wounded Byron Leftwich played the “good soldier” by wincing in pain for four quarters in a loss to the Ravens.
    It was obvious, at least to me, that the Steelers had no chance of winning a winable game with the injured Leftwich. He couldn’t throw, which is a pretty important requirement of quarterbacks.
    Turns out, Leftwich fractured two ribs on the Steelers’ first drive of that game, which Leftwich ended with a 31-yard TD run.
    But where was the outcry? Where was the outcry among Steelers fans that a coach (Mike Tomlin) could be so blind as to not to notice that his quarterback was unfit for duty?
    Where was the outcry among the media against a coach who would even attempt to play a defenseless quarterback?
    Leftwich, of course, is a disposal backup; while Griffin is a media darling.

  36. joecancun says: Jan 7, 2013 3:58 PM

    As a Viking fan, I can understand why RG3 was
    given every opportunity to stay in the game. We witnessed the laughable effort from our back up in a playoff game and anybody watching that game knew after Webb’s first throw that we would not win that game.

    That being said, this will go down as one of those
    “you not only lost the battle, but you may have lost the war too” if it turns out that he blew out his knee and jeoporadized his long term mobility and speed by keeping him in after the 1 quarter re-injury.

    Helluva gamble Shanahan.

  37. bringbackkosar says: Jan 7, 2013 3:59 PM

    So it was league crooks and not Shanahan who left RGIII in the game…they tricked me!

  38. justintuckrule says: Jan 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    I hate Goodell more than anyone but to say the NFL fixed the Skins game to remove the only player in the entire playoff field worth watching is, well, dumb.

  39. fuglyflorio says: Jan 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    RG3 and “knee injury” … Get used to seeing them in the same sentence.

  40. phillyphan72 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:02 PM

    A further look means bad things…One playoff game just may have ruined next year

  41. purplegreenandgold says: Jan 7, 2013 4:04 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    I hope the crooks at the league headquarters are proud of themselves. For wanting Dan Snyder and the Redskins out of the title picture so badly by allowing all those late hits by cheating players, now the flagship player of the entire league and top merchandise mover is out of action. Way to ruin what Rozelle and Tagliabue worked so hard to accomplish for years and years Goodell…as far as I’m concerned, if I want scripted entertainment, I’ll watch professional wrestling or football during the playoffs.
    ======================================
    I know…I know! Back in 2009 you were a Vikings fan under a different name…

  42. solomon151 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:04 PM

    Shanahan is such a liar. As soon as he opens his mouth, another lie pops out. He doesn’t care one way or another about player safety. No way do you leave a guy out there that can’t move. The biggest advantage he had was gone, he couldn’t run. Doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize he should have been taken out.

  43. countduku says: Jan 7, 2013 4:04 PM

    RE:
    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM
    I hope the crooks at the league headquarters are proud of themselves. For wanting Dan Snyder and the Redskins out of the title picture so badly by allowing all those late hits by cheating players, now the flagship player of the entire league and top merchandise mover is out of action. Way to ruin what Rozelle and Tagliabue worked so hard to accomplish for years and years Goodell…as far as I’m concerned, if I want scripted entertainment, I’ll watch professional wrestling or football during the playoffs.
    ———————————————–
    Your stupiduty is hilarious. Keep up the good work. your becoming a legend.

  44. chattanola says: Jan 7, 2013 4:06 PM

    If Griffin is flying down to Birmingham to see Dr. Andrews “for a physical”, he might as well have the surgery while he’s there.

  45. countduku says: Jan 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    *stupidity, my bad.

  46. matt4477 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    has a QB every come back from 2 torn ACL’s in the same knee? Really worried..

  47. jdusaf says: Jan 7, 2013 4:10 PM

    Of course the Redskins couldn’t handle success. Just one season and they managed to get themselves back into another debacle that could end up miring the franchise in its perpetual ineptitude.

  48. t16rich says: Jan 7, 2013 4:12 PM

    @logicalvoicesays

    Dr Andrews has fixed so many ruined body parts on top level athletes that it is impossible for him to ruin his reputation.

  49. huskersrock1 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:12 PM

    Dr. Andrews = Company doctor

  50. dankil13 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:12 PM

    Let’s see… in one corner of DC professional sports we have a GM that wouldn’t run out its franchise player late in the season or in the postseason because it didn’t want to risk re-injuring that player… in the other corner we have a similar situation except that team put its franchise player back out there with a knee brace and crutches and continuing to call read-options even though the guy was in obvious pain/discomfort. The End result for this year was the same… but if RGIII misses significant time next year and isn’t the same player going forward Mike Rizzo and the Nats will no longer be laughed out for the decision to bench Strasburg

  51. electionconfidential says: Jan 7, 2013 4:13 PM

    Griffin has to travel from DC to Birmingham for further tests? What kind of tests are these. You’ve already had an MRI supposedly. Those are performed by technicians. The output is a CD-Rom that could be digitally transferred or overnighted.

    The Redskins are saying a lot of stuff over the last few weeks that doesn’t add up.

    Dr. Andrews is rich, famous, respected and 70 years old. I hardly think he’s just now starting to “make a name for himself”.

  52. charlesfoxtrot says: Jan 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    When was the last time the Redskins won a playoff game?

    ———————

    2005 vs Tampa Bay

  53. yourmomcalled says: Jan 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    Where are all the people that were hyping up Shannahan for Coach of the Year?

  54. justintuckrule says: Jan 7, 2013 4:16 PM

    NFL is not a league meant for running QBs. Although they’ll win you a bunch of games and get your team as the leadoff on sportscenter, simple physics dictates that they can’t stay healthy while their bodies are consistently battered by the types of defensive players out there these days. Speed is great but players like RG3 need to be able to drop back, read defenses and throw to receivers dictated by coverage schemes.

  55. juddgr says: Jan 7, 2013 4:16 PM

    Just for the sake of saying it. I wish you well RG3, you have brought the most excitement to the Redskins in 20 Years. I know you had help from some good people but you are number One in my book. Just get well and be ready for next year. God Bless.

  56. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:19 PM

    If he needs a second opinion and more tests it most likely means the first opinion was not one he wanted to hear.

    Poor logicalvoices. Like all religious zealots its never the fault of their own performer’s actions when they fail.

    Shanny leaving RGIII in long after he should have been pulled had nothing to do with it.

    I guess one of the worst field surfaces ever seen for an NFL game and the owner being too cheap to fix it had nothing to do with it. Other teams when their fields got that bad at least made the effort and paid the expense to resod it before the playoffs, sometimes at league orders to do so.

    The league has a history of allowing questionable hits in the playoffs, see Farve’s leg and ankle a few years ago. What they did to RGIII yesterday was lightweight in comparison.

    Keep crying though and acting like the Skins failed efforts had nothing to do with the loss.

  57. dblockatl says: Jan 7, 2013 4:21 PM

    this sounds extremely ominous. Here’s to hoping one of the most exciting players in the league gets to see the field in 2013…

  58. drunknbflo says: Jan 7, 2013 4:22 PM

    Who cares about this bum and when did he become the new tebow? Everytime i turn on espn this is all they are talking about. Why not talk about someone who actually won their playoff game. I guarantee this guy wont even be in the league in 5 years.

  59. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:23 PM

    RIP TO rg3 career ……WE hardly knew thee

  60. crazycane says: Jan 7, 2013 4:24 PM

    Washington radio reporting he’s going to miss 2013 season

  61. rtant2013 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:25 PM

    Guys, this article doesn’t give the full extent as to why he is being further evaluated. From what Shanahan said, is Dr. Andrews wants to do some physical tests and further MRIs himself. Meaning he wants to see what’s wrong if anything for himself, not take someone else’s word as to what’s wrong, because Andrews didn’t do the MRIs today. And it makes sense that Shanahan isn’t saying anything yet, he came out so quick last time, because they had a game the next week, now the season is over and they want to be sure what’s up with RG3. And from several of the Redskins, I’ve heard that RG3 has told them today that he suffered no serious tears. It’s all speculation until they decide to tell us. But for some people talking crap about RG3 and saying his career is over just proves your an ignorant hater. As RG3 said he loves everyone’s criticism because most of you don’t know what your talking about.

  62. justafanofitall says: Jan 7, 2013 4:28 PM

    Andrews said RB3 passed the initial tests to play yesterday but still didn’t feel good about him playing. Between the lines….didn’t want him to play but no one listened to him.

  63. tommyboy42609 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:31 PM

    bobzilla1001 says: Jan 7, 2013 3:56 PM

    It was during NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecast this season when a visibly wounded Byron Leftwich played the “good soldier” by wincing in pain for four quarters in a loss to the Ravens.
    It was obvious, at least to me, that the Steelers had no chance of winning a winable game with the injured Leftwich. He couldn’t throw, which is a pretty important requirement of quarterbacks.
    Turns out, Leftwich fractured two ribs on the Steelers’ first drive of that game, which Leftwich ended with a 31-yard TD run.
    But where was the outcry? Where was the outcry among Steelers fans that a coach (Mike Tomlin) could be so blind as to not to notice that his quarterback was unfit for duty?
    Where was the outcry among the media against a coach who would even attempt to play a defenseless quarterback?
    Leftwich, of course, is a disposal backup; while Griffin is a media darling.”
    ————————————————–

    How did this comment get more likes than dislikes? Obviously this is a bigger deal since RGIII is the only hope for this snakebit franchise for the next 10 years, a player of his caliber can compensate for an owner like Snyder continually running the salary cap and personnel decisions into the ground. Leftwich, on the other hand, will be reading mostly uninformed comments like yours from his couch on Sundays next year.

  64. slugbaitspace says: Jan 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    When I read the story yesterday morning that Griffin wouldn’t let Dr. Andrews examine his knee during the Ravens game, and that Andrews was never asked by Shanahan if Griffin was good to go back in, I thought, “Wait…wha…?” But I dismissed it as a He Said/Shan Said kind of thing.

    Then during the game there was a close-up shot of Griffin going in to the shed…and it seemed like only seconds later Dr. Andrews walked out.

    Hardly seemed like enough time for the doc to examine his knee. In fact, it seemed to me like somebody may have kicked him out of the shed before he could.

  65. sdaugherty22 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:37 PM

    Running quarterbacks are protected by the slide rule. By trying to gain more yardage, RGIII left himself open to be tackled like a running back. And he was. The tackle that injured RGIII a few weeks ago was legal. Now the issue about his more serious injury… only Shanahan is to blame “if” it is acl or more!

  66. iceburgskin202 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:39 PM

    Was at the game yesterday and would like to say that field wasn’t fit for horses to run on. Apologies to RG3 and Chris Clemons. On behalf of my team

  67. rg3andout says: Jan 7, 2013 4:39 PM

    rg3andout of the league, he will be lucky to last 3 years, he will be back at goodburger soon

  68. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    Sprinters shouldn’t play pro football, and if they do they shouldn’t run with the football, and if they do they should slide within 10 yards of contact.

  69. johnnyballsack says: Jan 7, 2013 4:45 PM

    Shanahan had his tap dancing shoes on during that press conference, and I am pretty sure I could see his nose growing every time he opened his mouth.

  70. rg3andout says: Jan 7, 2013 4:45 PM

    hey rg3,……..is practice still harder than the nfl games?????

  71. deadrabbit79 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:45 PM

    Get out of the way everyone!!! That bus has a rather large number of people under it!

  72. rg3andout says: Jan 7, 2013 4:47 PM

    no way rg3 will have a stellar career as mike vick, so we can put that to rest now, and vick hasnt has too much success, so that tells u what rg3 is looking towards, the rams got over on the deadskins

  73. 4sacroc says: Jan 7, 2013 4:52 PM

    Logicalvoicesays:

    Time to refill my ‘scrip.

  74. markus124 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:03 PM

    If it’s a he said/he said between Dr. Andrews and Shanahan, I’ll put my money on Dr. Andrews.

  75. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 7, 2013 5:06 PM

    When it was Romo with the “Fractured Ribs and punctured lung”, y’all were calling him a brave gutsy hero……Shaddappp, all of ya, the kid was determined to play, and Shanahan has bigger issues in his relationship with the kid and the team if he pulls him whether they win or not.

    Shanny did the thing he had to do. If the Doc says he must come out, he comes out. Doc didn’t say it, you, leave your starter in or you have chaos in the locker room for the next 5 years. If it’s the Super Bowl, maybe, but in this case, all things considered, we don’t bench the starter just yet…..

  76. paul82461 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:09 PM

    Way to save you and your sons job at the expense of a player. An idit could see he wasnt mobile at the end of the 1st quarter. Have fun with Cousins as your #1 next year. Enjoy 3rd place in 2013.

  77. cspsrbums says: Jan 7, 2013 5:10 PM

    With a14-0 lead in the second quarter he could of had cousins come in and finish the 1st half while Rg3 was being evaluated. the skins weren’t moving the ball with the way RG was playing at that time and let the Seahawks close the gap.
    cousins also got the skins to the Playoffs by coming in off the bench and beating the Ravins without that win they don’t make the playoffs.
    Even after halftime RG still didn’t look good and skins couldn’t move the ball , what did Shanahon think was going to happen, RG was just going to get better
    this is all on shanny if he gave Kurt Cousin a lagit shot at moving the offense in the 2nd quarter and it didn’t work he could of tried RG again after half time and the end of 1st half would have been the same .
    ALL OF THIS IS ON SHANNY AND NO ONE ELSE HE SCREWED UP AND IT SHOULD COST HIM HIS JOB

  78. pachino7 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:26 PM

    Everyone remember bashing Jay Cutler, calling him Jay quitler when the organization was smart enough to take him out? Doesn’t look so dumb now doesn’t it?

  79. richwizl says: Jan 7, 2013 5:28 PM

    I heard on Boston sports talk radio, about an hour ago, that RG3 has two torn ligaments and is expected to be out 14-18 months; that’s horrible news, if it’s true.

  80. logicalvoicessays says: Jan 7, 2013 5:29 PM

    I like men.

  81. themackstrong says: Jan 7, 2013 5:36 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    I hope the crooks at the league headquarters are proud of themselves. For wanting Dan Snyder and the Redskins out of the title picture so badly by allowing all those late hits by cheating players, now the flagship player of the entire league and top merchandise mover is out of action.

    ————————————————-

    Is this guy for real? Dan Snyder is the one of let his team down with the field being in such bad shape that his most valuable player went down twice on non contact injuries and may have tore his ACL just like Hawks best pass rusher. Or wait, maybe it was a conspiracy by the lizard people that infiltrated the NFL.

  82. maybenextyearbrowns says: Jan 7, 2013 5:36 PM

    Think the Rams made out on that trade? glad my Browns didnt waste on those picks on this guy. Good kid though. Hope he will be ok.

  83. igotgamenj says: Jan 7, 2013 5:36 PM

    rg3 fans- enjoy him while you can. i doubt he will be around for long

  84. johnnyballsack says: Jan 7, 2013 5:43 PM

    rg3andout says:
    Jan 7, 2013 4:39 PM
    rg3andout of the league, he will be lucky to last 3 years, he will be back at goodburger soon
    —————————————-
    I am not a Redskin fan, but I am pretty sure the kid will be alright even if he never plays football again. He graduated college in three years (poli sci major) with a 3.67 gpa. He has at least one year of grad school (may have a grad degree already). He has been accepted to law school. So I am pretty sure the kid will do just fine in life.

  85. johnnyballsack says: Jan 7, 2013 5:48 PM

    Washington Post is reporting that Griffin has tears in his ACL, MCL and LCL. He is apparently going to see Dr. Andrews tomorrow to get an MRI with contrast and possibly undergo exploratory surgery to determine the exact extent of the injury and whether or not he will need full blown reconstruction.

  86. chubbyboy93 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:01 PM

    I’ve been going on this website for years now. I finally made an account to say that all of these RG3 haters are amazing. First off Luck nor Wilson are better than this guy. Luck couldn’t produce one TD against The Ravens. The Same Raven team RG3 defeated despite not finishing the game. Wilson was outplayed by Griffin in that 1 quarter he was fresh. Griffin is a great player and hopefully will be for years to come. Its easy to insult this guy because he and Shanny made a bone headed call. But that man wear his heart on his sleve and brought DC (a place that has been down and out) togather. Something Luck nor Wilson has done. Put this personal vendetta away against a running QB. Because. Young, Rodgers(very underatted for his running ability) have proved that theory wrong. Some may think I’m being a Troll whatever. And Peytonsneck18 your QB didn’t get the job done at all. Your Kicker made all of your teams points. And lay off this his career is over bull crap. The Kid is 22 years old forget football this is his life. I can only hope Shanny does to RG3 what Walsh did to Steve Young and create him into the passer that teams will fear. Even if that means some losing seasons. This Kid is the face of this franchise. And hopefully he’ll be there for years to come. But he has to adjust. HTTR.

  87. ctown66 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    rams have 3 picks..thank god the browns didnt trade all those players

  88. tmdill18 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:19 PM

    franchise QB destroyed by arrogance and stupidity. That and the loss of all of those high draft picks takes the skins back to their usual status – irrelevant.

  89. theblowtorchreview says: Jan 7, 2013 6:22 PM

    Washington Post is reporting two partial tears, LCL and ACL. Obviously “partial” is a relative term. Could mean 5% tear or 75% tear.

    I suspect when he gets to Florida they may be prepping him for surgery

  90. rg3andout says: Jan 7, 2013 6:23 PM

    didnt know redskins fans were a bunch of mommas boy crybabies

  91. boyshole25 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:24 PM

    The kid is doing something right look at these haters! Lol at all you pathetic losers

  92. jwreck says: Jan 7, 2013 6:30 PM

    yourmomcalled says: Jan 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    Where are all the people that were hyping up Shannahan for Coach of the Year?
    ________
    Shanahan’s handling of Griffin’s knee situation, especially on Sunday was more than questionable, and will very likely remove him from consideration for this title. But let’s not forget that in the process of turning one of the NFL’s perennial joke teams into the winner of the NFC East, Shanahan:
    1. Won the most competitive divisions in football under a rookie quarterback. (And I said “most competitive”, not “best”, unbunch your panties NFC North fans)
    2. Modified his entire offense to fit Griffin’s skillset and maximize his production.
    3. Turned a sixth round rookie into the second leading rusher in the NFL
    4. Turned Pierre Garcon, one of the league’s most inconsistent receivers, into one of the league’s most consistent. Not to mention getting a very respectable year out of 35-year-old veteran Santana Moss, who many thought would be cut before the season started, including a tie for 12th place in the NFL in touchdowns.
    5. Did all of the above while missing his top two receiving threats for more than half the year (Garcon and Davis), the entire right side (ie. the good side) of his defensive line/pass rush, both starting safeties, and a washed-up journeyman at RT (Polumbus).

    While Washington fans may be questioning Shanahan’s thought process on Griffin and his knee for years to come; and John Fox and Arians/Pagano probably deserve the award more regardless, it’s kind of ridiculous to pretend that Shanahan didn’t coach a hell of a season in 2012.

  93. wjm20155 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:31 PM

    Anyone with a pair of eyes could see that RG3 could not compete at a pro leval after re-injuring his knee. Now it looks like his injury may be very serious that may take a year and a half to recover from. The Skins had no shot of winning that game with RG III’s injury especially with the threat of him running gone. He couldn’t even properly plant to throw the ball. With a capable Cousins languishing on the bench, Shanahan, by having no guts and making the call himself to bench his franchise qb, the game was no longer in doubt. Now he has to deal with the very real possibility of having jeoparidized the franchise. So much for worrying about player safety.

  94. pinion8ted says: Jan 7, 2013 6:31 PM

    steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says:Jan 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    When was the last time the Redskins won a playoff game?
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    Remind me, who exactly did the Steelers face in this year’s playoffs?

  95. olympiacham says: Jan 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    Terrible break for RGIII and the skins. Reports saying he could be out for a year?!
    Also, wtf kind of brace was he wearing?! I thought your knee wasn’t supposed to bend like that in a brace?

  96. jwreck says: Jan 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    ctown66 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    rams have 3 picks..thank god the browns didnt trade all those players
    _________
    The Redskins still have a franchise quarterback, something the Browns don’t have. Additionally, the Rams have two more first-round picks than than the Redskins: they spent the third on Trent Richardson, who was outplayed in every statistical category by sixth-round pick Alfred Morris. First round picks are great, but good drafting is more important, and there’s no price too high for a franchise quarterback.

    Moreover, your argument presupposes that Griffin wouldn’t have hurt his knee in Cleveland, despite the fact that he undoubtedly would have been scrambling more.

  97. jwreck says: Jan 7, 2013 7:04 PM

    yourmomcalled says: Jan 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    Where are all the people that were hyping up Shannahan for Coach of the Year?
    ________
    As I said before, Shanahan’s handling of Griffin’s knee situation, especially on Sunday, was more than questionable, will very likely remove him from consideration for this title, and Washington fans may be questioning his decision for years to come, however, there is a good case to make for Shanahan’s handling of Griffin prior to the Seattle game.

    During any normal year, for any normal/not cellar-dwelling team Griffin might have been placed on IR after the hit he took from Ngata in the Baltimore game.

    However, the Redskins have not made the playoffs for half a decade. Much like the Nationals overpaying for Jayson Werth, the Rockets signing Jeremy Lin and trading for James Harden, or the Capitals giving Ovechkin the largest contract in NHL history, sports franchises on the upswing have to prove they’re ready to be a winner and willing to stop being a perennial loser.

    By making the playoffs; especially with a young, dynamic quarterback and face of the franchise in Robert Griffin; the Redskins have shown the NFL they’re ready to stop being a laughingstock, and legitimize themselves as a contender.

    This means not only will they be a desirable destination for free agents at more reasonable prices, but will be more able to retain their own players, and maintain a solid core for years to come.

  98. jwreck says: Jan 7, 2013 9:29 PM

    rg3andout says:
    Jan 7, 2013 4:45 PM
    hey rg3,……..is practice still harder than the nfl games?????
    __________
    While I am fully aware that rg3andout is just a troll and doesn’t deserve a response, I can’t believe 19 people gave it a thumbs-up . Not only is it classless, but “Practice is harder than the game” is a classic football cliche that every NFL rookie, especially quarterbacks, has used after their first game since the dawn of man.

    Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Matt Stafford, they’ve all said it. Criticizing a rookie quarterback for saying “Practice is harder than the game” is like criticizing a rookie quarterback for saying “Wow man, that feels great,” after their first win.

    Should we put Eli on blast for saying “I’m going to Disneyland!” after winning the Superbowl last year?

  99. tschwilly876 says: Jan 7, 2013 11:22 PM

    Bring him on down to my hometown pensacola. Deep south for life…the real Dr.Drew will fix that knee just like AP..

  100. 1sportschica says: Jan 8, 2013 12:05 AM

    Previous right knee injury with two screws in place, and no one took that into consideration when he placed last week and then this week. RG3 shouldn’t have played a down yesterday. Got to blame him, the coaches and doc for a decision that may cost him his football career.

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