Junkies Debate Shanny’s Decision Making
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Following the Redskins 24-14 loss to Seattle on Sunday, much criticism was heaved upon head coach Mike Shanahan for leaving Robert Griffin III in the game after what appeared to be a very painful and limited injury.
RGIII appeared to re-injury his sprained knee early in the game and was not pulled until midway through the 4th quarter after what looked like a devastating knee injury on a botched snap.
JP said he had no problem with Shanny leaving RGIII in the game. “A guy says he wants to go, he’s your man. You let him go.”
“I think at the end of the day, Mike Shanahan didn’t think he could win that game with Kirk Cousins.”, added EB.
Former Redskins General Manager Charlie Casserly wrote this today on NFL.com
when discussing the right time to pull RG3 out.
Was Robert Griffin III putting his career in jeopardy by continuing to play? If the answer was “yes,” he should have been removed from the game, which was a call the doctors needed to make. If the answer was “no,” I probably would have stayed with RG3
What you can’t judge from TV is whether RG3‘s inaccurate passes downfield were attributable to his knee or his normal, general downfield inaccuracy. Another question to ask: How many of those passes should have been caught by his receivers?
Most of the callers Monday felt Shanhan should have gone with Cousins early in the game.
Lurch said it was obvious from the very first play that Griffin wasn’t right.
Listen below to the opening thoughts of Monday’s show.
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