Monday Morning Quaterback: Redskins Risk RG III Ruin

Redskins Risk RG III: Dr. James Andrews, Coach Shanahan, RG III

Redskins Risk RG III: Dr. James Andrews, Coach Shanahan, RG III

WASHINGTON, DC – With The Public Professor gone missing after either being over-served at the Ray Lewis Retirement Party, or suffering/succumbing to the sun stroke he ignored while tanning in his bikini with Lori Levine, we were called upon to be the Kirk Cousins of MTM today – unexpectedly filling in for a Franchise QB on the biggest of stages. While this is as daunting a task as they come, it could have been worse. See, the Washington Redskins’ folly with their most important player ever was so egregious, that it made for an easy topic to present to you. With that, we ask this simple, yet necessary question: Did the Redskins Risk RG III Ruin trying to win a first-round playoff game?

(As Giants fans we hate the Skins, but after watching this, how do you not like this guy?)

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After ironically getting hurt by the same Ravens that knocked him out again yesterday, Robert Griffin III could now be facing serious knee surgery. If that’s the case, you can thank Mike Shanahan. Unlike the New York Mets in the past few seasons, the Redskins medical staff, and Dr. James Andrews in particular, was pretty clear about the injury and the potential risk:
He came off the field, walked through the sidelines, circled back through the players and took off back to the field. It wasn’t our opinion. We didn’t even get to touch him or talk to him. Scared the hell out of me.

But that’s not what was reported to the press by Coach Shanahan:
He’s the one that gives me that information,” Shanahan said on Dec. 10. “It’s way over my head.

03272011_GL27andSo, who does one believe? Do we believe the grandfatherly doctor from Alabama or the caffeine-fueled NFL coach that hasn’t won since John Elway? Before you decide, here’s a follow-up quote from Dr. Andrews before yesterday’s game:

I’m the one that shut him down that day, finally. I’ve been a nervous wreck letting him come back as quick as he has. He’s doing a lot better this week, but he’s still recovering and I’m holding my breath because of it. He passed all the tests and all the functional things we do, but it’s been a trying moment for me, to be honest with you.

We’re leaning toward the good doctor.

Grote2DMax, tomorrow.


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  • Guy

    If the player says he can play you have to let him play. You never know when you get the chance again. Willis Reed, LT, Kirk Gibson… They all made for legendary stories when they were hurt.

    • Meet The Matts

      Good points but Reed and Gibson weren’t wearing a target for 300 lb, fully-equipped assassins to legally take out. LT was an animal, plain and simple.

      • Junoir Blaber

        LT is on defense. There is a difference between hurt and injured. The job of the coach is to protect the player from himself.

        • Meet The Matts

          Agreed. Lord knows we’ve played a few times when we shouldn’t have and the results were ugly for for everyone – except the opponent.

  • Cookies Corner

    I went to Stowe this weekend. I got in a football pool (box bet). I won $250… which kinda took the sting outta getting the god damn flu.

    The Itty Bitty Cookie keeps asking why the Broncos aren’t playing. Then I have to explain to him that they are SO good, they don’t have to play now when these Wild Card teams are playing. So then he comes up to me and says ‘Our Broncos are so good, they don’t have to play now. High five!’ And.. we high five. And… it is good.

    • Meet The Matts

      A very nice moment, indeed… BUT… You’re raising a Denver fan. You live in CT. Between the Giants and Pats. Peyton will be gone in 3 years. Then what??? Mark Sanchez. That’s what.

      • Cookies Corner

        Nope. The other one is a (gag) Dallas fan by the brainwashing of BOTH uncles so something HAD to be done. Heck… he couldn’t be a Gints fan.

  • Cheesy Bruin

    I disagree, Homeboy! In a sports world full of cliched responses and pampered athletes (are you out there Steve Strasberg) RGIII is a f*cking god send. ONLY a rookie, he’s acting like John Wayne when most freshmen are coddled boys amongst men in the most violent of contact sports. The ‘Skins are HIS team. It’s HIS huddle. It’s HIS future and HIS call on tapping out and nobody else’s. Putting ‘benjamins’ and health aside makes this guy refreshingly different.
    The legend only grows from here on out, folks.

    • Meet The Matts

      Not knocking the player. Every player worth a dang, will say he’s good to go. It’s the manager or coach’s job to say no. If Cousins started yesterday and practiced all week, they would have had a better chance to win.

  • OregonPete23

    Doc Andrews loses some cred with that where’s Waldo hat.

  • AngryWard

    I think the biggest offense was Shanahan letting RGIII run the ball when he clearly couldn’t run. The Skins were running it down Seattle’s throats with Morris and then tried to get cute by putting their QB in harm’s way. Moronic.

    • You Suck

      Yes! Couldn’t believe that. The guy couldn’t run, yet you make him run with Ray Lewis breathing fire 10 feet away?

  • WestCoastCraig


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