- Nov 26, 2007
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Pats would have recovered that onside kick
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I actually agree with John Madden on this one. If RG3 is healthy he should be starting. If he was good enough to start injured at the beginning of the year he's good enough to start now.
This is just bad all the way around.
What are you smoking? At the beginning of a season there are a realm of possibilities. At this stage at 3-10, what's the point? PArticularly when he's been sacked 24/25 times in the past 3 games. Everytime he's crushed I'm half expecting him not to get back up again. He needs a break so he can actually properly train for next year.
I agree with Shanahan's decision to shut down RG3 for the rest of the season. The Redskins are out of the playoff hunt, and continuing to start RG3 serves no purpose other than to satisfy his ego, which needs to be put in check anyways. In some ways, his wildly successful rookie season was the worst thing that could have happened to him, because it made him believe that he could step on to the field without any offseason work and one year removed from a college offense that bore no resemblance to a pro-style offense and start tossing the ball around like Peyton Manning. Quarterback is the most difficult position in all of professional team sports, and hopefully RG3 will learn from this miserable season and come back stronger.
Lots of NFL QB's have taken beatings their first few years. Troy Aikman being but one famous example.
The point is that people pay to see competitive football played at a high level. You rob those people when you don't play a player who 1. Can play and 2. Is better than the guy behind him.
And don't forget all those teams who in the playoff hunt who will be impacted by rg3 sitting, you are screwing them as well. This is the equivalent of picking up your ball and going home. Shanahan & Snyder = no class.
There's no way to look at this that is at all favorable for Shanny and friends.