I wonder if any teams will be calling Kyle after that egg he just laid.
Lets not overreact!! When we were 3-6 Shanahan sucked and should be fired.. At 10-6 division champs Shanahan is a COY candidate..
We have been horrible for the greater part of the 2000's. Shanahan has been instrumental in changing the culture of this football team. He has basically built this team from the ground up and has done a good job in the draft.
I am pretty sure nobody had them picked to win the division. I think this year was beyond expectations escpecially with all the injuries. Granted every team deals with the injury bug to a certain extent, but by week 3 we were down 4 starters on defensive. We went from a terrible defense to a pretty solid unit by the end of the year.
RG3 is the ultimate competitor which is part of what makes his so special. He never gives up and will play until his leg falls off which is pretty much what happened. Just a couple of years ago Cutler was crucified for not trying to play with an injury during the playoffs.
Shanahan took the word of his star player. RG3 was clearly injured but refused to come out or even let Dr. Andrews even look at his knee because he knew he wouldn't have been cleared to go back in.
I refuse to place all the blame on shanahan or call for his head. He has done a good job rebuilding this team and the future is bright.
Look I want the Shanny's to stay around for a long time but this thread it's exactly correct. We jump out to a 14 point lead. RGIII is obviously hobbled and the whole second half I see nothing but play action and bootlegs. Griffin was struggling to throw as well it was blatantly obvious he was injured. I'm fine with leaving him in but you have to run the freaking ball. 16 carries for Morris? 80 yards. 5 yards per carry....and you basically stop running after the first two series's. PROTECT RGIII IF HE'S GOING TO BE IN THE GAME! Hand it off to a guy who had a hell of a season as well. This one is on the Shanny's 100% in my mind.
Well we really didn't "stop running". We had those couple nice drives early and then Seattles time of possession sky rocketed and RG3 threw that pick deep which resulted in Seattle having the ball even longer. Up until the end of the 3rd they showed our play selection on tv and at that point we had ran the ball 2 more times than we had passed. We got pinned deep in our own endzone like 3 times and could only muster up 2-5 yard runs. The pass-run ratio was clearly indicative of how the game turned out.
RG3 should have been out of the game after the 1st quarter. This one is on Shanahan. And the defense got killed.
If RG3 would have lead a game winning drive, Shanny would be praised and everyone would say epic comeback (Willis Reed of NFL) and instant ESPN classic with a hobbled QB...but it wasnt and our QB got hurt. Simple, he leads us to comeback win, nobody says a word...he gets hurt and we lose (which obviously happened), lets put all the blame on the Shanahan's
Im just hoping this knee injury isnt an ACL and to be honest, I dont feel good about it (as of 1:15 no update yet and after reading Griffins tweet this morning, "Many may question, criticize & think they have all the right answers. But few have been in the line of fire in battle"). Dont want to speculate, just hope Im wrong...
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How many of us really tought we would win the division? who tought we will put the giants and cowboys out of the playoffs?
We have but great things ahead of us, The only thing I could argue about is after the 14 points they abandon the run and it was going well, but seattle has a great defense and they had to keep them decent, the gameplan simple didnt work and it wasn't exactly a bad idea.
Defenses win championships and seattle D is right up there, and who knows what would happen with a healthy RG3, So Patience!
We are in the right direction and i havent been able to say so since our last superbowl ring.
griffin turn off the star
griffin turn off the star