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- Jun 30, 2009
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- Raleigh, NC
Right, but it was a scramble on a broken pass-play, not a zone-read play.Rg3 got the initial injury while running, but he would have been just fine had we rested him properly, the issue was letting him try to keep playing when he was obviously not at full speed.
For me, the most interesting aspect of this Redskins Recon is that those comments very closely echo what you hear from Redskins fans. They range from 'he'll be back to normal by next season' to ' Shanahan ruined RG3's career and should be fired'.I don't see anything all that terrible there. Sure, blaming the scheme is off, but I don't think blaming Shanahan is. I don't think criticizing Shanahan's inability or unwillingness to reign in Griffin's reckless style of play is off base. It hurts to acknowledge, but all those fans who were saying Griffin was not going to make it through the season were right.
I wouldn't bother reading posts by NFC East fans. I'm sure they are are sharks in the water right now. But the stuff Serv is posting is from neutral fans. I say it all the time: At some point it's not the rest of the world that has the problem. In this case, I think that applies.
One unsurprising difference is the balance between the differing opinions expressed elsewhere by fans compared to Redskins fans. Redskins fans, at least as shown by the "Fire Shanahan" poll thread here, are more forgiving of Shanahan than fans of other teams. Although I obviously didn't have time to amass enough examples to do a calculation on this, my impression of the sentiment around the league among fans is that the majority thought Shanahan should be fired. Part of this is likely due to the fact that Shanahan is genuinely unpopular throughout NFL fandom.For me, the most interesting aspect of this Redskins Recon is that those comments very closely echo what you hear from Redskins fans. They range from 'he'll be back to normal by next season' to ' Shanahan ruined RG3's career and should be fired'.