Re: Mike Shanahan Must Go
posted at 12/8/2013 7:38 AM EST
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to agcsbill's comment:
Washington, habitually, never seems to put together a team that really plays well all season. The owner goes for "big names" and not players who can create a winning unit. Bow, with the cost the team encountered to get RGIII, what can they do now? It can't always be the coach. Look at RGIII, is he performing at all at the level he was at last season? This is the coach's fault?
RESPONSE: In this case, it is. Shanahan's record in Washington is on par with that posted by Steve Spurrier...who used to play golf most of the day and let his assistants run the team. Shanahan's mistake was allowing a hobbled RG III to take the field against Seattle last year, in the NFC wildcard round. A blind man could see that RG III was laboring. It was stupid for Shanahan and the 'Skins to risk his health as they did, after they had paid a king's ransom worth of draft choices for him. Whether RG III wanted to play or not, Shanny should have slapped him on his fanny, and sat him down.
It would have also given the team a chance to showcase back-up QB, Kirk Cousins. Cousins played well in relief of Griffin last season. If he played well in the play-offs, the 'Skins would have been in a position to trade him during the 2013 off-season. They might have been able to obtain a high draft pick to some desperate team (Jets?), considering that the 2013 draft was such a weak one for QBs.
+2 Pat! Right on all these points. The Shannie's (Mike and son Kyle) need to go and I hope the Skins owner Dan Snyder does so asap. Elway made Shannie look good, same way TB makes BB look good, imo.