Skip Bayless must be contemplating suicide after today. Flacco(Flucco to him) has very good day and wins and the guy he has a man crush on loses after looking like the Emperor without his clothes. Cannot wait to hear his BS reasons tomorrow.
That's what, three games this season that Griffin started but failed to finish due to injury?
Said it before when he was off to that great start, and I'll say it again... he might be a very good QB, he might have the potential to be a great QB... but if they continue to use him in the gimmicky fashion they did this season... he will never live up to the hype long term. The mere threat of his running ability opened up SO MANY of his big plays this season. QBs with great careers need to excel from the pocket. If he keeps getting hit and abused the way he has this year, that running threat will disappear, and it'll be a completely different game for him. Do they want an all-world-potential highlight reel (that spends a lot of time in the training room) for a few years, or do they want a "Ring of Honor" type long-term career player? Shanahan better wise up...
I give RGIII 3 years before he is a second string QB with shot knees.
Luck today reminded me of a young Big Ben. A moose of a guy you need a lineman or LB to take down. DBs not big enough. Bright future as a pocket passer who can run well when he has to.
If we pulled injured players out every time we wouldn't have many many of sports greatest stories. I get both sides of it and either way people would biotch about it.
"Playing with the same injury" is kind of the point. The more he keeps getting abused, getting concussions, wrecking his legs / knees, the less effective he's going to be as time goes by.
When Dr. James Andrews is on the sideline FOR YOU and he's telling people he's "scared to death" about your situation... well, good luck. Enjoy that ride as long as you can, chances are it won't be a long one. Not unless they change something to preserve the guy. He's in probably the best shape he'll EVER be right now, and he left three games due to injury this season before the final snap. It's not going to get easier from that perspective.
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