The Redskins, RG3 and the KneeE. "Doc" Smithbyline‚ Jan. 09‚ 2013
The Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is looking at surgery for his torn ACL/LCL in his knee, following a dramatic season which ended at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. After hobbling on his injured knee following victories over the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins enjoyed a 7-0 run that propelled them into the playoffs as the winner of the NFC East. My younger brother and I were even looking forward to a potential Redskins vs. 49ers game at Candlestick; if only the Minnesota Vikings could beat the Green Bay Packers and the Redskins could defeat the Seahawks. So much for the best laid plans of mice and men. The Vikings lost, making the plan moot.
Nevertheless, the Redskins could still make things interesting, and after going up 14-0 on the Seahawks, they seemed to be in command of the game. It was not to be, as the Seahawks scored 24 unanswered points and RG3, the franchise QB gets injured, aggravating his knee. The debate in DC rages on. Should Mike Shanahan, the coach of the Redskins have pulled the clearly hobbling QB and replaced him sooner with Kirk Cousins, the back-up who saved the day after RG3's initial injury a few games earlier? Should he have left RG3 in the game as he did, risking Heisman Trophy winner and savior of the Redskins franchise?