It was the injury heard around the sports world last night. Some fans think Robert Griffin III should have come out earlier in the game and others think he would have gotten the same flack Jay Cutler (2008) got if he would have come out of the game. Is RG3 at fault? Is coach Mike Shanahan at fault? I don’t think there’s an easy answer here, but RG3 did speak after the game about the injury.
According to Josh Alper at PFT:
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is going to have an MRI on his right knee Monday and he said Sunday evening that “it’s up in the air” as to how serious the injury to his knee might be.
Griffin faced a similar line of questioning to coach Mike Shanahan about the decision to keep him in the 24-14 loss to the Seahawks after he aggravated his knee injury in the first quarter. Griffin said he told Shanahan he was O.K. when asked and that he came out of the game in the fourth quarter because he was no longer able to give that answer. He was also asked what would have happened if Shanahan did take him out of the game.
“I’d probably been right back out there on the field. You respect authority and I respect coach Shanahan but at the same time you have to step up and be a man sometimes.There was no way I was coming out of the game,” Griffin said. “It’s an awkward conversation you never want to have with a head coach. You don’t want him to ever feel like you’re lying to him. I wasn’t lying to him, I was able to play. Period. If he would have pulled me out, I would have been highly upset but that’s his prerogative. He kept me in.”