It's always Big Fun when an exciting rookie hits the NFL stage running.
Have you enjoyed watching Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III this year?
Yeah, me too.
Too bad it is probably for the last time. Griffin may well return from his ACL surgery in a year or so, but I doubt seriously he will be the same runner and gunner we've seen this year and in Washington's short playoff run.
The NFL Players Association has declined to press for an investigation into the way coach Mike Shanahanallowed Griffin to continue play in the Redskins' playoff loss to Seattle, using the old "playing through pain is normal" excuse.
This is despite the fact Griffin was limping like an old mule with a broken leg, both from previous knee injuries and from hits and awkward landings he suffered earlier in the game. Maybe Shanahan didn't notice that huge brace Griffin was wearing.
I think it's a travesty. There is a huge difference between playing through pain and endangering the career and physical safety of an obviously damaged player, for the sake of winning.
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