Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/7/13
We have heard the clip a billion times for ten years and have heard it quoted just as much but let’s do it once more: “You play to win the game.” Though the Washington Redskins failed to win their first playoff game since 2005, it cannot be said that they didn’t put the team out their that they believed would do so. The naysayers and second-guessers are out, saying that Mike Shanahan never should have allowed Robert Griffin III on the field. That he wasn’t 100%, maybe not even 50%. We don’t know. RG3 said he could play, and Shanahan believed him and whatever crackpot medical staff the team has. Griffin said in his postgame press conference that he was the best option for the team. He was right. Why? Because Kirk Cousins is the backup. A rookie backup. That’s not to belittle Cousins ability, after all, I believe he will be a starting QB in the NFL someday. But because Kirk Cousins isn’t nearly as talented or as good as RG3, even when RG3 is injured. The way the Seahawks were flying around and hitting yesterday, Cousins would have been rattled early and often, because the Seahawks wouldn’t have [...]
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