Mike Shanahan Forgot

| January 7, 2013 | 1 Comments
Mike Shanahan AP Photo/Nick Wass

Mike Shanahan AP Photo/Nick Wass

Mike Shanahan Forgot.
He forgot that he drafted Kirk Cousins and named him his backup over the veteran Rex Grossman, because, as Shanahan said “he’d earned that backup spot.” This same Kirk Cousins who showed twice during the 7 game winning streak that he had what it took to lead the Redskins to victory.
Mike Shanahan Forgot.
He forgot no player will ever say he can’t play, especially not a competitor like Robert Griffin III. He left the decision to a rookie, even though it’s Mike Shanahan that has spent nearly three decades as an NFL coach
Mike Shanahan Forgot.
He forgot that he had a rookie LG getting his first extended NFL action, and his best WR was injured for most of the second half. Yet he kept his injured QB out there expecting heroics.
Mike Shanahan Forgot.
He forgot that he said it would take 5 years, and yet he treated Sunday’s wild card game as one final hurrah going down guns blazing.
Mike Shanahan Forgot.
He forgot that he’s the Head Coach of the Washington Redskins, all 53 of them. His obligation is not to Robert Griffin alone, it’s to the entire team. He gets paid $7 million/year to make unpopular decisions, on Sunday he didn’t.
Mike Shanahan Forgot.
He forgot that it’s the fans’ prerogative to imagine one-legged heroics against an aggressive defense, but it’s the Head Coach’s obligation to recognize it’s improbability.
Mike Shanahan Forgot.
And now the Redskins season is only a memory
T

 

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