Elway: I always look at the player. The bottom line is if the player thinks he should play then he should play. If he doesn't think he should play then he shouldn't play. I just know in my career that it always came down to my decision whether I thought I could go or not. I didn't need help from anybody else. I didn't want anybody else to pull me out. With Robert, he's a great competitor and especially being the rookie that he is, first time he's been in the playoffs, the last thing he wants to do is take himself out. It's lack of experience on his part to say, "Ok, am I helping the team or am I hurting the team. Can Kirk Cousins come in behind and play better than I am." That's the decision...can he do a better job than I am and where I am physically?
I don't blame Mike Shanahan. I'm more taken on as a player and to make the right decision as a player for the team.
I really don't have anything to add to this topic. That was so two weeks ago, but Elway's words carries weight with me.