On Monday, Coach Mike Shanahan said the Redskins will make a decision today. The options are to active Hurt, place him on season-ending injure reserve or release him.
I guess people don't like when I say this, but I played on many football teams," Mitchell began. "And teams that the coach has total control of don't make those selfish, bonehead mistakes in critical times, and it will not be veteran players. When we see this, that's why I keep going back to coaching.
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Therefore, a big part of the final four games will be seeing how Griffin develops as a passer. Funny, that's a line I thought I would have written when he was a rookie. Griffin did look composed and calm in the pocket in the first half Sunday, when he completed his first 12 passes.
The main reason I don't have a problem with that statement? One question I heard from NFL people before the 2012 draft centered on Griffin's durability.
Tailback Alfred Morris had only 11 carries in the Washington Redskins' loss to the New York Giants, one fewer than quarterback Robert Griffin III had during Sunday night's game. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that the defense of the Giants was committed to keeping the football out of Morris's hands on the Redskins' option plays.
This isn't baseball where you have September call-ups that you can give at-bats. If you play a guy, say, along the offensive line who isn't ready, then your quarterback could be in jeopardy. It makes no sense. Not every young guy projects to being part of the roster in the future, either.
Even though the Redskins are officially eliminated from the playoffs, they will not insert some of their younger players into the lineup to see if they might be long-term solutions for the organizations.