Posted by toddcommish on 1/7/2013 5:02:00 PM (view original):
And during a press conference, RGIII basically said that when he's at 50% health (or worse), he's still better than the backup... essentially saying that he's twice as good as Cousins. If he had been pulled at the end of the first half, Washington probably wins the game.
Those situations are no win for a player unless the injury is obviously catastrophic. As limited as he was, if he comes out at the half, there are people making serious Cutler comparisons today. As much as we all sit here and say now that he should take himself out, I'm not sure I've ever really seen that happen to anything resembling universal praise. If a guy can physically get out there, I want him to want to go back in. Of course, I also want my coach to have the sense to take that decision out of his hands when it's obvious he can't get it done - which is where the breakdown was here.