Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Washington Redskins, did what he said he would do, he started Robert Griffin III. But it was clear to YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans that Griffin III’s damaged knee did not allow him to play at top performance level in Sunday’s contest with the Seattle Seahawks.
About the middle of the fourth quarter, YouWager’s football bettors watched in horror as a low snap required the star quarterback to bend over more. His delicate right knee collapsed under the pressure and the Seahawks recovered the ball. At that moment, the crowd at FedEx Field may have worried less about Seattle’s impending 24-14 victory in the NFC wild-card game. The Seahawks will now go on to play against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. But Washington’s fans are rightly concerned about the fate of RG3, and their team.
Eventually, Griffin managed to stand and get off the field, with help. Backup QB Kirk Cousins went in for Griffin but he was not able to rally the team.
The question circulating among the online betting community will haunt Shanahan for days to come: Why was Washington’s quarterback still in the game when he was obviously injured?
And to add to the dilemma, it’s not the first time.
According to a YouWager news source, Shanahan put RG3 back in their December contest with the Baltimore Ravens, when he first injured his knee.
Shanahan claimed that Griffin was cleared to play by Dr. James Andrews, the famous surgeon. But Andrews told YouWager’s source that this simply wasn’t true. Dr. Andrews said, “Griffin didn’t even let us look at him. He came off the field, walked through the sidelines, circled back through the players, and took off back to the field. It wasn’t our opinion. We didn’t even get to touch him or talk to him. Scared the hell out of me.”
Now, many of YouWager’s football bettors hope that RG3’s injury is the worst part of his story. Not the end of it.
Griffin was not able to make much of an impact after he took a hard hit early in the game. After that, RG3 wasn’t very productive, claiming only 44 total yards before he finally crumbled.
Many sportsbook bettors described the game as “difficult to watch,” and “sad.”
Now, Shanahan will be answering questions. Like, “Was it worth it?” Many fans, and perhaps even the players, will want to know why the coach risked the future of their prized rookie star for a win in the playoffs. To add to the drama, an NFL analyst at YouWager reminds us, bettors saw the backup QB, Cousins, show promise during the 2012 NFL football betting season.