Originally Posted by BradyFTW!
Being a Seahawks fan, I assume that you actually watched the game. If that's the case, and you're claiming that leaving RG3 in the game wasn't a stupid decision, then I really don't know what to tell you. It was pretty much self-evident.
After the drive that ended in their 2nd TD, RG3 went to get his knee examined by the Dr. The Dr. cleared him to continue to play. Had the Dr. not cleared him, the coach cannot override that decision. Fact.
The Dr. cleared him to play. RG3 wanted to play. Shanahan decided that he gave them the best chance to win. They prepared RG3 for this game, not Cousins.
Had Shanahan followed the advice of columnists and so-called experts like yourself, and took RG3 out of the game, and then they end up losing the game; imagine the criticism he would have taken for not keeping him in the game with a 14 point lead.
Headlines: "RG3 pulled. Cousins ineffective in Seahawks road comeback win".
So, after it played out like it did, Cousins did come in the game with about 5.5 minutes left, down 10. He had two drives. He finished 3 of 10 for 31 yards.
So I guess fans and sports journalists have better knowledge of the game and their players to make better in-game decisions than the coaches, trainers, and doctors who are actually on the sidelines. Gotcha.