Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Red Faced Lie

So now we know: Shanny went rogue.

Dr. Andrews says so.
"I'm the one that shut him down that day, finally," Andrews said. "I've been a nervous wreck letting him come back as quick as he has. He's doing a lot better this week, but he's still recovering and I'm holding my breath because of it. 
"He passed all the tests and all the functional things we do, but it's been a trying moment for me, to be honest with you."
This is deeply troubling on two fronts.

1. Shanahan apparently has a maniacal desire to win now, no matter what the cost.
2. He's an arrogant liar.

It's one thing to be coy about the current actual health of players heading into games.

This is something entirely different.

It's coaching malpractice.

And this story just got legs, at the worst time.


  1. I have no doubt he lied. But with the CBS and NFL films camera trained on RG3 and Shanahan all the time, why didn't any "journalists" go to the tape weeks ago? Hell CBS covered the game and dug up the press conference this morning but didn't show the video that RG3 was never examined by Andrews before returning or that Andrews and Shanahan never spoke before he returned to the game?

    I just think this reporter could have closed that loop and frankly would have expected these crack reporters to follow up on Shannys claims weeks ago.

  2. Agreed, Mark. But these networks are so embedded with the league, and the teams, they are not interested at all in journalism or breaking any truly controversial stories. Can't get in the way of the gravy train.

  3. So with that said, will anyone in the media have the balls to confront Shanahan in any meaningful way, or will the sports press corps of Washington prove to be the same breed of spineless lap dogs that populate the political scene?

  4. Of course he lied. Shanny lies all the time. What a total embarrassment for the local media to have the USA Today break the story.
    It just shows these so called redskins "insiders" employed by radio stations and newspapers have their heads so far up Shannys
    ass they don't ask him the tough questions. They believe what Shanny tells them. How come no one bothered to call Dr. Andrews
    and ask him about what happened on the sideline? The media is afraid of Shanny. If this happened in New York or Philly the media
    would be all over this when it happened and the head coach would be curled up in the fetal position after being ripped apart by the
    media. The media needs to stop being Shannys bitches and start doing some investigating on what Shanny says...

  5. Geez ... and now the injury to Griffin toward the end of today's game. Shanahan has A LOT of questions to answer, the media better man up and ask them.

  6. Did you hear Aikman's comment that he has a hard time believing Shanahan would do anything to risk RG3's long-term health? Troy is jibbering the train and lapping up the gravy.

  7. I was so excited to pull up Twitter to see how badly you were crying Czabe...


  8. reference his show today...Czabe has given up Twittering...

  9. It would be nice to reference the show if his production staff could ever figure out how to FIX THE DAMN PODCAST!!!

  10. I'm not a Redskins fact, I really kind of detest them. That's why the Skins and Shanahan are a perfect match. He's a pompous know-it-all who's not really that smart but thinks he is and who briefly coached my favorite team years ago. Fortunately, he won just enough games this year to guarantee that he won't get fired for another 2-3 years. So this means 2-3 years plus of Redskin fan suffering. thinking they have a decent team that's about to turn the corner. In reality, the best thing to do would be fire the coach now, find a pocket passer (the ONLY way to win in this league), and start from scratch. The rest of the division might be just bad enough that the Skins win a few more division titles while not getting any better. In other words, you've got Norv Turner as you coach again, and he may never leave.