Shanahan on RGIII’s injury: ‘I learn every year’

July 25, 2013

At some point we’ll all move past the circumstances surrounding RGIII’s injury. I mean, no one is still taking about the Strasburg Shutdown, right?

But in the meantime, here’s Mike Shanahan talking to Comcast SportsNet about the injury’s aftermath.

“I’ve been there before,” he said. “I’ve been there with players, and you understand when there’s a serious injury when someone does go down. And you always look at yourself, not only with Robert but with different things that happen during the year. You’re always looking back, did you make the right decision? If you did it again, would you make the same decision? And those are different things where you talk to different people. You talk to the player, you talk to the doctors and at the end of the day, when it’s over, it’s over. You can’t do anything about it.”

Shanahan also said that he learned from it.

“I learn every year” he continued. “In fact, I reviewed a number of those situations this year. You’ve got Tyler Polumbus, you’ve got Kory Lichtensteiger, Pierre Garcon. I look at different scenarios throughout the year. But at the end, it really doesn’t make a difference.

“What you’re trying to do is make sure your communication, not only with the players, are as good as it can be. Players gotta be honest with you. You gotta be honest with players. Players grow, coaches grow. And that’s what you’re looking for. You’re looking for honesty, you’re looking for all the different positions you grow as a staff, and I’m looking forward to this football team.”

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Yes, please.

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Strasburg, on his starts:

“I want to be the big dog in the rotation. That comes with the territory. Six innings isn’t cool anymore for me. I want to go seven, eight and hopefully nine some time.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Redskins arrived in Richmond to a crowd of D.C. media paparazzi.


via @Mitch_Tischler

 

VIDEO OF THE DAY
Looks like the Mystics had a little fun with helium.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
Pirates at Nats, 12:30 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings here.

HATER OF THE DAY
Renowned baseball nerd Will Leitch, who not long ago wrote a critical piece about Nats fans, ranked the 21 ballparks that he has been to. Nats Park came in at 17 with this explanation: “The park isn’t as lovely and iconic as a stadium in such a gorgeous city should be.” Disclaimer, Leitch is a dear friend. He’s also a Cardinals fan.

TATTOO OF THE DAY

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