Robert Griffin III finds himself in similar situation as Riley Nelson and BYU football

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  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Jan. 8, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    Playing physician as a coach is a near impossible feat, especially when you have to rely upon your atheletes own statements as to his/her overall health and well-being. Of course its the coach's job to protect his/her athletes, but at the same time they are limited to the facts as they are presented. I do not know all the facts presented to Shanahan or Bronco, so my statements beyond that point are speculative at best.

    GO Utes!!

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    And all became losers for the decisions in the end!

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Jan. 8, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    Uteology hit the nail on the head - Shanahan kept playing RGIII because he was winning. Nelson wasn't winning - in fact, it was due to his play that we lost more than a few games.

  • scott Alpine, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    Trust our little troll friends from the hill for not being able to understand the difference between comparing SITUATIONS versus comparing TALENT.

    In both SITUATIONS, it was obvious that the QB was injured, and in both situations, its the responsibility of the coaches to assess whether or not it's prudent to continuing playing an injured player.

    btw, there's a big difference between playing a player who's injured - torn ligaments, broken/cracked bone, etc, versus playing a player who's hurt. At this point in the season, EVERY player is hurt - bumps, bruises, sprains, etc., are commonplace.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 7:08 a.m.

    The only thing that those two have in common is the "quarterback" label. All Shanahan and Bronco have in common is the "head coach" label. The 2 that currently work for the Redskins don't deserve the slander that you have given them in this article. They are light years beyond anything Nelson or Bronco could even put up.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    You have to hand it to the DNews writer to create an article headline about RGIII that upsets Ute "fans".


  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 8, 2013 12:29 a.m.

    Apples and oranges for the most part in this comparison.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 10:44 p.m.

    Possibly the worst comparison ever made in the game of football.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 7, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    Santaquin, UT

    Not one word is used to compare Riley Nelson to RGIII. Not one. What is being compared is the loyalty of Mike Shanahan to his quarterback and the loyalty of Bronco Mendenhall to his.


    Yes but the comparison is silly. Why?

    Shanahan kept playing RG3 because it gave Washington the best chance to win.

    Menhenhall kept playing Riley because of his sideline "leadership" skills. Maybe he'll hire him as an OC in 2 years.

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    To reiterate Eliot's comment - the comparison was in the situation, not the personnel. The situation was leaving an injured player in the game to the detriment of the team. The situation is the coach's loyalty to the player that may have jeopardized the future results of the team. Nobody seriously believes that you could compare RGIII and Riley as players, least of all the writer of this article.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    Not one word is used to compare Riley Nelson to RGIII. Not one. What is being compared is the loyalty of Mike Shanahan to his quarterback and the loyalty of Bronco Mendenhall to his. Furthermore, in making this very valid comparison the writer never once crafted a paragraph containing the names of both quarterbacks. So rest easy children, and stow your silliness for another day.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    RG3 and Riley Nelson don't belong in the same paragraph.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Are you seriously comparing RG 3 to Riley? If ANYTHING, you should be comparing Riley to RG 3. And don't you even dare...

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    laughable to compare RG3 and Nelson.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    'cept RG3 has talent.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    this was sickening. RG3 should have been taken out at half time. He re injured his knee in the 2nd qtr and wasn't able to run or throw from that point on. I fear the beating he took in the 4th qtr might have torn his ACL or worse which could mean a complete knee reconstruction. This was insane to leave this kid out there taking the beating he was taking on one leg. The NFL has turned into a blood sport and resembles more the old Roman Gladiators than anything else. What a shame to waste RG3 like this.