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Pete Carroll and his coaching staff outcoached Mike Shanahan and company. The Redskins started off with an effective game plan in the first quarter and the rest of it was downhill.
Soon Russell Wilson was able to use his legs, Marshawn Lynch proved his Pro Bowl status and the Redskins offense could not muster anything after Griffin’s injury.
On the other hand, Mike Shanahan is practically a lifer in the NFL. It is safe to assume that he’s been present for a few knee injuries from time to time.
It’s one thing to keep Robert Griffin in the game, but it’s another to continue to set him up to get injured.
RGIII could not run. However, they were still dialing up designed rushes for the quarterback. They were still calling play-action passes, which could lead to bone-crunching hits from pass rushers.
Since Griffin’s injury against Baltimore, Alfred Morris has put the team on his shoulders, yet he wasn’t given the necessary carries he needed when it mattered and that’s the coaching staff’s fault.
As incredible of a job the Redskins staff did over the past seven games, their play-calling, personnel decisions and overall game plan was atrocious.