The questions for Mike Shanahan will continue long after the pain of this loss goes away. Or maybe it's just one question: Why was the Redskins' franchise quarterback still playing when he was clearly injured?
RG3 was ineffective after a first quarter hit on the Redskins' second drive of the game. Later, Seahawk Bruce Irvin knocked him down on a late hit.
From that point on, Griffin could do little, amassing just 44 total yards of offense before getting significantly injured. Gone was the trademark speed and elusive running game. So too was his ability to throw downfield as he struggled to push off his right leg. He even threw a pick.
The entire ordeal was painful to watch and had many wondering if Griffin III was being unduly risked for injury and whether Shanahan was pressing for a playoff victory while putting the health and future of his star rookie at risk. This was especially questionable because Cousins was terrific in a supporting role during the regular season. The Washington offense did nothing, allowing Seattle to mount drive after drive and finally take the lead.