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    Unfortunate injury to RG3 and Nationals handling of Strasburg

    In the days after RG3 suffered what could be a career limiting knee injury on an already gimpy knee, did anyone of you think about the Nationals play it safe approach? I thought it was ironic that both teams are up and coming. One choose to play all of it's cards now, and the other decided to take a more cautious approach. The Nats got ripped a lot in the national press in the months leading up to their first playoff appearance, and now the Redskins are taking their fair share of criticism after RG3s.

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    Totally different. Strasburg was healthy, and not injured. RGIII was injured.

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    RGIII was essenially 99% of the Redskins offense; the Redskins had no choice but to play him. The Nationals, while they obviously could have used him, had the luxuary of being careful with Strasburg.
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    There's also the difference between football and baseball. In football there is a lot of parity and teams rise and fall fast. In baseball a team like the National's is poised for a 5+ year run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke829 View Post
    RGIII was essenially 99% of the Redskins offense; the Redskins had no choice but to play him. The Nationals, while they obviously could have used him, had the luxuary of being careful with Strasburg.
    They clearly had a choice. They certainly had a chance to beat Seattle at home without Griffin, especially considering the fact that he was awful for most of that game.

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