ESPN continues to dumb down it’s audience and make people less informed about sports. Today the network actually posed this question for its panel “How much do you blame Jay Cutler for RG III’s injury?” Yes, this is not parody but a serious attempt at “journalism” by the WWL. What a way to “cover” the Robert Griffin III surgery that took place today.
screen grab courtesy of Twitter @WaneDog
“Of course Griffin didn’t want to take himself out of the game, only Jay Cutler does that,” ex Minnesota Vikings QB and ESPN “expert” Fran Tarkenton responded before later calling RGIII's playing against Seattle in the playoffs, “The stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in pro football.”
So which is it Tarkenton?
You’re contradicting yourself. Is the Washington Redskins quarterback a quitter/weakling like the Chicago Bears QB? Or was Mike Shanahan making a horrendous coaching decision by playing him?
You can’t have it both ways. Of course, this is a dumb argument to pose in the first place. What does Cutler’s injury/perceived lack of toughness in the NFC title game vs. the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 postseason have to do with what happened last Sunday?
I seriously doubt Dr. James Andrews and the ‘Skins coaching staff were thinking about that game and it’s implications at all while making their decision on Sunday.
ESPN, what’s the use of having eye candy like Charissa Thompson on your network, when you only having her asking dumb questions like this?
They just fired Rob Parker (finally) can’t they fire the person who came up with this dumb question too? And maybe the big wig who keeps telling them to do Tebow stories?
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