Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
OTOH if a player sits he may be called out by his teammates (Hines when Ben did not play the 2009 Sunday night game in Baltimore after sustaining a concussion the previous week in KC)
So unless the coach takes the heat for sitting a player it is not going to happen and the player is not going to say he should not have played
Those are good points you made and I agree that a quarterback's dedication as a leader would be called into question by his teammates if he sat needlessly. However, RG III clearly made a decision that benefitted his team at great personal loss. This injury could permanently dampen RG III's effectiveness, marketability and income.
Quarterbacks get injured every week in the NFL they don't automatically lose the support of their teammates. Hines and Ben did not get along because they both have big egos- if Hines had liked Ben he wouldn't have had a problem with him sitting out a game after a concussion.
RG III made me a fan with his performance. Has there been a more gritty performance by an athlete that you can recall? RG III is the toughest quarterback in the NFL. Seriously who plays with a torn ACL / MCL?