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RG3 Victim of Coach-Player 'Macho Pact'

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On Sunday, the Washington Redskins lost a playoff game to Seattle, 24-14. Very soon, they will find out if they have lost a quarterback, Robert Griffin III, and, if so, to what new injury to his right knee and for how long. It could be not much. It could be a great deal. And so could the repercussions.

 

Hold your breath. But understand that, from Griffin’s first play to his last, this game epitomizes the emergency-room world of NFL mayhem that all players accept and that quarterbacks, as team leaders, must play by a carry-me-off-on-my-shield code.

Only one person usually says, “Enough” to a star quarterback who wants to continue: the coach. And in close playoff games, they seldom do.

 

But rarely is that quarterback 22 years old, the...

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