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Hey everyone, Another tough one last night. Where do we start with this one?
The team looked uninspired last night to me. Alfred Morris said they didn't have a good week of practice. Things seem to be coming apart quickly. What do you think?
Griffin definitely struggled last night, he was sacked four times and hit a number of times more than that. The screen passes are getting ridiculous, but that's all they could complete last night for a variety of reasons. There was no threat of a downfield passing attack.
Participants: If you were Shanahan, would you bench Griffin?
I agree Rena, I would not bench him either. I think he needs to play. Especially coming back from the injury, regardless of the record, he needs to continue to play and get reps in order to be 100% for next year.
As far as the offseason, I'd take a long look at the coaching staff. I'm finding it harder and harder to support bringing him back especially if this team wins maybe two more games. Most of the time it seems they have tuned him out.
On the field, I want to see them address the offensive line, a #2 WR, and some secondary help. We seem to talk about adding pieces to the defense quite a bit, but it needs to be addressed.
If there is a change at the top, then watch Jon Gruden. He has made it clear he wants to get back in the game and likes the situation in Washington. Could be something to watch.
This offensive line is not built to protect Griffin in the pocket. It's built for the zone read offense, which is why it was successful last year. Now we are seeing the effects of that, because Griffin spent a lot of time on his back last night.
Participants: We saw a number of times last night the 49ers players helping Griffin up after he was sacked, but not the Redskins lineman. Big deal or not?
I'm not sure Cowher is ready to get back into coaching.
Trent Williams said that it's a sign of good sportsmanship that the 49ers helped up Griffin. He said nobody should read anything else into that.
Ron, you hit it right on the head. That sums it up alright. Plenty of work to be done on both sides of the ball.
For those of you who think there will be a change in quarterback moving forward, don't count on it. Griffin is the franchise quarterback and will be here for some time. They invested a lot in him and won't give up on that.
Griffin still has work to do, no question. He is still a 23-year old 2nd year quarterback who is learning. The offensive line needs to be addressed and Griffin will have an entire offseason to work on the field with his receivers. He needs real reps, not just mental reps
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Thanks for joining us this week everyone. Five games left in the season, we'll see what happens. There is a lot that needs to be sorted out between now and then beginning with the Giants next Sunday. See you next week.