Originally Posted by barryr
Shanahan is a bit overrated, but Griffin is not healthy. He has lost a step that won't come back until next season, 2 years removed from surgery. He also does not step into throws all the time, even when there is no rush and has the chance to do so. He is not trusting his knee from getting hurt at times and you just can't play like that and play consistently at QB. Not to mention his supporting cast in the passing game is questionable and a smallish OL, especially in the middle. Plus, a defense that has not performed well that often either.
He's been making and working with all those decisions for years. Shanahan decided to have a small oline. He decided to let that kid play when he knew it was wrong. Desperate people do desperate things.