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Friday, October 4, 2013

Retweet of the Day - October 4, 2013

The Cleveland Browns caught a very tough break as quarterback Brian Hoyer (615 yds, 5 TD, 3 INT, 59% comp.) was injured in last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills. This morning, ESPN Radio reported that Hoyer has a torn ACL in his knee and is out for the season.

Hoyer replaced Brandon Weeden (715 yds., 2 TD, 3 INT, 55% comp.) in Week three and the Browns have not lost a game since. While rough around the edges at times, Hoyer had been effective, in contrast to a horrendous start to the year for Weeden.

Other coaches have had to deal with the loss of a budding young, effective starting QB. The controversy surrounding the handling by Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan of QB Robert Griffin, III following a late regular season knee injury last year (which was aggravated when Shanahan stared Griffin in the first round of the playoffs) has been well documented. His decision to start Griffin in Week 1 in spite of Griffin not being 100% following the rehab of his torn ACL was also called into question by fans and media outlets.

Today's retweet, from Faux John Madden (‏@FauxJohnMadden) puts a glib spin on coaches risking long-term health for short-term gains:

"Brian Hoyer has torn ACL, though Mike Shanahan thinks he'll be ready in time for Week 6."  

Mike Shanahan, right, (A.K.A. "The Red Lobster") can't get out of his own way regarding the management of Griffin, left.

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