One of the biggest -- and if we're honest, scariest -- mysteries of the Washington Redskins' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts has to do with tight end Chris Cooley's condition. Cooley had to leave the game in the third quarter after suffering a concussion, but in light of all the head injuries suffered around the league yesterday, it was somewhat scary that one of Cooley's teammates said that Cooley tried to play through the injury.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was asked about that -- and Cooley in general -- right off the bat at his Monday press conference. Shanahan said he wasn't sure when Cooley suffered the injury, and when asked about the idea that Cooley tried to play through it, he had this to say, via TBD's Mike Jones.
"I think, throughout my career, most people try to do that," Shanahan said. "You'll have to speak with him, but Chris is a competitor, and he probably didn't think it was anything big, and tried to get back in there. We could see very quickly that something was wrong, and that's why he was out."
Perhaps we're being too sensitive, considering everything that happened yesterday, but something about that quote seems a bit disconcerting.