I just had a question from Saturday that puzzled me. I'm not questioning Denard's toughness or the seriousness of the injury just don't really understand the ramifications of a nerve problem. Maybe someone has some experience with the unjury or was there and knows better, but this is what I saw and then heard from Hoke.
1. Denard gets hurt.... some sort of nerve thing where he has trouble gripping the ball.
2. Denard stands on the sideline with a big coat on.
3. Hoke says he kept checking with trainer and Denard said he can't grip the ball well enough to play.
If the trainers didn't see the injury as serious enough to rule him out shouldn't he have been in the training room getting some treatment? Not sure what they could do to help a nerve situation but standing in the freezing cold couldn't have been helping it.
Is the injury something that can be numbed? Denard didn't look in too much pain on the sidelines. Would playing Denard at qb and having him not pass been a better solution? Obviously, in hindsight it could not have been worse. Just saying at the time I wonder if it was something they discussed.