Even when it was 14-0, I wasn’t scared. A few mistakes put the Redskins in a hole quick in the first quarter, but hey, this wasn’t a Jim Zorn coached team, Mike friggin Shanahan coaches the 2010 squad. Then it got worse. Much worse. The Redskins have now lost three of their last four games when facing the Rams, the last win being an awful 9-6 game last year at FedEx Field.
The Redskins played strikingly similar to the 2009 Redskins, picking up a few yards before failing to move the chains again. They allowed the Rams to go 7-16 on third down conversions, most of them coming in the second half. Haslett, that’s on you. It’s unacceptable to allow the back-up running back for the Rams to run three times in a row, picking up 5-10 yards every time.
The biggest problems came in defending the run game and the short passes Bradford so easily completed. The only time the Rams were successful through the air was when he threw the ball almost immediately after the snap. Running the 3-4, this should not happen. It is not unreasonable to place the blame of that game solely on Jim Haslett. His defensive play calling was horrendous and he failed to make any changes.
There was no offense. None. What they did accomplish, they found ways to negate it with false starts and dumb penalties. I’ve been to the Edward Jones Dome, IT IS NOT A LOUD STADIUM. Me using caps is louder than Rams fans get that stadium.
Devin Thomas – paging Mr Thomas, paging Mr Thomas.
Donovan McNabb – never found his rhythm and couldn’t get consistent. Much like last week, he couldn’t hit the mark down the field to Galloway which could have been at least two touchdowns. He also didn’t have an…
Offensive line – You guys are awful. If they had been protecting Jason Campbell, the Rams would have eight sacks. Thankfully McNabb is still mobile. But the player who specifically sucked was…
Stephon Heyer – couldn’t do anything right. False starts, holding, sucking. Get out of here. Go home. Stay there.
Red Zone offense – 0-3. Not even a FG? Really?
Kareem Moore – nice interception, but it doesn’t make up for missing easy tackles to allow the Rams into scoring position.
Graham Gano – kick out of bounds on the opening kick-off is inexcusable ALWAYS. The punting was average, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt for not being the starting punter.
Clinton Portis – It was hard to tell if he slipped or fell to avoid the hit, but when you sit and pout on the bench because the coaches want to use another back in the running game, you get no love. Get up, put your helmet on, and stand on the sidelines.
Albert Haynesworth – as much as I did like him on the field attracting double teams and clearing up space for the backers, you are not a slave. Never say you are treated like a slave. YOU MAKE $100 MILLION!
The frustration is the same as last, and the team needs a lot of work this week to be ready for the Eagles. I’m already depressed from that loss. Seacrest out.