Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Season, Same Old skins

Well, last Sunday was as predictable as you can get for Redskins fans. The offense scores three points in 58 minutes, Jim Zorn continued his idiotic predictable play calling the defense does a solid job, but continues to give up big plays on third downs, and Jason Campbell look absolutely clueless on the field again.

In addition, they played their division rival, the New York Giants, and you got a recipe of disaster. While the scoreboard showed that the Redskins loss 23-17, the game itself did not reflect that. The Redskins were outplayed by the Giants in every single facet of the game.

But here what angers me the most, the reverse gadget play Jim Zorn called on the redskins second play of scrimmage despite having momentum on their side.

Instead, Antwann Randell tries to throw, but couldn't find a receiver, and gets sacked for a lost of 11 yards. Just an awful play call on that play. Even worse, our corners are overrated. The Giants converted nearly half of their thrid down plays including that pathetic tackle De-Angelo Hall did on Mario Manningham. Why the Redskins paid him $58 million is beyond me.

The defensive line provided only one sack during the entire game as well, but responded on the red zone, including stopping the ground game on 4th and 1 early in the 2nd quarter. The only other bright spot is that London Fletcher led the team in tackles with 11.

Nothing much to say about the offense, Campbell played poorly, making bad decisions and reads. Santana Moss and Clinton Portis weren't much of a factor, and Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas didn't show anything as well. If this team has any shot of getting to the playoffs, Kelly and Thomas better step up to improve this offense.

Same thing goes for Jim Zorn. He better act like a NFL head coach and discipline his players, make better play calls, and actually let Jason Campbell make a big play very often. You just can't audible and do a run play on 3rd & long.

Next Game: Home opener versus the St.Louis Rams: 1pm on FOX
Commentators: Sam Rosen & Tim Ryan

After last season debacle, the Redskins want to have revenge versus the Rams this Sunday. The Rams were destroyed last week in Seattle 28-0, so hopefully the Redskins actually blown them out as well. A loss will definitely raise the chants of "fire Jim Zorn" on DC radio all next week and beyond.

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