Sorry it took me so long to post about this week’s game, I must have blacked out. The last thing I remember is Josh Brown kicking the game-winning field goal as time expired, and then the next thing I know I wake up on the floor of my living room and it’s Friday night. The sad part is that the wife and kids didn’t even notice me lying there all week. I had crumbs on my back, which means that I may have been used as a coffee table at some point.
To say that the Redskins lucked out this week is an understatement. Is losing to a win-less team at home when you’ve been on a roll embarrassing? Sure is, but it could have been worse. All of the REAL NFC East teams also lost this week, so no damage was done in the standings. Plus, although the Redskins seemed to play well save for a few very costly mistakes, this game will be a good reminder not to let their guard down. With the cresting Browns in town this week, I’m sure there’ll be no lack of fire on the Redskins bench.
So, if it’s not too late, I do have a few pieces of drivel that I need to get out of my brain, lest they drive me crazy…..
Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. Incognito? Riiiiiiight.
Yo’ mama. I love watching LaRon Landry flying all over the place, which he did a lot of against the Rams, but I cringe every time he gets up and starts talking trash. I’m just waiting for that taunting foul.
Zzzzzzz….Do I really want a detailed history of Moose’s draft experience? No, I don’t. In fact, it would be better if he didn’t speak at all.
Cheerleader update: While I can appreciate the increase in cheerleader shots this week, I do have to say that some cameraman out there has a serious Asian fetish.
The winner gets a free waxing. If Rabach and Fabini had a ‘Hairy Arm’ contest, I’m not sure who would win, but anyone who had to judge that contest would lose.
Beating a dead horse. 3rd down conversions were horrible against the Rams. While the offense did get into a groove here and there, converting a few more third downs could have meant the difference in this game.
Run, Forest! I don’t know why, but it seems as though when Portis gets into the open field, he can never escape the safety. I see other backs do it, but it seems like it’s been forever since CP has ripped off a 60-yard touchdown run.
Welcome back! This game felt more like the old Redskins teams. The ones that would give you hope, only to crush that hope with a boneheaded play in the final minutes to lose the game. While I do love a little nostalgia, I’d prefer that the new Redskins team – you know, the one that wins games in the fourth quarter – makes a return this week.
O stands for Owful. Yes, that’s a stretch, but I couldn’t come up with a word that really starts with O. Anyway, the O-line had its problems. I saw Jansen completely miss a block in pass protection that led to a sack. Now I know why Zorn wants Heyer in there. The run blocking was great, but the pass protection needs to improve if we’re going to beat the Browns.
Luck, Shmuck. You have to admit that during the prior four weeks, the Redskins have been getting some pretty good bounces. I believe that you make your own luck, and when Kendall caught JC’s batted pass, that was a case of making your own bad luck. At that point, the Redskins were not only winning, and not only driving for another score, but they were dominating. That ball popping loose, and into the hands of a Rams player, was a game-changer in every sense of the word.
Expletive of the Week Award goes to… me, for creative use of a four letter word (as in ‘What the ____?!?’) when Torrence was talking smack to Rams head coach Jim Haslett.
That’s what she said… When it was announced that the Redskins were bringing in their ‘Jumbo Package’, giggles were heard from Mrs. Donuts’ side of the couch.
And now some content for the four year olds… The Browns are up next. I used to put brown stuff in a flaming bag and put it on my neighbor’s porch. Let’s hope the Redskins don’t play like that brown stuff, and we can get back on track.