The Washington Redskins travelled to play the Carolina Panthers, and pretty much just got destroyed.
Before I get started on the offense, I want to bring up the defense. Read the rest of this entry »
Okay, so by the numbers, the Redskins offense overall ranks 17th in the 3 major categories (yards per game, pass yards per game, and rush yards per game). They rank 22nd in the league in yards per play. They’re tied for 19th in yards per carry, and 12th in attempts per game. They’re tied for 25th in plays from scrimmage with 327, of which 180 are passing attempts. That’s 55%, which is respectable.
But let’s break down into more numbers. On first down, the Washington Redskins (with Rex Grossman) have attempted 67 passes. Ryan Torain has run on 15 first downs, Hightower 38 times, and Roy Helu 15 times. That’s 68 attempts on the ground vs. 67 attempts through the air. Read the rest of this entry »
That’s it. The only question was, why did Shanahan take so long?
The Eagles had sold out. All effort was placed on stopping the run. They had committed to forcing Grossman to beat them with his arm. Read the rest of this entry »
Time to dig up an old format of article that THN has been doing since, ohhhh, about 2002. It’s called the Six Pack – just some observations, mixed with maybe some humor, and you guessed it – there’s SIX talking points. Here’s this week’s six pack: Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s installment of Leftovers, Andre Carter talks about the Wildcat, the offensive line, the running game and Devin Thomas.
To read this week’s edition of THN Weekly, click here: THN Weekly with Andre Carter – Week 13
I’ve never been a big fan of the officials. I’ve never really made that a secret. When they called unnecessary roughness on London Fletcher, I was fit to be tied. Redskins’ fans are all too familiar with the refs determining the outcome of games, but it’s a strange feeling when the call goes our way.
A guy I work with told me he was going to root against the Redskins last week. He’s not a Cowboys fan, he just hates the Redskins. He told me about how he, and a bunch of his friends who are Cowboys fans, were going to go out to a bar just so they could talk smack to Redskins fans when they lost.
Grossman’s recent performance in his pre-season debut with the Redskins got me to thinkin’; can this guy really be better than I thought? Yeah sure it’s a preseason game, but I expected to see fumbled handoffs, interceptions and stalled drives the moment McNabb took his pads off. I think we all felt the same thing; Buffalo must be really bad if they can make Rex Grossman look like our starter.
It’s easy to have doubts about the abilities of Rex Grossman even though he’s played in a Super Bowl. Everyone knows that Grossman made his way into that Super Bowl on the backs of his defense. When you think about Grossman you see a QB rating of 59.7 since he achieved that rating twice in his career with the Bears.