The Redskins defense was in the game early thanks to the D putting pressure on Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers early. The Packers made adjustments to that pressure, the Redskins did not. On offense, we had one good play followed by 3-4 bad ones. IMHO, this is part execution, part play calling. 0-9 on third down in the first half through the first two games simply is not good.
Here are my thoughts on the second half which begins with the Redskins down 24-0…
- TE Fred Davis with nice catch – need to use TE more in the offense.
- Redskins can’t convert 3rd and 2 – RGIII looked at Moss all the way. Why NOT run Morris in this instance?
- On ensuing punt, TE Niles Paul loses cool – costs team 15 yds
- Redskins throw more pressure at Rodgers on Packers 1st drive in 2nd half.
- Packers punt
- RGIII throws into dbl coverage 63 Will Montgomery (Redskins C) with personal foul
- Good throw and catch – Hankerson
- Good throw off Read option to Garcon. Mot sure why they’re running this as Robert appears to not be a threat.
- Redskins now 0-7 on 3rd down in the game. The Redskins D can’t do it by themselves!
- Laces pointed to right by Rocca on that FG try – helped push ball to the right
- Packers w/ BIG holes on runs – D tired??
- Nelson wide open for TD – no coverage Rambo
- Redskins with BEST drive of game Garcon two BIG catches on drive. Using more read option on this drive – training wheels coming off?
- Good catch by Garcon for TD
- Amerson w another mistake. Was Josh Wilson REALLY worse than this in presseason?
- Starks with long run for TD
- Morgan good catch over middle
- A Robinson 1st catch of season
- RGIII turns wrong way on read option
- Good pass to J Reed for TD 38-14
- Redskins get a TD to Moss on gift call by Referee Tony Corrente. Moss did NOT have control of the ball with both feet inbounds.
Final – 38-20 Packers.
My #1 takeaway – Coach Shanahan needs to take the training wheels off of the offense, this isn’t preseason anymore.
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