All things considered, the Skins defense played pretty well in Week 1. They held the Giants to 16 points, including two big redzone stops and a shutout in the second half. But the glaring problem was the secondary, and specifically, Carlos Rogers, who was forced to start and play the entire game thanks to Shawn Springs’ calf injury. You may have thought C-Los looked lost against Plaxico. Fred Smoot thought he was “money”:
“I felt like that was a money minute for his season. It shows where he is and that he’s definitely ready to play now.”
Maybe Smoot is talking specifically about that one-minute when Plax didn’t catch a football. I think it was during their seventh drive when Eli threw a pick on the third play. Aside from that, Rogers got torched for 10 catches and 133 yards. Although, to be fair, Smoot attempted to cover Plax a few times as well.
But today the secondary get some good news. First, Marques Colston won’t be going all Plaxico on the cornerbacks — he’s out for four to six weeks with a detached thumb ligament (pussy). Second, Shawn Springs’ calf is all betters and he’s expected to play.
The offense received some good news, as well. After careful consideration, the league officially ruled the Bengals’ offense the most inept in Week 1, letting Zorn’s world-beaters off the hook. The award was originally thought to belong to Oakland, but really, why pile on? I mean, did you see that game? It went a long way in helping me feel better about the Skins.
UPDATE: According to one of PFT’s “sources,” the Redskins were doing “handstands and somersaults” when they heard the news that Colston will be out on Sunday. I hope the source meant they were literally handstanding and somersaulting all over the practice field and not just using the phrase a figure of speech. The imagery is just too hilarious.