Redskins-Broncos Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 45-21 loss in Denver.

Winners

Jordan Reed — Added another eight catches for 90 yards as he continues to make us forget about Fred Davis while simultaneously reminding us of 23-year-old Fred Davis.

Alfred Morris — He leads the NFL in yards per attempt at 5.2; finished with 93 at 5.5 per rush yesterday. Completely eliminating him from the gameplan in the second half sure was a neat idea.

DeAngelo Hall — Scored his third touchdown of the season on a gift pick-6 and made an incredible interception after the game was already out of hand.

Ryan Kerrigan — Forced a Peyton Manning fumble that led to a short field and a Skins touchdown. It also led to Orakpo finally drawing a holding call … on Peyton Manning.

Losers

Kyle Shanahan — From the time the Skins were up 21-7 to the brutal end, he called five total run plays for Morris despite the running game being the only thing that worked up to that point. Between that and a complete lack of any bootlegs or rollouts, he turned the Skins offense into a straight drop-back passing game, which worked out well.

Mike Shanahan — Fun homecoming.

Robert Griffin III — Either the Broncos previously awful secondary suddenly became impenetrable or RGIII wasn’t seeing the field. Because most of the time he had all fucking day to throw. Ended 15-for-30 with 132 yards and two INTs. Took about a dozen hits, most of which were of his own doing. Disappointing after he looked like he was back to 2012 RGIII against the Bears.

Santana Moss — Dropped one of RGIII’s few perfect passes in the endzone.

Aldrick Robinson — Dropped a huge third down pass. No idea what he contributes to this team.

Kirk Cousins — Poor guy. Sees his first action in an impossible situation and throws two picks. At least it’ll keep the mouth-breathers who want him to start at bay.

Medium

Jim Hasslett — Defense contained Peyton extremely well up until Kyle decided to just call a bunch of three-and-outs.

Sav Rocca — Four punts inside the 20 and kept the ball away from Trindon Holliday. He also punted one 15 yards from their own 20.

Pierre Garcon — Had seven catches, also had some drops of his own.

14 thoughts on “Redskins-Broncos Winners & Losers”

  1. Man, Griffin really struggled this game. He was inaccurate, did not see guys running open, stared down receivers, did not anticipate guys getting open and tried to throw as hard as he could to get the ball into a receivers hands once he was open, and quite a few sacks, pressures, and turnovers were on him and no one else.

    He is going to have a lot of work to do this offseason to become a consistent top tier QB.

  2. Josh Morgan was visibly upset each time he had to kneel the ball in the endzone on kickoffs. Then he basically swatted a ball with one hand thrown a little behind him. Bad throw, but what the fuck was that effort? I still say he should have been left in St. Louis last year. PSGO

  3. Also, the state of the safety position and the skins’ lack of interest absolutely supports the theory that Kerry Rhodes has been blackballed from football for being gay. The guy was rated a top 5 safety in the league last year. Bullshit.

  4. Doc Walker’s ridiculous optimism… until he got a dose of reality in the second half, got old. Not sure if he’s a loser, but I really do not see the need for two tight ends in the booth along with Sonny. We all make fun of Sam because he lost a step over the years, but they really need someone to talk about defense on the radio team

  5. Wow, what a disaster. I thought it would be painful to watch them lose after going up 21-7, but to be honest, I was too shocked at the barrage to really get worked up.

    I don’t know if it’s RGIII, the playcalling, or the talent at WR/OL, but that was about as bad a performance out of the offense you could imagine. Doubly disappointing because I thought we had seen steady progress the last few weeks out of the offense.

  6. Holy shit, RG3 was terrible. Say what you want about Kyle Shanahan, but there were wide open receivers on those game-changing 3 and outs. He was overthrowing (thin air!), under throwing, and not seeing wide open guys.

  7. Should Garcon be bumped to the winners section or the losers section for pointing out that this team sucks at passing…

    @ThisGuy- It needed to be said more than once.

  8. @sec314 I agree that they need a defensive player on the radio team, but Sam’s analysis for the last five years or so was pretty much always “The middle linebacker needs to get to the quarterback and knock his block off!” anyways.

  9. this game can be summed up using these quotes from the movie Major League:
    1)Nice throw, dickhead.
    2)[In Japanese] They’re shitty.

  10. Obligatory Infinite Sadness

    Also, that was easily the worst game I’ve seen RG3 play given the context. He was downright McNabbesque (old McNabb, not awesome young McNabb). Just brutal.

    I’m also accepting that at this point, if RG3 keeps getting hit like he got hit yesterday, he’s going to be out of football in five years (tops). Every hit he took was worse than the last, which was pretty impressive if you saw some of those hits. Him clutching his knee was downright vomit-inducing. Jim Haslett, RG3’s god/messiah/hero/savior complex, coupled with our non-Jordan Reed receivers’ inability to catch passes anymore is absolutely killing all belief I have in this team. And I have little belief left! What’s the bottom for this team? Because this sure feels like it.

  11. at least there is hope with the high number one pick they will have to get some more playmakers.
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    oh wait. never mind.

  12. If Bob III puts one more bible-thumping quote on FB after a shitty performance i’m going to start watching Colts games on Sunday. He’s quickly becoming a cross between Kurt Warner and Akili Smith.

    O-Line should be medium given their great run blocking and decent pass protection, which is precisely why we’re talking about how poorly Bob III played. He had plenty of time on the majority of his drop-backs and just couldn’t make a quick read.

  13. Mikey, their first rounder this year is going to be stuck in the middle. Not to mention a lot of playmakers come in rounds 2-7.(I know, this is more due to sheer numbers than anything….but….well I like to be optimistic)

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