Handing out labels following the Skins’ 24-22 win at Tampa Bay …
Robert Griffin III – Stat line: 323 yards passing on 75 percent completions with 43 yards rushing and no turnovers. I can’t recall a bad play he made, and he went 56 yards with less than two minutes for the game-winning FG. It’s clear this man is a high-level boss.
The Brandon Banks-to-RGIII-to-Niles Paul play — I suppose Kyle Shanahan should get the credit, and he did call a good game overall, but this was such an awesome play, even if Banks almost mucked it up.
Alfred Morris — His first 100-yard game! That TD run was beautiful too. Now on pace for 1,504 yards rushing and 16 TD.
Ryan Kerrigan — Picked up another sack, batted down a pass and made a crucial stop on Tampa Bay’s final drive. Just an all-around force.
Trent Williams – That took guts, playing like that on a bum knee.
Darrel Young — Good things happen when he gets the ball. Namely, 40 yards on two catches.
Fred Davis — Love seeing him involved for the second straight week (four catches and 70 yards).
Lorenzo Alexander – Made at least two nice special teams tackles.
Sav Rocca — Averaged 47 yards on six punts.
Barry Cofield — His penetration caused DeAngelo Hall’s INT.
Connor Barth — Nailed three 47-to-57-yard FG. Wilmington, NC represent.
Aldrick Robinson and Brandon Meriweather — Rendered inactive (pregame collision).
Billy Cundiff – Missed his first three kicks, including 41- and 31-yarders. Made the game-winner, a 41-yarder, just barely, but still. Very close to PSGO status. Which reminds me …
Danny Smith — Anytime the Skins lose/nearly lose thanks in large part to special teams, Danny Smith can PSGTFO.
Kory Lichtensteiger — Two false starts, including one on the final drive.
Will Montgomery — Had a drive-killing clipping call.
Josh Wilson – Burnt for a 65-yarder by Mike Williams.
Rob Jackson — Whiffed in the open field. Didn’t notice him the rest of the day.
Pierre Garcon – Of course it was good having him out there, but he only caught one pass and committed a drive-killing unnecessary roughness. He also caused a pass interference and later gave one back. That he was Johnny-on-the-spot for the Skins’ first TD (an RGIII fumble into the end zone) keeps him medium.
Mike Shanahan — Went for it — and got it — on 4th-and-1 from TB’s 26. That challenge on RGIII’s run out of bounds was foolish, though.
DeAngelo Hall — Made a big INT early, got beat by Vincent Jackson late.
Leonard Hankerson — Had pretty bad alligator arms on one pass over the middle. Did end up with seven catches.
Refs — I didn’t really notice them, except for a couple of very questionable unnecessary roughness/roughing the passer calls against Tampa Bay.
(Photo of RGIII and his mama taken with love from @cjzero.)