Redskins-Chargers Winners & Losers

Guest writer and longtime Skins fan Kevin Stroop fills in to hand out labels following Washington’s 30-24 victory over San Diego.

Winners

Pierre Garcon –- A week after criticizing the offense, he delivered. Along with seven catches for 172 yards, he had highlight reel one-handed catches and caught a critical pass in OT on a 1st-and-20. More of that this week, please.

Alfred Morris –- Ho, hum FroMo with 25 carries, 121 yards and a TD. Ran hard all day. More of that this week too, please.

Darrel Young -– I think it’s a rule that if you score touchdowns on 60% of your carries, you are a winner.

Defense (goal line-stand edition) –- Maybe the Chargers playcalling had more to do with what happened at the end of the fourth, but nevertheless the defense saved the day. Granted, the defense vanished the second half of the quarter, but they somehow prevented a team from scoring a TD from the six-inch line on three downs.

Losers

Kai Forbath –- Having two FGs blocked by a franchise that had not blocked a FG in 175 games is not good. Four misses this year is worst in the league and also not good. Kickoffs still do not result in touchbacks. He did have a clutch 47-yarder. However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some kickers show up at Redskins Park soon.

Josh Morgan –- As a kick returner, it’s not working. He can’t get past the 20 on kickoffs and doesn’t seem to know when to field a punt vs. let it go.

Defensive line – -I don’t understand how a guy as immobile as Rivers eluded the Redskins pass rush so easily. I thought the D-line would be a strength, but it didn’t show on Sunday.

Fred Davis -– The Redskins ran packages with 3 TEs. All three of them caught a pass on Sunday. Sleepy wasn’t one of them.

Medium

RGIII –- After a terrible showing vs. Denver, he came back with a solid game. He didn’t have gaudy stats but did guide the offense to 500 yards and 12-17 on third downs. Made a dangerous/exciting run late in the third quarter and seemed to make smart decisions throughout. Four batted balls including one in his own end zone resulting in a zero-yard pick-six was weird, though.

David Amerson –- Pros: another interception; was critical in keeping Woodhead out of the end zone leading to that goal line stand. Cons: still gets lost on the field it seems; burned on a number of occasions.

DeAngelo Hall –- I’m told by Deion Sanders he’s playing CB as well as anyone in the league. Fair enough, but he still collected a ridiculous unnecessary roughness penalty after E.J. Biggers’ interception.

10 thoughts on “Redskins-Chargers Winners & Losers”

  1. I’d but defense in as losers. Yeah, goalline stand. But they gave up the huge drive and the lead there.

    Griffin looked like he’s still improving. Maybe not planting great one some passes that fall behind.

    Morgan- Yeah….no more special teams returns. Give A. Robinson a shot. Then again, they hired a special teams coach who’s as bad as Danny Smith.

  2. Biggers got the int. not Rambo. Griffin was much better as a QB in general this week. Also we have 3 200 yd passing 200 yd rushing games this year and the rest of the league has 2 total. That type of balance can make the team dangerous late in the year, provided they don’t shoot themselves in the foot on D and ST.

  3. Well done on the write-up here, Kevin. Although it could have been longer. Now I have to go back to work!

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    Also we have 3 200 yd passing 200 yd rushing games this year and the rest of the league has 2 total. That type of balance can make the team dangerous late in the year, provided they don’t shoot themselves in the foot on D and ST.
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    ^ Also, that. Dear Shannys, please make me stop screaming RUN THE BALL at my TV every week. It’s not healthy behavior.

  4. Thanks for reading and the comments everyone. It was a feel good win for sure!

    I thought the Defense may have deserved to be in the loser group, but they really played decent until those last 2 drives. The offense and special teams hasn’t done them many favors by giving up points on turnovers and kickoffs.

    Sleepy was inactive, but I believe it was Shanny’s choice – he’s not hurt and we may never see him play for the skins again.

    Let’s do it again tomorrow!

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