Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 37-34 loss at Philly.
Kirk Cousins — Rex Grossman-esque crunch-time INT aside, he was terrific, and it makes me rethink last week’s “How Good Is Kirk Cousins?” poll. My vote was for New York Mark Sanchez, you see, and most of you voted for Poor Man’s Andy Dalton or Young Matt Hasselbeck. But now I’m thinking, Normal-Sized Nick Foles.
Pierre Garcon — Had a huge day, including two fantastic catches along the sideline (see above). With apologies to Santana Moss, he’s my favorite receiver since Art Monk.
DeSean Jackson — Caught an 81-yard TD pass and taunted his skinny little ass off. Of course he did. I’m not ready to love him yet.
Niles Paul — He’s a pass-catcher all of the sudden! (Six for 68.)
Bashaud Breeland — That strip on Darren Sproles was crucial.
Darrel Young — Three TDs in three games for the fullback vulture.
Tress Way — Three punts at 56.7 yards per. None blocked!
Ben Kotwica — It’s hard enough to root for the Redskins when they’re not doing things like giving up a kickoff return for a TD and doinking a 33-yard field goal. AND THEY DO THIS SHIT LIKE EVERY WEEK.
Kai Forbath — Aforementioned 33-yard doink.
Jim Haslett — We won’t have to hear any more about the Skins having “the No. 1 defense in the NFL.” Also, the Eagles were missing like four-fifths of their offensive line.
Perry Riley — Looked lost on both of Jordan Matthews’ TD catches.
Trent Murphy — Got his name called! For roughing the passer.
E.J. Biggers — Sure did earn that deep PI call.
Ryan Grant — Dropped what would’ve been a first down on third-and-long. It was his only target.
Bruce Allen — I don’t know why he’s involved in challenges, but that was one of the more asinine challenges.
Jay Gruden — The good news is this doesn’t appear to be a bad team, and they’ve put 85 points on the board in the past two weeks. The bad news is they’re 1-2, he lost his first division game and that was as idiotic a challenge as you’re going to see. Nice lipper, though.
Chris Baker — I didn’t have a problem with the block he put on Foles, but I don’t know, maybe that’s just because I’m a Skins fan.
Alfred Morris — Didn’t have much room to rumble and coughed one up, but I can’t label FroMo a loser.
DeAngelo Hall — Forced a fumble and didn’t get called for any foolishness. May have torn his Achilles’.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman — I’m not fond of the A-Team, but they’re so much better than the alternative.