Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 33-30 loss at Dallas.
Rex Grossman — Threw an unfortunate INT early and floated balls all day long, but any time the Sex Cannon goes off for 322 yards and four touchdowns, especially with this team, he’s a winner. Also, he played as well as Donovan McNabb has in any game all season, so there’s that.
Kyle Shanahan — Scored a season-high 30 points with his guy under center. I believe Al Saunders refers to this as “pulling a Todd Collins.”
Ryan Torain — Posted 101 total yards and a touchdown despite only 11 carries. Also bulldozed Dallas safety Alan Ball. I think we’re all falling for him, at least when healthy.
Chris Cooley — Was shutout the first three quarters but made at least four big catches in the fourth. I love when he makes a play on the road, because you can really hear how many Redskins fans are there.
Anthony Armstrong — Long-ball machine caught a 47-yarder and hit the 100-yard mark for the first time.
London Fletcher — His flying stop on 4th-and-goal was pretty awesome.
Danny Smith — Mike Shanahan has been coaching in the NFL for 25 years. He must have crossed paths with a decent special teams coach at some point. Hire that guy.
DeAngelo Hall — Burnt for two touchdowns and whiffed on a tackle to allow a first down.
Kareem Moore — He is not aware of how to tackle (e.g. he kept going high and getting carried by Jason Witten).
Brian Orakpo — Went out with a hamstring/groin injury early on.
Jim Haslett — His unit, depleted though it may be, allowed a Jon Kitna-led Dallas offense to make seven consecutive trips to the red zone. What I mean is, the defense is horrible.
Santana Moss — Productive game (eight catches, 72 yards, two TD), but that downfield drop on the second-to-last drive was a killer.
Mike Shanahan — Lost to Dallas, and his team is 5-9, but at least they didn’t quit when they were down 20.
Really could’ve done without Kenny, Moose & Goose calling these past three games, but at least they’re not getting the good ones … the refs were awful, especially with the roughing-the-passer stuff … the little Christmas lights that Fox used to symbolize timeouts were cute.