Handing out labels following Skins games. Today: a 23-17 loss vs. Giants.
Antwaan Randle El. After being demoted to No. 3 WR, he catches seven passes for 98 yards. He didn’t have to return any punts, which is always a win for all involved. Although not throwing the ball away on the reverse pass play in the opening drive was disastrous.
Chris Cooley. Seven catches as well, for 68 yards and what amounted to a garbage time TD. He’s now equaled his touchdown total from last season.
London Fletcher. Same old London: all over the field. 11 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and one big hit on Brandon Jacobs.
Defensive line. Same old front four: no pressure on the QB at all. This is probably the single most terrifying take-away from the loss.
Clinton Portis. 16 carries for 62 yards, 34 of which came on one play. Take away his long run to open the first series, and that’s 1.8 yards per carry. Ouch.
Cornerbacks. Awful, the lot of ’em. D-Hall burned all day. Sure, he had an INT, but that play was made by Landry deflecting the ball into the air. Carlos Rogers still can’t catch. Best play he made all day was the illegal contact penalty, which would have otherwise resulted in a TD after he was burned on a double move. Fred Smoot, not good at tackling. And all this against a pretty average group of receivers.
Santana Moss. Totally shutdown. Nice slapfight though.
Brian Orakpo. After capturing our hearts during training camp and preseason, he was no where to be found yesterday. Very disappointing debut.
Malcolm Kelly. One catch for six yards. Draft class of ’08 continues to impress.
Jason Campbell. He threw the ball efficiently — 19-for-26, 211 yards — but the play in which he threw the pick was atrocious on multiple levels. I’m also becoming convinced that the reason they don’t take deep shots is because he’s incapable of throwing accurately over about 30 yards. Every bomb he attempts is no where close.
Hunter Smith. He only averaged 32 yards a punt, which is pretty awful. But hey, he scored a TD!
LaRon Landry. As mentioned, he created the Skins lone INT.
Offensive line. They gave Campbell plenty of time to pass (aside from Osi gaining the edge on Samuels for the fumble/TD, which could actually be blamed on JC), but the running game struggled mightily against one of the best D-lines in the league.
As usual, we’re probably forgetting someone obvious, so feel free to leave your winner/loser/medium guys in the comments.