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10 random thoughts after another Skinny win

By Evan Bliss      

1) 2 ugly wins in a row gives us an ugly win streak. An ugly win is better than any ol’ loss. Order me up 11 more.

2) Clay Matthews. Hearing analysts suggest the Redskins won because he got injured is a slap in the face. It’s football, hurts happen, and the Skins ran plays to take him out of the game. None of those analysts mentioned how it would’ve been different if Albert Haynesworth played. Washington earned that ugly win, and there’s no woulda-coulda-shoulda section in the Win-Loss column for a reason.

3) Devin Thomas. People wanted a new direction. They got it. Armstrong proved why he’s the better option on Sunday hauling in that monster touchdown pass, and could’ve had a couple more if McNabb sighted his gun before the game. I was sick and tired of waiting for Thomas to come around. Better to rip the band-aid off than slowly peel. Good call.

4) Punting. Sad to see Hunter Smith go. Sad to see Bruce Allen’s Tampa Bay connection Josh Bidwell arrive. Happy to see Josh Bidwell go. Happy to see Hunter Smith return. If only more things could work out for me like this. Special teams are special again.

5) Orakhold. If officials actually called a holding penalty every single time Brian Orakpo was held the game might take 6 hours to play. So? I’d watch. We’d be winning games by 30 points and the NFL would make more in advertising. In the meantime I’d recommend Orakpo covers his jersey in Crisco or cactus spikes to dissuade this sort of reoccurring deviant behavior.

6) Denzel Washington. Defense took a major step in the right direction. Offensive Line took a major step backwards. Déjà vu?

7) Yards or points? Points determine games, not yards. Defense gave up 400+ yards again, but only 13 points. Biggest surprise: a goal line stand. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen our defense on the winning end of one of those.  LaRon Landry is now a game changer. Off to his best start yet.

8) Things I’ve learned about Brett Favre. A) He hasn’t retired not because he loves the game, but to stay out of trouble. B) Tiger Woods is a bad influence, keep your kids away. C) Desperate for media attention, there are no ends to what this guy will do to show up on your tv.

9) 89 points for, 91 points against. 3-2 record. Most predicted an 8-8 season this year (I predicted 10-6), it doesn’t get much closer than that.

10) Dallas lost, and Romo almost cried. Me too, Tony. Happy tears.

Week 5 was a good week, but things need to get better. Defense is showing consistent improvement, but when you’re on the bottom you can go only up. Offensively, converting 3rd and long won’t last for long. Offense needs better focus and chemistry, and if anyone knows any miracle healing practices, send them to Jamal Brown and Trent Williams immediately.

By Box Seats blogger  | October 12, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Evan Bliss, Redskins  | Tags:  Redskins-Packers  
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Lorenzo Alexander deserves a special shout out for that 4th down play.


Posted by: goskinsgo | October 12, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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