Redskins-Colts: The good, the bad, the beautiful
By Jason Woodmansee
The effort. The Redskins played the defending AFC Champions right down to the end. They got turnovers, made key plays, and almost pulled this off. But seriously -- these guys are going to kill me. Instead of coming down to the last play, it was decided on the next-to-last play, which is so much more relaxing. If McNabb’s pass had just slipped beyond the defender’s fingers...
The Cowboys at 1-4. Ooh, boy was it fun to watch all the post-game stuff with Dallas. You had Romo’s ridiculous newsboy hat, Wade Phillips’s confused look during his press comments, and J.J. stating that he’s not making a coaching change (thanks, Jerry!). It’s nice to have another team be the laughingstock of the league for a change. My only hope for the Redskins season was that they wouldn’t finish last in the division, and the Cowboys are doing their part.
The final scoring drive. Yes, they did score. And yes, they did hold Manning to a key three-and-out afterwards and still had a chance to win. But there seemed to be zero sense of urgency to that drive. It reminded me of the series McNabb led in the Super Bowl against the Patriots, when they were down two scores and didn’t seem to be too concerned about it. I always blamed Andy Reid for that one, but maybe McNabb has some closet clock management issues.
The defense. Yes, they got some turnovers, but I’ve never seen a team drop so many interceptions. My new nickname for Carlos Rogers is “Can’t Catch-22.” The also had real problems adjusting when the Colts decided to run the ball. We can talk all we want about how they’re bending and not breaking, but they are statistically a terrible defense, which in past years was the only bright spot for the Redskins.
The uniforms. I don’t care what all you say about my obsession with the Redskins uniforms -- they looked great. Don’t give me the “nobody cares” angle either. When the first players showed up for warm ups in gold pants, my Twitter feed lit up like the Fourth of July. I’m just saying what everyone is thinking. I’m on the right side of history on this issue. Long live the gold pants!
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| October 18, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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