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A First Half of Futility

Impressions from the first half of the Redskins' first preseason game...well, if you're a first- or second-year guy, it's been mostly bad.

Let's review: Second-year corner Justin Tryon, who has looked great in practice, has been beaten four or five times in the game. Rookie Kevin Barnes was beaten twice, including on the touchdown pass at the end of the half. Second-year tight end Fred Davis has fumbled twice, losing one, and second-year tackle Devin Clark was called for a false start.

Marques Hagans (two drops) has also not looked too great. And linebacker Alfred Fincher got lost in coverage and gave up a big gain.

Meanwhile, the Redskins' starting offense had two drives and punted both times. The first was a six-play drive that ended with Hagans letting a catch go through his hands. The second was three-and-out.

The Redskins' defense, meanwhile, has given up three drives of 67 yards or more.

The positives? Well...Brian Orakpo had a nice hit on QB Troy Smith. And punter Hunter Smith has boomed his last few kicks. He has punted four times already in this game...average in the 1st quarter was 41.5 yards, and in the second was 53 yards. And Todd Collins was not too shabby either.

Let's see how things shake out in the second half as more of these young guys look to prove themselves.

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 13, 2009; 9:15 PM ET
 
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Posted by: Vicc | August 13, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Vick's an eagle, hide your beagle

Posted by: MyJobsMyCredit | August 13, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Suisham missed an opportunity to make statement in the kicking game in the first half. Advantage Raymer

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 13, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Superbowl!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | August 13, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly looks aight. I didn't realize how fluid he looks for a 6-4 receiver.

Posted by: Vicc | August 13, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm. Tryon has looked great in practice against the Skins offense, but has been torched tonight. Hmmmm.

Posted by: CDon | August 13, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo's looked pretty good. When not actually hitting the QB he's messing things up on the offensive...

Backup corners look terrible...

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 13, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

This defense (secondary) is still getting crisped in the 2nd half...

Posted by: RedDMV | August 13, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

ENter Jeremy Jarmon

Posted by: Vicc | August 13, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

young d-ends look good...Jarmon and Orakpo!

Greg Blache will tear the D a new one.

Posted by: rickyroge | August 13, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, can we trade for Troy smith?

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | August 13, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

davis sucks

Posted by: jmy999 | August 13, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking this is all a big plan to get our punters more work.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | August 13, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

At least Jarmon looks like a gamer.
Too bad Troy Smith looks like the second coming of McNabb.

Posted by: Predator48 | August 13, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Vicc, I saw you were talking up Bruce Massey earlier this week. He's nice but his teammate Jordan Goodman's is the name people are going know.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 13, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh and this bullcrap about a QB being too short, see: Smith, Troy. This dude is baking cookies out there.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 13, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Also, liking hearing Mike Patrick and Joe Theisman again. I really liked that Sunday Night Football lineup that ESPN had a few years back. Dunno why they had to go and Kornheiser it.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 13, 2009 9:07 PM |

They needed someone to tell a lame Latino-bashing joke and piss off one of their key demograhic groups. ESPN is real smart.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | August 13, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

The only thing we haven't screwed up so far is Half Time... as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Redskinrex | August 13, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

16-0, but looks like the DL might end up going from weakness to strength this year. It would be nice to see at least one decent drive from the offense tonight.

Posted by: james808d | August 13, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Can't see the game. Anyone care to share what Jarmon is doing out there?

Posted by: isnadd | August 13, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Huff continues to butcher names ... apparently the Ravens QBs sometimes go by the names, Tory Smith and Joe Falco...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 13, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

More flags.
More suck.

Posted by: AlexVa1 | August 13, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

What I would pay to see Brock Lesnar vs Danny Snyder.

Shoot, I'd pay to see Lesnar take on the tag-team of Synder and Cerrato.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 13, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Ok, we definitely have speed and depth at DE.

Posted by: kyureosity | August 13, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

F this game, y'all.

The third game against the very good looking Pats is the one that matters.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 13, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Jarmon looked good, quick with pressure on Troy Smith one 2 plays. I think for the few plays he was in there he was very impressive.

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | August 13, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

COLT!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 13, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

jarmon looks really good...putting on a lot pressure and is flying around, no sacks but looks pretty good

Posted by: ae3td | August 13, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Jarmon had two pressures to start the second half.

Posted by: james808d | August 13, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh....here he comes! "Slingin" Colt Brennan.

Posted by: rickyroge | August 13, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

We keep hearing how Tryon has so looked so good in training camp.

Perhaps that is because he is practicing against our Offense?

Sonny is still sharp, but Sam has lost it, and is silly.
If Frank Herzog had to go, while is Sam still around?
Baffling!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

$20 says skins lay a big fat goose egg tonight!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | August 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I love Colt!!!

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | August 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

"Also, liking hearing Mike Patrick and Joe Theisman again."

Posted by: JohnnyRyde

You can't be serious, are you?

Posted by: RedDMV | August 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I need a bigger TV. Whenever Comcast does this picture-in-picture thing, I can't see a damned thing.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't Kelly and Thomas still in the game?

Posted by: rickyroge | August 13, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

$20 says skins lay a big fat goose egg tonight!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | August 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I'll take that..

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | August 13, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I take that prediction back. I forgot COLT was playing tonight!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | August 13, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AlexVa1


I've found the best screen name of all time!

Posted by: RedDMV | August 13, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Beltway battle becomes bummer.
Criminally cute Czarniak chats up Campbell.

Posted by: HerndonHomer | August 13, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Venting time... WTF Is Cartright running the ball?? We know wtf he can do... Its a waste of time and plays... Let one of those two small backs run the ball... SMH

Posted by: cocodc1 | August 13, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey Moe, are you going to answer the question? Or are you going to act like the Germans and pretend it never happened?

Posted by: RedDMV | August 13, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

"Also, liking hearing Mike Patrick and Joe Theisman again."

Posted by: JohnnyRyde

You can't be serious, are you?

Posted by: RedDMV

Nah, I really did like those guys (plus the third guy whose name I forget). It's been a few years, so maybe it's a nostalgia, but they were fun.

That should have been an INT, damnit.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 13, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | August 13, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

They were okay, Sunday night on ESPN. But I find them intolerable tonight for some reason.

Oh and this for t_e:

"The team, though, is a surprise landing point for Vick. It was among 26 clubs that said there was no interest in Vick, but that may have changed when backup Kevin Kolb strained a knee ligament earlier this week. Kolb’s injury isn’t serious and he’s expected to return next week. The Eagles also have veteran A.J. Feeley"

But they only signed VICK because he was the best choice of the remaining QB's out there, right? And they're only going to play him at QB, right?

Since I've listed your obvious comebacks, go another route for the reason they chose Vick in particular, okay?

Disinformation. Maybe the Redskins were being straight up, but the cut & paste proves my point.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 13, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

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