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Fake FG Is the Spark Redskins Needed

The Redskins were being beaten pretty badly on both sides of the ball, and in the waning moments of the first half, Coach Jim Zorn reached deep into his playbook to put his team back in the game.

Trailing 17-0, Jason Campbell marched the Redskins down the field 77 yards to the Giants' 8-yard line in just 1:50. On third-and-goal, though, he faced a bull-rush from all directions and threw an incomplete pass. Kicker Shaun Suisham and the field-goal unit trotted onto the field with :33 remaining in the half for a 27-yard attempt. But punter Hunter Smith took the snap and sprinted to the right, reaching the end zone untouched.

"We needed to have a spark, and it was certainly the right time," Zorn said. "It was executed perfectly, and I was really proud of those guys."

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And...a tweet from Devin Thomas: "ridin train back with squad. sorry fans for loss. wish there was sumthin i couldve done. dont worry we will meet again NY"


It was Smith's second career touchdown. He'd previously scored a 21-yard touchdown on a fake field goal as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2003. Studying film, Zorn thought the Giants would be especially vulnerable to such a fake, though he wasn't certain he'd get an opportunity to take advantage.

"It worked just like we designed it," he said.

The touchdown changed the course of game and kept the Redskins within striking distance for the entire second half.

"Very frustrating, obviously," said Giants Coach Tom Coughlin. "You have to give them some credit for it. ..... They got momentum out of it with the score. We talked about that at the half with the players, the fact that they had some gas in their tank after that play and rightfully so. So we gave them life and that was obviously a huge factor in the game."

By Rick Maese  |  September 13, 2009; 9:30 PM ET
 
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Comments

The Giants' skill position players aren't exactly pro-bowl material. At least right now.

New receivers, prime running back....

Our secondary may be more problematic than we thought. Or I did.

Posted by: SteveMG | September 13, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Was anyone else chuckling to themselves when the Skins acted like they had just won the SB after the fake FG. All hugging on sidelines, Danny Smith acting smug. Everyone I was with, both Gina and kins fans, were laughing at how ridiculous that ws and I was like, "well enjoy high watermark for the game...."

Posted by: chrislarry | September 13, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

say what you will about Jason Campbell ... he's no Jay Cutler

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 13, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I think if we do not score at least 24 points vs. the Rams, it is a BIG problem..

Posted by: rachel216 | September 13, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Riding the train back? LOL
Snyder cancel the flight after that performance?
Greyhound bus ride is what they deserve after that stinker.
Zorn should walk.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 13, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

By the way, no kudos for that play considering the three previous calls were terrible.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 13, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Exactly. the entire team should walk back to ashburn. they should be ashamed of the way they played...

Posted by: rachel216 | September 13, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

think if we do not score at least 24 points vs. the Rams, it is a BIG problem..

Posted by: rachel216 | September 13, 2009 9:42 PM

I agree. But at this point I would just settle for a good solid win.

Posted by: mardiros | September 13, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1 - say what you will about Jason Campbell ... he's no Jay Cutler ...

At least tonight that argument will be shelved. You're right - as bad as Campbell was, Cutler has been 100 times worse.

Posted by: stylesmcfresh | September 13, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

it was sad and weird... The look on their faces should of been .."we still have alot of work to do".. But, instead it was the look of team celebrating a blow out..
This comes from poor coaching leadership..
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Was anyone else chuckling to themselves when the Skins acted like they had just won the SB after the fake FG. All hugging on sidelines, Danny Smith acting smug. Everyone I was with, both Gina and kins fans, were laughing at how ridiculous that ws and I was like, "well enjoy high watermark for the game...."

Posted by: chrislarry | September 13, 2009 9:38 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 13, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Yea are offense look horrible 1 catch by malcom kelly and santanna moss yea thats gunna win games..defense looked like last year no pressure on quarter back!! poor tackling!!..no sense of urgency on both..and jason cambell made some horrible descions!!..we need to regroup and come out playin like men!!

Posted by: ChadPerry07 | September 13, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

3 Ints. in a half who still wants Cutler?

Posted by: skinztattoo89 | September 13, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Have to see how it goes. But right now they appear to have some serious issues with the OL and defensive backfield. Both the biggest question marks coming out of preseason.

Add to that last year's big hangnail with folks: an almost non-existent pass-rush? As last year: I suspect that has more to do with the type of defense that Blache likes to put on the field than it does with personnel.

Guess we'll see.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

The game turned on the following plays:

1. The botched Santa Moss trick play. That shifted momentum to the Giants.
2. The sack, fumble, and subsequent TD that the Giants returned in one play. Looking at the final score that was the key difference.
3. The D'Angelo Hall interception resulting in only 3 points.
4. Burning two timeouts in the third quarter, which basically allowed the NYG to run out the clock late.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 13, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I dunno. Seems kinda harsh. The game I watched looked much closer than the actual final score. Scream it up though, you guys will get what you deserve. I'm certain The Owner, the knower of all things football, sees it the same way.

My post game read says that, pick or not, D. Hall is not better than CR22. Rogers had a great game. Hall's ONLY redemption was the gift of the pick from Landry. Otherwise, Hall was awful today.

I think the O-line bears some of the blame for the passing game, but the "from behind" non-drop fumble snatch TD was vomit worthy. I did notice that Portis had a rush for more than 20 yards, but the Skins O-line leaves a ton to be desired in run blocking. Anyway, I'm not full-on pooping on either Campbell or Portis, but it did not feel good to watch either.

I said it before and I'll say it again. The Saints. Its not just that it was the Lions they played today. They actually have a defense now.

Right now, however, I want to get some Ram meat eaten off the bone and spit out. Hurray that they got shut out today, but no its time to grind some bones to get the taste of blood back. 1-1, baby!

Posted by: dcsween | September 13, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

the entire team should walk back to ashburn. they should be ashamed of the way they played...

Posted by: rachel216 | September 13, 2009 9:47 PM

How about if they CRAWL back, pushing a peanut with their nose?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 13, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

JLaC, La Canfora's quick analysis:

The score was deceiving. New York dominated this game territorially, indicative of most recent encounters between these two teams. Washington’s offense was inept for the most part and it was beat up at the line of scrimmage. They only scored an offensive TD when the Giants went up by two scores late. Even when gifted a short field in the red zone, they suffered. It was a mirror image of the season-opening game with the Giants from 2008. New York controlled the game.

Albert Haynesworth had a tepid debut at best and the Redskins’ trio of second-round pass catchers from the 2008 draft — Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly and Fred Davis — were as invisible as they were all of last season. Jason Campbell’s long windup played a part in Osi Umenyiora’s strip sack and 37-yard touchdown recovery (Umenyiora had a heck of a game after missing all of last season) and New York had its way on offense. Very nice opening week win for the Giants.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Jason's even harsher than he was last year. But, it's hard to argue that he's wrong. Biased, yes. Wrong, no.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 13, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

This coach calls a lousy game. There is no other way to describe it. Yes, the fake field goal was a nice touch, but there were too many plays that just went nowhere. Campbell's success in the fourth quarter was just because the Giants had gone conservative with soft zones. There were a few times during this game when the camera zoomed in on Zorn and he looked like he was lost. He WAS lost.

This quarterback is terrible. He can't fire up the guys in the huddle and he does not understand the offense. Did anyone catch the play where he audibled into a running play when the Giants were crowding eight guys in the box? Pathetic. And that interception? Granted, Santana Moss could have helped Campbell out by coming back for the ball, but it was a weak toss and poor decision. Let me be the first in line to say they need to pull the plug on the Campbell experiment and put Collins in to play caretaker until next year's draft...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 13, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I was very frustrated w/ the Skins today, no question. But I have to say, I don't understand the remarks going after Zorn, Campbell as individuals?

If you want to go after some individuals, why are you not going after the OL.
What running game did the provide?
What time / pocket did they provide JC?
Yes, Zorn was trying to attack the GMen secondardy, but what this game reminded us was if OL doesn't provide a pocket for your QB,
If your OL doesn't provide a surge for the RB,you can forget attacking any aspect of the Defense!

OL was pitiful! Blame them

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Football Outsiders appear to have had the best "take" on this game:

Redskins at Giants, 4:15 p.m.

Don't be surprised to see the Giants get out to a quick start in this one. Last year, the Giants had the best offensive DVOA in the league during the first quarter, while the Redskins' offense ranked just 26th.

The Giants hurried opposing quarterbacks on 16.4 percent of pass plays last year, fourth in the league -- but Jason Campbell had the second-best DVOA rating for any quarterback when hurried, behind only Jeff Garcia.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

on an upnote..
FedEx seats once belonging to sued Redskins Season Ticket holders, will be much cheaper to purchase for the next game. Contact your local ticket scalping agency .

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 13, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

As bad as Cutler looks, I'll bet Cutler scores more points than the Jason Campbell led skins. JC just can't move the sticks, bottom line. He looked confused and scared. He wimped out on that audible to a running play on 3rd and long. Any QB worth his salt takes on the blitz and beats it. He's too slow to get the ball off. I'd blitz him every play.

Other thoughts. Can Blache please call a defense where our corners arent' 10 yards off the receivers. Do we ever jam receivers at thye line?

D. Hall sucks, now that he's been paid.

This is a soft team.

Posted by: tmccarron | September 13, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps Jim Zorn should take a look at the DVOA stats for the teams he faces. It might help his game plan and play calling.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

ummmm Perky....
the only QB you can compare JC to, is unemployed.. Not good.
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The Giants hurried opposing quarterbacks on 16.4 percent of pass plays last year, fourth in the league -- but Jason Campbell had the second-best DVOA rating for any quarterback when hurried, behind only Jeff Garcia.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:02 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 13, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Everyone needs to chill ! You guy's have said every in the book about JC short of him being illiterate. Remember it's just a game !

Posted by: mikeshanahanenjoyedthegame | September 13, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Other thoughts. Can Blache please call a defense where our corners arent' 10 yards off the receivers. Do we ever jam receivers at thye line?

Not when you've got your safeties in the box playing the run.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Ha... If Jay Cutler changed his name to Jason Campbell, there would be no shortage of people excusing his performance tonight against Green Bay because "it's his first game in a new system with a new head coach, with subpar receivers, yada, yada, yada...."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

The Rams and Seahawks were the only two offenses in 2008 that threw more than half of all passes to the right side of the field (as opposed to the left or middle).

Hopefully, JZ and Blache have seen this.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

ummmm Perky....
the only QB you can compare JC to, is unemployed.. (Garcia) Not good.

Not for long dude.

Let me know when Faces of Zorn grimaces to the right instead of always going left ... if the OL isn't a problem.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

What also hurt in the strip/fumble/td game changer -- Chris Samuels (the most overrated player in NFL history) getting beaten like a drum. Campbell sacked 4 times -- G-men outgain Skins on the ground Conclusion is pretty simple, their lines are better than ours -- they win.

That said, Campbell made a huge mistake on the INT. He needs to be better - much better - but we also need a playoff calibre line to be better than 8-8 this season. Next two weeks are pivotal.

Posted by: Kev29 | September 13, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

First....

I don't think Todd Collins is the long term answer for this team BUT

What he lacks in athelticism, he makes up for in game management. He just looks more comfortable.

Campbell looks scared, overcoached, and lost in big games.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 13, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

defense is not the problem, they gave up only 1 TD, the same number as the offense.

Posted by: jmy999 | September 13, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Let's see how Jim Zorn adjusts his play calling next week because Sprag is going to implore the same type of defense against the Skins. Jay Z has to figure a way to get Moss open and he has to call a more aggressive game.

Posted by: TWISI | September 13, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Jeff Garcia (a Jim Zorn quarterback?):

The positive side is that he understands football and the West Coast offense. He reads coverages very well and knows when to stretch the play out or when to pull the trigger. He can be effective in the pocket as well as when scrambling. He lacks the size you want for a franchise quarterback, but he understands concepts and angles. He does a great job of finding passing lanes, thanks to his mobility. He does a good job of squaring up to the throw and hitting small windows, but will show a tendency to try and force some passes. While he lacks a powerful arm, he does have a semi-live arm. He struggles on the intermediate and deep outs, but can throw downfield with timing and get some air underneath his throws. His time is limited as a starter, but he can still be an effective backup who can step in when needed.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Garcia?
Are you kidding me?
What could Jeff Garcia done today w/ so little time?
Our OL was manhandled.

And mark it down, Coach Zorn has no confidence whatsoever in the right side of G Randy Thomas and T Stephen Hyer.
How many times did we even try to run to the right today??
Did we even run to the right today, oh, 5 times?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

This was a horrible coaching job, period. no way to sugar coat it. I think Zorn is either thinking too much or not enough, I don't know. Maybe he should just watch Steelers or Eagles (or any other team) playcalling for a few seasons and just call normal plays. JC didn't have a throw until our 3rd drive I believe. What the hell? Portis gets a nice run on the first play of the season. Either keep running until they stop it or call a normal pass play.WTF?

JC is either as incompetent as he looks or he's being coached to death, I don't know.

I feel stupid for all the positive comments I made through the preseason. A team can have minor weaknesses and still overcome them, like weak secondary, or medium receivers.

But you cannot win with mediocre QB AND COACH. I don't think so. I just hope our good players don't regress to the level of the leadership

Bench JC if he sucks vs RAMS. Bench the coach if he cannot call plays by Detroit game

I am not saying base the decision on win or loss. Base it on how the team prepares and how it is called.

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 13, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Zorn's an idiot and Campbell sucks

Posted by: hender_22 | September 13, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

defense is not the problem, they gave up only 1 TD, the same number as the offense.

Posted by: jmy999 | September 13, 2009

Mmmmmm ...

Sorry but Umenyiora just came back from a serious injury ... and was the real game changer ... while a healthy Haynesworth looked like another Stumblefield.

Chris Canty looked good as did Tucker.

Andre Carter looked good for the Skins in this game but where was everyone else on the line?

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

And mark it down, Coach Zorn has no confidence whatsoever in the right side of G Randy Thomas and T Stephen Hyer.

Given Thomas' injury last year ... and Heyer. Would any other coach in the NFL? Would you?

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Zorn's an idiot and Campbell sucks

Posted by: hender_22 | September 13, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

But you cannot win with mediocre QB AND COACH. I don't think so. I just hope our good players don't regress to the level of the leadership

You can if your offensive line is THE HOGS.
After all lots of RI denizens think Joe Gibbs is mediocre ... ~smiles~

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

while a healthy Haynesworth looked like another Stumblefield.
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Do you even watch the games? Or do you just cut & paste from Scouts, Inc.?

Haynesworth, despite being double-teamed all day, had 4 solo tackles, at least two of which were stops on 3rd and short, which ended Giants drives.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't you guys watching Beyonce on MTV?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 13, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Jay Z has to figure a way to get Moss open and he has to call a more aggressive game.

Posted by: TWISI | September 13, 2009

Moss was overrated last year and Campbell got blamed for his shortcomings.

I'd rather see Marko Mitchell in the lineup at this point.

Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I think everyone I see here ready to jump off a cliff because the Redskins lost the first game of the season to a Super Bowl contender on their field needs to chill out. There were some encouraging signs, and some of the same old, same old.

ARE was outstanding in the slot, which will help tremendously. Haynesworth is a problem in the middle - even the Giants, with their top notch O-line, tried to stay away from him. The difference he made on those short yardage plays was obvious. The O line did a pretty good job against a top pash rushing team (maybe THE top pass rushing team). Rogers can cover like a glove (but he still can't catch).

Things that bother me: why, if we feel our corners are so strong, do they play 10 years off the wideouts? Notice the G men pressed all day - and it got to Santana. You just CAN'T concede yardage like that, and you can forget a pass rush when a QB can throw 10 yard ins and outs all day because the coverage is soft.

People complain about Campbell, but when are we going to let him take risks? Running on third and long at our own 3 was just horrible. It has "no confidence" written all over it, and is nothing but a morale boost for the other team. So, now you punt and the other team ends up having to go just 15 yards to get in field goal range. What's the point?

We run WAY too often on first down, setting up 2nd and long. Let's face it: this team will need to find a way to throw to win. This is no longer a run blocking line, and their are 6'4 wideouts all over the place. Let's mix it up and get more aggressive. That being said, I have no problem with the WR option play - if ARE runs it right.

All in all, this team lost by 6. All the "it wasn't that close" stuff is baloney: all the plays count. If not, I'll start taking away THIS play or THAT play from the Giants. You can't, they all happened, and this was the result.

What concerns me the most is that this team, through many coaches and players, has continued to do one thing consistently: play not to lose. It is frustrating to watch. A scared offense, a "just don't let em get in the endzone defense" can only take you so far. If these coaches, players, and the management want to win,then let's take some chances and see what we are really capable of.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 13, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I think everyone I see here ready to jump off a cliff because the Redskins lost the first game of the season to a Super Bowl contender on their field needs to chill out. There were some encouraging signs, and some of the same old, same old.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 13, 2009 10:26 PM |
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You're absolutely right. There is no shame in losing to a Super Bowl contender on their field.

Now I'll only ask you one question:

What "encouraging sign" did you get from the play of QB Jason Campbell today?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I for one want to say that the fake fg attempt was executed about as good as I have ever seen a fake run...i just watched it again and it still made me do a double take when i saw it..give the special teams some props today..they did pretty good i thought..because i was worried about that unit..them and the secondary...im still worried now about the secondary tho

Posted by: scottmando | September 13, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I was certainly hoping to see more from the defense. Did Orapko have any impact at all? If so, I missed it.
I don't know whether the problem on offense is the WRs not getting open, the play calling, or the QB. But JC is costing himself money... no one is out there saying "yeah, if I had him we'd be playoff-bound for sure".
I thought pass protection was adequate against a real good d-line; the run blocking was not adequate.
I boil football down to a couple of basic elements; solid defense and a relationship between the coach and QB that results in an effective offense. Right now, I can't say we have either. I believe the defense will be more effective. I'm hoping to see something click on offense.

Posted by: daggar | September 13, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

It looked to me like the Giants' offensive line did a good job of blocking the Redskins' line, but just barely had enough for the job. Where in past years our d-line has provided such a weak rush that other teams' pass protectors have had the capacity to absorb all four linemen and 2 or 3 blitzers, today it looked like more blitzing would have paid big dividends because the Giants' pass pro had it's hands full with our d-line. I just wish we had done a little more blitzing.

Posted by: chuggo | September 13, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Do you even watch the games? Or do you just cut & paste from Scouts, Inc.?

Haynesworth, despite being double-teamed all day, had 4 solo tackles, at least two of which were stops on 3rd and short, which ended Giants drives.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009

And so what do you do?

Start with Port, 2 or 3 quart, hating on Campbell, old ranting ramble
blogging 2 weeks on Wyamine, don't mix too good with your comment box whine?

Beastie Comparisons

Haynesworth 4 tackles
Carter 3 tackles 1 sack 1 fumble
Orapko 2 tackles
Fletcher 18 tackles
Landry 8 tackles


Umenyiora 4 tackles 1 sack 1 fumble
Tuck 5 tackles 1.5 sacks
Johnson 8 tackles


But Umenyiora coming off that injury and being double-teamed ... nah Haynesworth gets a by right?


Posted by: periculum | September 13, 2009 10:38 PM | Report abuse

The fact that he shredded the middle of the field numerous times, and came up with some improvision on a busted play on a low, hard snap - though he I'd like him to handle that snap, despite it suckinng.

Overall, he had a D+/C- day. Most of his passes were on target. The miscommunication with Moss, and the pass on third down late across the middle that was behind the receiver were poor passes. The fumble were he didn't step up in the pocket drops him at least one grade by itself: it was the biggest play of the game.

What I am encouraged about is that they used the middle of the field effectively. This is something they NEVER seemed to do last year, where everything was WR screens, check downs, and sideline passes. If they continue to work the middle well, other things will open up.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 13, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

"What "encouraging sign" did you get from the play of QB Jason Campbell today?"

19/26, 73%, 8.1 yards per attempt. The ball moved when it was asked of him. Did he make mistakes? Yes. But it was not a stagnant aerial attack, despite what all the dooms-dayers are claiming.

Posted by: psps23 | September 13, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

You said Al was "Stumblefield." He wasn't. He played a nice game. Your inability to admit that only underscores your ignorance.

Perhaps you can add Haynesworth to the list of people responsible for Jason Campbell's inept play.

You might be the dumbest character I've come across since Private Pyle in "Full Metal Jacket."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

I don't see how anyone can say Haynesworth didn't show his worth in this game. He cause problems numerous times for the G men, and they have a top O-line. The pass rush didn't get as much pressure as we'd like, but how much time did they have to get there? Manning didn't have to look very long to find open receivers in this game.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 13, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Psps: right on target. He had a mediocre day because of the magnitude of his mistakes, but the truth is, as long as we play call like we are protecting him or afraid of him, how will we ever know?

This team needs to make the opponent adjust to them. They have the talent to do that, they just need the will.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 13, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 13, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

19/26, 73%, 8.1 yards per attempt. The ball moved when it was asked of him. Did he make mistakes? Yes. But it was not a stagnant aerial attack, despite what all the dooms-dayers are claiming.

Posted by: psps23 | September 13, 2009 10:40 PM |
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Said mistakes included: 1 INT (thrown while well over the line of scrimmage), 2 fumbles (one lost), a 3rd & long audible where he was so discombobulated he checked to a draw to Betts, 2 burned second-half timeouts (both of which were badly needed at the end of the game) called as a result of his inability to manage the clock.

Yes, if he was a rookie, you're right, those would be acceptable "mistakes."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

I really think it's hilarious how many Chicken Littles are on this blog. Yes, we have major strides that need to be made. No, I wasn't thrilled either with the efforts of many key players (i.e., JC, Hall, Landry). But my God, it's a 6 point loss to the best team in the NFC on the road. RELAX.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 13, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Danny - Loser
Cerrato - Loser
Zorn - Loser
Redskins - Losers

Redskin Fans - delusional but happy to line Danny's pockets.

Posted by: oldnova | September 13, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

19/26, 73%, 8.1 yards per attempt. The ball moved when it was asked of him. Did he make mistakes? Yes. But it was not a stagnant aerial attack, despite what all the dooms-dayers are claiming.

Posted by: psps23 | September 13, 2009 10:40 PM

Please stop it. Those stats are meaningless. He was 5/6 on final drive when the Giants were letting them run the clock down. 14 of his completions were to two players and 4 of those completions were on the last drive.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 13, 2009 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Well Devin you could have followed Samuels' seal block on that end around instead of cutting it back up inside and getting stopped for no gain. That would have been something.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Not too mention a big chunk of these stats were worthless.. 3 completions well before the first down marker, and 4 completions that really dont matter because it was that last 2 minute drive with the game out of hand and the Gints laying back and going soft on coverage. They left the middle wide open to keep the clock running.
This is where all the stat pointing by JC huggers is worthless.. Some postings on here even have him with better if not equal stats as Eli.
JC has had 5 years to figure it out.. But lucky him, he still got paid and never had to compete for his job...which is a big part of the problem.
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psps23 wrote
19/26, 73%, 8.1 yards per attempt. The ball moved when it was asked of him. Did he make mistakes? Yes. But it was not a stagnant aerial attack, despite what all the dooms-dayers are claiming.

Posted by: psps23 | September 13, 2009 10:40 PM |
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Said mistakes included: 1 INT (thrown while well over the line of scrimmage), 2 fumbles (one lost), a 3rd & long audible where he was so discombobulated he checked to a draw to Betts, 2 burned second-half timeouts (both of which were badly needed at the end of the game) called as a result of his inability to manage the clock.

Yes, if he was a rookie, you're right, those would be acceptable "mistakes."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 13, 2009 10:48 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 13, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

psps..
You're related to Campbell or his agent.? You cant be serious..??
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19/26, 73%, 8.1 yards per attempt. The ball moved when it was asked of him. Did he make mistakes? Yes. But it was not a stagnant aerial attack, despite what all the dooms-dayers are claiming.

Posted by: psps23 | September 13, 2009 10:40 PM

Please stop it. Those stats are meaningless. He was 5/6 on final drive when the Giants were letting them run the clock down. 14 of his completions were to two players and 4 of those completions were on the last drive.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 13, 2009 10:52 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 13, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Too many times i've seen this exact same game. Weak O. Break but don't break defense.
Zorn looks overmatched at moments. Campbell looked like he was thinking 'life is like a box of chocolate's'.
The Oline was ok in pass pro but it blew in run blocking.
I hate to say this but it looks like Gibbs might have ruined Campbell like Spurrier ruined Ramsey. No progress so far but he looks like he has the same habits. Holding the ball, staring down WR's, slow to get the team to the line.
Defensively, dumb penalties and weak pressure never win games but sure enough the Skins try this tactic every game. Los played good and could have had an INT if it wasn't for his hands'o stone. They can't get off the field and the third downs were ugly.
The Skins will probably come out and whoop the Rams next Sunday and we'll all feel a lot better next Monday. At least that's how the story usually goes...

Posted by: priceisright | September 13, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Samuels doesn't have it anymore, Tuck is the Heyer killer and Zorn shouldn't be allowed to call plays he's no Mike Holmgren. Another game like this and you can say goodbye to coach Z and JC17 for that matter. D.Hall never seems to amaze me how once he gets paid he gets worse and worse!! Hey Vinny watch Springs tomorrow night and see what u let get away. All n all Campbell sucks start looking at who's available next off season and open the check book Danny boy!! P.S how do u throw an illegal foward pass at the NFL level and on top of that it's a freakin pick Campbell u freakin suck!!! oh yeah HAIL, Langston Walker is still available Samuels is done and Heyer never had it!!!

Posted by: robbkels | September 13, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

The domination on both sides of the ball didn't stop after halftime....our secondary looks soft and undisciplined and our QB cannot make adjustments at the line of scrimmage. He's much quicker dropping back compared to last year but his pocket presence doesn't exist. I don't know if Jason simply isn't reading the defense and audibling or the original play calling? Wow. The secondary is horrible....still not impressed with D. Hall as he simply can't tackle anyone bigger than he is, which isn't very big....and he can't cover! Good signs are the OL handled a ProBowl line today and our Dline actually had a sack and a forced fumble. By the way, did #98 play today? I saw him as a DE on one play but that was it....maybe he's resting up for the long haul. Bottom line today, we got man handled. Hail (with a wimper)!

Posted by: Smiley2 | September 13, 2009 11:33 PM | Report abuse

P.S. the fake field goal was perfect...nice job Danny and Special Teams.

Posted by: Smiley2 | September 13, 2009 11:35 PM | Report abuse

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