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Plethora of Penalties Disappoints Zorn

The Redskins were penalized 15 times for 113 yards, and the infractions came in all three phases of the game -- offense, defense and special teams -- and many of the penalties were called against the first team.

Starting defensive tackles Albert Haynesworth and Cornelius Griffin were called for a neutral-zone infraction and encroachment, respectively. One of the most significant penalties came on the Patriots' third drive, when the Redskins appeared to have stopped New England wide receiver Randy Moss short of a first down on third and seven.

But cornerback DeAngelo Hall -- who had a tough time covering Moss all night -- was called for a face-mask violation that advanced the ball 15 yards and kept alive a drive that eventually ended in a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Moss.

On offense, starting right tackle Stephon Heyer was called for holding, and guard Derrick Dockery was whistled for a false start.

"That was one of the real disappointments," Coach Jim Zorn said of the penalties. "There was just kind of a groan [when he told the team how many there were]. We all have to take responsibility for that."

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 29, 2009; 12:11 AM ET
 
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Comments

anyone home ?

Posted by: redonmyskin | August 29, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

How does this work ? I'm 1st and 2nd ?

Posted by: redonmyskin | August 29, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

But cornerback DeAngelo Hall -- who had a tough time covering Moss all night -- was called for a face-mask violation that advanced the ball 15 yards and kept alive a drive that eventually ended in a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Moss.

I wouldn't say that covering R. Moss is an easy job.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | August 29, 2009 12:36 AM | Report abuse

People acting like they are surprised that Colt makes bad decisions.. WTF??? Yall are judging him be STARTER QB standards... Yall do realize he is battling for THIRD string for a reason.... Judge his decisions accordingly...

Posted by: cocodc1 | August 29, 2009 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Need to put Springs on Moss. He'll shut him down like he did TO.

D'oh, nevermind.

Posted by: will_ga | August 29, 2009 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Aren't corners allowed to "chuck" the wide receiver coming off the line anymore?? Thats the best way to control that Moss Monsta..If not , teams might get desperate and..

Posted by: frak | August 29, 2009 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?

Posted by: az_david | August 29, 2009 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, az_david.

Here's the youtube for that brilliant scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6E682C7Jj4

Posted by: NateinthePDX | August 29, 2009 12:49 AM | Report abuse

From Twitter:

dcsportsbog: Smoot on Colt Brennan: "Put it like this: The Falcons traded Brett Favre years ago. I just hope we don't make that mistake."

Yeah, but what if we keep Colt/cut Chase & he goes on to have the big career. That might be more likely to happen.

Posted by: will_ga | August 29, 2009 1:02 AM | Report abuse

* beep beep *

new post

Posted by: NateinthePDX | August 29, 2009 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?

Posted by: az_david | August 29, 2009 12:44 AM

Hefe, do you know what plethora means?

Posted by: redshot84 | August 29, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?

Posted by: az_david | August 29, 2009 12:44 AM

Hefe, do you know what plethora means?

Posted by: redshot84 | August 29, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

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