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Redskins can't turn it around in 27-17 loss

What started in the third quarter continued into the fourth, with neither team able to put up points early in the quarter before the Redskins finally scored on their final drive of the game.

It wouldn't be enough, however, to keep from falling to 2-5, as the Eagles left Washington with a 27-17 win.

Philadelphia went three-and-out and punted on the first drive, and though the kick was shanked out of bounds to give the Redskins the ball at the Eagles' 32-yard line, Washington was unable to move the ball and Campbell was sacked for a loss of eight on third down to push the Redskins out of field goal range.

The Eagles moved into Washington territory on their next drive, but on third-and-9, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth sacked McNabb for a loss of 10 to force yet another punt.

Washington then moved the ball down the field sparked by a 22-yard pass to Devin Thomas and eight-yard receptions from Moss and tight end Fred Davis. With first and goal from the nine, however, the Redskins failed to score.

Two straight incompletions led to third and goal, and quarterback Jason Campbell scrambled for five yards to set up a fourth and goal from the four. On the play, however, the snap was fumbled - it appeared as though center Casey Rabach was unaware Campbell was backed up in the shotgun - and Philadelphia recovered to end Washington's best threat of the second half.

That play all but emptied the stands in FedEx for the final five minutes of the game.

Philadelphia was forced to punt on its drive, and the Redskins took over and finally broke the second-half scoring drought.

With a big pass to Devin Thomas on third and 19 that kept the drive alive followed by two consecutive 12-yard passes to Moss, the Redskins had first and goal inside the Eagles five. Campbell then found Davis on a two-yard touchdown pass to pull the Redskins to within 10 with 1:38 remaining in the game.

It was Davis' first career touchdown, and his yardage total of 78 yards on Monday night was more than his career total of 72 entering the game.

The Redskins were unable to recover the fair catch and Philadelphia ran out the clock for the 27-17 win.

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By Paul Tenorio  |  October 26, 2009; 11:50 PM ET
 
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Comments

DUMB!

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 26, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

How much booing was there? Did they protest at the owner's box?

Posted by: jiacinto | October 26, 2009 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Dumber

Posted by: farstriker | October 26, 2009 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Steve Young doggin JC...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 26, 2009 11:57 PM | Report abuse

A good reason to drink .......

Posted by: GWSkinFan | October 26, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Disgusting. A gritty effort by the D but a couple of big plays and another lack of execution on offense means another dismal loss. Just disgusting.

Posted by: Jonathan6 | October 26, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Cooley, broken foot. Season done. DAMN!!
per Comcast

Posted by: Predator48 | October 26, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

How can anyone watching the game tonight not see that JC should not be starting in the NFL?

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 26, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Steve Young just lost all credibility. He said the Skins offensive line is pretty good.

Posted by: CDon | October 27, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Screw this...I'm out.

Skins suck.

Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Whose head's gonna fly first? JC? JZ?

Posted by: fnralch | October 27, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Were the heck is Blache at??? I didnt even see him on the sidelines.. As a matter of fact i havent seen him in weeks... Is he even still there?????

Posted by: cocodc1 | October 27, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Onto the bye and who knows?

Posted by: periculum | October 27, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

OK, YES we do suck!
1st, how many times does this team keep doing this? ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

2nd, COACHES SUCK!!!
1 a - DANNY SMITH, GET FIRED!! ARE IS NOT A RETURNER, NOR IS ROCK!!!
2 b - 3 possesion game, kick the FG with 8 minutes left..... don't keep going for it on 4th down, THE CLOCK IS THE ENEMY, IDIOT!!!
3 c - Greg Blache, if you have 6 DB's against 2 WRs, NO TD SHOULD BE SCORED!!!!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 27, 2009 12:01 AM | Report abuse

CAMPBELL reads and reacts too slowly to be a top-tier q-back. He is a pocket-passer with no pocket to pass in (to turn a new phrase).

MIKE WILLIAMS has begun to come around at RT with occasional good blocks instead of all bad ones, and I see LEVI JONES taking over for STEPHON HEYER at LT in the fourth. MONTGOMERY completely overmatched at RG. He's too small for that position. Should be strictly b/c center. RABACH and DOCKERY decent, but no more than that.

Defense needs a SHAWN SPRINGS-type shut-down corner to replace CARLOS ROGERS. Even the often missing in action DeANGELO HALL is better than ROGERS at this point. FRED SMOOT is no worse this year than last. He's a keeper at back-up. JUSTIN TRYON keeps try'on, but he will never be a top-flight corner. Just 'in too short for this league.

I guess with no cap next year, SNYDER can buy an O-line and a Q-back, but he better take the best corner in the next draft if he wants to get the defense into lockdown mode.

SEAN TAYLOR is sorely missed. Nice to see HORTON run down #10 JACKSON even though he just managed to get into the end-zone. And REED DOUGHTY's sack was nice.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2009 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Broken foot for Cooley.

Steven Young eviscerating Campbell. Deservedly.

Portis popping another Valium. Fred Davis taking another nap. Campbell fumbling with his helmet in the locker room.

Lack of aggressiveness. Lack of heart. Lack of urgency.

Lack of winning. 2-5 now; 2-10 by December?

Posted by: hithere1 | October 27, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Blache? He's already at the bar drinking or passing on his resume' to potential employers to get a head start on Danny's rage.

Posted by: periculum | October 27, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse

looked like a broken ankle from the replays I saw... The foot was flopping around..
+++++++++++++++++++++++


Cooley, broken foot. Season done. DAMN!!
per Comcast

Posted by: Predator48 | October 26, 2009 11:59 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 27, 2009 12:03 AM | Report abuse

F just F.

Posted by: GWSkinFan | October 27, 2009 12:03 AM | Report abuse

This game may have been the best thing that could happen to Skins' fans. What espn has been saying has get through to DS that it is time to fire VC.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Hey Wilbon: how's that Sherm Lewis play calling working out for you? Idiot.

Posted by: piovino1 | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Campbell is gone, Rogers is gone. So, does it really matter when all is said and done y'all?

Posted by: periculum | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

This is karma. "Mr." Snyder's bad karma. He's just a bad person. Face it. An insanely rich perpetual loser. Pathetic.

Posted by: trey | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

zorn is so calm. as calm as a dude that just finished pleasuring himself. he has no pressure at all. all i can hear during this press conference is "fire me danny, and pay me my moneeeeyyyyy!!! or else keep me and watch us suck cause you cant get me good players."

Posted by: kman2 | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

I'm over here if anyone needs me.

- MARTYS_EMAIL_ADD

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | October 27, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

AW C'CMON ZORN!!!!

"THE RESULT WAS THE SAME"!!!!

WTF DID YOU DO "MEDIUM MAN"

DON'T GLOAT BIT*H!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: rickyroge | October 27, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Its going to be a looooooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggg season might as well sit back and get used to it. As they unravel a bit more each and every week.

Posted by: periculum | October 27, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

You know, I think it's the Washington Post's fault that the Redskins have not scored more than 17 points in a game this season.

It's the media's fault that the Redskins are 2-5.

Anyone who complains about the Redskins 2-5 record is not a "real fan."

Portis is poised for a breakout performance. Just you wait.

Sorry! Just getting ready for this week's comments about how much talent this team has, and about how "the haters" are ruining everything.

Carry on!

Posted by: hithere1 | October 27, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

if I was Zorn, I would be enjoying this...

he has no responsibility now and he's still getting paid... heck who wouldn't want that???

Posted by: joek443 | October 27, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Let's see if I have this right after 7 games. Our needs immediately and for next year to even becoming competitive (please add to this):

CB Rodgers is pathetic. Might as well start Tyron. At least he hustles
LT Heyer was getting beat all night.
RG
QB
FS Landry looks like all he cares about
is trying to take someones head. Have not seen him come in low on a tackle. Needs to move to SS. Did you see how bad he misread that TD by Jackson?

Bright spots, Williams looked pretty good at RT and if you took Rodgers play out of the equation the D played pretty good.

I have to say after 43 years I have never been this disheartened by the play, coaching, management and ownership as I am now. At least when we were losing in the late 60's it was entertaining.

Posted by: Seasontickets1966 | October 27, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

I keep telling ya'll...the offensive line is not the greatest but it's not as bad as the media portrays...

I trust Ron Jaworski and Steve Young over Andy Pollin and Al Galdi any day....

Posted by: rickyroge | October 27, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Damn McNabb has dingleberries hanging off his chin, LOLOLOL

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 27, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

They had to give Heyer help on every darn play!!! Levi will be playing in that spot after the bye week... BMW actually didnt play bad... He is coming back around to his 1st round grade...

Posted by: cocodc1 | October 27, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

stupid ESPN didnt pick up on the fact that Vinny passed on DeSean Jackson TWICE in the 08 Draft, picking Kelly and Thomas instead.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This game may have been the best thing that could happen to Skins' fans. What espn has been saying has get through to DS that it is time to fire VC.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2009 12:04 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 27, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Lack of aggressiveness. Lack of heart. Lack of urgency.

Lack of winning. 2-5 now; 2-10 by December?

Posted by: hithere1
___________________

You forgot: Severe lack of talent at QB and O-line.

Because of those 2 positions/units, this is a rebuilding season. Even if we find ourselves in a position to win a game or two down the stretch we should sandbag and lose to get higher draft picks. This team could be right back in it - top third - next year if we get the right HC, hopefully replace Vinny at GM, get a competent QB with vision/clockspeed/accuracy and some competetent OL players.

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 27, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

hi there...

ok...so are you saying the FUGGIN players don't have some responsibility for this mess???????????

Posted by: rickyroge | October 27, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Is...is that a necklace Zorn is wearing at his interview?

Prayer necklace, maybe?

Posted by: hithere1 | October 27, 2009 12:11 AM | Report abuse

A billionaire who started in his moma's basement. With his meddling hands-on management, SNYDER will NEVER corral a top-notch GM or coaching talent. Go on DAN, prove me wrong. I'm waiting.

I do admire the players' effort tonight under such unsettled, trying circumstances. Hurrah for them.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2009 12:11 AM | Report abuse

I think Zorn just said "I'm just glad/impressed that our fans came to see us play. We're 2-4 . . . "

LOL

Posted by: sfskin | October 27, 2009 12:11 AM | Report abuse

you trust those 2 fools on espn more than pollin and galdi? you're way off buddy. our o-line employs the swiss cheese protection everytime we need more than 5 yards.
when mcnabb threw the bomb to jackson, he had time to drop back and even step up int he pocket. whenever jason drops back he has to drop back even furthere because of pressure, or roll out cause of pressure, or get SACKED. he NEVER gets to step up.

if we can get an o-line that can constantly stand up to pressure, EVEN JASON (who happens to be terrible) CAN MAKE PLAYS.

Posted by: kman2 | October 27, 2009 12:12 AM | Report abuse

You know, there were no delay of game penalties on the playcalling arrangement. Of course, Zorn is revealing that he jumped in and called some plays to avoid that at times.

Posted by: hithere1 | October 27, 2009 12:12 AM | Report abuse

kman2-

so it's not Campbell...even just a lil' bit?

Posted by: rickyroge | October 27, 2009 12:14 AM | Report abuse

i'm actually coming around on Haynesworth. He's one angry motha-shutyourmouth when he's on the field, and he makes it hell for o-linemen. I was just hoping some of that mentality would carry over to the offense.

Posted by: kman2 | October 27, 2009 12:16 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2009 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Sorry to see so many people at the game -- not Eagles fans. I'd like the Redskins to become good again in my lifetime, so please BOYCOTT NOW! Thank you.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 27, 2009 12:16 AM | Report abuse

With Sherm calling the plays, what was Zorn reading when the Skins had the ball? It may have been an IHOP menu, but I'm not sure.

Posted by: josettes | October 27, 2009 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Jason makes plays when the game is out of reach (2 scores) with less than 5 minutes to play. That is when the opposing team goes into a prevent Defense which perfectly fits Jason's read and release speed.
Or, as he says.. he gets his "rhythm".
+++++++++++++
if we can get an o-line that can constantly stand up to pressure, EVEN JASON (who happens to be terrible) CAN MAKE PLAYS.

Posted by: kman2 | October 27, 2009 12:12 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 27, 2009 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Let's see if I have this right after 7 games. Our needs immediately and for next year to even becoming competitive (please add to this):

CB Rodgers is pathetic. Might as well start Tyron. At least he hustles
LT Heyer was getting beat all night.
RG
QB
FS Landry looks like all he cares about
is trying to take someones head. Have not seen him come in low on a tackle. Needs to move to SS. Did you see how bad he misread that TD by Jackson?

Bright spots, Williams looked pretty good at RT and if you took Rodgers play out of the equation the D played pretty good.

I have to say after 43 years I have never been this disheartened by the play, coaching, management and ownership as I am now. At least when we were losing in the late 60's it was entertaining.


Posted by: Seasontickets1966 | October 27, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

CAMPBELL reads and reacts too slowly to be a top-tier q-back. He is a pocket-passer with no pocket to pass in (to turn a new phrase).

MIKE WILLIAMS has begun to come around at RT with occasional good blocks instead of all bad ones, and I see LEVI JONES taking over for STEPHON HEYER at LT in the fourth. MONTGOMERY completely overmatched at RG. He's too small for that position. Should be strictly b/c center. RABACH and DOCKERY decent, but no more than that.

Defense needs a SHAWN SPRINGS-type shut-down corner to replace CARLOS ROGERS. Even the often missing in action DeANGELO HALL is better than ROGERS at this point. FRED SMOOT is no worse this year than last. He's a keeper at back-up. JUSTIN TRYON keeps try'on, but he will never be a top-flight corner. Just 'in too short for this league.

I guess with no cap next year, SNYDER can buy an O-line and a Q-back, but he better take the best corner in the next draft if he wants to get the defense into lockdown mode.

SEAN TAYLOR is sorely missed. Nice to see HORTON run down #10 JACKSON even though he just managed to get into the end-zone. And REED DOUGHTY's sack was nice.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2009 12:01 AM | Report abuse

SEASONTICKETS1966:

Looks like you and I pretty much agree on things REDSKINS. And that's 104 years of REDSKINS viewing experience between us. Maybe we've learned something all these years while remaining steadfast to the D.C. franchise. Hat's off to you and your assessments.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

they should have a self-imposed freeze on all free agent signings, trade any and every player that any team wants for draft picks and start from scratch... that's the only solution

Posted by: joek443 | October 27, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Young did not say that the O line is good. A few too many I do believe. Besides the circus that is the Redskins these days, every analyst on ESPN is eviscerating either Campbell or the O line.

This O line is a joke bottom line. Just terrible! Fred Davis is a joke trying to block. Just disgusting. If he is literally only a pass catcher than why not draft a third receiver rather than a wanna be TE.

I think Young is right. In the right system that suites his strengths, Campbell is a decent player. Never understood the marriage of WCO and Campbell to begin with. Campbell would be successful only if in say the offense of the 91 Skins, which is to say an offense with a great O line, running game, and running pass plays off of play action. Quick reading plays will never be his forte. He is too slow. Much like Rypien would have never succeeded in that type of offense.

Posted by: rphilli721 | October 27, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

ricky, i agree with you, that Campbell is a huge part of the problem, but u cant even start to say that this o-line is even close to MEDIOCRE. if u rated o-lines from 1 to 10, this line would be a 2.5, maybe a 3.
we need a new QB, a new LT, and a new RT, a new C, and a new RG. all the players we have now will serve as good depth.
oh yeah, we also need a new coach to guide this offense.

Posted by: kman2 | October 27, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

rphilli721, I agree... JC would have done as good a job as Rypien behind that offensive line.

Posted by: joek443 | October 27, 2009 12:22 AM | Report abuse

I hope we haven't traded away next years first round draft pick cuz it's gonna be in the top 5. Anyone know if we still own it or did we trade it for a bag of pooh?

Posted by: nixx46 | October 27, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Sorry a** Rabach, just sorry, sorry, sorry. First he hikes the ball to a 6'5" QB's shin, and later I don't know who he hiked the ball to cause it sure wasn't to JC. Zorn needs to be gone, what kind of HC elects to kickoff to an explosive offense like the Eagles to start the game and you are at home. Why not give your offense a chance to score first. I thought Norv Turner was a creampuff but Zorn tops him. To their credit, they are nice guys but don't have a clue. Only in San Diego could Norv have a head coaching job. The Chargers have mad talent on paper. Zorn sounded just like Norv Turner in his post game presser. The guys played hard...yada, yada, yada. Carlos Rogers is already playing 12 yards off the WR and he still get punked deep. FIRE ZORN AND VINNY, NOW!

Posted by: jenksredskins | October 27, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

I hope we haven't traded away next years first round draft pick cuz it's gonna be in the top 5. Anyone know if we still own it or did we trade it for a bag of pooh?

Posted by: nixx46 | October 27, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

if they still have that pick, they should trade that pick for more lower picks...

Posted by: joek443 | October 27, 2009 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Zorn is still confused and not motivating anyone.
JC must go. ARE is done. Rogers is done. Portis still plays with a lot of heart and effort and I love him, but he no longer has that burst. We need a young, fast back.
The whole O-Line needs to be revamped.

But nothing will happen with Cerreto calling the shots. Why is he still here? Is he sleeping with Snyder? I don't understand. Oh, that's right. It's the play calling.

Posted by: nixx46 | October 27, 2009 12:27 AM | Report abuse

I hope we haven't traded away next years first round draft pick cuz it's gonna be in the top 5. Anyone know if we still own it or did we trade it for a bag of pooh?

Posted by: nixx46 | October 27, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

if they still have that pick, they should trade that pick for more lower picks...

Posted by: joek443

Yeah, they should, but Cerrato is calling the shots so they'll trade up and pick another JaMarcus Russell. Cerrato must go and Steve Young basically said that the problem is upstairs.

Posted by: nixx46 | October 27, 2009 12:31 AM | Report abuse

To my knowledge, we have all but the third round pick, gone in the supplemental for JEREMY JARMON.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2009 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Well,

Another sucky night in Georgia watching my team accomplish nothing. I think everyone is right in what is wrong with our team. JC is simply NOT a good quarterback, and our offensive line most definately SUCKS. Our defense sucked last night, the play calling has been horrible since week one, AND the front office is a joke. Our receivers scare noone, and CP scares noone. Do the right thing Dan, and fix this...watch ESPN Dan and listen to the fans....we are all making it pretty clear what you need to do. So, just do it already and fix this.

Posted by: httr20081 | October 27, 2009 7:01 AM | Report abuse

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