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Final Skins by the Numbers

The Redskins finished the season ranked 19th in offense, based on yards; eighth in rushing yards per attempt; and 24th in passing yards per play. Most importantly, they were 28th in scoring, and 24th in red-zone touchdown percentage. They were 26th in third-down efficiency.

Jason Campbell finished 19th with an 84.3 passer rating. Campbell led the NFL in fewest interceptions per pass attempt. Clinton Portis ended up fourth in the NFL in rushing. Santana Moss finished 14th in receiving yardage.

The Redskins, Bengals and Lions were the only NFL teams unable to score 30 points in a game this season.

The Skins finished fourth on defense - eighth against the run and seventh against the pass. They were sixth in points per game and seventh in third-down efficiency. They finished 27th in sacks per pass play (Redskins linebackers combined for 2½ sacks as a unit - yikes), 18th in interceptions per pass play

They placed 22nd in points differential, allowing 296 points and scoring just 265 (16.5 points per game). That's the difference in the season right there.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 29, 2008; 4:00 PM ET
 
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Comments

Jasno nice shirt :-)

Posted by: alex35332 | December 29, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

have you guys seen jason reid's picture along with jasno on the bog? reid's body language and facial expression is priceless!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Redskins suck.

I've gone from acceptance to sorrow in the span of 6 hours.


This crap is getting old.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 29, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

lisa, the howie kurtz comparison was meant as a compliment. everyone loves howie!

also i have a sheet here tracking who wants whom fired and can i put you down for zorn (to be fired)?

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

tt, let us know when you get to suicidal...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 8andeight | December 29, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Wildcat,here we come!!

Posted by: shanteefamilee | December 29, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

This hasn't been posted I don't think.

The following players are not currently Redskins :

Anthony Montgomery
Kedric Golston
Pete Kendall
Demetric Evans
Ethan Albright
Todd Yoder
Jason Fabini
Shaun Suisham
DeAngelo Hall

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 29, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I am gonna simplify what i think the skins should do.
FA- get 1 OT 1 DT 1 DE 1 LB 1 CB
Draft- 2 OT 1 OG 1 LB 1 HB 1 DE 1 DT

Posted by: alex35332 | December 29, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Feinstein DESTROYED Snyder today. Wow - that was the best Redskins column I've read in years.

Posted by: Kev29 | December 29, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Do not draft Smith, OT from Bama

Posted by: shanteefamilee | December 29, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

need mor draff pikz

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 29, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Dear Jim Zorn,

I have a favor to ask you. Can you please use your connections with George Bush to hook up Dan and Vinny with the VP to become his new hunting buddies, I think the time out in the woods with him would be good for them.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 29, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Dealer, I do not want Zorn to be fired. I think he needs to hire a very creative OC but he should not be fired. The LAST thing this offense (especially JC) needs is to start over yet again.

On another note....yes, we had a depressing season - although I don't believe anyone thought we would be 8-8 at the beginning of the year (more like 4-12). But the good news is...we are not the Dallas Cowboys!

We had a rookie head coach who had never called plays and fell into the position of HC by default. We had no WR threat except for Moss (and Cooley as TE), an aging O line that could not hold up close to the end, etc. In short, no real exceptations at the beginning (or end) of the season. The Cowboys, on the other hand, entered the season as the projected Super Bowl winners! They were featured in HBO's Hard Knocks (maybe there really is a curse in doing that show), had 13 Pro Bowlers, are going into a brand new stadium, their QB is the "darling" Tony Romo, etc. They entered yesterday's game with the knowledge just win and they are in the playoffs and they were BLOWN OUT by a team that only scored 3 points against us just the previous week.

That is really BAD but oh so funny (to everyone on the blog except SMACK).

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 29, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Watching the Dallas game last night was like watching a really good comedy. Me and my dad just couldn't quit laughing.

They would show Romo on the bench. They once showed TO with a "WTF just happened?" look on his face.

And they kept cutting to Jerrah Jones, too. He had some little girl, had to be like 10 years old, in the box with him. Even SHE was sad. LMAO

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 29, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

also i have a sheet here tracking who wants whom fired and can i put you down for zorn (to be fired)?
-dealer1

I will make it easy for you

JC - stay
JZ - stay (lets see what he can do next year)
CP - when contract is up let him go
Rogers - stay ( i would resign him this offseason)
Hall - if the $ is right stay
Taylor - drop
Springs - drop
MW - drop
JJ - bring back as a backup
Blatche - let the man retire
Vinny - Fire 3 years years ago

I miss any notables?

I can do the same for RI bloggers if you ask.

Posted by: NFeKPo | December 29, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

All other changes are nice to talk about and everyone has their opinions on different elements of where to focus resources, but it really comes down to playing to the level of your opponent.

The difference between playoffs and no playoffs were the losses to Cincinnati (1-11-1 going in) and St. Louis (0-3 going in). Change those two games and you have a 10-6 season and are almost definitely into the playoffs - maybe taking your chances with tie-breakers but definitely second in the division. Yesterday was disappointing because it would've been nice to finish at 9-7 and not take a step back from last season, in terms of regular season wins, but ultimately, Week 17 results are not a big deal if the competitive portion of your schedule ended after Week 16.

Posted by: csh2000 | December 29, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Tix to see Skins lose in a meaningless game $80
Watching cowboys get destroyed in their key game: priceless

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 29, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Good By Redskins

Let's go Caps: The Caps will be and are better than medium and way better than 8and8 and will make the playoffs

Posted by: 8andeight | December 29, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins, Bengals and Lions were the only NFL teams unable to score 30 points in a game this season.

This my friends says it all. But a few more carries by Betts may have been the elixir.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 29, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

lh, hold you breath till you pass out.....not ONE person was even close to suggesting that.....


Andre Smith suspended for Sugar Bowl.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 29, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

BG, it's all love man. It's never really that serious. I actually enjoyed our talk today.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 29, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

well regular season is over and it is time for the regs to get to work. See ya later 17 week bloggers. Time for the old school off season fun and speculation.

Posted by: alex35332

Damn straight!! We've put in a strong pre-season, and now we get to see the benefits via Jibba-Jabba!

Posted by: kost52 | December 29, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"I can do the same for RI bloggers if you ask."

NFekPo, I am asking!!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 29, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I miss any notables?

Yes, Marcus Mason.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 29, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow Feinstein's "Franchise on the Brink" column pretty much sums it up huh.

Even though Zorn sorta bugz me, I have to say Feinstein pretty much articulating my thoughts 100%.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 29, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Mason - Sign to the Practice Squad inorder to be signed by another team only to still never see PT hereby extending the MM debate by 3 months

same goes for Leigh what's his face

Posted by: NFeKPo | December 29, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Q: What is Jim Zorn's #1 job responsibility?
A: Fall guy.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 29, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Z-Zest earlier I called him a "patsy"....

Posted by: chrislarry | December 29, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

JZ is really just using the Redskins as a spring board to his true goal...Hair Product spokes person

Posted by: NFeKPo | December 29, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Feinstein had me until he got to the unholy trinity of Campell - Portis - Moss and made it seem as if they weren't a part of the problem. Campell's lack of picks coincide with his lack of TDs. Portis's 1500 yds were about as valuable as Antawn Jamison's regular 20 pt 10 rebound performances, and Moss would not be a number one receiver on any other team in the NFL - ok maybe the Raiders.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 29, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | December 29, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

learnedhand,

There are 53 players on the team. The three you mentioned are not the reason the Skins lost 8 games. It does not take too much digging down into the roster depth to see who the contributors are and the ones that contributed nothing for the season. There are some issues with Campbell, Portis and Moss but they have won some games for us, so you should widen your scope of scorn a little bit.

Posted by: driley | December 29, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

"and Moss would not be a number one receiver on any other team in the NFL - ok maybe the Raiders.

Posted by: learnedhand1"

You had me until this comment.

Here's a list of teams that Moss would be a #1 on without any argument:

Philadelphia
New York Giants w/o Burress
Chicago Bears
Minnesota Vikings
Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans
Miami Dolphins
Baltimore Ravens

Teams that he would viably be fighting for the #1 spot:

New Orleans Saints (with Colston)
Buffalo Bills (with Evans)
NY Jets (with Coles)
Tampa Bay (with Bryant)
San Diego (with Jackson)
Pittsburgh (with Holmes)

The only teams where he clearly would NOT be a #1 are:

New England (Moss)
Arizona (Fitz and Boldin)
Indi (Wayne)
Houston (Johnson)
Carolina (Smith)
Atlanta (White)
Green Bay (Jennings)
Denver (Marshall)


People really need to stop acting like this is a no-talent team. At least half of the teams in the league would LOVE to have a threat like Moss leading their WR core.

Posted by: psps23 | December 29, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Good By Redskins

Let's go Caps: The Caps will be and are better than medium and way better than 8and8 and will make the playoffs

Posted by: 8andeight | December 29, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

News FLASH!!

The Capitals have there own way of saying "medium".

Posted by: signicolls_03 | December 29, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I generally don't agree with John Feinstein as a person, so I know for sure I won't agree with the artile.

What is this guy? A Columnist? A novelist? What is his credentials?

He seems like a local Peter King guy of all sports. But why should I respect what he writes?

Posted by: DaReal4th | December 29, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Philadelphia He and jackson would have a tough battle

New York Giants w/o Burress They had Burress this season so this is a reach

Chicago Bears I'll give you this

Minnesota Vikings Berrian is a better big play threat

Seattle Seahawks I'll give you this

San Francisco 49ersI'll give you this

St. Louis Rams Maybe

Kansas City Chiefs Bowe gets the nod here

Oakland Raiders already accept this

Jacksonville Jaguars Maybe he could beat out Matt Jones or healthy Porter

Tennessee Titans I'll give you this

Miami Dolphins I'll give you this

Baltimore Ravens I think most GMs would go with Mason

Teams that he would viably be fighting for the #1 spot:

New Orleans Saints (with Colston) I think not

Buffalo Bills (with Evans) not II

NY Jets (with Coles) Huh, Cotchery has almsot as many catches as Moss

Tampa Bay (with Bryant) that's laughable

San Diego (with Jackson) maybe with Chambers for #2

Pittsburgh (with Holmes) don't you mean with Ward but he would be nate washington in this crew

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 29, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

i think a small move made by vinny this week sums up his talent.he put l. alexander [a backup dt]on i/r with nothing but pride to play for vs san fran.then signed a lb off denvers practice squad,which gives him a 1/17th nfl pay day,instead of a 1 grand pay day.pays to fly him xmas week from denver[i think jason said it took 12 hours to get to dc]signed him the 24th,flew him back across the country to san fran and put him on the inactive list.his name is tyson smith,i guess he was not the last piece of the puzzel.i guess no one on the redskins practice squad deserved a nice end of the year pay day to be inactive.

Posted by: DLESMonday | December 29, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

As long as JC is at QB the entire Redskins organization and fans have nothing to look forward to.

Posted by: rick_sru | December 30, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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