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Sunday Night H-Back

Man, I guess I could have foreseen a scenario where they were 2-5 entering the bye. Maybe you could have convinced me they would start slow with all the changes they made - you get what you pay for doing that - but I could not see them being this awful. Yeah, I could have imagined them losing a bunch of close games - maybe with some kicking and punting issues and the offense starting slowly - but not like this.

You guys tell me, besides excelling in new ways to accrue personal fouls - a punter taking his helmet off? kicking off from the 5? - what do these guys do well? What's their hallmark? What has become of Redskin football?

That third quarter was as lopsided as anything I've ever seen. Seemed to me they took some liberties with BBM in the second quarter - how Daniels did not get a personal foul for ripping the QBs helmet off, I'll never know - and once BBM got his feet back under him and shook off the cobwebs, he was intent on shredding every fiber of that defense. Boy, did he.

I've been hard on the Colts for a long time, saying they play soft and can't make a stand when it really matters. But they beat the heck out of this defense. Joseph Addai ran them over. That was smashmouth football, folks. Actually, it was what the Redskins were supposed to look like - smack them around at the line, power the ball forward on the ground, then finish 'em off with the deep ball.

The Skins still can't play decent zone, defend the deep ball or handle runners who make decisive cutbacks.

The penalties are ridiculous and a common theme throughout all three seasons.

The offense, well, let's just say it's a work in process. Somehow they usually come out of these games with decent stats - especially on yards per play - but yet when it counts in these games, when they really need a score, it comes up way lame. Imagine where they would be without that Brunell-Moss strike in OT again Jacksonville?

The second half in these past two games have been a joke (outscored 35-15). When they needed a big first down in the third quarter in NY to make a game of it, they choked and ended up going for the field goal. They never moved the ball on Dallas until the fourth quarter. Most of their yards Sunday came in garbage time. I'll break down the numbers when I get a minute, but I'd bet that by removing the fourth quarter against Dallas and Indy, they'd be looking pretty bleak offensively.

Alright, enough out of me for now. Much more interested in what you guys have to say. Have at 'em.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 22, 2006; 10:32 PM ET
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