Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Positives Week 2

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
The Starter
 
rypper11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,224
Positives Week 2

A win is a win and I'll not point out what needs work in my positive thread. Five positives again, everyone.

1. Chris Horton - You could say that he was in the right place at the right time and that other guys deflected the passes and stripped the ball. But Horton not only held onto the ball twice for picks but I'm sure his heart was going a mile a minute when he saw the fumble just lying on the ground.

2. Greg Blache - The Saints are a great offensive team with a ton of weapons at the skill positions even without Colston. Blache defied conventional wisdom as to when he blitzed and how to bottle up their playmakers. Not only did his gameplan work it might have laid a blueprint for other teams to try to emulate. For a team that lives off the big-play, Blache eliminated it and still applied pressure.

3. Santana Moss - 27 yards rushing and 164 receiving including the game's most explosive offensive play and it's last meaningful play. Who says midget's can't run a quick slant?

4. Defensive Line - Taylor and Griffin got a sack apiece but more importantly Bush was hit before he got out of the backfield on most plays and Brees was harrassed all afternoon. Add to it Evans tip leading to Horton's pick and you can see how this group that seemed a weak link six months ago is really looking good.

5. Cooley - You knew that last week was a mirage but it's stll good to see him back. Not only did he get 72 yards receiving, but he was instrumental blocking and did a great job sealing the edge on Portis' first TD.

See, I told you it would be easier after a win. I'm sure that there are plenty more positives (duh, we won).
__________________
Playing a kids game for a kings ransom.
rypper11 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 09-14-2008, 09:54 PM   #2
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 79,431
Re: Positives Week 2

Positive: Sally Jenkins will keep her trap shut this week.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
Registered User
 
firstdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: chesapeake, va
Age: 49
Posts: 15,818
Re: Positives Week 2

I thought it was a great job all around. Our O had trouble findint the endzone but our D stood its ground. Our O made some great plays lat in the game to give us a win as our D still stood its ground. I just hope JC picked himself up off the ground and pick up some convidence today because he needed it. Hail To The Skins!!!!!!!!!!
firstdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 12:37 AM   #4
Pro Bowl
 
53Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Posts: 7,391
Re: Positives Week 2

I see the offense getting better and better and these FG's turning into TD's. Same with the D. We finally have some depth and some of these guys are really stepping up. The fact that our top 3 picks have'nt got going yet makes the future look very bright.
53Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 03:02 AM   #5
Naega jeil jal naga
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Age: 28
Posts: 14,143
Re: Positives Week 2

Positive: JLC won't make any unobjective observations concerning my boy (on a good week) Vinny C.

Negative: Larry Michael is still the Redskins radio announcer. (sorry but I've never heard Herbstreet complain while OSU lost big games where he was in the booth. Michael on the other hand looses his cool on a suposed missed call.)
__________________
Charlie: Okay. Take off your seat belt.
Alan: Why?
Charlie: Because when I slam on the brakes I want to watch you go through the windshield.
Dirtbag59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
Impact Rookie
 
doughtydoubter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: the glorious city of DC
Posts: 697
Re: Positives Week 2

i was stoked at jason taylors improved run defense i thought that was a big reason for containing reggie most of the day.
doughtydoubter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:28 AM   #7
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,427
Re: Positives Week 2

I think one thing that's going unnoticed is how great the coverage was all game.

Sure, they're without Colston, but in general Brees had NO deep or intermediate options to go to.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:32 AM   #8
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 34
Posts: 8,216
Re: Positives Week 2

Pass protection was other-wordly. Campbell had all friggin day to throw.

And the offensive line did the job in the run game too. That was a very encouraging sign.
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:35 AM   #9
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,427
Re: Positives Week 2

Speaking of receivers, it was nice to see the rookies getting some playing time. Also nice to see Kelly make his first catch (tough run after too!).

Devin Thomas has to make some of the acrobatic catches... that's what we got him for! It was a tough grab, but man I'd love to see a rookie pay off like that.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 11:02 AM   #10
Impact Rookie
 
doughtydoubter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: the glorious city of DC
Posts: 697
Re: Positives Week 2

i was impressed with a few players in particular. Heyer, taylor, rocky, landry, horton, moss and carlos.
doughtydoubter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 11:12 AM   #11
Inactive
 
KLHJ2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: DC Metro Area
Age: 35
Posts: 5,829
Re: Positives Week 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by hesscl34 View Post
And Portis!!! ...
I think that another back could have faired better behind that blocking.


JK Portis had a good 3 quarters (3YPC 1st Qtr) .
KLHJ2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #12
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,484
Re: Positives Week 2

Two guys who are sort of falling under the radar

1. HB Blades: Lost in all the Chris Horton hoopla, Blades made his first start and did a good job holding his own in place of MW

2. Demetric Evans: Great job of causing disruption in the Saints' backfield and pushing the play into the waiting tackles of his teammates.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #13
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 79,431
Re: Positives Week 2

And how about Chris Samuels? The Redskins ran to the left almost all day and Chris was just manhandling guys.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 06:42 PM   #14
Pro Bowl
 
53Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Posts: 7,391
Re: Positives Week 2

Chris showed why he's no stranger to the Pro Bowl. I read where he was hollering at Moss after the game "THATS WHAT YOU DO! THATS WHAT YOU DO BABY!" Feels good to feel good.
53Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #15
Living Legend
 
Ruhskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,654
Re: Positives Week 2

I think a big positive is that the team got their kinks out of the way. The offense performed very well against a defense they are supposed to play well against, and the defense held a high powered NO offense in check.

I hope this carries into next week when again play against a team with a potent offense. Well I'm not sure how good is the Cardinals' defense, but I think this will be another good test for the defense. I hope the offense plays well too, and get whatever other kinks they need to work on (i.e. red zone offense).

This (hopefully) will help us in the upcoming game against a potent defense/offense like the cowboys (and I think we play philly after that, no?)
__________________
R.I.P. #21

New words created on The Warpath:
Rewalsr - Somretimes - Fualt - Jersesy - Itiot - Composetory
Afeard - Storgn - Empliment - Gaissn - Saftys - Minnisota
Faviort - Hatter - Phsyched - Foof - Heloing - Brutual
Stroried

"Give an opinion and move on. Your life doesn't depend on winning the internet." -FRPLG
Ruhskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.26089 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25