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Old 09-21-2009, 09:26 AM   #166
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The missed play to Kelly was horrible and I also think it was maybe the last good play call that Zorn had all day. Run personal, two tight, and take a shot to Kelly. He was clearly open but underthrown. Awful.

Now on Thomas, it is hard to know these things, but I am thinking he was supposed to stem that route inside at the start to give Campbell more room between himself and the sideline. Thomas basically ran himself out of the play by getting too close to the sideline (plus it was called to the short side of the field, but it may also have been a sight adjustment by Campbell because it looked like he made a call to Thomas before the play). Thomas is such a horrible route runner that I have trouble blaming any QB for something that happens on a throw to him. Devin Thomas = Taylor Jacobs.


yeah i think you're right on that one. they should just put him back on kick off returns and give mitchell is playing time.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:29 AM   #167
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Great article by Boswell in today's Wash Post. He does a great job at summing up why the team has trouble scoring in the red zone and why nobody should be upset at them.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:31 AM   #168
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yeah i think you're right on that one. they should just put him back on kick off returns and give mitchell is playing time.
Except he did not even look good doing that in the one chance he got yesterday. He might be fast running in a straight line (in shorts) but in addition to being a horrible route runner he also does not seem to possess any dynamic change of direction skills. We were lucky to come back and get Kelly in that draft.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:35 AM   #169
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On a positive note, at least we did not draft Jamarcus Russell, Darren McFadden, and Darrius Heyward-Bey with consecutive top ten picks. Wow, those guys are incredibly horrible.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #170
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Great article by Boswell in today's Wash Post. He does a great job at summing up why the team has trouble scoring in the red zone and why nobody should be upset at them.
Boswell is always good. I think that you like the article because it places so much of the blame on Campbell. That statistic he throws out is pretty good though. Ultimately, he absolves Zorn of too many of his sins (and unfairly saddles him with another when he says that he should have kicked at the end).
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:28 AM   #171
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I think the biggest indictment of Zorn and his play calling/field management came is that scene not really commented on by the TV commentators when he was trying to call a time out and the other coach had to grab his arm to tell him not to do it then and let the clock wind down. Those extra 30 seconds proved pivotal at the end of the game.

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Old 09-21-2009, 10:31 AM   #172
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Great article by Boswell in today's Wash Post. He does a great job at summing up why the team has trouble scoring in the red zone and why nobody should be upset at them.
I wouldn't call it great, nor even informative. He discounts the drops that would have led to two touchdowns, criticizes Campbell when Zorn tries a pass from Portis (which has worked in the past) and basically hacks away at a stale premise. But that's just my humble opinion.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:33 AM   #173
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Wow JGal... That is so bold it is hurt my eyes when i looked at it. could you tone it down next time, thanks

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Old 09-21-2009, 10:35 AM   #174
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Like most of the people here, my major issue was with Zorn's game management and play calling, but I'm a bit surprised that no one has mentioned Jeremy Jarmon's boneheaded late hit on Bulger, which basically took points off the board. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to a rookie mistake, but taking the ball away from the Rams inside their 20 yard line, and giving it back to them because of a stupid penalty was a momentum killer.
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That Portis pass to Cooley wreaks of a head coach who is :
a) DESPERATE to keep his job
b) Not confident in his QB and his team's ability to run a normal play
c) Has way too much confidence in his ability to outsmart the opposing team
d) all of the above.

Answer: d)
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Like most of the people here, my major issue was with Zorn's game management and play calling, but I'm a bit surprised that no one has mentioned Jeremy Jarmon's boneheaded late hit on Bulger, which basically took points off the board. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to a rookie mistake, but taking the ball away from the Rams inside their 20 yard line, and giving it back to them because of a stupid penalty was a momentum killer.
I'm not going to give him grief over that. He tried to pull back and barely touched Bulger. If he's not a rookie, the refs might overlook that
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:41 AM   #177
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That Portis pass to Cooley wreaks of a head coach who is :
a) DESPERATE to keep his job
b) Not confident in his QB and his team's ability to run a normal play
c) Has way too much confidence in his ability to outsmart the opposing team
d) all of the above.

Answer: d)
The one guy who as actually wide open on that play was Campbell. But I don't know that you want to ask Portis to turn and throw across the field across his body.

Still, I agree with your points above.
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Re: Smoot Lays the Smack Down (Redskins vs. Rams)

Guess we need to ban large fonts now huh?
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I'm not going to give him grief over that. He tried to pull back and barely touched Bulger. If he's not a rookie, the refs might overlook that
The only thing that bugged me is it appeared Jarmon realized he should pull up, but still managed to blast Bulger. Maybe Bulger is just that fragile at this point in his career, or he's very good at flopping, but most vet's know to throw their hands up, rather than toward the quarterback when they arrive late.
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Sorry for the fonts. Never seen that happen before.

edited post and fixed it.

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