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Old 09-20-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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Some positives from week 2

McNabb was absolutely on fire. Not sure how long it's been since we saw QB play like that in D.C., probably gotta go back to Brad Johnson in '99. 28/38 for 426 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 0 fumbles. That's big time.

Santana Moss is warming up to this offense very nicely. 16 catches in 2 games so far. He had a lot of big catches that kept drives going today.

Holy shit a Joey Galloway sighting! 3 catches for 88 yards, and of course the one that was just off his finger tips would have been the nail in the coffin. Still, good to see the old man can still get deep.

Cooley, 3-64-1, just another day at the office.

Fred Davis had the big 62 yarder, but totally whiffed on the FG that got blocked. Giving him props for the big play, but c'mon Freddie you've got to make a better effort on that FG.

Carlos Rogers held on to an INT!! I thought for sure after that happened that we were destined to win.

Landry is officially in beast mode this season. We sure missed him when he went out of the game in OT. Schaub went right after Horton.

Well those are mine, what are your positives?
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:04 AM   #2
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Fred Davis had the big 62 yarder, but totally whiffed on the FG that got blocked. Giving him props for the big play, but c'mon Freddie you've got to make a better effort on that FG.
On the plus side, we'll never have to worry about Davis slacking on a Field Goal ever again.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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Re: Some positives from week 2

We never throw the ball like that. People will be afraid of our passing game - when does that ever happen? The NFL is a coordinator's league and I am so happy that we have Kyle Shanahan. And #5.

Trent Williams is a definite beast. I hope that he gets well soon.

We had 5 sacks. 5! Although we had some defensive troubles, you have to like the pressure that we put on Schaub most of the time.

Last year we would have lost this game 31-10.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:14 AM   #4
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Re: Some positives from week 2

I think individually the defense is not that bad, not as bad as the stats suggest. True we gave up a lot of yards, but we gave them up to the number one passing offense a year ago too. I also get the sense that this team isn't down on itself like they would have been a year ago after a loss like this. So I'll chalk that up to leadership. But you just can't have no running game and expect your defense to slug it out with Houston all day long. No defense could have.

Adam Carriker looks like he's finding his sea legs out there. God, I was really down on the guy when we signed him, but if stays healthy he might be a keeper.

I'll ditto Matty on Laron Landry. He'll never make people forget about Sean Taylor 'round these parts, but he's starting to carve out his own little rep for being a fierce defender and is always around the ball. He's putting up Pro Bowl numbers.
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Re: Some positives from week 2

Once again Williams looked good. Hopefully the knee is just a minor deal.

Sellers caught some balls. I suspect that opened up the offense a little when they had to start spreading out to cover for the fact that DM would basically throw the ball to anyone.

Armstrong flashed. Hell of a grab in traffic that was.

CP blew that guy up on the Davis long play. It made me holler big time.

Carricker impressed me a lot. I wish he could play safety. Haha.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
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Re: Some positives from week 2

Spreading the ball around on offense -- Armstrong, Williams, Davis, Galloway get some catches. Proving we may just have some weapons outside of Moss and Cooley after all.
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I'll ditto Matty on Laron Landry. He'll never make people forget about Sean Taylor 'round these parts, but he's starting to carve out his own little rep for being a fierce defender and is always around the ball. He's putting up Pro Bowl numbers.
I agree. Part of what I loved about Taylor was that he was that deep Center fielder, in a sense Ed Reed in a linebackers body and in a passing league thats a great thing to have. I've come to accept that Landry's 2007 FS run might have been nothing more then a flash in the pan so trying to plug Landry in the role is futile.

On the other hand, through these first two weeks Landry has clearly been the best player on defense. Orakpo is a relatively close second. Fletcher has obviously been playing well, but I feel like the same praise that was cast upon Fletcher last year is now being directed towards Landry. Hopefully he continues along this path.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:44 AM   #8
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We had two WRs with over 87 yds(Galloway and Moss) in one game. Has that EVER happened before in recent memory?
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We had two WRs with over 87 yds(Galloway and Moss) in one game. Has that EVER happened before in recent memory?
Yeah, last year with Gary Clark and Art Monk....wait what year is it?
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:58 AM   #10
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Re: Some positives from week 2

Positives from Week 2:
Donovan McNabb was excellent!

Interior OL blocked well on passing plays. [Let's not talk about run blocking this week...]

Chris Cooley played like a Pro Bowl tight end.

Santana Moss played very well.

Anthony Armstrong played well.

London Fletcher filled holes on run plays AND got a sack.

Adam Carriker played better than I have ever seen him play.

LaRon Landry made a lot of big hits - - sadly too many of them were after a Texan had made signficant gain on the play.
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If Mike Shanahan's offensive scheme can take any "dork off the street" and turn him into a 1000 yard rusher in the NFL, where was that "dork off the street" this week?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:02 AM   #11
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If Mike Shanahan's offensive scheme can take any "dork off the street" and turn him into a 1000 yard rusher in the NFL, where was that "dork off the street" this week?
Here's a pretty good breakdown of the teams second half rushing woes compiled by the best poster on this forum. I mean this guy is so good that when he's debating you it's like you're on an island.

http://www.thewarpath.net/redskins-l...tml#post736359 (Skins need to further invest in the trenches next season)
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I think individually the defense is not that bad, not as bad as the stats suggest. True we gave up a lot of yards, but we gave them up to the number one passing offense a year ago too. I also get the sense that this team isn't down on itself like they would have been a year ago after a loss like this. So I'll chalk that up to leadership. But you just can't have no running game and expect your defense to slug it out with Houston all day long. No defense could have.

Adam Carriker looks like he's finding his sea legs out there. God, I was really down on the guy when we signed him, but if stays healthy he might be a keeper.

I'll ditto Matty on Laron Landry. He'll never make people forget about Sean Taylor 'round these parts, but he's starting to carve out his own little rep for being a fierce defender and is always around the ball. He's putting up Pro Bowl numbers.
Taylor was my favorite Skin, and while I agree that Landry is not the player that Sean was, he does one thing better - blitz the QB. I can see Landry getting 6-8 sacks this year if given the chance to blitz 2 or 3 times a game. The man is a beast.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:42 AM   #13
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Re: Some positives from week 2

good call on all the positives for week 2 ..

I would also throw a nod to Graham Nano ..I know he missed the winning kick, but dammit he hit the first one before that bullshit timeout rule ....

Let's take this for what it was .. a GREAT game played by 2 playoff teams IMO

Get back to work on Monday ... FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS all week and get ready to pound the Rams 45-3
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:59 AM   #14
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I feel like the Rams should be a good rebound team. I know we barely beat them last year, but last year doesn't need any explanation and I feel like the Rams will be a good team to take our anger and frustration from this game out on. As for positives from this game, well lets see:

- McNabb ballin.
- Cooley and Moss doing their usual thing
- I guess you could just say passing game overall, despite a couple miscues our secondary receivers/te's/backs started showing up
- Finally started scoring touchdowns (I was getting really concerned when we went up 6-0, up to that point we were 4-5 in the redzone in 2 games but all 4 were field goals)
- Got some good pressure on Schaub and were able to sack him multiple times before he adjusted
- Rogers got a pick!

That's pretty much all I got for now.
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Re: Some positives from week 2

I loved out pass game yesterday, mcnabb is fantastic and Kyle and Mike called a great game. I know we lost and it sucks but we have a very respectable team here folks. If we could just get a run game going, we would be scary on offense. Our D played solid all day until late, Houstons offense is very hard to stop.. We will bounce back with a Win next week at STL... HTTR!
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