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Old 09-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #136
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They did run for 250+ yards, have almost 450 yards of total offense and score 33 points. Offense obviously played poorly but that doesn't excuse the defense looking bad, especially with tackling and gap discipline. Honestly, the entire teamplayed poorly the first half.
They had 26 total first downs, we had 25.
They had 4 drives start in our territory. We had one start in their's.
Out of 13 drives 10 of ours started between our endzone and the 20 yd line.
Out of 14 drives 5 of theirs started between their EZ and the 20yd line.

Our 1st 3 drives ended fumble, interception, safety. Theirs ended Fumble, FG, TD

McCoy is an elite elusive back. He got 184 yds. The one thing that Reid never did was use McCoy like a workhorse. If Kelly does, than that's a point in his favor.

I just think putting this loss on the defense, when they got a TD recovery, and late set us up deep in their territory is mis-focused.
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where was Orakpo last night? He just hasn't lived up to the hype lately, he said he wanted to win the DPOY and he didn't do anything last night
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They had 26 total first downs, we had 25.
They had 4 drives start in our territory. We had one start in their's.
Out of 13 drives 10 of ours started between our endzone and the 20 yd line.
Out of 14 drives 5 of theirs started between their EZ and the 20yd line.

Our 1st 3 drives ended fumble, interception, safety. Theirs ended Fumble, FG, TD

McCoy is an elite elusive back. He got 184 yds. The one thing that Reid never did was use McCoy like a workhorse. If Kelly does, than that's a point in his favor.

I just think putting this loss on the defense, when they got a TD recovery, and late set us up deep in their territory is mis-focused.
Totally agree with you. Football is a lot about field position. You can't give the opponent the ball within your 30 or 40 yrd line. We had 3 turn overs in 7 plays that alone does not give the defense time to rest then we had 2 or 3 horrible punts giving the Eagles the ball on our side of the field.

Someone needs to talk with the punt returner and get them all on the same page. You DON'T field a kick inside your 10 yrd line and they did all night long. We had 4 or 5 times we started inside our 10 yrd line. One of which was due to a penalty.
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Bottom line is that their guys turned up ready to bust a gut in their attempt to win the game. Our guys just turned up expecting to win with no fire in their bellies. Hopefully that won't happen again.
You are absolutely correct. We got outcoached before the opening kickoff even happened. We were not ready to play and we looked like the team with the new coach because of it.
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where was Orakpo last night? He just hasn't lived up to the hype lately, he said he wanted to win the DPOY and he didn't do anything last night
Trying to be honest. Orakpo was there but it looked like he was being held most of the first half and the refs were not calling it. The refs finally started calling it late second quarter and second half.

I'll give the Eagles credit. This is exactly what I was afraid would happen. while all my friends were talking Super Bowl I stayed reserved.

I don't know what I would have done differently not knowing what the Eagles were going to do. I might have started Cousins and tried to see how he did against the Eagles defense, BUT.... this game is also all about money. People came to the game to see RG3. The reason our first game was Mon. night was so all the league could see RG3. People and media would have been upset if the team put Cousin in to start.

but keep in mind his timing might have been better with Morris and the WR's. If it looked like a cluster then I would have put RG3 in just to try and make something happen. But that's why I'm not a HC.
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To simplify........
We got manhandled and...OUT executed in virtually every phase of the game (and coaching).
Thankfully, we have 15 more opportunities
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0-1 isn't anything to get worked up about, as the first week tends to be the least predictive. Anyone remember how good the 2011 Redskins played in the opener?

0-2 is a different story. If this is a playoff team, we'll take a lot of frustration from this first half out on Green Bay. Problem is, they're looking to do the same thing to us. There's no such thing as a must win in the first two weeks, but even good teams that begin 0-2 usually don't recover to make the playoffs.
This. I don't think I'd be nearly as upset/concerned about this... if we didn't have to go to Green Bay next week. This is the territory that comes with winning the division though and playing a tougher schedule. Still, we gotta find a way to go 2-2 going into our bye. I think Detroit and Oakland are both winnable games. Green Bay is tough...

The one saving grace is... I think the winner of the NFC East might be 9-7. The Eagles were really impressive for a half, but otherwise, I don't think any of the four NFC East teams really looked that great in week one.

It's a long season, I was encouraged by the second half....but man I really wish we didn't have to play the Packers thsi week.
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Morris by all accounts had a great offseason and training camp. I think he just had an off night and wasn't getting great blocking either. 2 fumbles in one game isn't him at all. He'll get back on track no doubt.
Morris having a great training camp isn't the issue. What precluded the 1600 yards last season was a great preseason, which also gained him the starting rb position. Not meaning to second guess everything, but I have this personal quirk to look at what I think the issues are and what causes them. First question that I ask myself is - was it an issue before? If not, what is different that might have caused this issue? And those things are what I came up with. I know it's important to rest the starting running back during preseason, but it shouldn't be at the expense of being off in the first game of the regular season. There must be a number of preseason snaps that's balanced enough to be sharp enough and to also allow for fresh legs and season/career longevity.

I also believe that this team needs to be taken back from the media. The team can't always be held accountable to the media. Do what's best for the team (and fans) and start ignoring the criticism from outsiders, especially the media.
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The team got on track. It will stay on track. AceintheHouse told me (not really) that we are going 15-1.
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My observations:

*RGIII came out looking like he had not been in a game since January...it was to be expected. The entire offense looked like they were out-of-sync with Griffin...it was to be expected.

*Griffin eventually got comfortable and his accuracy came back. He proved he can still run effectively AND SAFELY. He showed that he has learned from his injury and went towards sidelines instead of trying for the extra yard. He's playing smart and taking care of himself.

*The defense, despite being on the field for the entire first half effectively, did make some great stops and hit Vick a lot. Vick's passing numbers were mediocre as expected with only one WR, whose numbers of course looked like he was the only receiver.

*Good show, Chip. No one saw these crazy formations with an offensive tackle lined up as a WR coming...but it's not going to be effective much longer. It's on film. The league will figure it out. In fact, the Redskins figured it out before the game was over. Once you slow down, which you HAVE to do, your offense is nothing special.

*Michael Vick will not last the season. He might not last half of the season. He was hit hard and hit often last night and was visibly hurt before the 60 minutes were up.

*The pace does wear down the opposing defenses. It also wears down the Philly offense. Early in the second half, the Eagles offensive players were cramping up, gasping for air and even McCoy had to sit down. He had a great night but even he can't keep it up for 4 quarters. It may work in college with no limits on roster size, 20 year-olds running around for you and inexperienced defenses, but an injury-prone 33 year-old QB won't be able to keep this up. He barely made it through the first game.

*I am not panicked about our team. Once things settled down on both sides of the ball, we started to look like the team I'm expecting this year. We will still win the division. We have a more talented, deeper roster than anyone in the division. Dallas has defensive and offensive line issues, Tony Romo and a starting RB who can break in any minute. New Jersey has NO running game or defense. The Philly experiment will take a similar course to the Spurrier Project. We'll be fine. Griffin will come back to the superstar we knew last year. Morris will be running over the league again. Our defense will dominate teams we can actually prepare for. Kai won't miss any more easy FGs.

*I'm in shock by how the game started but no one knew what crazy Chip would pull out of his magic bag. It's out now. We've seen it and we'll figure it out just like the rest of the league. I'll give them until about week 6 before they start the inevitable downslide. He's going to run his players into the ground. Vick WILL get hurt soon. The other two QBs are not mobile and cannot run the offense like Vick can. If McCoy gets hurt, they have only DeSean Jackson left on offense and he has no track record of making it through a full season health-wise or mentally. He's all dancing and taunting (and fighting) when they're winning, but when they lose, he checks out.


HTTR. Next week will be better for RGIII and everyone. Every week will get better than the last as he settles back into live football. I'm thrilled he not only started to back back into the pace of the game before the first game was even over, but that he played smart and made it through the first game unscathed. He took some huge hits and even when being drilled into the ground by a LB, he got his legs up and protected his knees.

I read the game-day thread and some people were calling for Cousins and even Pat White. Robert needs reps. He won't get back to himself in practices, he needs regular season game reps. There was no other way to bring him back than put him in the game and let him find his groove again. If we benched him for a month to practice and brought him in Week 4 or 5, the rust would still be there. He's been practicing. He needs to play and the sooner we get his game back, the sooner we start dominating the league. There's absolutely no reason to delay that for any number of weeks. He's healthy, he needs to stay in and play through his inevitable early struggles. He made a lot of progress last night.

He'll be fine, people. We'll be fine. Even if it takes a few more games to get this thing rolling at full speed, don't overreact and panic. Remember last season? 3-6 start? We finished 10-6 and ARE DIVISION CHAMPIONS. We shall repeat. This isn't Zorn and Campbell. This is a Super Bowl-caliber coaching staff and front office with one of the greatest athletes on the planet right now running the show.

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Trying to be honest. Orakpo was there but it looked like he was being held most of the first half and the refs were not calling it. The refs finally started calling it late second quarter and second half.

I'll give the Eagles credit. This is exactly what I was afraid would happen. while all my friends were talking Super Bowl I stayed reserved.

I don't know what I would have done differently not knowing what the Eagles were going to do. I might have started Cousins and tried to see how he did against the Eagles defense, BUT.... this game is also all about money. People came to the game to see RG3. The reason our first game was Mon. night was so all the league could see RG3. People and media would have been upset if the team put Cousin in to start.

but keep in mind his timing might have been better with Morris and the WR's. If it looked like a cluster then I would have put RG3 in just to try and make something happen. But that's why I'm not a HC.
In defense of the eagles o-line, all linemen hold, it is the good defensive players that adjust and counter to make the plays. I also disagree with the Cousins scenario, personally I don't care who is under center as long as the Skins win. I look at this game as Roberts preseason game. We knew and the coaches knew he would be rusty. I am not going to go so far as to argue they were giving this game away to get Robert game time conditioning. If the adjustments made in the second half are any indication, we will see a better offense with less turnovers in the first half against GB.
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My observations:

*RGIII came out looking like he had not been in a game since January...it was to be expected. The entire offense looked like they were out-of-sync with Griffin...it was to be expected.

*Griffin eventually got comfortable and his accuracy came back. He proved he can still run effectively AND SAFELY. He showed that he has learned from his injury and went towards sidelines instead of trying for the extra yard. He's playing smart and taking care of himself.

*The defense, despite being on the field for the entire first half effectively, did make some great stops and hit Vick a lot. Vick's passing numbers were mediocre as expected with only one WR, whose numbers of course looked like he was the only receiver.

*Good show, Chip. No one saw these crazy formations with an offensive tackle lined up as a WR coming...but it's not going to be effective much longer. It's on film. The league will figure it out. In fact, the Redskins figured it out before the game was over. Once you slow down, which you HAVE to do, your offense is nothing special.

*Michael Vick will not last the season. He might not last half of the season. He was hit hard and hit often last night and was visibly hurt before the 60 minutes were up.

*The pace does wear down the opposing defenses. It also wears down the Philly offense. Early in the second half, the Eagles offensive players were cramping up, gasping for air and even McCoy had to sit down. He had a great night but even he can't keep it up for 4 quarters. It may work in college with no limits on roster size, 20 year-olds running around for you and inexperienced defenses, but an injury-prone 33 year-old QB won't be able to keep this up. He barely made it through the first game.

*I am not panicked about our team. Once things settled down on both sides of the ball, we started to look like the team I'm expecting this year. We will still win the division. We have a more talented, deeper roster than anyone in the division. Dallas has defensive and offensive line issues, Tony Romo and a starting RB who can break in any minute. New Jersey has NO running game or defense. The Philly experiment will take a similar course to the Spurrier Project. We'll be fine. Griffin will come back to the superstar we knew last year. Morris will be running over the league again. Our defense will dominate teams we can actually prepare for. Kai won't miss any more easy FGs.

*I'm in shock by how the game started but no one knew what crazy Chip would pull out of his magic bag. It's out now. We've seen it and we'll figure it out just like the rest of the league. I'll give them until about week 6 before they start the inevitable downslide. He's going to run his players into the ground. Vick WILL get hurt soon. The other two QBs are not mobile and cannot run the offense like Vick can. If McCoy gets hurt, they have only DeSean Jackson left on offense and he has no track record of making it through a full season health-wise or mentally. He's all dancing and taunting (and fighting) when they're winning, but when they lose, he checks out.


HTTR. Next week will be better for RGIII and everyone. Every week will get better than the last as he settles back into live football. I'm thrilled he not only started to back back into the pace of the game before the first game was even over, but that he played smart and made it through the first game unscathed. He took some huge hits and even when being drilled into the ground by a LB, he got his legs up and protected his knees.

He'll be fine, people. We'll be fine. Even if it takes a few more games to get this thing rolling at full speed, don't overreact and panic. Remember last season? 3-6 start? We finished 10-6 and ARE DIVISION CHAMPIONS. We shall repeat. This isn't Zorn and Campbell. This is a Super Bowl-caliber coaching staff and front office with one of the greatest athletes on the planet right now running the show.

The new Steve Spurrier is wearing an ugly shade of green this season.
Good post I agree. If we are 2-2 at the BYE I think we are in a good position.

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Good post I agree. If we are 2-2 at the BYE I think we are in a good position.

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Amen, brother. We agree!

Week 3 and 4...Detroit and Oakland. 2-2 is probable.

Green Bay just had a disaster trying to defend OUR offense being run by SF. 3-1 is even possible, but I won't give up on the team if Griff needs a few more games to settle in.
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Problem with Philly is you cant run that no huddle stuff all season long, guys will get worn down and I'm sorry but we really gave them that W with those 3 TO's and safety early on. I would still say we win the east at 10-6
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