Upon Further Review

OK, I’ve been thinking about Sunday’s loss, and I’m ready to talk about it.  First, I learned my lesson.  Don’t mess with the ghosts of Lambeau Field.  I called them out, and they messed with us.  My bad.

But if I can steal a cliche one more time– football is a game of inches.  And I’ve never seen it more completely on display than in last week’s loss.  Sean Taylor had 2 INTs, but was inches away from two more including one that looked like it was going to go back for a TD.  Santana Moss and Chris Cooley were both an inch away from long TD grabs.  Jason Campbell missed a wide open Moss for a crucial early 3rd down play.  Moss was inches from the ground before being stripped for the go ahead TD.  We were just a bit off.

But despite more o-line injuries, turn overs, and the ghosts of Lambeau we were inches from winning. And if a few of those would have paid off, we’d have won big.  As stupid as it is to say this after a loss, we were the better team Sunday.  We would win that game if we played it again.

Small consolation, but consolation, nonetheless. Here come the Cardinals, a team we have man-handled in the past, and a team that knows what it means to throw some games away.  This week we get our confidence (and hopefully our health) back.  I feel it.


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  • http://Raisingzona.com Mike Duggan

    You know what they say Dave…..too much pride can kill a man, or in this case – the Redskins.  I will be happy to participate in a fruitful exchange of words between our sites.  I’m not going to get on here and talk a whole bunch of crap, I’m just going to say that this is not the Cards team from the days of yore in the NFC East, and if the Skins don’t respect this team then they will go the way of the Steelers & Seahawks.