So much for that “feared” Eagles defense. The Washington Redskins rumbled for 203 rushing yards in their convincing win over a tough Eagles team. And that was after the refs handed the Eagles seven points when they allowed a special teams touchdown that should have been called back for an illegal block.
Once again the Redskins gave up no turnovers, this time rallying back from a 14-0 deficit while surrounded by some of the worst fans in the world. The word that comes to mind is “Clutch.” The secondary was clutch when it forced so many 3 and outs. The defensive line was clutch in it’s goal line stand in the 4th quarter, limiting the Eagles to a field goal. Jason “Clutch” Cambell was exactly that when he managed to convert first down after first down to one again run out the clock. Portis and Betts were clutch for chewing up the clock and having a great game against a tough run defense. Antwaan Randle El was clutch when he rebounded from some early drops and threw a touchdown and caught several key third down passes to keep the chains moving. Even Santana Moss, who was held without a catch, was clutch when he made some big blocks down the field for great yardage. TO isn’t the only star receiver who can make plays while having an off night.
I think it’s time to upgrade our expectations. This is no longer a team that might barely make the playoffs. The Redskins are making their claim as one of NFL’s elite teams…and the most wonderful thing is that THEY’RE GETTING BETTER EACH WEEK. But for a clunky week 1 loss against the Superbowl Champion Giants, this team could arguably be the best team in the NFL, and the future looks bright. The Redskins just went through the toughest part of our schedule and emerged with four consecutive wins. Jim Zorn is coach of the year decade.
I’ve convinced my wife to let us name our firstborn child “little Zorney” or perhaps “Zornwelda”. I’m officially drinking the Kool Aid and jumping on the bandwagon. We’re making a run this year and I love it. What a time to be a Redskins fan!
Somewhere in heaven, Redskins Dad is smiling and cheering.