The Sherman Lewis play-calling era began with a splat. That’s too bad, because I’m sure he’s a fine gentleman and a very bright football mind. The look on Clinton Portis’ face said it all. This was a night of futility for the burgundy and gold (or is that maroon and yellow?). I wonder what Vinny Cerrato will announce on his radio show this week. Maybe he’s going to bring in a consultant to teach holding onto the ball. Maybe he’s going to suit up and play quarterback.
Speaking of play calling, the call to go for it on 4th and goal from the 3 was strange. The Skins needed two touchdowns and a field goal. So, what did they do? They went for it when the offense had been anemic much of the night. Chris Cooley’s hair looked different tonight. I think the color was platinum blonde. Fancy.
We learned a few things about the Redskins tonight, though I suspect we already knew them. Jason Campbell was under pressure much of the night. He was sacked six times. Ouch. Regardless, his decision making was suspect. The offensive line play is poor. That should change when Levi Jones gets on the field. Fred Davis can definitely catch the ball. He can’t block worth a fiddler’s darn. Devin Thomas has game. The Skins’ defense doesn’t quit. Albert Haynesworth is a load. Four bad plays can make a huge difference in a game. Winning is the exception for the Skins, not the rule. My fantasy football team stinks.
Next week is the Redskins’ bye week. They’ll obviously have to regroup to play respectably through the second half of the season. Their schedule is formidable. They’re pretty much reduced to playing the role of the spoiler. The offensive players are playing for their jobs.
Eagles 27 – Skins 17.