So as you probably know by now, the Redskins lost to the Eagles 27-17. You know your team is pretty bad when you’re relieved that they only lost by 10 points. I have to say that, despite the loss, I took away a few positive things from the loss. Of course, after the pathetic performances we’ve seen over the past few weeks they’d have to work really hard to do worse.
We’ve all heard nothing but negative comments and humiliation over the last week or so, so rather than dwell on the negative things (like the fact that we have a pretty bad team) I’m going to focus on some of the positive things we can take from this game.
1. Having Sherman Lewis call the plays wasn’t the disaster many thought it would be. The two minute drill still takes forever, but at Redskins didn’t have to burn any timeouts or take any delay of game penalties. If anything, the offense looked better than it had all year while playing against a tough defense. I’d have to call that a success.
2. The young talent is starting to shine. It’s sad that Cooley had to get hurt for some of it to happen (Get well soon Cooley!) but Fred Davis and Thomas both made their first significant contributions and both had touchdowns. It’s nice to see them doing something more than dropping balls or catching a 7 yard pass on 3rd and 8.
3. The Defense looked solid and kept McNabb and the Eagles offense pretty much shut down for much of the game.
4. The Offensive Line gave Campbell some time in the pocket. The Run game still needs work, but pass protection generally looked better than it had in the past. Now if only we can get Campbell to stop fumbling after the snap.
Okay it’s not much, but it’s a start. And it’s a hell of a lot better than last week’s performance.