Losing Pretty: Redskins fall to Saints in Overtime


As Redskins fans, we’re quite used to the idea of winning ugly.  Grind it out and hope the anemic offense can somehow muster 14 points while the defense shuts down the other team. This has been our general strategy for several years now.  What we’re not used to is looking great while managing to lose the game anyway.  Let me say that I’m proud of our team.  They took on an undefeated juggernaut that destroyed the Patriots and the Redskins flat out outplayed them.  But for a fluke play at the end of the first half, the game wouldn’t have even been close.

While there were perhaps a few things I might have done differently, it would be nitpicking. I can’t really blame Zorn for this loss either.  There were no major mistakes or gaffes.   He did everything he needed to do to secure a win.  It just didn’t happen.  I’m not even going to point the finger at the Refs, who did make a very suspect decision to overturn the ruling on the field in overtime which pretty much handed the Saints the victory.  The call was questionable at best, but the Redskins shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place.

No, there is one person we can blame for this loss, and his last name rhymes with Free-shem.  The kicking game has haunted the Redskins two out of the last three weeks now, and this time it was a gimme chip shot.  It was inexcusable.  This offseason, getting a legitimate kicker MUST be a priority.   Suisham must go!

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  • icebluekoolaid

    is suisham gone yet

  • http://www.niden.net Nikolaos Dimopoulos

    [quote]This offseason, getting a legitimate kicker MUST be a priority. Suisham must go![/quote]

    Amen brother!

  • icebluekoolaid

    we can’t wait til the end of the season. get him gone NOW.

  • Ktown

    Really, the kicker was THE problem? Got any pass defense Skins fans? Got any men who don’t commit selfish penalties playing back there? Got any men playing in the secondary who make millions and then sit out with a minor injury? Got any gutless, paycheck-thieves back there? Your pass defense is way overpaid and sucks.

    Cutting the kicker doesn’t fix THAT problem. Deal with it. Also Dan Snyder deserves every gut-wrenching loss he gets. He so mismanages this team that there should be a textbook written about it entitled, “Every Single ‘Don’t’ to NFL Ownership.”

  • http://judspressbox.blogspot.com 3rdStoneFromTheSun

    can someone please take away Zorn’s timeout priviliges too?

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Ktown, last sunday the kicker was THE problem. The Redskins won that game. Kicks made at that range have about a 98 percent chance of making it in the NFL. That our kicker couldn’t do that, and that he failed to come through for the team two out of the last three weeks, is in fact the problem the team had LAST SUNDAY.

    The team obviously has a lot more problems, especially in the front office. But last sunday the team played well enough to win and in fact should have won.

  • Rico

    Kicker and over charged Rookie Interception without a firm grip on the PILL!

  • Dial_X

    missing the chip-shot, unacceptable. defense allowing the saints to drive the entire field in 33secs, retarded. no team after watch these guys(saints) throw bombs all year long should ever allow a reciever behind the safties, especially leading with under 2mins remaining.