Redskins vs Eagles: Poor Tackling in First Half Hurting Both Teams

Today’s game against the Eagles looks like a clinic on tackling, as in how not to do it and what happens when you don’t.  Five yard gains become fifteen yard first-down plays.  One yard gains become five yard pick-ups.  In the first quarter it was the Eagles who were in a charitable mood at times.  In the second quarter, it was the Redskins’ turn.  How quaint.  How considerate of both defenses.  How wonderful if only the Birds’ defense was being so accommodating.

The Redskins have done some good things, especially on offense and special teams.  But it’s going to take more than a few good plays on offense to knock the wind out of Philly’s sails.  Washington needs to go for the jugular.  They need to make the most of every scoring opportunity, and they absolutely need to get to Kevin Kolb.  Will they do both in the second half?  They’d better, because they likely won’t win this game if they don’t.  Today is the start of a tough four-game stretch; they need this win.

17 to 6, Washington.  Go Skins!

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