Who’s more tired of dropped passes, Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb, Us Fans, or The Droppers? Let me ask that question another way, who’s more tired of losing needlessly, the folks who watch the games or the folks whom thy watch?
Chris Cooley, Ryan Torain, whomever – this is an equal opportunity drop fest. Early in the game, the Skins are outplaying the Bears on both sides of the ball. But are they leading on the scoreboard? No Siree Bob. They’re starting at decent to great field position, but not scoring. They’re calling a great mix of plays, but not scoring. They’ve run two offensive drives, and no scoring. It’s drive number 3. The ‘Skins have good field position again at their 37 yard line. Here goes …
Torain around left end for 4. Fred Davis catches one off his shoestrings to the Bears’ 42. Cooley catches a screen to the right, down to the 38. McNabb to Sellers in the left flat to the Bears’ 22. A holding penalty. Donovan throws a deflected pass on a safety blitz for a Pick 6. It ought to be a tie game. It’s not.
With 6:37 to play, it’s 7 to 0, Bears.