What a perfect ending to a another Redskins debacle. Washington is down seven with under four minutes left. Donovan McNabb drives down the field and misses Fred Davis in the back of the end zone. Many Washington fans thought it was fourth down but the Redskins had actually got the first on Armstrong’s reception earlier. On the very next play Moss catches a strike over the middle for a touchdown setting up Gano for the game tying extra point.
What do the Redskins do? Exactly what we feared most. The snap goes directly through holder Hunter Smith’s hands and the play ends with Gano being tackled. The Redskins don’t get the onside kick and lose 17-16.
There were two dropped interceptions, many dropped passes and ultimately a dropped snap that would have potentially led to a tie game. This game is an exact microcosm of the Redskins season. They get close, just close enough…and don’t do enough to seal the deal. Heads will roll in DC this week. My guess is Hunter Smith or Graham Gano will be on the chopping block first. Kudos to McNabb for actually holding it together down the stretch. More to come once I’m done repairing the hole in my wall.