Did that just happen?
Griffin III had just marched the Redskins into field goal range. Then came third down. RG3 hit Joshua Morgan a yard away from the first down. At this point, Joshua “I drank too much Captain” Morgan went brain dead. First he runs backwards, where falling down forward would have secured a first down. Then after coming up a yard short for a first down, Joshua decides it would be a good time to retaliate in what had become a chippy game. (The refs had really let this game get out of control at this point.) Captain Morgan comes up throwing a ball at the opposing team. Defendents on Judge Judy show more maturity and better decision making abilities. So not only did Joshua Morgan cost the Redskins a first down, but he cost them invaluable field position, and a chance to go into overtime. Facing a 4th and 16, Shanahan decided to go for the 62 year field goal that was very wide right and short by about 8 yards. Mike Shanahan needs to come up with some sort of disciplinary action concerning Captain Morgan.
Looking at the game as a whole, the passing defense is showing that it can be a liability at times. However, the bright spots far outweigh the negatives as the season moves on. RG3 is showing he is the real deal. He accounted for three TD’s, and only one turnover. He seemed poised throughout the game. Even in the pressure situation of coming back from behind a few different times on the road in the second half, he came through. I was very impressed with his composure, play and decisions. (This man is State Supreme court material.) The running game is for real. For the second game in a row, the Redskins were able to rush for over 150 yards. Do we dare say fantasy football players can stop hating Shanahan and play Alfred Morris next week? Fletcher, Kennington, and Hall continue to show they can be a solid core of players the defense can count on. At the end, Fletcher and Hall came up with a clutch key play to set up Griffin III and the offense.
So what are your thoughts of how today’s game went? I’m still encouraged that this team should be fighting for a playoff spot come the end of the season. Do you?