Sep 24, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) blocks a punt by Washington Redskins punter Tress Way (5) which was ruled a safety during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports
1. The blocked punt
I don’t want to come down too hard on rookie inside linebacker Terrance Plummer. He’s just a rookie and is really only on the team because of injuries. But the way things looked it seems as though he shouldn’t have been an upback blocking for the punter anyway. But that’s neither here nor there.
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However, Plummer’s blocking of Giants running back Rashad Jennings was absolutely atrocious as he let Jennings drive him back too deep in front of punter Tress Way which resulted in a blocked punt and a safety.
The same thing almost happened on the previous play but Way got the punt off, a nice punt too that was negated by offsetting penalties. Way probably could have gotten the blocked punt off faster but it still should have never been blocked.
It was a poor blocking effort by Plummer and a great play by Jennings but this got the Redskins off on the wrong foot and once again a special teams break down hurts the Redskins cause. When is this going to stop?
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