Redskins Week 5 Review – Player ratings Vs Falcons

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Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is shown on the sideline in the fourth quarter of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 25-19 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Coaching Ratings


Gruden’s game plan was similar to his plan against the Eagles: zone block running and use Crowder to replace Reed’s production on the seams. The running game was completely ineffective and was generally abandoned in the 2nd half.

Crowder was able to replace Reed’s production and make up for Garçon’s issues. But they just didn’t take much advantage from the Falcons’ 3 turnovers only getting 3 points from those turnovers.

Gruden’s playcalling was bipolar again. He had some truly great play calls, including his use of Crowder on the flanks and behind the line of scrimmage. But you can’t do that at the 6 yard line on 3rd down.

Grade: D-.


Barry continued to use his Cover-3 defense with Goldson in the strong safety role while Robinson played the free safety role. He didn’t blitz that often and stuck to his usual rotations with the talent he had available.

He didn’t make any adjustments, even as Freeman shredded his defense over and over again. Kyle Shanahan let him off the hook too often by throwing the ball more than running it to the left.

The final drive that the Falcons had was a clusterfudge: the Redskins just played back and gave them the short/medium routes. And Barry refused to dial up any blitzes, even on the 4th down. This is why they were able to drive down and score to take the lead.

Grade: F

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