Sunday, August 20, 2006

Skins Get Spanked By Jets

I agree with Joe Gibbs...who pretty much looked like a dad who had his kids act up in front of his boss at the company picnic.  He wasn't at all pleased and dressed down the players and coaches in his post game media chat.

The Redskins lost to the New York Jets 27-14.

What bothered me was the same thing that bothered me from last year's team....big plays.  The Redskins lost several games because they gave up big plays [Priest Holmes and LaDanlian Tomlinson got two key ones].  In this game, rookie Brad Smith ran a reverse 61 yards for a TD and rookie Leon Washington ran a kick return 87 yards for another TD.  The Jets ran for 216 yards on the Skins. 

Also, Cornelius Griffin went down with an injury [they said he's fine]....making it the 2nd defensive lineman to go down this week [Phillip Daniels hurt his back].  The Redskins turned the ball over 3 more times....making it 6 giveaways in two preseason games.

However, it ain't all bad.  Todd Collins and Jason Campbell looked better this week and the Skins showed an ability to run the ball with no Portis in the game.  I am hoping and praying that we are just seeing the Redskins playing "vanilla ball" where they aren't showing anything but base plays.  Gibbs usually does that...and I hope that's the case this year.

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