Bad defensive strategy; Aldrick Robinson has to catch that bomb; Another blocked punt? Is it Danny Smith or he player? Okay let's look at it like this: Last week it was supposedly Nick Sundberg's fault for missing a block. Well Nick Sundberg and his broken arm aren't there. If the block came from the same position, we can surmise that it is the scheme that is the problem which makes it Danny Smith's fault. If it was another position, then we need to evaluate and/or Danny Smith needs to choose better blockers for the punting unit. Whichever way you look at it Jim Haslett/Raheem Morris and Danny Smith had bad days. To think, just when Kyle Shanahan is beginning to look like a top notch offensive coordinator, our defense and special teams start to break down.
I thought the replacement officials would do an OK job on average, maybe missing an occasional holding or PI call but this game was ridiculous. The hit on Davis (shot to the head / defenseless or not) should have been called. And for their answer to be that none of them saw it? What were they watching? The Dallas game? And while the second guy does get caught most of the time in the unsportsmanlike penalties I think the regular refs may have talked it over and called offsetting penalties (considering the game as a whole, the emotion of the moment and effect of the penalty on the game) allowing the play to stand and the game to move on.
Despite all of this, The defense (read our coordinators game plan) is the reason we lost this game. 31 points and a hall of fame performance by Danny Amendola is ridiculous.
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My observations were as follows:
1. Niles Paul has done very little in 2 games. He plays tentative and is really not progressing yet. New position, but our TE group is not getting it done.
2. Coaching staff needs to reconsider the Brandon Banks experiment. He does not run north and south and fumbles alot. (some inbounds and some out). He is not existant in the passing game and I still think his roster spot could be best used elsewhere.
3. Trent Williams needs to start playing like a top 5 pick. His footwork and hand placement is not good and he gets beat...a lot.
4. D Hall loves to talk trash, but still whiffs on tackles.
5. Danny Smiths group is a mess. Penalties, mistakes...non disaplined.
6. RG3 is a stud and single handedly almost won the game. He plays hard every play and makes things happen.
Offense (thanks to RG3) is ahead of the defense. Only game two, but lets see how this team reacts to adversity.....
Last edited by SkinsCrushCowboys; September-17th-2012 at 09:44 AM.
just when it seems our offense is getting on track, our defense wants to fall to **** and give up 30+ points a game
I have one observation from yesterday, anyone with that new video package can confirm this for me:
When Josh Morgan got his 15 yard penalty there was a Rams player on the TV broadcast staring down our sideline and pointing to his helmet as if he was saying something about getting into their head, how they should use their heads, or calling them stupid players. He did this directly in front of the referees who were discussing the penalty, and one ref even came over and pushed the player away from the Redskins sideline.
The last time I checked the penalty for taunting another team's bench is an automatic 15 yard personal foul which would have off-set the Josh Morgan penalty. This isn't imagined either, it happened and it happened in front of the refs who merely pushed the player away and didn't penalize him like they were supposed to. I really hate that whole "the person to retaliate gets in trouble" bull**** prevails in most places. Unless the refs were literally blind yesterday they could have seen all the dirty extra **** the Rams were doing every other play, so one guy loses his cool and that's 15 yards, but they don't do anything to stop the guys who are doing illegal things which have cumulatively made the team lose their cool. If any Bengals players get a 15 yard personal foul penalty next week I would love to see the reaction if Perry Riley stands next to the referees and taunts the Cincy sideline while they're discussing the penalty.
"It's like catching a stack of pancakes."
Sweep the leg.
I looked at that Morgan play again and a noticed couple things. When Morgan catches the ball, he is stopped with his back to the defense. After he catches the ball he turns left presumably to try and get out of bounds. Since he had stopped, turning right would not necessarily have been a first down IMHO.
Once tackled, it is clear that the defender hits Morgan in the face first and we all know the rest. However, what I don't get is the fact that the ref is literally standing 5 feet away looking right at the play and sees the whole thing from start to finish. Why not offsetting penalties?
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Last edited by Zazzaro703; September-17th-2012 at 10:41 AM.
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