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Penalties, turnovers mar Redskins’ effort

Aug 20, 2013, 7:16 AM EST

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RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 20, four days before the Redskins take on the Bills at FedEx Field.

On top of injuries, sloppiness

One of the goals the Redskins had going into last night’s preseason game against the Steelers was to come out of it injury free. With injuries to Kirk Cousins and Barry Cofield, plus some bumps and bruises suffered by others, they did not meet that goal.

They also wanted to play a cleaner game than they did against the Titans. In Tennessee they committed 11 penalties for 89 yards. That goal went by the waside as well.

The Redskins committed seven penalties for 72 yards against the Steelers. Included in that total were three 15-yard personal foul flags.

“You’ve got to take a look at personal fouls,” he said. “You’ve got to eliminate them. That’s one of the reasons why you have preseason, to eliminate those silly mistakes.”

The penalties weren’t the only issues. The Redskins fumbled twice and lost the ball both times and Pat White and Rex Grossman each threw an interception.

The Redskins don’t have much time to work on eliminating those “silly mistakes”. Their next game is this Saturday against the Bills at FedEx Field.

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  1. polofourme - Aug 20, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    It was pretty sloppy game by both teams. Not the kind build on game you would expect in the second game of the season..IMO Rex showed he has earned the role as the number 3 QB..his pass’s were crisp, he demonstrated a complete knowledge of the O scheme..he drove the team in the last two minutes to a score…he just looked pretty good. On the downside we would not be having this discussion if Cousins had not been injured. This just goes to show how really thin we are at QB where we are today…its a good thing we do have Rex and we have a very short time to turn around the what is usually the most important of all the preseason game. The DL played alright not great. PITTs was sloppy from the get go and had injury problems of their own. The game did more damage than good for the team..Rambo again demonstrated his poor tackling…but did force a fumble..Amerson..IMO a poor outing. Both teams just looked uninterested and sloppy.

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