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Need to Know: Five Redskins who are under the gun on Sunday

Sep 17, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT


Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams.

Five Redskins who are under the gun on Sunday

QB Kirk Cousins—He probably has a longer leash than most people think he does. But it’s not unlimited and at some point he has to play a clean game, make plays in the clutch, and, for the first time since 2012, have the team win a game that he starts and finishes. No better time than the present, although the Rams have a tough defense from front to back. Cousins likely will appear on this list every week until he puts together a solid performance.

P Tress Way—Rarely does the punter appear on a list like this but he admitted that he outkicked the coverage on Jarvis Landry’s 69-yard punt return on Sunday and Tavon Austin is coming to town. Way likes to let it rip but he will need precision punting if they are going to keep Austin out of the end zone. Whether he needs to go to a higher and shorter when kicking to Austin or just boot it out of bounds, he needs to execute whatever the call is.

G Brandon Scherff—Aaron Donald is not as big as Ndamukong Suh but he is quicker and more active. He will be a different kind of challenge for Scherff, who did pretty well against Suh. If Cousins is going to have a chance to get going, Scherff keeping Donald under control will be critical.

CB DeAngelo Hall—It may be unfair to put this on Hall but the veteran corner—or somebody—needs to get a takeaway or two. The Redskins had their hands on three interceptions and a fumble on the second-half kickoff. They came up empty. The last time Hall played a full season in 2013 he had four interceptions with two returned for touchdowns and a fumble recovery for a TD. If he can bring one back this week it could be contagious.

WR Ryan Grant—He is likely to get most of the snaps that will be available to the backup wide receivers with DeSean Jackson sidelined. Jay Gruden is always singing his praises so it is time for him to produce. Grant has Jamison Crowder and Rashad Ross behind him so he needs to show what he can do.


Today’s schedule: Practice 11:40; Jay Gruden and Joe Barry news conferences and player availability

Days until: Rams @ Redskins 3; Redskins @ Giants Thursday night 7; Eagles @ Redskins 17

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  1. redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    “Way likes to let it rip but he will need precision punting if they are going to keep Austin out of the end zone.”

    Tress does need to be careful how he punts to Austin. Precision seems like the perfect word here and certainly adding that the hang time doesn’t fall under 4.5 seconds would be ideal. Keep the punts going towards the sideline and avoid the middle of the field. However, the coverage team was porous coming into the regular season. Too many key coverage players are on IR. I don’t think Tress should be under the gun for one poorly executed punt. He took the blame for the punt return but he wasn’t the only one that should be blamed.

    • colorofmyskinz - Sep 17, 2015 at 6:51 AM

      Our coverage team sucks, and that is all on Kotwica. His system sucks plain and simple. It does not matter if you have number 2s or 3s out there. Coverage is about the system and it sucks. Most special teams are with the bench any way. I think Kotwica needs to step up or out.

      • renhoekk2 - Sep 17, 2015 at 9:44 AM

        Special Teams coverage has been awful since Danny Smith left. There are guys out there. Just have to find them. The Eagles ST have been crazy good. They signed this Fipp guy who was an Asst ST coach in Miami. At some point you have to stop blaming personnel. If ST was full of top football players they would all be starters. Your dealing with mostly second level talent no matter what team you are talking about. It has to come down to scheme and technique to a certain degree. Agreed.

        • ET - Sep 17, 2015 at 12:27 PM

          “It has to come down to scheme and technique to a certain degree.”

          I resisted this idea for a long time, but have come around to it. The difference in ST efficiency cannot be explained away (entirely) by personnel. We lost some key ST contributors, granted, but we’ve added several bottom-of-roster players like Jarrett and Spaight who’re fully capable of making a positive impact on ST. I don’t believe Philly or Baltimore (two of the top ST units in 2014) have inherently better players at the bottom of their roster.

  2. redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 5:38 AM

    On Ryan Grant; if the team really is going to rely heavily on a short west coast passing attack then Ryan Grant should be in great position considering he is the best route runner and maybe has the most reliable hands. I imagine his value on the team will drop significantly if he doesn’t become a factor in Jackson’s absence. Cousins should have a nice “triumvirate” of reliable receivers on the field with Reed, Garcon, and Grant. I still hope Crowder and/or Ross can help stretch the field. I don’t have great trust in Cousins’ accuracy this season under an offensive style that leaves little options for mistakes.

    • shermanp79 - Sep 17, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      In the 2014 Draft we had chances to grab better WRs, such as Adams, Bryant or Moncrief, all with better size and speed so Grant needs to start putting things together. I’m not sure he is much more than a #3 WR. This team needs speed and size, something many have wanted from the draft the past couple years. I think Garcon is nothing more than a #2 and without Jackson I feel defenses can easily slow this offense down and cause struggles.

      In ARI Roberts went deep and made big plays but here we haven’t seen it. I think he needs to get in rhythm. If you notice his drop issues subside the more he is on the field. He may be the one who needs to step up rather than Grant.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 11:20 AM

        You have a point about Roberts in AZ where he was making tough catches. I’ve basically only see him as a slot receiver that may help us on intermediate and deep routes at times. I’d personally like to see his role reduced if the offense is actually going to rely on a short and quick-release passing game. It be great to see Roberts play like his prior to last season at AZ but I’ve lost hope on that happening at least here.

  3. colorofmyskinz - Sep 17, 2015 at 6:44 AM

    I agree our defensive backs need to come up with at least 1 if not 2 INTs.

    Rich how long has it been for our DBacks to come up with an INT?

    I think we forgot the new kicker. He will be under a microscope to hit all extra points with no misses, and kick a majority of his kickoffs through the end zone. That is why we changed kickers so we need to see it. We also don’t need to see 45 yard field goals missed. This change was needed but this guy will be under the gun more than any other player I believe.

    I want to see tough tackling from our safties as well.

    This game will be a great challenge, but I think this team is up for it!!

    • skinsgame - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:08 AM

      “…hit all extra points…”. I like your optimism.

      • colorofmyskinz - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:16 AM

        I guess you picked up on the fact I am expecting more than 2 TDs… LOL. They are 33 yards and he needs to hit all.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      Good point about Dustin Hopkins!

    • sidepull - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:52 AM

      Yea I would say Amerson is under the gun.

      • Bryant marshall - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:10 AM

        I agree he needs to step up most touchdowns are scored against him

      • Trey Gregory - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM

        Yes! Or at least he should be. There’s plenty of players who deserve the microscope on this team but Anerson is at the top of my list.

  4. sidepull - Sep 17, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    I like our right side of the lines progress. All I heard during the draft was how mean, and nasty Shereff was. We are gooing to need that mentality and performance again. He and Moses did a commendable job against Detroit. It was actually a bright spot for the Redskins. My match up this week is Callahan vs a vindictive Greg Williams. How Callahan coaches these guys up to beat the Rams assault from that D line will be something to watch. So far Callahan has been doing a masterful job. Alf was off and running until they quit running him.

    I also hope Gurley is sitting this one out. I dont want to see him go off on the Redskins in his NFL debut.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      The display of Schreff’s body strength was on display last week. Suh couldn’t seem to get off of his blocks and certainly wasn’t getting in the backfield disrupting plays. Schreff got out to the second level on many run blocks and was pretty impressive. He still hasn’t looked as aggressive attacking the second level on run blocks up field as he did in college, but I think that will soon follow once he is more comfortable in his position. It’s these attributes that make him such a promising guard IMO.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:46 AM

        Scherff and not Schreff! I’m going to get that name right eventually.

        • sidepull - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM

          I hear ya, I keep screwing it up too….

    • Trey Gregory - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM

      Gurley is one of the few things about their offense that scares me. And he hasn’t even taken a real NFL snap yet. But our D should be able to hang with Foles and the Rams’ offense. It’s just that defense that’s scary. But you’re right that the line looked better and I too was pleased with Scherff as well as Moses. They weren’t perfect, but that was a great starting point.

      Oh, and I don’t have a ton of respect for Greg Williams as a D coordinator. Greeted, I haven’t paid much attention to him since he arrived in STL. If I remember correctly though, from his time before the Rams, he LOVES to blitz and will send the house on every damn play and won’t even try to disguise it. Which seems like a smart thing to do against a young line. I expect way our line responds to that, the TEs and RBs help in blocking, and how quickly Cousins gets the ball out to be they key of this offense.

      • ET - Sep 17, 2015 at 12:43 PM

        I’m not too worried about Gurley, though he’s talented. I think he’ll find the yardage tough to get against our front seven. That depends on whether Foles can establish the pass as well, of course.

  5. mr.moneylover - Sep 17, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Take deangleo hall off and ill put david amerson on hes listed as deangleo hall backup this week….they need to cut him hes getting picked on every time he get in the game and he wont put up a fight…deangleo hall atleast can cover and give a QB questions weather to throw it his way

  6. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Sep 17, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    DB’s are a concern. Poor Ihenacho, fought to win the job and gone for the season before 1/2 was up.

  7. bangkokben - Sep 17, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    I love the fact that D. Hall is on this list. Let’s face it, the entire time D. Hall has been here, the defense has had trouble getting turnovers – except for him. When he’s out, the best we can hope for is a Ryan Kerrigan strip sack but the probability of that happening without Hall back there decreases significantly. Now, having said that, counting on D. Hall to come up with a turnover in this stage of his career is almost the same as counting on Santana Moss blowing the top off the defense the past three years. It may be wishful thinking at this point.

    • berniebernard666 - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:14 AM

      no pressure on the QB means no interceptions. The ONE turnover for the Skins was due to a pressure pass rush. Most of the game Tannehill sat back in a comfortable pocket….thus no interceptions.

      Until Joe Barry is forced by Scott M to call blitzes…..or until Barry is replaced…..there will not be interceptions.

      • bangkokben - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM

        That explains the two dropped by the defense. And why the defense was feasting the past few years in interceptions.

      • Trey Gregory - Sep 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM

        I think one game into the season is a little too early to say Barry needs to be told what plays to call or fired. The defense played significantly better than in the past and got 3 sacks despite not blitzing to your satisfaction.

        Also, Scot M. is not a coach. He won’t be telling Barry to do anything on the field. That is Grunden’s job.

        • kenlinkins - Sep 17, 2015 at 12:12 PM

          I wonder what Redskins fans would have been saying if they held onto those INT’s that were dropped? Something like: “Wow what at great turn around, fumbles, pick’s and holding the Dolphins to just 10 points, under 80 yards rushing and no long TD passes! The guy Berry is great!” Instead he is a bum! I just do not get it.

        • Rich Tandler - Sep 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM

          Also would have graded Cousins with an A.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 12:53 PM

          I’m going to throw this response out there again because applying more blitzes is just not substantiated when weighed against the facts below. I don’t even think we have the right personnel at linebacker to blitz often. I’m especially sure about not overdoing blitzing against the Rams.

          “Rams quarterback Nick Foles was blitzed eight times by Seattle. He completed 5 of 6 passes with a touchdown and a 151.8 passer rating.”

          “Last season when the Redskins sent an extra rusher at least 10 times in each of the first nine games. Not that the extra rushers helped: Opposing quarterbacks posted a 106.1 rating. San Diego, where Barry coached linebackers the past four years, blitzed 33 fewer times than Washington in 2014.”

          Now staying on the topic that the Chargers blitzed 33 times less than our defense last season: The net results of our additional 33 blitzes gave us 10 more sacks BUT yielded 11 more touchdown passes for an additional 500 passing yards. Those are not positive results. Besides we don’t have the speed or edge rushers at linebacker needed to make offenses pay by blitzing. Finally, the coverage team is in constant flux right now between suspensions and injuries. I don’t think the defense can afford leaving coverage even more exposed by blitzing. Overall those blitzes will not yield good results IMO. It’s just not a good idea right now.

        • bangkokben - Sep 17, 2015 at 1:31 PM

          Trey you make good points.


          First let me say that I’m fine with however the defensive coaches decide to attack Foles. I would totally understand if they try to get pressure with just four rushers considering the secondary woes and wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to blitz the snot out of the Rams either. What those stats didn’t show was what happened in the other two pass plays that Foles was blitzed on. I don’t know either, but I do know that Foles was sacked twice in the game and that he lost two fumbles in the game. Connecting the dots, it is plausible that Foles got sacked on the ‘missing’ two blitzes and lost the ball both times. I don’t know if this happened, although it wouldn’t be too hard to find out. Suffice it to say, if true, and 25% of the time a team blitzes Foles, it ends up with ball…

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM

          Are you accusing Keim of cherry picking his stats? Well watch out there buddy since he may send Ricky your way to give you a Jelly Bean Lap Dance.

  8. berniebernard666 - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    am I the only one who sees Andre Roberts is bringing this team down with his drops and not being able to get open half the time? there is a reason Arizona let this guy go into free agency….and there is a reason Roberts led the league in drops last season……and this is why the Skins need a new coach. POOR EVALUATION of player personnel on the field.

  9. berniebernard666 - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    The Houston Texans ditched their starting QB after week 1. After one loss. Their QB situation is a mess. Yet there doesn’t seem to be a National story or National crises developing from this. The Redskins are KEEPING their starting QB and not making a change….and yet more people on ESPN have been talking about that than the Houston crises. Just goes to show the bias against the Redskins.

  10. mr.moneylover - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I totally agree….I think this will be his last year anyway scot m. Will be looking to bring in new wide receivers and CBs next year…desean jackson and jamison crowder might be the only one on the roster next year p.garcon tryna make his case on why he should get resign by scot m.

  11. mr.moneylover - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Ppl dont wanna believe me when I said ryan kerrigan gonna have a off year…its usual for players they get comfortable with they contract and lose that hunger I never seen ryan kerrigan look so bad then what he did last sunday I seen him on the ground a couple times and basically getting man handle the whole game and the problems he had doesnt look like it can be fixed in one week it look like its gonna take some time to fix and he looked out of football shape …jay gruden did a bad job by not getting d jax or kerrigan playing time in the preseason its throwing both sides off one got injured and one look like he not in football and got push around bad on top of bad….bad decision making and no adjustments gonna hurt this team again this year….jay gruden is not the right head coach he can be a offensive coordinator but hes no head coach…and I was told andy dolten been putting up better numbers since jay gruden left

    • gasngo14 - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:29 PM

      You need to understand RK had some knee work done and I would have to guess because I am no DR….. but i just wonder if is even close to 100% healthy? I bet he shows better this week and the following week …JMO :)

  12. mr.moneylover - Sep 17, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Jay gruden still cant get this offense going…wasnt he brought in to fix rg3 he fail that now hes fail to get this offense going in the right direction in a season opener he only get this offense to put up 10 points and use d jax injury for the excuse to why we lost is straight BS …players go down all the time you never fold without putting up a good fight you find away to adjust if you have to its part of the head coaching job….kyle s. Had to adjust his system to benefit his players when he was with the redskins why cant jay gruden do the same and the sad part about it kyle s. Is still a OC but he got the skills to be a head coach because of his adjustments skills and he know how to pick apart a defense…kyle s. Made Brian hoyer looked like a playoff caliber QB and without him hes currently on the bench

    • sidepull - Sep 17, 2015 at 11:53 AM

      I would have liked to have seen them retain Kyle Shanahan. I probably a minority in that sentiment.

      • bangkokben - Sep 17, 2015 at 12:23 PM

        That was an impossibility. I had little problem with Kyle but seriously doubt there was anyway to fire his dad and keep him – even if that would’ve included promoting the offensive co-ordinator of a 3-13 team that didn’t exactly see eye to eye with the “star” quarterback.

      • hk2000 - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:22 PM

        A minority but hardly a small one- I agree 100%. Watch the Falcons offense improve greatly this year!.

    • mr.moneylover - Sep 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

      The problem wasnt Kyle s. It was Mike s. Not wanting rg3 to succeed kyle s. Came out and said he disagree with his father about benching rg3 and when he was fired and picked up by the browns he said he will never work with his father again… its a reason why kyle s. Is still in the NFL and his father not…I wonder who scot m. Will bring in next year and most likely he probably already made some calls to see whose interested

      • gasngo14 - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:34 PM

        WOW if memory serves me correct YOU were the biggest one eyed redfaced lover i knew :))

        Man did you bail on that ” super bowl hall of fame ” guy ……ha!

    • mr.moneylover - Sep 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM

      If they wouldve kept kyle s. And just got rid of mike s. This team wouldve still been on top of the NFC east but dan synder didnt know what he was doing and he let his friend run this franchise into the ground for 2 years now its gonna take two to three years to fix with the right head coach leading the way…jay gruden still not making smart moves why keep a player like david amerson who didnt take the game serious last year and think he can turn it around in just one year why not bring in a young college player that’s hungary to show he can play in the league

  13. Skulb - Sep 17, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    David Amerson is teetering on the edge of the cliff here like Wile Y Coyote after his putrid performance last Sunday. One more stinker like that and he is done. I´m surprised he has not been cut already. He didn´t look ready to play at all.

    • thirdistheworrd - Sep 17, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      Cut and replaced with who? We just signed a slow, 30-yr-old CB who sucks, that’s the state of the free agency market right now, so– and I’m not stoke about it either– but I think we’re stuck with Amerson for the season.

      That said, I’m not sure why we didn’t bring back one of the younger guys from training camp like Deshazor Everett or Trey Wolfe to push the established CB’s. We could always end up with an Arian Foster/Wes Welker situation wherea guy who never really showed up in training camp really blows up in primetime. Not remotely likely, but I feel like we don’t give enough younger players a chance.

      • Skulb - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:21 PM

        Listne, literally anything is better than Amerson right now. Go look at the Miami scoring drive and pay attention to Amerson. It was a one man capitulation of the left half of the field, and about the worst play I´ve seen from anyone on the team, ever. Move Knighton out there or maybe Barry can play there himself. Just anything but Amerson. I´m sorry but seriously.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:37 PM

          He had two well defended plays but including a touchdown he batted away. Yes, it was a bad series for him but you argument cut him is not valid.

        • Skulb - Sep 17, 2015 at 5:27 PM

          It was embarrassing, I´m sorry. The bat was an anomaly in the series. He failed at everything else. But lo and behold Scherff and Cousinsm who played pretty well, are on Tandler´s little list!
          ST coverage and the secondary have been the most glaring problems on this team for about three years. There´s nothing surprising about what happened on Sunday. What surprises me is how people manage to twist things so badly.

      • hk2000 - Sep 19, 2015 at 1:03 AM

        I agree, unfortunately, you need a coach with the foresight for something like this to happen, the guy we have doesn’t know a good talent if it hit him in the face.

    • bangkokben - Sep 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM

      There are several reasons he is still on the team – none of them you’re going to like.

      1. Injuries
      a) DeAngelo Hall’s comeback from two Achilles
      b) Bashad Breeland’s recent MCL
      c) Justin Rogers’s plantar fasciitus
      d) other secondary injuries throughout camp further thinning the depth for certain packages
      i Tevin Mitchell
      ii Duke Ihenacho
      iii Jeron Johnson’s hamstring during camp

      2. Suspensions
      a) Breeland week 1
      b) Culliver week 2

      3. Depth (see above)
      Corners available for week 2
      Hall, Breeland, Amerson, Will Blackmon (just signed), and Rogers (likely inactive).

      4. Experience (see above)
      Amerson is the only corner that has Redskins experience not coming off injury. If you promote a guy with no experience off the practice squad, you’ve got to make a cut. Not likely this week already being down to 2nd string at one corner and one safety.

      5. Investment
      a) 2nd round 2013
      b) age – 23 YEARS OLD (maybe he just needs some maturing from the BENCH)
      c) salary $1M cap hit with virtually zero savings if released (you’ll have to use a significant portion of that half-mil to sign his replacement maybe more if you get a vet with experience.

      6. No significant upgrade available. (Anyone else is an upgrade; but not yet significant.)
      Now, down the road in a few weeks if Blackmon comes along in the system, Rogers makes strides in both healing and knowledge, both Hall and Breeland have obviously overcome their injuries, AND Amerson’s play continues to be stagnant; then we likely will see a change.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM

        I’m well aware Amerson had many blown coverages but he also had two well defended plays and one stopped a touchdown. I think the team needs to invest one more season on him. His upside is tremendous. However I get the frustrations about him but cut him for what? As stated by the other post above. We are then at secondary as is.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

          Thin not then…

        • Trey Gregory - Sep 17, 2015 at 3:01 PM

          Amerson was pretty bad in my opinion. But cut him? No way. He’s kind of like Andre Roberts to me. Not in favor of cutting, but I think they need to be benched. They’re potential is simply too good to not keep around as backups with the current state of the team.

          I agree Amerson is too young to give up on and could still develop. But I can’t stand how it seems like so many DBs are getting chances just because of their size and others are getting cut (NFL wide) because they’re small. Talent is talent. Revis isn’t a huge CB but I’ll bet Scot would take him. I just wonder how many potentially good DBs aren’t even getting a shot because there’s a new Bias about size. Kind of like how small RBs used to get passed up. My point is just that Amerson’s size alone isn’t a good enough reason to keep him around.

          And the ranking on the Oline doesn’t make sense to me either, but they did allow one sack, did they not? I don’t think I could have been more happy with Scherff in his first start and Moses help up his end too. I do, however, remember a couple plays were Lavau just messed up and looked bad. I’m one of the fans who been saying guys are too hard Lavau, but he certainly seemed like the weak link in week one. Then you’re probably right about the penalties. They were especially frustrating from Trent. But hopefully that’s just rust from being out all camp and pre season and he will tighten up.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 3:20 PM

          “And the ranking on the Oline doesn’t make sense to me either, but they did allow one sack, did they not? ”

          Sack was called back due to a penalty.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 3:26 PM

          I’m still not a fan of Shawn Lauvao but he looked stout at times in preseason when the rest struggled. Long is just not where I’d hoped he be. I actually envisioned a line where with Trent Williams/Scherff on one side and Long/Moses on the other. However, the staff seems to be high on Kouandjio who could replace Lauvao next season. Next years O-line could be special!

        • Trey Gregory - Sep 17, 2015 at 9:23 PM

          @Redskins. I agre that Lauvao looked solid at times this pre season. I also think people have been harder on him than he deserves after last season. I also don’t necessarily think he played bad against Miami. I’m just trying to think of any reason why PFF would rank the line so low. I only watched the game once, so I certainly don’t remember all the plays. I was just saying, the only real bad plays I remember were from Lauvao. Even then, I can only remember two. I just think the line played a lot better than 4th worst in the league.

      • ET - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:20 PM

        Mr. Bangkok’s outline is impressively thorough (and accurate), but let’s not forget the potential upside, either. Amerson is only 23, he’s durable, he’s got the physical attributes Scot prefers in DBs, he likes to hit. If the Skins had fewer injuries / more depth in the secondary, maybe Amerson should be on the block. Even then, though, the smart move is giving him more time to refine and develop. As the roster stands now, there’s little choice.

      • Skulb - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:19 PM

        Listen, you could put my granny in and it wouldn´t be any worse than his mutinous drive vs Miami. My God he was so bad that it looked like intentional sabotage!

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:34 PM

          Yes, the “my granny could do as good” argument always trumps everything else.

        • Skulb - Sep 17, 2015 at 5:28 PM

          Well she could.

        • bangkokben - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:38 PM

          Like, I said. None of which you want to hear.

          You’ve never been able to read long posts – unless their your own. As I said, anyone is an upgrade.

          Sabotage? Like Amerson wanted the Dolphins to target him?

        • Skulb - Sep 17, 2015 at 5:23 PM

          I´m sorry, I wasn´t aware that you were in butthurt mode today. You should warn people when you are having an episode. We´re not mind readers here. If you can´t have a conversations without making it personal like this I don´t know what you´re even doing here.

  14. kenlinkins - Sep 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Rich, It seems that Hatcher had a heck of a game against the Dolphins. He seemed to be on the field a lot (and I do not recall much of S. Paea, Golston or Francois). He played well against the run and looked good on the pass rush. He was someone I targeted as a under performer in the off season, but he looked great in week one. Has he looked that good in camp and is he healthy now? I do wonder if using so much 4 down linemen if it has helped him. I may have been wrong about him.

    • Rich Tandler - Sep 17, 2015 at 6:14 PM

      Ken, my question about Hatch is his durability. I’m skeptical that he’ll be performing as well in Week 13 as he did in Week 1. But I will say that he managed to stay away from the slightest hint of an injury during OTAs and camp. Last year he was dealing with a knee, then a hamstring early on. We’ll see how it works out with him but so far, so good.

  15. redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Profootball Focus gave the Redskins offense line the 4th worst grade last week??? No sacks allowed and over 161 yards rushing. I can’t wait to review that computation.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:08 PM

      I don’t recall that many pressures on Cousins

    • ET - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      I saw a similar mention in a power ranking. I don’t get it, either. The offensive line wasn’t perfect, but they performed pretty damn well against a tough Miami DL.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM

        I know sometimes the site weighs penalties pretty heavy in their computations. This can be the only slight I can come up with outside their recording of more pressures than I what I perceived.

  16. goback2rfk - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    man i just saw the photo of Jason Pierre Paul’s stump, I mean hand. WoW! That must have been one hell of a firework. lol

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      Love his response thought – “I don’t recall the last time I got a sack with my index finger”

      • goback2rfk - Sep 17, 2015 at 7:58 PM

        No physical way he can be as effective with a stump hand. If I were the Giants I would not resign him. Archives

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