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Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Panthers

Nov 22, 2015, 7:05 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 22, the day the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers.

Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Panthers

CHAROLOTTE—A final look at today’s game as the Redskins try to knock the Panthers from the ranks of the undefeated.

—The Redskins started out great when it comes to starting out great. In their first six games the opposing team was shut out on its initial possession—the drives resulted in four punts, a fumble, and an interception. But in the last three games that pattern has changed. The Bucs, Patriots, and Saints all scored touchdowns the first time they had the ball. The visiting team needs to get off to a better start today.

—Like many games, this seems like the kind of game that will come down to turnovers. The Redskins had a turnover-free game last Sunday against the Saints after having given the ball away at least once in their previous 20 games. They will need to keep that up. The Redskins are 4-0 when Kirk Cousins doesn’t throw any interceptions and 0-5 when he throws at least one. Cam Newton had a three-pick game against the Eagles and was intercepted twice against the Seahawks. Passes will be in the air for the taking.

—You’ve heard about Cam and TE Greg Olsen all week. The other two offensive weapons to watch are RB Jonathan Stewart and WR Ted Ginn. Stewart is on pace to gain about 1,200 yards rushing and he will chew up yards and clock if the Redskins haven’t fixed their problems with rushing defense. Ginn is having a career renaissance at the age of 30. He’s the Panthers’ second-leading receiver with 25 catches and he’s averaging over 16 yards per reception. It’s possible that the Redskins hold down production from Olsen and Newton but get beaten by Ginn and Stewart.

—Somebody, anybody on the Redskins’ linebacker corps needs to step up. The group has been one of the stronger units on the team the past few years but not in 2015. Ryan Kerrigan wasn’t generating much consistent pass rush even before he suffered a broken hand. On the other side, Trent Murphy is good against the run but generating little pass rush and Preston Smith can’t develop the consistency he needs to take the starting job away from him. On the inside, Keenan Robinson has had lots of issues with missed tackles and Perry Riley looks lost at times. Will Compton has been competent filling in and now as the starter but he needs to find his next level. If they are going to contain Cam and Olsen one or more will have to have a big game.

—If the Redskins had shown an ability to win on the road any time in the last calendar year, I’d probably pick them to win this game. The Panthers are unbeaten but they have shown they are not unbeatable. I think the Redskins will be able to move the ball on the ground. With all of their defensive backs now healthy they will be able to mix and match coverage on Olsen. They should keep it close and have some chances to pull out a win. But eight straight losses is a trend that just can’t be ignored. I suppose you could say that the Redskins are due for a win away from home. Until they show me, however, I just can’t pick them to win. Panthers take a close one.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Redskins vs. Panthers, 1 p.m., FOX

Days until: Giants @ Redskins 7; Monday night Cowboys @ Redskins 15; Redskins @ Bears 21

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  1. JOHNNY B - Nov 22, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    The Redskins finally looked like a team last week. The offense is finally gelling with Kirk under center. Now the defense looked real good against a very good offense last week. With this being the first year in this defense it was going to take a little while to learn all of the coverages. I think that they are well on their way. With that out of the way I think that the defense will have a big day. Kirk and the offense will show up the Panthers defense. My perdition 32-18 Redskins win first away game.

  2. hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Skins give up a few big plays but the D overall plays well, Cousins remains steady and puts together solid drives all day. 27-24 skins win.

  3. sidepull - Nov 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Run the ball. Stop the run. Redskins win.

    • bangkokben - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      Simple but true.

    • skinsgame - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:38 AM

      Stop the run. Run the ball. Redskins win. In that order.

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM

      I’m all for it, in any order.

      And a couple interceptions (by us, not against us!) will go a long way.
      ~

  4. bangkokben - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    From Keim:
    “The Redskins respect Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, but they are well aware of his penchant for throwing the ball up for grabs at times. They’ve seen it in other games. Newton has thrown nine interceptions this season, the same as Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. But Newton’s interception rate of 3.3 per 100 attempts is fourth worst in the NFL (minimum 125 passes).”

    I’d love to see DeAngelo make a pick from the safety position.

    • ET - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      If the Skins’ secondary can manage a multi-interception game, that’d make everyone else’s job much easier.

      Let’s hope the linebackers show up ready to play, too. Not sure what to expect from that unit anymore, even though there’s plenty of talent back there. Riley, we’d love to see another one-armed pick anytime :)

  5. hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Skins getting some love from Michael Irvin today. Called Reed the most physical TE ever and in his usual dramatic way said “I told you guys Gruden doin a good job”. Mooch called cousins a good young qb on the rise who allows the talent around him to make plays.

    • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:05 AM

      And Rob Ryan called our oline the most physical they played all year. No one is picking us to win tho.

      • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:18 AM

        Hold on, I found somebody! Ray Brewer:

        http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/nov/22/nfl-vegas-spread-picks-handicapping-week-11-patrio/

        Unfortunately, his record this year isn’t good (2015 Record: 23-34-3). Maybe it changes this week!
        ~

      • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:32 AM

        “No one is picking us to win tho.”

        You know, that just might be one of the best reasons for picking the Redskins TO win this game, hail!
        Seems like you can depend on some team to rise up from the ranks of the disrespected and shock the NFL. (Heck, one of my favorite sites, FiveThirtyEight, has the Skins as the LEAST likely to win today … 14%!)
        But I think that if the Skins can get off to an early lead, quiet the crowd, bust Cam in his grill like he hasn’t experienced lately, and get the Panthers back on their heels, wondering, “Who ARE these guys?!!”, we just may be in for the upset of the day.

        Now how’s the B&G gonna do all that? Well, besides coming in better-prepared, more confident, and VERY ready to play it’s anybody’s guess.
        So I’m gonna sit back like everyone else and see what they have come up with for the big task at hand! HTTR

  6. kenlinkins - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    The Redskins have a lot to play for today.
    1. A share of the NFC East lead
    2. Getting to 500%
    3. First time they string TWO Wins together 2016
    4. First Road win of 2016
    5. Handing a unbeaten team their first lost.
    6. Proving they belong in the Play Off picture and that the new GM has them on the right track.
    There should be no reason they come out flat today. I am looking for the new sprit Redskins, the ones who believe they have started a turn around and want to make Carolina the second victim of their play off run that started last week. Staying closing will not cut it. This team does have talent even if they have been banged up most of the year and a win today would allow Redskins fans to really enjoy getting ready for the next two NFC East games. I have been so bad calling scores (i.e. winners) this year due to my Redskins heart over ruling my football brain that I will pick Carolina to win big at home as this has been the way of the Redskins the past few years. I just hope with so much on the line that the Redskins can again play a good game and find a way to win. I have been waiting for this team to take off, maybe today is the day? We will see. I hope we Redskins fans do not get a SOR today (Same Old Redskins).

    • ET - Nov 22, 2015 at 11:35 AM

      I’m not convinced we walk away with a road win against a good team, but I do think the Skins keep it physical and competitive the entire game. Is SOR a thing of the past? I think so. But time will tell.

    • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      kenlinkins posted, “I am looking for the new spirit Redskins, the ones who believe they have started a turn around”

      THAT’S the spirit, ken! What I been talking about all week!!

      Will they bring it today?

      They gotta — cuz it may be the only way they’re gonna win this dang thing.

  7. redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    The one difference between this away game and most others is the number of Redskins fans that show up in Charlotte every year. It’s not a much to do with travel as it does to do with a large Redskins fan base in North Carolina. I’ve attended a few at Charlotte and it is hard to tell who is the home team.

    Anyway, fan support should aid the Redskins in this away game. I like Morris’, Jones’, and Thompson’s chances against this defense. This may not be one of Reed’s bigger games. However, it he eats up this defense then that may be an introduction to Reed as an NFL elite tight end. And to think a few here called for cutting Reed during TC.

    The key to this game will be in the turnover battle.

  8. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Nov 22, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Holy guacamole, Cousins starts us off with an interception leading to a short TD drive for Cam.

    But then!

    D.Jackson 56 yd. pass from K.Cousins (D.Hopkins kick is good) Drive: 3 plays, 71 yards in 1:30

    And now a Kerrigan sack.
    ~

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Nov 22, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      Maybe we’re gonna have to take back some of those mean things we said about Andre Roberts.

      OTOH, Cam is shredding our pass defense.
      ~

  9. Mike - Nov 22, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    This officiating crew ALWAYS over-officiates. I’ve watched them in a number of games, Redskins and others. They are horrible. The only saving grace is that they will probably blow some calls in the Skins favor at some point in the game.

  10. skinsgame - Nov 22, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    This has turned into an awful game. The defense looks as bad as they have all year. I’ve never seen so many missed tackles. The officiating is also a joke. Hopefully the second half is the polar opposite of the first.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM

      Just the defense? How about the offense turnovers? Another bias fan that can comprehend a complete game.

      • skinsgame - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:29 PM

        At that point of the game, yes, the defense was the glaring hole. Shouldn’t you be coaching up the color guard team? I thought you guys got together on Sunday’s.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:33 PM

          So the 17th straight unanswered points from turnovers wasn’t glaring? The only glaring hole is the one in your head.

        • skinsgame - Nov 22, 2015 at 8:54 PM

          You dipsiht. When I posted the comment, it was 21-14 and on the verge of becoming 28-14.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 2:44 PM

      17 unanswered points off turnovers. It’s time to start watching the game.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      Another Cousins fumble! It’s the defense’s fault!!!

      • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:04 PM

        Settle down there, bub.

        It’s everyone’s fault.

        We can’t run the ball at all and we’re behind, so now the QB is a sitting duck against one of the best pass-rushing teams in the NFL.

        That’s not to excuse Cousins’ int and 2 fumbles, it’s just that no unit on the team has stepped up to the level that Carolina is on right now. (Except special teams, so far we’re doing good there.)
        ~

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:13 PM

          “It’s everyone’s fault.”

          No kidding genius! That’s my whole point. You have the original comment attacking only the defense and you want to provide me this message?

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:16 PM

          This shows this team isn’t close to being a playoff team. It’s a overall team collapse that is culminated by poor coaching.

        • skinsgame - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:33 PM

          You’re a genius. I can not believe you aren’t at least a high school coach. Amazing.

        • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

          “It’s a overall team collapse that is culminated by poor coaching.”

          It almost begs the question, if the Saints DC lost HIS job after last week’s fiasco, whose head rolls on the Skins staff after THIS one?

          (The answer being NO ONE. You only lose your job after being embarrassed by a team like the Redskins …. NOT the unbeaten Panthers!!)

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:47 PM

          “whose head rolls on the Skins staff after THIS one?”

          I’m sure the GM doesn’t like to be made a fool of and that’s probably how he feels about this game. The Saints DC firing didn’t come down to just the Redskins Game. The Saints defense was the worst in the league long before that. The Redskins coaches better get these issues of penalties, tackling, and offensive turnovers under wraps. A breakdown in one game won’t seal your deal but if this becomes a trend then changes will be made after the season.

        • timwillhide - Nov 23, 2015 at 12:51 AM

          Sitting ducking???? Don’t you mean he was holding onto the ball too long?

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 4:01 PM

      Here’s a clinic on how a defense can wear down by half and look so bad.
      This is after the Cousins interception already gave the defense a short field to defend.

      After special teams provided a touchdown on the kick off return, the defense stopped Carolina with 3 plays and out. So what does the offense provide in consecutive series…
      1. 3 plays punt
      2. 2 plays fumble
      3. 8 plays fumble
      4. 1 play fumble
      5. 3 plays punt
      6. 3 plays punt
      7. 5 plays fumble

      How the hell do you expect a defense to perform well with that type of back to back series by an offense. The defense already had it’s hand full with the Carolina run game but you will blow many defenses up when you have a charitable offense like that!

      Education over now you can return to your ignorance about it being a defensive thing.

      • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 5:52 PM

        Man was I wrong about how I thought this game would unfold.

      • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM

        That does not explain poor tackling and jumping off sides the whole game. Offense failed, defense failed too. One could just as easily say the offense had to start pressing because the D couldn’t get a stop. Anyway you slice it tho both sides failed.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:48 PM

          “That does not explain poor tackling and jumping off sides the whole game. Offense failed, defense failed too. One could just as easily say the offense had to start pressing because the D couldn’t get a stop. Anyway you slice it tho both sides failed.’

          I completely agree that in the end you have a team failure on both sides. The point I was making is you can’t just claim it started with the defense performance when you had a special teams touchdown followed by a 3 play stoppage that gave the ball back to the offense with the game tied at 14. The defense was horrendous no matter how you slice it but 7 consecutive offensive series that averaged barely 3 plays per drive with 4 ending in fumbles is almost impossible to fathom. Add the Cousins Interception prior to that offensive collapse and you have 9 offense series with 5 ending in turnovers.

      • ajbus1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:18 PM

        Here’s a clinic on how to relax.
        1. Take a deep breath.
        2. Drink beer.

        • gasngo14 - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:36 PM

          nameisheretostay probably is a mean drunk and can’t handle himself, just look at how he treats people on here…SAD!

  11. ericstylezz - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Yea…what the hell is going on out there. The defense is getting shredded but the offense keeps putting them back out there.

    Matt Jones isn’t ready. Our O line is a joke when it comes to run blocking but pretty solid in pass blocking even though Im still not sold on Moses. K Cousins is OK but he really stares down receivers and doesn’t always see/feel the blitz or zones

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:18 PM

      “K Cousins is OK but he really stares down receivers ‘

      Yes he did in one particular instance where he almost had Thompson killed. The defender saw the play coming before the snap.

      • colmac69 - Nov 22, 2015 at 4:15 PM

        Int was on cousins……first fum on moses and second fum on jones (regarding sack/fumbles)

        Bn horrible game….offense with t/overs…defense with horrible tackling….not gd day esp if Williams inj is bad

        Gd thing it only counts one game just like last wks….playing for first place nxt wk no matter how bad it bn today

        Despite this I think turning point was dubious holding call on cousins run near halftime…chances are we score td and make it 7pt game…instead panthers get t/o and 3 pts for 17pt ht lead…..t/o after ht killed game

        Cue time for the “I hate cousins /gruden” fanclub

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:57 PM

          So Gruden should not receive any criticism for this game? I understand defending Cousins with the amount of pressures and fumbles taken place on the field. The Panthers came after both the RBs and Cousins. The turnovers made it impossible for the offense to make that aggressive defense attack pay. It just fueled the onslaught. However, well the hell else to you look but towards the Head Coach after such a complete collapse,

        • bangkokben - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:33 PM

          Everyone had a hand in that mess – including Cam Newton. He looked like Santa Claus giving away footballs to just about every eight-year-old boy in Charlotte – including Funchess’ first NFL TD.

          As for the Gruden “hate,” he also deserves criticism but I don’t see how the player’s don’t deserve more. The Culliver TD that was too aggressive for today’s football and the Reed phantom hold were major point swings that few underdogs are going to overcome. It would’ve been great to see if they could but it was expected to see them put up a fight. That is where they let us as the fans down. They had their hearts stolen and didn’t have the will to fight for 60 minutes to get it back. They may have been willing to fight the Panthers but their body language told me that they felt they couldn’t fight both the Panthers AND the refs. Disappointing.

        • gasngo14 - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:46 PM

          I agree 100% with that Ben :)

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:37 PM

          “As for the Gruden “hate,” he also deserves criticism but I don’t see how the player’s don’t deserve more. The Culliver TD that was too aggressive for today’s football and the Reed phantom hold were major point swings that few underdogs are going to overcome. ”

          The BS calls certainly hurt and calls like on Culliver are why I lost respect for this game. However it’s coaches responsibility to keep the team playing competitive on the field. The crucial point is that the team was sloppy on both sides of the field. We are talking about basic fundamentals like tackling and holding onto the ball. This falls on coaches when a team as a group has this many players looking this sloppy. It’s like how the team came out against the NE game. They were unprepared and out coached on the ensuing kickoff. Then you have like 7 dropped passes by 7 different players. That’s should not happen by a well coached team.

  12. kenlinkins - Nov 22, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    The Redskins have been so bad that they removed the game from TV here in Columbus Ohio in the 3rd quarter and replaced it with the Cowboys vs. Dolphins game. That’s right, the Redskins were replaced on TV by a 2-7 team because with over 25 minutes left they were dead in the water and could not find any reason to keep the game on. George Allen must be rolling over in his grave and I hope many ex Redskins call this group out for just packing it in before the 4th quarter started.

    • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      Ya hadda know FOX was gonna pull the plug as soon as the announcers stated crapping on the Skins’ attitude coming outta the locker room after the half!

      Well … back to square one. (Two, maybe … tops.)

      • colmac69 - Nov 22, 2015 at 5:21 PM

        Look on bright side as eagles got rolled 45-14 and gave up 300+ on the ground to a tampa team who couldn’t bt redskins

        Last wk 47-14 win…this wk 44-16 loss

        Parity rules so they say

    • colmac69 - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:39 PM

      Everyone should take share of blame

      However it’s one game (one we weren’t xpected to win)….we could played well and still lost…..kp saying u lose by 1 or 30 or win by same margins it only counts as one game

      So far this yr we have bounced back after poor game…hopefully it same nxt Sunday

      Carolina are simply better team than washington and it showed up today

  13. ericstylezz - Nov 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    That awful personal foul penalty was a major momentum killer that would have put us up

  14. brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Whoa! Did I call these guys WRONG today! They folded quicker than a Chinese laundry
    WORSE today than they were GREAT last week!
    (Don’t the Skins soil themselves on a big stage??)

  15. kenlinkins - Nov 22, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    No one in the Redskins locker room knows how to stop the bleeding once it starts (i.e. No leadership). It can start with poor tackling or a pass rush that looks like the front 7 are just standing there, a INT or fumble, a few early TD’s by the other team, a bad break on a good play or the other team getting the Redskins looking to fight instead of handling their assignments and ends with another blow out lost that makes you question how these guys made it into the NFL. Someone at Redskins park must figure out how to STOP the bleeding once it starts. Unless that happens soon these Redskins have zero chance of reaching 500% this year. Once again the Redskins are looking over the cliff of another late season melt down.

    • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM

      Welp, next week’s another week!

      I gotta gut feeling they’re gonna be ready for THAT one!! (Who/where they playing again?)

      • squawonthewarpath - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:38 PM

        While all losses are disappointing, this one is a drop in the bucket compared to the next two weeks. Personally, I did not expect the Skins to go on the road and beat an undefeated team. What I didn’t expect was a big implosion on both sides of the ball.

        • bangkokben - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:40 PM

          Well said.

  16. Mr.moneylover - Nov 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Kirk cousins is not a leader he shouldve got in his players face that fumble the ball but he ended up giving up the ball as well…its clearly the refs was scared to call flags on the panthers they didn’t want the redskins to take the lead…I believe something was said to the players or coaches and that’s why they look so flat after that bad call…Joe Barry might get his self fired if he don’t fix this problem

    • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 5:41 PM

      Hahaha! Yer so funny, Mr. money!;^}

  17. goback2rfk - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    The Redskins were out classed today. The Panthers are a much better football team on both sides of the ball.
    I left the game at the end of the 3rd quarter just like many Redskins fans. There was a mass exodus out of Bank of America stadium towards the end of the 3rd. The Skins were not even competitive in this game. What a disaster. The Personal Foul Call that costs the Redskins a TD on defense was one of the worst calls I have seen In a very long time. Ohwell. We are on to the Giants.

    • brucefan1 - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM

      “The Personal Foul Call that costs the Redskins a TD on defense was one of the worst calls I have seen In a very long time”

      Although none of the 3 announcers loved that call, all agreed that it was indicative of the state of the NFL these days, and that it fit within the new paradigm. (Ya know “Concussion” is coming out soon!! Can the NFL say “AWKWARD”?!)

      All that said, not being able to get his guys out of a full tailspin after that call does not speak well for Gru’s ability to lead/motivate his team.

      • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

        The announcers mentioned that too but said the players have to fire each other up.

  18. JOHNNY B - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Myself like a lot of other Redskins fans had a lot of hope for this game but we were let down again. This is a Rebuilding year and probably next year also. It is our love for this team that keeps the hope alive. Now we have 2 home games next so we will see if it is win one lose one or home and away. So either one means a win next week with the Giants and then another home game with Dallas.

    • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

      Agreed, we let the current state of the nfceast change our early season expectations of this team. Having said that a loss like that just plain sucks

  19. redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Stewart was a man among boys on the other side playing defense. He is one of the toughest running backs to bring down and he showed what a poor tackling defense looks like. It’s a collective failure and no one should direct this poor performance anywhere but at the coaches.

    • bangkokben - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:46 PM

      I agree with EVERYTHING you said up to the coaches. The coaches missed an open receiver for an interception? The coaches got called for holding? The coaches couldn’t tackle? The coaches couldn’t catch an interception in the end zone? The coaches snapped the ball early that both tackles didn’t even move? The coaches fumbled and fumble and fumbled some more? No. The coaches aren’t without fault but this is more on the players than the coaches.

      • gasngo14 - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:52 PM

        way to tell him ben!!!

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:24 PM

        When you have many guys unable to make tackles more than half way into the season then that is a lack preparation. When you have many neutral zone infractions then that is lack of preparation. When you have fumbles all over the field by many players then that is lack of preparation. When it’s on maybe even two players making these mistakes then that is one thing. However, when you have a COLLECTIVE failure all making similar mistakes on the field more than halfway into the season? That’s coaching!

        • gasngo14 - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:39 PM

          SERIOUSLY? You are a tool !!!

        • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:33 PM

          The coaches? These men have played football since they were kids. If they forgot how to tackle that’s on them. On more than one occasion they would’ve had him for a loss had they tackled because the coach put them in position to make the play, they failed. Jumping off sides, sure but after the first or second time guys should’ve figured that out on their own. Fumbling? Jones has a history of it and is a rookie. Cousins was blindsided by a guy going after the ball, come on it’s not the coaching.

        • goback2rfk - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:34 PM

          I agree the Coaches blow. Chip Kelly should be available for next season..

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 23, 2015 at 7:43 AM

          “The coaches? These men have played football since they were kids. If they forgot how to tackle that’s on them”

          Coaches are there to make sure they don’t forget how to tackle or any other fundamental basics of the game. What do you think practice is there. However, with NFL rules you can have he same level of contact as the past. Regardless well coached teams played their 10 game of football today and didn’t have a whole unit come in “forgetting” how to tackle. I’m not sure where some of you fans learned your football but when players come in looking sloppy all over the field like both sides did today, the coaches are the ones that are responsible.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM

          Rephrased…
          “Why do you think practice is there? However, I’m aware that in NFL rules you can’t have he same level of contact as what once was allowed the past.”

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:39 PM

        Btw – I think Gas has a crush on you!

        • gasngo14 - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:41 PM

          When is Danny going to let you coach his team?

        • bangkokben - Nov 22, 2015 at 11:48 PM

          I’m inclined to agree with you on this but not the other.

    • goback2rfk - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:37 PM

      The Skins are just a mediocre team plain and simple. We can not expect a lot from this team. We will have to wait till next year and see how the roster can be improved. So far Scott M. pickups he brought in have been average at best.

  20. Dwayne Elmore - Nov 22, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    I think if you have a qb that don’t try to extend plays and sit in the pocket like a sitting duck then this is what you get Kirk cousin is not a threat to any defense most defenses love playing against qb’s like him

    • goback2rfk - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:33 PM

      Its all Kirk’s fault. We better get Rg3 activated so he can extended the plays and the Skins can get some Wins.

    • hail74 - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:35 PM

      Yeah sure.

  21. goback2rfk - Nov 22, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    In brighter news, The McRib is Back.

  22. goback2rfk - Nov 22, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Congrats To Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Bush for bringing him the championship trophy!
    Joe Gibbs is a winner and always has been. Fu** You Snyder for getting rid of Joe and Mike Shanahan!

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