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Here are some random observations after viewing the recording of the game. Second half will be up later today.First quarter
On the sack and fumble, Rienhart and Rabach were doubling Wilkerson. Rabach just sort of put a shoulder in the to defender, allowing him to slide inside with Reinhart out of position.
I almost forgot that Kellen Winslow played for the Bucs. He did catch a couple of passes for 21.
Orakpo, lined up in a two-point stance, almost had another sack but he got held and then let Johnson slip through his arms and gain a few yards.
Haynesworth blew up a draw play while lined up at right defensive end. He straightened up the tackle and pushed him into the backfield, collapsing the line from the end.
During the chat yesterday I was asked if the punt that Randle El fielded at the five was headed to the end zone. After looking at it again, I’d say that it was headed there and there is a 95% chance that the decision cost the Redskins 15 yards.
The Redskins rarely lined up with the same two DE’s two plays in a row. In one series, Carter, Orakpo, Daniels, and Haynesworth (twice) were at right defensive end.
After the first interception by Talib, Malcolm Kelly, the intended target, didn’t exactly bounce up quickly to make the tackle. He got up and gave a tentative chase.
Justin Tryon was one of the few defenders with the speed to chase down Johnson. He showed great closing speed while getting his sack of the Tampa Bay QB.
Fred Davis learned about protecting the ball after a preseason miscue. Hopefully he’ll learn about keeping his head up while blocking after Gains Adams tossed him aside and tackled Portis for a loss.