The up downs from the Redskins’ 20-13 loss to Philadelphia loss on Sunday:
Have to credit Beck with going into a bad situation – down 14 points, last quarter, two offensive linemen hurt, tight end out – and tried to make things happen. By making a few plays, how doesn’t he merit a start against Carolina?
Enough is enough … for now. Each of the Redskins’ 11 turnovers this season have a “No. 8” and “Grossman” attached to the description – two fumbles and nine interceptions. After his third pick, the press box consensus was Rex should be done; after the fourth pick, Shanahan agreed.
The veteran safety had his best game of the year statistically – eight tackles, one sack, one interception. Maybe Jim Haslett was right last week, that No. 20 needed some time to progress from his hamstring injury.
The Redskins allowed Philadelphia to put together consecutive scoring drives of 11 (TD), 10 (TD), 10 (FG) and eight (FG) in the first half, part of a 250-yard opening two quarters. Several players say they came out flat, I say that it’s inexcusable.
To their credit, the half-time wake-up call equaled a turnaround (save for the last drive). The Eagles went INT-INT-punt-punt-end of game as the Redskins’ defense tried to keep their team in the game.
The running game
The Redskins rushed on only 14 of 53 plays. Part of that was falling behind 20-0, part of it was losing the left side of the line (Williams and Lichtensteiger). But the Eagles entered 30th against the run. Or maybe the Redskins’ depth is just that bad.