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Washington Redskins Stumble In Week 1, Lose To Texans


 

 

Houston Texans Defensive Lineman J.J. Watt will be the reason Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t sleep tonight.

The Redskins showed everyone Sunday that nothing has really changed in their style of play, losing in Week 17-6. And as usual, it’s just painful to watch.

It started with the turnovers, as it always does.  They lost the ball twice inside the Texans’ 10, self inflicted by the way.  Griffin tripped over center Kory Lichtensteiger.  Niles Paul gets the ball stripped after a 48-yard catch-and-run.

To top it off, special teams managed to get a blocked punt and point after blocked.  Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo were M.I.A., even with Kerrigan forcing the fumble.

This is what the Redskins are known for – aiming the gun down at their feet rather than down field.  The defense did their job, but the offensive line – as classic of a Redskins comment this is – still continues to be suspect.

Most will talk about Griffin passing for 267 yards, or Alfred Morris carrying 14 times for 91 yards, but at the end of the day turnovers lose games.  It would be immature to assume it’s the beginning of the end for RG3. If anyone to thinks this is the case, they didn’t have hope in the first place. As the season goes on, head coach Joe Gruden’s patience with RG3 will be tested.

This season will be the year Redskins fans will see if they have a coach to make the big decisions when it counts, and that’s not in the off season.

The Redskins will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

 


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Robert D. Cobb
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