bulldog Posted November 25, 2007 Share Posted November 25, 2007 The lead photograph in the Washington Post tomorrow is going to be that final interception the end zone, but the real story of this football game as well as previous games against Green Bay and the New York Giants has been the singular failure of the players charged with making this offense go at the skill positions, Portis and Moss, to hold onto the football and make the plays that are in front of them. Sure, Portis and Moss have performed well in individual games along the way, but when you give players the kind of contracts and treatment these two have enjoyed here in DC, you expect the solid, productive performances on a consistent basis, week in and week out, for 16 weeks. And they haved failed to live up to those obligations. This week as in Green Bay you can't blame Gibbs for conservative playcalling. You can't blame Gregg Williams for his unit's inability to stop any particular offensive player for the Bucs. The skill players simply torpedoed the effort today. Perhaps if the Redskins had a veteran quarterback at the helm like Brett Favre the 19-3 deficit might have been nothing too big to overcome. But to put a 25 year old quarterback just getting his feet wet in the NFL in that position, all but guarantees a negative result. The fact the Redskins were able to stay in this game and make it a true contest in the fourth quarter is attributable to the defense continuing to make plays and get the Bucs off the field, and Campbell continuing to make throws to Keenan McCardell and Reche Caldwell to keep drives alive. Instead of making Joe Gibbs get up there and take 20 minutes worth of 'how could the Redskins throw this game away' questions......perhaps it would be more on point to see Portis and Moss get up and explain what the hell the 2007 season has been about. Because it hasn't been their shining hour, that's for sure. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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