KMP Posted August 18, 2001 Share Posted August 18, 2001 While it was another dismal performance by Husak and Rosenfels I do not blame those two for the way these Redskins are under performing as a team. Husak should have never plyed last night but I have to give the kid some credit. He knew he played poorly in KC and there's precious few opportunities in the pre-season to showcase your talent. Husak sucked it up and straped on his helmet. Unfortunately he's a second year QB and it shows. Husak doesn't look off receivers, he stares them straight down. Same with Rosenfels. The interior offensive line is in serious trouble. The guards cannot effectively pass protect for any QB to set up throws. Instead Husak and Rosenfels were forced to back peddle and throw balls without setting their feet. This caused two of the three INTs. That's unacceptable for the line. One rare instance of good pass blocking by the line and a tremendous throw by Rosenfels slipped through the hands of Rod Gardner for what should have been a TD. Westbrook, after what is it 6 years in the league, still needs to learn that when you're down 21 points you don't need to jesture a first down when you make a catch over the middle. Just go back to the huddle. The Derrius Thompson experiment is over. He can't catch a cold at this point. While the Redskins QB were being chased all over the field by the Falcons defense the Falcons QBs were free to set up all night long. For the second straight week the Redskins defense did not put any pressure on the opposing QB. This is intolerable. I thought the linebackers played exceptionally well. Shaun Barber continues to cover well and make big hits. Robert Smith could very well start over Kevin Mitchell when we get to San Diego. We saw LaVar line up at DE a couple of times but he didn't mount much of a pass ruch unfortunately. LaVar was lined up too close to the tackle to out run him to the QB. Barring the Tony Martin catch setting up the Jamaal Anderson TD (Champ was draped on Martin, he just made a great catch) I thought the secondary played exceptionally well. Smoot is everything we had hoped he'd be to remind us we never needed Pinetime this season. My disgust for the Redskins special teams is tremendous. A blocked field goal AND a PAT?! WTF? We seem to be stuck in The LeCharls Zone. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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