- U.S. Navy to start giving gay couples marriage benefits in Japan
- Sen. Harry Reid goes to hospital as a precaution
- Fla.’s Trey Radel exits rehab, ‘excited’ to resume congressional role
- U.S. nuclear general boozed it up, chased ‘hot women’ in Russia: report
- 45 Calif. students at one school test positive for tuberculosis exposure
- Rob Ford on women: Give them cash ‘and they are happy’
- Ku Klux Klan group holds recruitment meeting in Maryland
- Airport assassination: Mayor, 3 others killed at Manila airport
- Tea party-type lawmakers take mysterious, off-books trip to Mideast
- North Korea warns South: We’ll attack ‘without warning’
Redskins-Seahawks film review: Offense
Question of the Day
• TE Fred Davis made enough quality run blocks to stay off the gassers list, but it’s shocking how inconsistent he is. We should be used to it by now, but it’s just crazy to see him execute some plays and break down so badly on others.
Davis was a major factor on RB Roy Helu‘s 28-yard touchdown run. He motioned to the left side of the formation and was standing at the snap. He turned inside and sealed DE Chris Clemons, then released further inside to block DT Anthony Hargrove. So Helu had to bounce off only one tackler — yeah, only one — after hurdling CB Roy Lewis. (While we’re at it, WRs Santana Moss and Donté Stallworth and RG Chris Chester also had key blocks play-side. Helu made an incredible individual play, but he didn’t do it alone.)
On the second play of Washington’s second drive, Davis helped Helu gain 8 yards around the right edge with a combination block. He started with RT Jammal Brown on DE Red Bryant, then released to OLB Leroy Hill and sealed him to the sideline.
Davis countered those successful blocks, however, with a handful of ineffective ones. He had bad leverage on several blocks on which he was pushed back on the edge, including one on first-and-goal on the opening drive.
His 31-yard catch on the opening drive resulted from a blown coverage. FS Earl Thomas blitzed and vacated the left half of the field. Thomas didn’t get home because he played the end-around fake, which exposed an undermanned secondary. That set up Davis‘ 2-yard touchdown, which resulted from play action and some linebackers in conflict because of play design — three tight ends crossing, all at different levels.
In keeping with the theme of inconsistency, Davis committed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (taunting) that offset a 20-yard reception on the opening drive.
• This was LG Maurice Hurt‘s best game, which is to say he showed some slight progress after sitting out the Dallas game with a left knee injury. He seemed to win a greater percentage of individual blocks but also was beaten on plenty. Seattle penetrated through him on its first-and-goal stop on the opening drive. DT Anthony Hargrove used a rip move to get past Hurt to the outside on the Seahawks‘ only sack. He also surrendered pressure that led to the intentional grounding penalty in the fourth quarter.
But Hurt locked onto DT Pep Livingston to help Helu’s 12-yard gain in the first quarter. He also cut down DT Brandon Mebane with an assist from C Will Montgomery‘s strong left-handed punch on a third-quarter run. RB Roy Helu didn’t take the cutback lane that created, though, and gained only 1 yard.
Against four or fewer rushers, Grossman was 15-of-21 for 142 yards and two interceptions; a passer rating of 50.2.
Against five rushers, Grossman was 9-of-12 for 153 yards, two touchdowns and a sack; a passer rating of 156.3.
Against six or more rushers, Grossman was 2-for-2 for 19 yards.
• RB Evan Royster‘s feet appeared slow and choppy on his only carry, not the explosive, decisive, one-cut technique coaches require. In fairness, it was his first NFL carry.
• FB Darrel Young suffered a head injury while making the tackle on the second half kickoff. Mike Sellers replaced him.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- REDSKINS 2013: Breaking down the schedule, game by game
- NFL 2013: Ranking all 32 teams in terms of staying power
- REDSKINS 2013: Washington seeks staying power among NFL's elite
- With no blueprint, Redskin Hankerson seeks success as dad
- Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson learning to manage family life with football career
Latest Blog Entries
By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
- Huge backlash mounts over suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson
- Dems use new filibuster rules to approve DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas under investigation
- D.C. to tout Obamacare among youth waiting for Air Jordans
- Deportations under Obama plunged to just 1 percent last year
- Homeland Security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.
- TARGET credit card theft swells to 40 million victims
- Special ops vets slam military benefit cuts
- Sen. Harry Reid goes to hospital as a precaution
- Obamacare 'pajamas boy' gets roundly mocked
- Citing 'unfair system,' Obama commutes sentences for 8 crack offenders
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Southern Fried Politics from the Lens of a Persian-American Millennial
All of the world’s problems, solved on your back porch
Paul Rondeau exposes the propaganda, media tricks, and government policies that undermine our families, faith, freedom…and even life itself
Implement these actionable tips, how-to’s and best practices in 10 minutes or less to leverage online communications and technology for brand, business and career development.
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow