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Game Balls, Gassers and Observations: Redskins-Eagles — Offense
The flea-flicker to open the second half was pretty cool. I don’t remember seeing that that from this coaching staff through 20 games. FB Darrel Young motioned from receiver into the I-formation. He ended up blocking the right defensive end. The handoff to RB Roy Helu froze SS Kurt Coleman and allowed WR Jabar Gaffney to separate deep to the inside of CB Asante Samuel. QB Rex Grossman’s throw was on the money.
The play could have been a major spark if the Redskins had finished the drive. Instead, RT Jammal Brownwas beaten on a run on second-and-4, and TE Fred Davis stumbled during his release on the ensuing third-and-3. A player here, a player there. The Redskins just couldn’t put it all together.
It’s difficult to quantify TE Chris Cooley’s loss, but the Redskins felt it in the running game. For the few snaps he was in, the Redskins used him to help capture the edge against Philadelphia’s wide defensive ends.
OL Will Montgomery admittedly left the field by mistake in the fourth quarter instead of staying on for field goal protection. It cost the Redskins a delay of game penalty, and Mike Shanahandecided to punt instead. Montgomery called it a dumb error.
WR Donté Stallworth dropped a deep ball from QB John Beck on the Redskins’ touchdown drive. The ball hung up a long time, and the defender might have distracted Stallworth by making a play on the ball, but it fell cleanly to Stallworth’s hands. He has to make that catch. It goes back to this team’s dearth of offensive playmakers. Stallworth, however, did convert a third and fourth down with two of his catches.
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