Recap of the disaster at FedEx field last Sunday still pending. In the meantime... Injury update per Redskins Insider:
Fred Smoot says the swelling in his hamstring is finally diminishing and he will be fine after the bye week. Apologized for repeatedly saying he was going to play the last two weeks and says he misjudged how tricky hammies can be.
Marcus Washington says he dislocated elbow is still sore, and he suffered a setback in the Monday game at Philly, causing him to wear a bulkier brace. He hopes to be able to shed that brace in the coming weeks.
Phillip Daniels was able to play through a bruised foot - it was already sprained - but should be okay after the bye.
I'd keep an eye on Griffin too. I know that hip must be bothering him some and he banged up his ankle pretty good Sunday and played through it. Hard to see warriors like Griffin and Daniels staying healthy and they don't have much depth on the D Line.
We need Fred Smoot back. If memory serves, it was a Carlos Rogers missed tackle on Plaxico Burress that enabled the go-ahead touchdown for the Giants. Might be some time before I forgive that error.
The bye week is timely regarding the Marcus Washington elbow injury, though he's played through it. This man is unnatural.
I feel better about depth at defensive tackle, at this point, than I do about the ends. I like where Golston and Montgomery are headed, but am not yet impressed with Demetric Evans, and he's had plenty of time to win me over. At this point I'm calling him a good but not great defensive end who is fine as a rotational guy and backup but not a legitimate starter if Daniels goes down for long stretches. Speaking of Daniels, is he a ballhawk around the goal line or what? Passes swatted at the line of scrimmage should effectively count as sacks, and were this a fair statistical world Daniels would be considered one of the most productive members of the line to this point.
More later, and welcome to all the new commenters here at Hogs Haven. I'll discuss what many of you have been saying about the team's loss this past weekend later on today, when I finally get a recap up. Cheers and HTTR.