When it rains, it pours.
Just when you thought there was nowhere to go but up, the Redskins arrived at Lambeau Field but never showed up. Another game, another first half of abysmal football on both sides of the ball. So far the Washington sports realm has been filled with "'RGIII doesn't look comfortable'. 'Haslett has got to go'. 'Kyle Shanahan needs to open up the offense.'" So as long as we are pointing the finger, I'd like direct my index finger at: Keith Burns and the Special Teams.
- The Redskins are 0-2 in FG attempts
- Sav Rocca is the lowest ranking punter in the NFL through two games in Avg. yards.
- The return and coverage units are the most penalized units in the NFL (7 penalties). The team is on pace to break last year's embarrassing 21 ST penalties by Week 7.
|Number of Snaps||Name|
|61 (100%)||Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus, Robert Griffin III|
|53 (87%)||Pierre Garcon|
|38 (62%)||Alfred Morris|
|37 (61%)||Santana Moss|
|30 (49%)||Leonard Hankerson|
|29 (48%)||Jordan Reed|
|26 (43%)||Joshua Morgan|
|25 (41%)||Logan Paulsen|
|23 (38%)||Roy Helu Jr.|
|18 (30%)||Darrel Young|
|16 (26%)||Fred Davis|
|10 (16%)||Aldrick Robinson|
- "Where is Fred Davis?" Found myself asking this question on key downs in the game. Fred played in only 26% of the snaps, a large drop-off from the 64% he posted last week. Jordan Reed is slowly emerging as a favorite target of Robert Griffin III. Not only did he snag in his first TD reception on a 4th down but he was the primary read on the Redskins' failed two-point conversion attempt. With Logan Paulsen consistently in the mix, this Tight End committee may be here to stay.
- Remember when people were questioning Santana Moss's role on this team as the 5th Wide Receiver on the depth chart? Well, we are two weeks into the season and Moss has come out of both weeks as the second most utilized receiver behind Pierre Garcon. He has played in 61% of the snaps in both weeks and with the Redskins (hopefully) opening up the offense, look for Moss to continue to get his time.
- The split at Running Back this week seems to be a lot more by the book than in Week 1. There was a 62-38% split between Alfred Morris and Roy Helu Jr. this week which is quite different from last week's 50-50 split. Forget what he can bring in terms of big play ability and pass catching, Roy Helu Jr. plays a significant role in pass blocking and should continue to get snaps at least for that reason.
|Number of Snaps||Name|
|72 (100%)||Bacarri Rambo, Josh Wilson, DeAngelo Hall, Perry Riley, Ryan Kerrigan, London Fletcher|
|67 (93%)||Brian Orakpo|
|53 (74%)||Barry Cofield|
|49 (68%)||David Amerson|
|47 (65%)||Reed Doughty|
|41 (57%)||Stephen Bowen|
|33 (46%)||Kedric Golston|
|23 (32%)||Brandon Meriweather|
|16 (22%)||Phillip Merling|
|13 (18%)||Brandon Jenkins|
|11 (15%)||Chris Baker|
|5 (7%)||Darryl Tapp|
|2 (3%)||EJ Biggers|
- He's BACK! Death, taxes, and Reed Doughty. After last week's crash and burn with EJ Biggers at safety, Reed Doughty was thrust into action after Brandon Meriweather went down. In just 65% of the defensive snaps, Doughty still ended up leading the team in total tackles. With Meriweather's health status in question, we may be seeing more of him in the weeks to come.
- Matching Green Bay's 2 Wide Receiver sets, the coaching staff chose to go with Josh Wilson over David Amerson this week. This adjustment by Green Bay forced David Amerson into just 68% of the snaps. With Detroit and their aerial attack coming into town, look for that number to go back up.
- Brandon Jenkins had an increased workload with Darryl Tapp taking a backseat. In Week 1, Jenkins played in just 1 snap while Tapp took 11 snaps. This week, Jenkins played in 13 snaps while Tapp played in 5. Both guys have to make the most out of their opportunities in the next two weeks before Rob Jackson returns from his suspension after the Bye Week.