As if preseason games weren't meaningless enough, this time we won a pretend game that barely qualifies as even that given it was cut short in the third quarter. NFL recap. Official Site recap. Oh yea and nobody played:
Third down woes: 0-7 on conversions which contrasts against last week, when it felt like we couldn't not convert on third down. But who cares! It wasn't even a full fake game and Jason Campbell didn't play. That provided a preview for if The Mustache does succumb to injury during the regular season, which is over if that happens. I cannot get pumped up about Todd Collins or Mark Brunell. Speaking of Brunell, he continued to provide controversy where none existed prior by going 0-2 against Todd Collins 8 of 15 for 88 yards performance. Had the game not been called then Mark would have had the opportunity to incomplete more passes. More and more I suspect that Jordan Palmer won't be on this team come the regular season as Todd Collins continues to make a case for himself and I just can't convince myself that Coach Gibbs says sayonara to Mark.
Bram Weinstein is the only sane person on the Redskins Triple X radio coverage. And that's what makes it so awesome.
Once again we were totally anemic running the ball but are still without starter Clinton Portis and missing some crucial personnel on the line. Chris Samuels will return and, even if he doesn't, is now backed up by Todd Wade who is a reliable backup tackle if not starting guard. That position is now held by Pete Kendall even though he didn't see field last night. I'll remain optimistic that we will improve on our very undesirable preseason rushing production given that we haven't really seen a full contingent of starters just yet, though it is troubling that no one on our team can seem to accumulate more than 6 yards on the ground. Should we manage a meager six yards as our longest run in next week's game, it will be for the third time in a row. Do I need to spell it out for you? 6-6-6, mark of the beast, we'd be doomed. Pray for 7 or else 5 yards, reader(s), pray for your lives.
Now we look towards next week when Jason Campbell (giggity giggity!) "could" start. But no Todd Collins:
He added: "I'd like to get Jordan some work in there, too. We'll kind of change that around and take Todd [Collins] out of the mix there."
And here's the weather at FedEx field right now: Partly cloudy with rain on the horizon. Let's hope that isn't metaphorical (<--real word).