Redskins' offense, Colt McCoy start slowly but get hot late - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The numbers looked good in the end and his outing was good enough to earn another start, but Colt McCoy's day -- and, more specifically, the offense’s -- didn’t exactly go as hoped for the Redskins. They managed to put up 425 yards of offense, with 392 yards passing from McCoy in the 49-27 loss to Indianapolis. But they also failed to take advantage of excellent field position after turnovers.
On multiple occasions against the Colts, the Redskins mixed up their coverage assignments, leaving Indianapolis receivers wide open targets for Andrew Luck. It appeared that coach Jay Gruden was beyond frustrated with the issues. "I don’t know," said Gruden when asked for an explanation.
"David is a young kid, but some of these mistakes that we are making as a group back there are unheard of," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "We have to get them coached up. There is not a lot of game experience back there. It’s got to be one of the youngest groups in the NFL right now. When you have a group like that and you have different formations and different things, sometimes communication gets mixed up. A lot of times when you blow a coverage like that, quarterbacks can’t find you so you get away with it, but Andrew sees it all."
Jackson suffered a fibula contusion when his legs got tangled with Josh Gordy, who was called for pass interference on the play. After being helped to the sideline, Jackson was carted to the locker room. He did not return. "I was trying to go for a pass and the defender just ran into my fibula with his knee," said Jackson, who had five receptions (on six targets) for 84 yards and a touchdown. "It still hurts a lot."
Thoughts and observations after the Washington Redskins' loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson injured both his legs in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Part of the reason the Redskins wanted to start McCoy is that they felt they’d be better able to evaluate the roster. But what needs evaluating is more than just the roster. It’s the way it’s put together. It’s the way it’s coached. It’s everything. Again, when you consistently finish last you can’t assume that this group will shovel its way out of this mess. What, exactly, is the proof that they will?
Last week, the Redskins played pretty well defensively but couldn’t generate enough offense to beat the 49ers. Today in Indianapolis they moved the ball pretty well but they let Andrew Luck throw five touchdown passes, most of them to receivers who were wide open as the result of apparent blown...
A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins’ 49-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, presented by BDO by the Numbers, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.
Luck delivered touchdown passes of 48, 73 and 79 yards, all on blown coverage, as the Colts ran away with the win at Lucas Oil Stadium.