Trent Williams, their Pro Bowl tackle, has five penalties in four games. Brian Orakpo, who has been to three Pro Bowls, has a half a sack. If the Redskins want to get out of this mess, those numbers need to change. You need your best players operating at a certain level and, right now, that's not happening. It's not just them, but they're among the marquee players. I don't know how Orakpo's injured middle left finger had an impact on him last night. He wasn't bad in other areas, but he just hasn't gotten to the quarterback.
It was an unusual statement from a coach who inherited a team that lost 10 more games than it won and that already had a losing record. Yet, after Washington's 45-14 loss to the New York Giants, coach Jay Gruden said the lopsided defeat should serve as a wake-up call.
Third-and-3, Redskins' 43-yard line. Grant struggled to create any sort of separation between he and cornerback Prince Amukamara. Cousins reached his third step, planted and threw. It was a questionable decision anyway considering Grant was not open. But it was made worse by where he threw the ball: to Grant's inside shoulder, right where Amukamara was sitting. An easy pick. Cousins clearly trusts Grant, but when he's going against a cornerback playing as well as Amukamara, that's a tough play for him to make.
The Redskins might have to make a roster move at safety. Safety Trenton Robinson is almost certainly down for a few weeks with a high ankle sprain and that leaves them with just three healthy safeties on the roster. One of those, Akeem Davis, is very raw. There is a possibility that Phillip Thomas will get the call from the practice squad next week.