We will provide you here what the Monday morning pundits have to say. Catch all their comments right here in one weekly article. Unfortunately, one title can summarize the last two weeks --- "Redskins Offense Rolls, Redskins Defense Stinks". Hard to believe this team has put up over 30 points in each of the first 3 games, but sit at 1-2. Tells you how very bad this defense really is.
CBS Sports, Judgements, Clark Judge
Just a hunch, but I bet the NFL wants to hear what Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has to say about that Washington radio report -- ESPN 980, to be exact -- alleging that Shanahan berated an official at Sunday's game with the Bengals. Remember, it was the NFL office that last week warned coaches again not to bully replacement refs, which means it probably wants something other than a "no comment" from Shanahan and the Redskins.
Our Reaction: Maybe NFL Copaches are berating Replacement Officials so much because they are so bad. These guys do not even know the freaking rules. The NFL Owners should be embarassed and this season has already been marred with lack of integrity in games. Where was the penalty on the Bengals for coming on to the field before the game was over? Why did the Refs say Washington must be docked 10 seconds on an injury at the 1:07 mark, but never took the ten seconds off? Don't think it is just Washington games either. There has been some real amatuerish officiating every week, throughout the NFL. Really has put an extra damper on this season. The NFL Owenrs are ruining football in 2012.
Even when they are right, the officials look wrong. With seven seconds left in the Redskins-Bengals game, Redskins tight end Fred Davis had a false start. Instead of a 10-second runoff, referee Matt Nicks correctly pointed out it was a dead-ball foul, so the game continued. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said one or two officials near the Redskins' sideline said the game was over. Because of the confusion, the Redskins got a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The NFL provides extra security to get officials off the field and the last-second confusion merited the extra attention.
National Football Post, Sunday NFL Notes, Matt Bowen
RGIII continues to get hit: I love option football when you use it in specific game situations if you have the talent at QB. Use the Zone Read, align him in the Pistol, get him in the open field and allow him to showcase his skill set. That’s all good and I would do the same as a coach with Griffin in my huddle depending on the game situation. However, he was hit hard today in the loss to Cincy and I don’t know how long he will last if he continues to be put on the ground. The ‘Skins might have to limit the amount of designed runs they have for RGIII.
Our Reaction: Although the Redsknsn took some dpeth picks in the NFL Draft to sure up the interior of the offensive line with young depth, they did little to help themselves at offensive tackle. Want an example of front office malparactice? LT Trent Williams is the Redskins sstarter, but one that continues to have injury problems. He has since he was drafted. He is injury prone. As one of the most improtant positions on the offensive line, esepcially because of a young, dynamic rookie quarterback the team will build around, the Redskins sign OT Jordan Black to backup up Williams. Folks, this guy retired. He was not even in the NFL last year. Thisi is a backup spot to one of the most critical spots on the offensive line and for RGIII. Not to mention a position where is a damn good bet that Williams will miss time during the season. That is front office malpractice. Nothing they can do about it now, but next off-season, it is time to end the Trent Williams left tackle thing. Move him to right tackle and either draft or sign a real left tackle to protect your number one asset!
Yahoo Sports, Sunday Scene
And, of course, Robert Griffin III was again a fantasy beast, passing for 221 yards, rushing for 85, and accounting for two TDs. The kid took a beating, however, getting sacked six times and fumbling on this big hit by Carlos Dunlap. You worry for RGIII's health, but no one's arguing about the production. His team's rotten defense gives a boost to his fantasy potential.