The Washington Redskins dropped a game on the road in St. Louis by a score of 31-28. The Redskins were marred with poor defense and special teams and a bone headed penbalty by WR Josh Morgan. So what did the pundits have to say? We shall tell you . . .
CBS Sports, Judgements, Clark Judge
Sorry, but I have no idea why Washington coach Mike Shanahan had Billy Cundiff try a 62-yard field goal, either. I'd play the percentages, and, in my book, the percentages of RG3 converting a fourth-and-16 are greater than Cundiff nailing a 62-yard field goal.
on five guys that have explaining to do, Judge says . . .
Washington WR Aldrick Robinson. He dropped a perfectly thrown fourth-quarter bomb that would have set up a sure Washington score. It was an easy body catch, but Robinson blew it. C'mon, Aldrick, you got to be better than that. I know Pierre Garcon would've made the catch, only he wasn't playing. Robinson took his place.
3. Washington WR Josh Morgan. First of all, he runs backward after making what could've been a first-down catch with just over a minute left. Then, after he's tackled, he goes stupid, stupid, stupid -- throwing the football at cornerback Cortland Finnegan while teammate Brian Orakpo holds his head in disbelief. Caution, Josh: It's mistakes like that that get guys cut.
The Redskins are worried defensive end Adam Carriker may have a serious knee injury. Coach Mike Shanahan said Carriker's knee doesn't look good. Also, linebacker Brian Orakpo has a sore pectoral.
CNNSI, Snap Judgments, CNNSI
It's not like he's the first receiver Cortland Finnegan ever baited into a stupid penalty, but that was a killer 15-yard flag Joshua Morgan drew at the end of the Redskins' 31-28 loss in St. Louis. With Washington in range for a game-tying Billy Cundiff field goal try of 46 or 47 yards, Morgan lost his cool and threw the ball at Finnegan after making a seven-yard catch on 3rd-and-8 from the Rams 36. Instead of 4th-and-1 at the 29, the personal foul call pushed the Redskins back to the 44, and Cundiff's 62-yard attempt was way short.
The vibe in Washington has been upbeat ever since Robert Griffin III got to town, but Morgan's destructive gaffe was like taking a page from the old Redskins playbook. And unsurprising, it helped contribute significantly to a defeat.