The Washington Redskins gave their home field fans a reason to cheer for the first time in 8 games. They ended it with a win to pull even on the season at 3-3. Here are this weeks Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down.
QB Robert Griffin III. Umm. Amazing. RGIII had nearly as many rushing yards as he did passing. Simply put, this kid is an absolute incredible talent, one of those rare, elite athletes that graces the NFL once in a long period. Griffin gained a whopping 139 yards rushing including a game clinching 76 yard TD run. One week after suffering a mild concussion, RGIII was just as active with his legs as always, but smarter. Griffin gained 63 yards on the ground on 11 carriers before the 76 yard explosion that rocked FedEx. That was three TDS for RGIII, 2 rushing and one passing. that gives RGIII 6 rushing TDS on the season,and for now, the NFL's leader in rushing touchdowns. In the air, Griffin completed 77% ofnhisnpasses connecting 17 completion on 22 attempts. Again, RGIII spread the ball around, connecting with eight different receivers. He threw for 182 yards and a TD pass to FB Darrell Young. He is an incredible talent with both his arms and legs. Those that compare him to Michael Vick are either delusional or have simply spoken out of ignorance and have never seen this kid play. He is so much better than Vick ever was. Griffin deserves yet again a huge THUMBS UP.
LB Lorenzo Alexander. Is the Washington king of special teams making a statement for playing time at linebacker or what. Alexander was a beast today. Alexander recorded three tackles, 2 sacks, and a huge fumble recovery from Christian Ponder. He also had an excellent special teams tackle, but then again, you expect nothing less. Alexander has done everything the Redskins have asked. He has played defensive tackle, offensive line, and linebacker. He has found a home at linebacker and has stated a big case for more downs. Alexander brought his A game and deserves a THUMBS UP.
Secondary Coverage. It is almost like the secondary and defensive coaches disk not know Kyle Rudolph is one of the best tight ends in the game. Several of Rudolph's 6 catches were made without adequate coverage. Amazing. It wasn't just Rudolph though. We should always expect reception to be made. But, heck, it just seems that receivers are wide open, completely, wide open. The coverages that were played were quite puzzling at times. Besides the late pick in the end zone, DeAngelo Hall had another sub-par game in pass coverage, but well played on run defense. That's getting old.