The Redskins drop another high scoring game, this time a 38-31 loss to the Bengals. Thumbs down are easy for this one. Here we go . . .
QB Robert Griffin III: This is quite easy. The only reason the Redskins are not getting blown out by 40 points a game is RGIII. Lets face it, he is a one man show. That's it. Even with horrifically, awful play from the offensive line, Griffin completed 21 of 34 passes, threw for a TD and ran for a TD. It's a shame he has very little talent around him.
TE Fred Davis: Davis has been under fire from Redskins fans. He came up nicely today, getting open and bailing the offensive line and Griffin out with some big catches. Davis led Redskins receivers with 7 catches for 90 yards. We have been awaiting his arrival and he arrived today. Sad thing is, besides Griffin and Alfred Morris, he was the only one.
Offensive Line: I am assuming you watched the game. If so, an explanation is really not really not required. Robert Griffin III was aused all day thanks to his Line. He was sacked six times and the Line gave up double digit QB hurries. Wasn't it Shaun O'hara from the NFL Network that just said the Redskins offensive line was the fourth best in the NFL? Note to writer --- don't watch him again. Tackles Jordan Black, in for an injured Trent Williams, and right tackle Tyler Polumbus were simply outclassed, outplayed, and embarrassed. RGIII had very little opportunities to make any kind of big play. It was an awful performance, from start to finish.
Secondary: As bad as the offensive line was, they were not even the worst on the field. That title goes to the Redskins secondary, easily the worst in the NFL. We knew they would be a weak link before the season began. However, this was particularly bad. Andy Dalton got a nice stats boost, throwing for 328 yards and a TD. What's it mean? Play any quarterback that plays against Washington on your fantasy team. Sit Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, or Drew Brees in favor of any backup QB you have the week they play the Redskins. You are guaranteed to load up on points. Heck, even a rookie receiver for the Bengals connected on the first play of the game for a 70 plus yard TD against this secondary. Many Redskins fans would like to blame defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. However, remember, Haslett is playing with who Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan gave him. The fault lies in the front office decisions.