Down Went Griffin and up went the Redskins
It was the old RG3. He was running from scrimmage and making folks miss. His throws were on target. Come on DeSean Jackson you should have had that first bomb. Now to be fair, Griffin still holds the ball too long for his own good.
It was the first home game for the Skins. And both Griffin and Jackson went down with injuries. So what did Washington do? They scored 35 more points than they did in week one. It’s important to have a decent back up quarterback. And the Skins have a good one in Kirk Cousins.
OK, so Jacksonville is no good. That still didn’t explain how the Griffin and Jackson-less Skins blew that team out of the water.
The Skins won their first game going away to the tune of 41-10. It was so ridiculously one-sided. We won the first down battle 32-8. We ran 81 plays to 48 for the visitors. And maybe the big news is our defense played well for the second week in a row.
Cousins didn’t miss a beat. We knew he was good last year. So he fires down field to an open Darrel Young and we are up 7-0 after one quarter.
In the meantime, our defense is lockdown. We get hits on the QB from the always reliable Brian Orakpo and my personal favorite, Perry Riley Jr. I also like this David Amerson fellow. Not big fan of his school, (NC State) but Tim Stoddard, David Thompson and Tommy Burleson all went there. I’m a Maryland grad.
Another good pick up in the offseason is the Citadel grad, Andre Roberts. He’s so versatile. He returns punts and the rare kickoffs and he can catch the ball on offense, too.
Our old pal, Alfred Morris gave the second scoring drive a boost as he chewed up yardage. We also got some help from tight end, Niles Paul, who played well. Morris took it from there and it was 14-0.
Our defense was soon entering the Jaguars record books. Ryan Kerrigan (another good player) and Riley registered sacks. In the meantime, the offense was getting help from Cousins to Roberts. Morris punched over from the one and the Skins were up three scores.
And then Rambo blows another one. This Bacarri Rambo fellow may not be ready for the NFL. In two weeks, he has looked worse than my late Grandma defending the pass on touchdown plays. Yes, those nutty fans would have performed better than the Mr. Rambo (great name).
We scored 17 points in the fourth quarter aided by Kai Forbath’s field goal leg. We got so far ahead that one Silas Redd saw some action at running back. And he scored.
Sounds like Jackson might play next week against Philly. Cousins will get the start as Griffin needs time to rest his weary ankle.