Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Second Worst Play in Redskins History

The New York Giants just beat up on the hapless Redskins last night 45-12. The Redskins were never in this from the start and got crushed. This result was not as close as the final score indicates. There is already a new General Manager in place now and after upcoming defeats to Dallas and San Diego close out a 4-12 year, a new coach and staff will be in place. Another three or four year rebuilding period awaits.

I really don't know how much more patience I have with this team under current ownership. It's just sad what this franchise has become under one Daniel M. Snyder since he took over ownership in 1999. This franchise has given me and many Washingtonian's much happiness with three Super Bowl victories in five appearances. Now it's the laughing stock of football.

Ugh! The thing that made this play worse was that it did catch the Giants off guard and caused them to call a timeout. So after the timeout, with the element of surprise gone, the Redskins decided to run the play again. What did they think was going to happen when you run a play that relies completely on surprise once the surprise has been taken away?

For the record, the worst play in Redskins history is "Rocket Screen". This was called toward the end of the first half in Super Bowl XVIII vs the Los Angeles Raiders. The Redskins lost that one 38-9.

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