The defense needs to tighten up here. Denver is getting running room.
Shawn Springs is out with an injury. No word as to what is injured or how long he will be out for.
The Redskins pay as “Uh-oh” Jimoh is beaten on a fade by Ashleigh Lelie. I’m not quite sure why the catch by Patten was offensive PI and this one was not as Jimoh got the same stiff arm that Patten gave his defender, but apparently there was a difference.
If Springs can’t come back in, they’ll need to get Jimoh some help. A lot of it.
That’s three TD’s in three opposition possessions for the Redskins defense. Not the dominating unit they have been. Denver’s run is working and it’s setting up the pass.
Plummer got away with one there, throwing up that dying duck on third and two. It’s unclear how the Redskins avoided interception that one. The strategy is sound, however. Keep him in the pocket and get someone in his face and good things will happen for the defense.
Is it going to get to the point where other teams put a spy on Brunell? Another superb third-down conversion with his legs.
Portis looks to be pretty concerned on the sideline, but I don’t know if it’s all that serious. He hasn’t been take off for X-rays or anything, so that’s a good sign. Frankly, I’m much more concerned about Springs. We didn’t see him out there on the last series, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t there.
I don’t want to be too terribly hard on Jimoh, but the guy told me himself during training camp that he hoped that his primary contribution on this team was playing special teams. If he doesn’t particularly want to be out there, I sure don’t want him out there either.
Washington manages a field goal with the big play being, big surprise here, a long pass to Moss, this one for 32 yards. I can’t figure out why Brunell decided to throw away that pass when he was across the line. He could have slid a made a yard or two. Heck, he could have take a knee where he was and it would have been third and seven.
Consecutive three and outs forced by the Washington offense. Again, Plummer is extremely jittery when he’s kept in the pocket and he’s been forcing passes into coverage. They’ve shut down the run for the last two series as well.
Good late drive by the Redskins although it resulted in no points.