Tough loss, and although 2-1 is respectable, we have an early season gripe of MAJOR proportions.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Kyle Shanahan....please. Literally, take him.
Last year there were misdirected souls screaming for the firing of a Shanahan. Problem is they were screaming about the WRONG one.
Kyle Shanahan is determined to show the NFL what an offensive genius he is. Last night, it COST the Redskins the game.
While Coach Dad’s mantra is “take what the defense gives you,” Offensive Coordinator Kyle has already forgotten that to win in the NFC East you MUST be able to run the football...or, in this case, at least TRY to run the football.
Kyle Shanahan continues to focus the overwhelming majority of his offense on Rex Grossman. Grossman is NOT Tom Brady or Aaron Rogers or Drew Brees, he’s just Rex Grossman -- a journeyman QB. That said, let’s get one thing STRAIGHT: The other guy is no better. John Beck may have a stronger arm, but his experience and decision making would doom the Skins to even more turnovers and even fewer points.
|Rex Grossman (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)|
If you have Peyton Manning, you throw the ball. If you have Rex Grossman and you just GAINED five yards, you run the ball. How HARD is that?
|Hall not holding on to Bryant's facemask. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)|
During the drive, Shanahan put the ball in Grossman’s hands to throw it on 66% of the first down plays. To Rex’s CREDIT, he completed a couple, but to win games in the smash-mouth NFC East you have to be able to RUN the ball with a lead in the fourth quarter.
The aggravating thing about KS, is he doesn’t even TRY. Overall, the Redskins passed the ball 37 times and ran the ball just 22 times. Not counting the last drive after Dallas took the lead, the Redskins passed the ball on 9 of 11 plays in the fourth quarter when they had the lead.
Some folks will blame the loss on the defense and it's late collapse, a risky blitz call and a facemask penalty that should have been five yards not fifteen, but the Redskins lost the game by simply relying TOO MUCH on Rex Grossman.
|Give this guy the ball. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)|
We realize, you are taking a much-needed hands-off approach to the team this year, but would you kindly send your offensive coordinator a quick memo?
All it needs to say is: Run the DAMN BALL!
Your Loyal Fans At T.A.H.