Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday ACC Scoreboard

(Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
WAKE FOREST 27, BOSTON COLLEGE 19 Final

MIAMI 45, Bethune-Cookman 14 Final

GEORGIA TECH 45, N.C. STATE 35 Final

MARYLAND 28, Towson 3 Final

VIRGINIA 21, Idaho 20 Final

CLEMSON 23, VIRGINIA TECH 3 Final

DUKE 31, FIU 27 Final

NORTH CAROLINA 35, East Carolina 20 Final


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Quote Of The Day


"I would venture to say if you asked anybody in the state of Virginia: 'Can you name the governor or can you name the head coach of Virginia Tech?' And more likely than not more of them would say they could name the head coach of Virginia Tech as opposed to the governor of the state. I think he is the No.1 celebrity in the state of Virginia. And he's not controversial, like a politician would be or somebody else. He's well respected all across the board. It's really been a home run for us.”

Ryan Boitnott, owner Virginia Gutter, Inc. on Frank Beamer the product pitchman.  Beamer is one of the biggest product promoters in Southwest Virginia.

To read the whole story in the Roanoke Times, click here

ACC Football Links

TOMMY STREETER
By Heather Dinich/ESPN


Wake Forest was on a roll. Will their bye week put a halt to the momentum?

Tommy Streeter used to be an afterthought in Miami's offense. Not anymore.

Clemson has lured some recruits from opponents' backyards. Tajh Boyd is just one example.

Georgia Tech's defense will have a few new wrinkles for NC State.

Despite being the opposition this weekend, Clemson is a little like family for Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Mike O'Cain.

Hey, Paul Johnson, you've got a new big fan -- Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen burned his diploma and is flying a Georgia Tech flag right now. Gloria Friedgen made a surprise visit to see her husband's former players. Odd. But not if you know Gloria Friedgen.

LAKEN TOMLINSON
ACC officials are watching -- and being watched -- very closely.

BC's defense has spent this week preparing for the unusual.

For the first time this season, Duke's running game could have more depth.

True freshman David Watford will start for Virginia on Saturday if Michael Rocco can't go.

Last one, an interesting read on Duke lineman Laken Tomlinson, whose move to America from Jamaica has been an extraordinary journey.

Pictures Of The Day

Horses and jockeys jump the ditch during the Youngs Chartered Surveyors Handicap Steeple Chase at Hexham racecourse on September 30, 2011 in Hexham, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe)
Springbok’s Bryan Habana of South Africa goes airborne to score during teh IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Poll D match vs. Samoa at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Cooper Stone, 6, tosses the ceremonial first pitch to Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton before Game 1 of the ALDS.  Hamilton, who is Stone’s favorite player threw the baseball that Stone’s dad was trying to catch when he fell to his death back in July.  (AP Photo)

Friday, September 30, 2011

She Should Have Married Florida State's John Clark?

Florida State alum, big T.A.H. fan, CC Nation platinum member, and our former (and we stress the word former) football correspondent, appears to be the target of the the punch line of this AT&T television commercial.

When we first heard the tag line: "I should have married John Clark,"  the editor/publisher and the pop culture editor both said simultaneously, "No, you shouldn't have."

Then we laughed.  Then we reconsidered...after all, he was the first member of CC Nation to have a 3-D television...

Oddly enough, this add has generated some controversy, and we aren't sure why.

We apologize since this will make no sense to many of our loyal readers, but CC Nation will get a chuckle and, by God, they deserve it!

News Flash: Ralph Friedgen Is Not Happy, And We Don’t Blame Him

Shocking, we know...

As noted earlier in the week, our advice to new Maryland coach Randy Edsall was to “stop talking.”  He has been talking though and, evidently, some of what he said has found its way to The Fridge’s beefy ears…This exchange happened yesterday:

Glenn Clark/WSNT Baltimore: Is it tough for you to watch? Have you sat down and watched any Maryland games or is it tough for you to do that? I know you love the kids, but I also know you’re a Maryland alum, and it’s got to be a little painful.

Friedgen: Well, it’s not painful because I watch it for the kids. I could care less about Maryland. I’ve burned my diploma. I’m flying a Georgia Tech flag right now.

Clark: [laughing] That’s hurtful. I don’t want to hear that, Coach. I’m a Maryland alum.

Friedgen: Well, they talk about Maryland pride. They didn’t show me a whole lot of Maryland pride, either getting the job or getting fired.

To hear the entire interview, click here

Local Wahoo Knocked Out Of Football By Concussions

(Matt Reily/UVA Media Relations)
T.A.H. Worldwide Media LLC’s headquarters are located about a six iron and a long shadow from the football field at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, VA.  One of the recent D1 college football players (student athletes) produced by the Falcon football machine is one Connor McMartin.

McMartin was All-Met honorable mention and followed his football dreams to Charlottesville, but after two brain concussions (one against UNC and one in practice), the Wahoo docs told McMartin he couldn’t play again...ever.

Now, the nineteen-year-old junior is adjusting to life without pads and hits...

To read the article in the Washington Post, click here.

(Editor’s note: Props to C. “Cuse” Giglio the newest member of the ACC family for the heads up on this story.  Of course, having Syracuse in the ACC will seriously derail Gig’s favorite past time of lauding the Big (L)East and deriding the ACC. Now he will have to accept that the ACC is better -- otherwise, why would two esteemed educational institutions like Syracuse and Pitt leave the Big (L)East and join the obviously superior ACC.  Their defection makes it clear that the student athlete experience and the quality of education and athletic competition is of an obviously higher caliber in the ACC since, at the end of the day, it is ALL about the student athletes and education.  Welcome “Cuse.”  Lets’ see how that pro-Coach K rap plays when he’s kickin’ your Orange butt twice a year...)

Saturday ACC Football


WAKE FOREST (-1) @ BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 12:30 PM, TV: ACC Network (Sirius 112::XM 190)

Bethune-Cookman (Wildcats, 3,594 students, Daytona Beach, FL) @ MIAMI (-41), Miami, Fla. 3:30 PM, TV: ESPNU (Sirius 136)

GEORGIA TECH (-10) @ N.C. STATE, Raleigh, N.C., 3:30 PM, TV: ABC/ESPN (Sirius 113::XM 191)

Towson (Tigers, 17,529 students, Towson, MD) @ MARYLAND (-25.5), College Park, Md., 3:30 PM, TV: RSN (Sirius 134)

Idaho (Vandals, 9,330 students, Moscow, ID @ VIRGINIA (-17), Charlottesville, Va., 3:30 PM, TV: ESPN3 (Sirius 117)

CLEMSON @ VIRGINIA TECH (-7), Blacksburg, Va., 6:00 PM, TV: ESPN2 (Sirius 112::XM 190)

DUKE @ FIU (-3) (Golden Panthers, 44,010 students, University Park, FL), Miami, Fla., 6:00 PM, TV: ESPNU (Sirius 92::XM 192)

NORTH CAROLINA (-6) @ East Carolina (Pirates, 27,816 students, Greenville, NC), Greenville, N.C., 8:00 PM, TV: CBSSN (Sirius 113::XM 191)

*Point spreads for recreational purposes only.

ACC Links


VIRGINIAN GLENNON (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer)
By Heather Dinich/ESPN

Maryland coach Randy Edsall said the equal punishments he gave to his two receivers was fair.

Virginia tailback Kevin Parks is expected to play against Idaho on Saturday, despite a nagging ankle injury.

Here's a look at the commonwealth connection for ACC quarterbacks this year.

One thing you don't want to do as a player: deviate from the scheme and "start making stuff up."

BOHANNON (R) (Johnny Crawford/AJC)
Wake Forest was off to a 2-1 start last year, too. This year, they say, is different.

The return of BC running back Montel Harris could inject some life into the Eagles' offense.

Here's an odd perspective for you: ECU will be like a "home game" to a few Tar Heels.

Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle has a little history with Clemson QB Tajh Boyd.

Georgia Tech B-backs/quarterbacks coach Brian Bohannon gave his take on the upcoming game against N.C. State.

Quote Of The Day


(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
“The Tigers are always supposed to be good. Call the football offices and you expect to hear, ‘Hi, this is Clemson, and we’re supposed to be good.’”

Columnist Tom Sorenson of the Charlotte Observer on the unbeaten status of both Clemson and South Carolina.

To read his column, click here

Pictures Of The Day

ACC rules...Future member Pitt showed off their ACC moves by knocking off #16 South Florida.  Here, Ray Graham carries the ball at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Not so mini...A composite photo shows current English long jump champ J.J. Jegede jumping over three Mini Coopers in London.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for BMW)
Wait for it...Players watch in anticipation during a foul shot in a friendly match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Fenerbahce Istanbul at Audi Dom in Munich.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Come dancing...Genk’s forward Jelle Vossen, back, and Leverkusen’s defender Michal Kadlec vie for the ball during a UEFA Europe League Group E match in Leverkusen, Germany.  (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

FSU: Odd, Vague Charges Against Noles Reid Dropped

MOST WANTED
Down at FSU, it may not be "our time," but evidently, it’s Greg Reid’s “time.”

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped resisting arrest and perjury charges against the Florida State cornerback and return specialist who was arrested on Monday.

State Attorney Willie Meggs said he decided not to pursue the case because Tallahassee police didn’t really need information Reid had been accused of falsifying.  (Insert joke here about Meggs being a Forida grad…We don’t know if he is or isn’t, but you get the point.)

“Our position is that he should never have been arrested,” said Tim Jansen, Reid’s lawyer. “He’s not happy that he went through this. He still believes he did nothing wrong.”

SEAL IN MEGGS' OFFICE?
Florida State is off this Saturday, but coach Jimbo Fisher said Reid will play in the Seminoles’ next game on Oct. 8 at Wake Forest.

“I’m very relieved,” said Fisher, who had not previously commented on the arrest. “Like I said, you never make a statement until you find out all the facts.”

Reid, 21, had been charged with lying to protect a friend from his hometown of Valdosta, Ga. Police stopped Rontel Frazier while he was driving Reid’s motor scooter because it didn’t have a license plate.

Frazier also didn’t have a driver’s license, and he escaped from the officers before they could identify him. Officers later contacted Reid and he met them at the scene.

FUTURE CRIMINALS: MD, WAKE, UVA and DUKE
“While it was clear that several acquaintances of Reid had access to his scooter, Reid was less than forthcoming as to who was operating his scooter that night,” Meggs said. “In other words, he didn’t want to dime out his friend.”

Really? In Florida, the state attorney says “dime out?”

Nothings says “good use of the state’s resources” like going CSI Tallahassee to catch a kid riding a scooter.  We're sure there are some murder, rape and robbery victims in the area who are delighted with how the local constables are spending their crime fighting time…

On Friedgen Pond: Edsall Treads Not-So-Lightly On Thin Ice


(Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Following a torching at the hands of Temple (a team most know for being tossed out of the Big (L)East for lack of pigskin prowess), new Maryland coach Randy Edsall said winning at Maryland “is a process.”

Some took this to mean that Edsall was suggesting that the Terps, who were 9-4 last year, were in the process of rebuilding after Ralph Friedgen’s poorly-handled ousting. Did we mention the Terps were 9-4 last year?

“This is a process we are in,” he said on Saturday after the Owl butt-kicking. “It was not going to get changed overnight no matter how much I want it to.”

This did not sit well with Duke alum and well known author and columnist John”Jr.” Feinstein who torched Edsall in his most recent Washington Post column.  We concur with Jr.’s points.

Edsall addressed the media again on Tuesday and again he discussed “issues” he inherited from the previous administration.  He did not mention Friedgen by name but made it clear that the Fridge left behind some academic and disciplinary issues.

Our advice to Edsall is to shut up.  Reciting a T.A.H. mantra “It’s more important to get what you want than it is to be right,”  Edsall needs to take his first season lumps and leave all things Friedgen out of the conversation.

The Fridge, a Maryland alum, coached for 10 years and won the third most games (75) in the program’s history.

To read more, click here.

Terps Debut At #4 On ESPN’s “Bottom 10”


Yike!  Boldly going where typically only Duke goes, the Maryland Terrapins followed up their ugly loss to Temple with a debut at #4 on the ESPN Bottom 10.  No, not the Uni Watch Bottom 10, the regular “how lousy can you be?” Bottom 10…

The weekly column picks a musical act and then applies their songs to the ten worst teams in college football.  Maryland is the first ACC team to make the list this year, with Boston College on the “waiting list” just behind.

At 1-2 and decked out in different Under Armour duds in each game, the Terps’ Bottom Ten theme song is R.E.M.’s  "At My Most Beautiful":  At least the Terrapins looked dapper in their gold jerseys and black helmets -- until the Owls pulled their pants down. DeMatha Catholic High School's uniforms might be more fitting for Saturday's game against FCS foe Towson.

Ouch.

Check out the waiting list: ACC's weekend, Akron (1-3), Big East replay officials, Boston College (1-3), Buffalo (1-3), Central Michigan (1-3), Dragonfly swarms in Miami, Elevators in Buffalo, Free flights to Tennessee, Idaho (1-3), Indiana (1-3), Kent State (1-3), Louisiana-Monroe (1-3), Marshall (1-3), Miami (Ohio) (0-3), North Texas (1-3), Ole Miss (1-3), Rice (1-2), San Jose State (1-3), Scooter rides in Tallahassee…

To read more, click here

ACC Football Links

BOYKIN (Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
By Heather Dinich/ESPN

This isn't a football story, but it's still worth a read for ACC fans.

There's a chance injured Virginia Tech receiver Jarrett Boykin will be ready to go for the Clemson game.

Continuity has been a key component to the Hokies' success in the ACC.

Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington doesn't try to do too much, and he excels at what is required of him.

Some teams like to get the ball to certain players. Georgia Tech is more about the systemthan the guys executing it this year.

HORN (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Until Miami's players start to focus and eliminate costly penalties, center Tyler Horn says nothing is going to change.

N.C. State's defense will face a different offense from the one that Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson first brought to the ACC.

Duke's run defense has come a long way.

Pass breakups are nice, but Virginia is going for the INT against Idaho.

FSU quarterback EJ Manuel started throwing again.

Has Wake Forest matured enough to win tough games on the road?

Pictures Of The Day

In. The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate their victory over the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on September 28, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Nice use of the ski goggles. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Out. Marco Scutaro #10 of the Boston Red Sox walks in the dugout after a 4-3 loss against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The loss knocked the crashing Sox out of the playoffs.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Not bad. The Nats finish the year 80-81. Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches during a game against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on September 28, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Bush league.  Really? The O’s celebrate by swarming Nolan Reimold #14 after he scored the winning run to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  Should the 69-93 Orioles be celebrating anything? (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Out. Chipper Jones(notes) #10 of the Atlanta Braves paces the dugout after striking out in the 13th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on September 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The loss knocked the also swooning Braves out of the playoffs. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SI: ACC Superfans

 MIAMI. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photos)
 CLEMSON. (Jake Drake/Cal Sport Media)
 CLEMSON.  (Dannie Walls / Icon SMI)
 FLORIDA STATE. (Dannie Walls / Icon SMI)
 FLORIDA STATE.  (Bob Rosato/Sports Illustrated)
 GEORGIA TECH. (Todd Kirkland/Icon SMI)
 NORTH CAROLINA. (Dannie walls/Icon SMI)
NORTH CAROLINA. (Dannie walls/Icon SMI)

ACC Football Links Via ESPN


ROCCO (Thomas Wilson/UVa Media Relations)
By Heather Dinich/ESPN

The ACC needs to decide if it should expand to 16 teams, but that decision doesn't sound like it's coming soon.

Is Clemson the No. 2 team in the ACC?

The status and health of Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco is in question for the Idaho game.

Miami running back Lamar Miller is expected to play this weekend, despite wearing a non-contact jersey this week.

Injuries are one explanation for NC State's winless start against FBS opponents.

UNC's best defense will once again be to keep its own offense on the field.

THOMPSON (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer)
It's not unreasonable to think Georgia Tech could start out 7-0.

There are plenty of changes to Maryland's latest depth chart.

Despite BC's first win of the season, the Eagles still have plenty of questions as better competition approaches.

Greg Reid's attorney is "puzzled" by the two misdemeanor charges facing his client. I'm guessing he's not the only one.

Juwan Thompson has given Duke's running game a boost.

With the nonconference season behind them, the real tests begin for the Hokies.

Reason #3,485 To Stay In School: Ex-GT/NBA Player Crittenton Formerly Charged With Murder


Authorities say ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton is free on bail after he was charged with murder in an August drive-by shooting.  Crittenton was released at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Fulton County Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson allowed Crittenton to go free on $230,000 bond after hearing testimony Tuesday from the player’s friends and coaches. She ordered former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt and others who testified on his behalf to co-sign the bond.

The former Washington Wizards player is accused of killing 22-year-old Julian Jones as she walked along an Atlanta street. Police have said the shots were aimed at someone walking with Jones.

Defense attorney Brian Steel said Crittenton is not guilty and the charges are based on faulty eyewitness testimony.

Memo To Syracuse Basketball: It's 2011


More than one school in the ACC has hip Midnight Madness celebrations.  Former Terp coach Gary Williams has come on the court on a mortorcycle and North Carolina’s dance routines (including Ol’ Roy) are more famous in some circles than their hoops game.

That said, Syracuse, which is scheduled to join the ACC in 20??, decided to whup out some cool on their version of the Late Late Show with Jim Boeheim.

Problem is, nobody told the Orange basketball brass that it was 2011.

Hoping to emulate the other programs that use music, and occasionally a big time musical guest star, to generate more excitement, Syracuse’s decided to go old school – very old school!

How about Tone Loc?  Yep, that Tone Loc, famous for hits songs like Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina back in 1989.  This is a follow-up of last year’s act – Naughty By Nature, who scored some hits back in the mid-nineties.  They appear to be regressing in terms of rappage.
THE DOPE ON TONE LOC CIRCA 1991 AND MTV
Next year, the Orange plan to roll out an even bigger act.  Rumor has that they have pre-signed monster rapper Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls as they like to call him at Syracuse.

Don’t tell them he’s dead.

Pictures Of The Day

Mount Taranaki looks over the action during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Namibia at Stadium Taranaki on September 26, 2011 in New Plymouth, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Competitors prepare at the start line for the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24, 2011 in Billingshurst, England. First started in 1973 as a motorsport that would be accessible to as many as possible, there is little commercialism or sponsorship, no cash prizes and no modifying of engines.  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Europe)
 Davis Love, III (North Carolina), Captain of the American Ryder Cup Team, hits a shot during the Captain’s Charity Golf Shot from the 16th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.  (Photo by Fred Vuich/SI)
Michael Vick (Virginia Tech) complained about some uncalled penalties following a loss to division rival New York Giants and was immediately labeled by some as a cry baby.  The argument goes that he runs around so he gets hit more.  He says he gets hit every play and never gets the call.  Of course, the truth lies somewhere in between.  What is surprising is the number of players (mostly Giants) and ESPN analysts (we presume who are required to take different sides of every argument) who claim the hits are legal when the video tape being shown clearly shows uncalled helmet-to-helmet contact.  There is one ref who watches the quarterback before, during and after he throws the ball, so how do you miss the 300lbs guy's head hitting the QB’s head…no matter who it is?
Right wing Takudzwa Ngwenya of the USA is tackled by Italy’s Giulio Toniolatti during their 2011 Rugby World Cup pool C match at Traflagar park in Nelson, NZ.  (Photo by Chritophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)


Last time we looked a volleyball net was 8 feet tall…Just sayin’.  Here, Francien Huumarn #3 of Netherlands and Oksana Parkhomenko #4 of Azerbaijan compete during the women Volleyball European Championship match between Netherlands and Azerbaijan on September 27, 2011 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images Europe)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dear Mr. Snyder

The Shanahans
Dear Mr. Snyder:


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)
The beef here is play calling.  Last week, the Redskins had the ball first and goal at the Cardinals 10 yard line.  Tim Hightower ran five yards - 2nd and goal from the five.  Grossman promptly threw a PICK that, quite simply, could have cost the Skins the win.  The point is, on second and goal, let your best player on the field touch the ball.  


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?
Last night, after a nine yard Hightower run, on third down, Shanahan decided to give TE Chris Cooley his second career rush.  The result? NO gain.  Fourth down.  Why not let Cooley be the up-back and block for the guy who knows how to gain that yard?  What is Cooley gonna do? Break off a game-changing three-yarder? 


Hall not holding on to Bryant's facemask. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Fast forward (by air) to the fourth quarter, the Redskins have the ball and a narrow lead with 6:58 to play.  They proceed to pass the ball on five of six plays.  While they still manage to cut over 3 minutes off the clock, it was the perfect time to cut six minutes off and win the game.  


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)
Next week the Redskins travel to St. Louis. The Rams are ranked LAST in rushing defense giving up 174 yards per game.


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

Sincerely,
Your Loyal Fans At T.A.H.

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