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Who Gets Your Game Ball?

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 11, 2011 – 7:15 pm

The paid attendance this afternoon at FedExField was 80,121.

The Brian Orakpo blocked field goal in the fourth quarter was the first by a Redskins since Brandon Banks did it in October 17, 2010, against the Colts.

Now it’s your turn to pick your heroes of the day:

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13 Responses to “Who Gets Your Game Ball?”

  1. By pez despenser on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    Good game and start for the Skins but a lot of improvement is still needed in many areas. Time to get ready for Arizona.

  2. By david on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    Kerrigan and Neild were great! Rex was good except when he fumbled for no reason. Santana Moss and London Fletcher look like they haven’t missed a step. Hightower was solid all-around … no fumbles, caught a few passes, picked up blitzes well, scored a TD, although averaged just 3 yards per carry.

    Biggest concern was Cofield not getting any consistent push up the middle at Nose Tackle. Second biggest concern was Doughty being a step or more slow on a few long receptions by the Giants.

    All in all a nice Week 1.

  3. By david on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    @ Brian — small point, your tackle totals are off. looks like you are including assists as full tackles.

  4. By Brian Tinsman on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    I look at total tackles from the game stats. Coaches go back later and determine credit for tackles, which are later submitted to the league. In-game stats guys are great, but they’re subject to being overruled, which actually happened yesterday. Originally, Neild and Fletcher were both credited with a half sack. But it was later, correctly, given to Neild for a full sack.

  5. By Ryan on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    Biggest concern is Trent Williams blocking. He looked terrible for where he should be in his maturity.

  6. By maurice on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    A win is a win and against an NFC East no less! What a find Neild is. However, the OL was a significant issue last year and is still a major issue. Especially the left side of the line. Trent Williams and Licktenster (spelling but you know who I mean) were a liability today. The same as they were last year. Williams was best when he had Dockery teamed with him. He has fallen apart with Shanny’s “man” Licktenster as his linemate. One or both need to go. But to late to replace them this year. The “Dogs” will be pinning their ears back and commin after our left side of the line.

  7. By Gene on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    Characteristically giving up big plays on third down and making big mistakes, but uncharacteristically making the big plays on offense and defense. With a weakened Giants team the Redskins should have won and they did. That is a good sign, maybe, of things to come. I sense a new confidence and determination to “finish” the game.

  8. By J. Dantes on Sep 11, 2011 | Reply

    Our best player was thw whole team. this is not an individual sport.

  9. By Brian Tinsman on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    @J. Dantes-

    I 100% agree, but as long as we track individual stats, we might as well celebrate those that achieve greatness, even if it was a team effort that allowed him to make the play 🙂

  10. By murtd1 on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    whats the status on Landry? With him we may be top 5 defense, without him the secondaries very vulnerable to the deep ball.

  11. By Brian Tinsman on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply


    Landry practiced at the beginning of last week but had a setback on his hamstring. He’s probably considered day-to-day at this point, but hamstrings can be very finicky in how they heal. Hopefully he’ll be back soon, because the defense certainly favors his skill set.

  12. By Trent on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    @gene – They may have given up some plays on 3rd down, but the giants went 1 for 10 on 3rd down conversions, so you are being a bit pessimistic on that.

  13. By dan on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    We can deal with Landry coming back at his own progress, but the left side of the line, namely trent williams looked terrible. The one fumble charged to grossman was clearly williams fault he got juked out of his cleats and was just frozen there. He needs to improve his play or stronger teams will exploit that weakness.

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