Who said punting wasn’t exciting?
Through the first three possessions of the game, the Redskins and Bills traded punts, with Australian phenom Sav Rocca landing three total inside the 20 (one negated by penalty) in the first quarter.
The international man of mystery is locked in today, and so is his coverage team.
Despite the Bills’ second drive ending in a touchdown, the Redskins are still doing one thing right: gang tackling. Both near the line and down the field, the Redskins are swarming to the ball. Unfortunately, the drive amounted to two big passing plays to receivers that had gotten open in the secondary. Not sure what happened, but there were no burgundy hats in the area.
The score woke up the Redskins offense, who showed signs of life on the ensuing drive. After a self-inflicted fumble on a scramble, quarterback John Beck took to the air, hitting Leonard Hankerson for a 23-yard gain. This is the first catch of his young career, and a good rebound from the miscommunication that ended last week’s game.
Running back Ryan Torain looks good early, hitting the hole with conviction and fighting for the tough yards. The Redskins don’t have anything to show for it in the first quarter, but all three units seem to be warming up as the game goes on.
Bills on top after one, 0-7.
Tags: 2011 season, buffalo bills, first quarter, john beck, leonard hankerson, ryan torain, sav rocca, washington redskins
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