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Third Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 13, 2011 – 4:18 pm

When it comes to former Florida football players, just add sun and watcht them bloom.

Redskins kicker and former Florida State Seminole, Graham Gano, has provided the Redskins with each of the team’s nine points.  If not for the deceptive gusts in the stadium’s home plate endzone, the Redskins would actually be ahead midway through the third quarter, 12-10.

Then again, they might still be behind, 12-13.

Receiver Leonard Hankerson has already matched and exceeded his previous career numbers, with six receptions 75 yards through three quarters of play.  If he can keep up the pace, he’ll be the second Redskins rookie in as many weeks to eclipse 100 yards.

Speaking of amazing rookie performances, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has become twins with Brian Orakpo on defense.  Here are the numbers:

Orakpo: 5.5 sacks, 16 QB hits, 6 tackles for a loss.

Kerrigan: 5 sacks, 18 QB hits, 8 tackles for a loss

This is exactly what the Redskins were looking for when they traded down the board and snagged the Boilermaker at No. 16 overall.

Through 45 minutes, this game sports a startling lack of momentum, with neither team seemingly able to execute consistently on offense.  Everything is half a step away from being a big play, but both defenses seem capable of doing just enough to keep both offenses at bay.  This is the type of game that will turn on a sustained drive or big play.

It’s a one-point game with 15 to go: Dolphins 10, Redskins 9.

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14 Responses to “Third Quarter Thoughts”

  1. By jim horath on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Brian, appreciate your effort , enthusiasm (sp. ) but bottom line SSDD !!!!
    same sh-t different day !!!!!!!! I hate it that skins are big losers but remember my other team in AFC ??????? raiders ——– leader in their division !!!!!!!!!!

  2. By skinsfan_4ever on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    What are we doing??????? This is a mess!!!

  3. By Alexander Belyakov on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s switch quarterbacks some more, and then switch some more running backs. Keep the offensive coordinator, of course, that one is a keeper.

    Up yours, Redskins!

  4. By gary on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    who told kyle shanahan that he should run a professional offense.that boy should not be allowed to run a POP WARNER offense

  5. By jim horath on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    miami 1 win but now 2 wins. Skins are just losers with no DESIRE to win. loss to the dolphins is what snider deserves but not the fans who stay loyal to the skins. skins fan since 1968 here but also a raiders fan with some hope for raiders who at LEAST have DESIRE to win but have to stop all the penalties

  6. By Brian Tinsman on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    @jim horath–

    I’m never really sure why you out yourself as a Raiders fan? You’re a funny dude. I don’t think it’s as simple as desire. I think this team has a load of desire, but I’m not sure that the team has put it all together yet. I put my stock in teams like the 49ers, Lions, Bucs, Jets, and even Raiders, that have turned it around in recent years. It takes time though

  7. By Alex H. on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Un-Freakin’-believable!! I am floored at the lack of abilities on the Redskin team. I have been a fan for over three decades, and every year I have another reason to send my Redskin gear back to Dan Snyder. Who thought that a father/son team would be a good match for a struggling Redskins? Watching other NFL teams on AFN right now and I can see that 1) we are going nowhere soon and 2) we look a little better than a high school football team. Unsat….. simply stated….. unsat!!

  8. By Vic Colonello on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    OK, ‘Skins are without Hightower, Moss, Cooley, Brown and Williams on offense. That’s alot of firepower. The question is, if all these guys are in, does our offense look any better than any of Spurriers’ headless disastrous offenses?

    Will Andrew Luck be available? Would he help? Is Sonny available?

  9. By Brian Tinsman on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    @Vic Colonello–

    I believe Sonny is available. Billy Kilmer looked to be in great shape last night…

  10. By fttvienna on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply


  11. By J. Dantes on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    We are not going to have a shot at Luck. He will go to the Colts who might not get Peyton back. But with the team we have, i believe any other QB not named Beck or Grossman will do, to keep us with our patented losing seasons. lol

  12. By J. Dantes on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The sequel to my last posting: Snyder will get desperate when the Colts draft Luck, soi Snyder will trade the first pick for the next 5 years to the Colts for Luck, and we will have Luck. But with our patented back luck, our new Luck will break a neck vertebrae (sic) in our first intra-squad practice next year and go on injured reserve.

  13. By jim horath on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I out myself ( what ever that means) cause I am an NFL fan first & a skins fan (43 yrs. ) second & an afc team raiders fan since 1981. I have watched EVERY SUPER BOWL & watch a game if the skins or raiders are not playing at the same time. Every MNF game & SNF I watch also. My wife learned a long time ago how important NFL is to me !!!!!!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. By Vic Colonello on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @J. Dantes

    Just read your post from 11/14/11. How the hell did you call that? 3 #1’s and a #2 to the Rams for either Luck or RGIII is a helluva price to pay for a guy to run away from the rush. Great call! Let’s hope it turns out OK!

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