It’s that time of the week where you the fans can vote on who YOU thought was MVR(edskin) from yesterday’s 24-14 victory.
Collectively, the Redskins played sound football for 60 minutes, only turning the ball over once, reducing their penalty yardage to 25 and keeping the Raiders offense at bay—pun intended I suppose.
However, there were a few individual performances that stood out to include Ryan Kerrigan, Barry Cofield and David Amerson on the defensive side of the pigskin along with Pierre Garcon’s consistent day for the offense.
Before you just go clicking on through like this is an ‘I accept’ portion, here’s a quick review of what each of the MVR(edskin) candidates yesterday:
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon
Garcon’s jets have yet to cool on the young season, as he added to his hot start with six catches for 59 yards (team-high) and a third quarter touchdown.
Whenever Robert Griffin III was in need, whether it was on a screen pass or a short slant, the six-year veteran was there with a helping hand.
If it weren’t for the grounds crew paint job, Garcon would have had a second touchdown before stepping out just short of the end zone in the second quarter.
Don’t forget his legendary spike either.
Nose Tackle Barry Cofield
With his hand free from that bowling ball-sized cast he sported at the beginning of the season, the Raiders interior offensive line was no match for the defensive captain.
For the first time in his NFL career, Cofield managed not one, but two sacks on Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn.
Continually manhandling the Raiders, Cofield—who was rated the best at his position in 3-4 schemes—made it easier for the Redskins secondary to focus on their assignments and play freer than they had all season.
Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan
In a linebacker corps filled with talent, Kerrigan’s performance has caught the attention of just above everyone not playing the quarterback position.
Continually creating mismatch problems for offensive lineman who can’t handle his lethal combination of speed, strength and high football IQ, the third-year linebacker slammed Flynn into the O.co Coliseum’s outfield twice.
His second forced a fumble (recovered by Cofield) that set up the game-winning touchdown by Roy Helu Jr.
Named after former Redskin Deacon Jones, Kerrigan is in the early discussion for the inaugural Deacon Jones Award.
Cornerback David Amerson
Finally getting his opportunity to show off his ball-hawking skills of legendary status, Amerson jumped a route and raced down the sideline for his first interception and pick-six of his career.
Reading Flynn like a book and know his propensity to lock in on a target plus the receiver’s lackadaisical effort, Amerson was able to add to the defense’s quick-strike mentality/label. It was the third time this season that the defense was the first unit to score a touchdown.
Remember to go to the revamped Redskins homepage now to vote for whom you think is most deserving.
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