The last game of the 2013 season was a wet and miserable 20-6 loss to the New York Giants. The Redskins defense limited an offense playing without it’s starting quarterback and top two receivers in the second half, but the offense could not score a touchdown.
Let’s take a look back at what went right and wrong at New York.
WHAT WENT RIGHT
Highlight: Reed Doughty intercepts Curtis Painter in the end zone.
What went right: The captain in coverage.
-The Giants line up in a shotgun set with a running back in protection, a tight end and an H-back on the left and a wide receiver on the right.
-The Redskins show their base 3-4 alignment and initially rush four defenders.
-Three linebackers are singled up in man coverage. Rob Jackson shadows Bear Pascoe , and Perry Riley Jr. eyes Peyton Hillis before adding pressure.
-London Fletcher, in the last game of a 16-year career, covers tight end Brandon Myers.
-Barry Cofield splits a double team and pressures Painter into throwing. Read more »
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Until the Washington Redskins officially announce the hiring of the 29th head coach in franchise history, countless names will be the linked to the prestigious position.
ESPN’s John Clayton gave his list of 10 quality candidates earlier.
Now it’s CSN Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir’s turn to give names of interest:
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Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen kicked off the search for the next head coach of the Redskins on Monday.
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“It’s gonna be a great new feeling, it’s gonna be a fresh new start. We got a lot of great receivers around us, and we’re gonna make things happen.”
That was Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon just moments after signing a lucrative contract during the 2012 free agency period.
Knowing they’d be selecting a stud quarterback just weeks later (Robert Griffin III), Washington went out and got the top receiving threat on the market.
Some questioned the decision.
Washington’s making a silly move during free agency once again, guys. Shoot he was the No. 3 receiver in Indy for a majority of his tenure.
Well he was behind two legends and he hadn’t fully developed yet. But keep on hatin’ on.
In 2013, he proved he can be the guy and then some. Setting a franchise-record for receptions in a season with 113, the six-year veteran also accumulated a career-high 1,346 yards and five touchdowns.
A quick look back at his season:
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Kedric Golston arrived home Sunday night and found his 6-year old son down in the dumps. The eighth-year defensive end knew how he felt.
After the New York Giants added a final damper on Washington’s season, the visitors at MetLife Stadium had a season’s worth of questions to answer.
The day after their arrival back at Redskins Park, their head coach and eight assistants had been relieved of their duties. While Mike Shanahan gave a final statement, the players cleaned out their lockers and looked forward to the offseason.
The following are their recollections of the 2013 season:
Kedric Golston (Monday):
I think my 6-year old summed it up best. When I walked in the door last night he had his head down and his arms folded and said, ‘Why did you lose the game?’ And I couldn’t answer it. Obviously my wife understands, being with me in this business for awhile that these kind of things happen. But there’s nothing we can do about it now. We had all season to try and fix it. Now is just about getting healthy, getting in the best shape you can, come out here and try to impress in following years.
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