In the each of the first two games of the season, the Redskins have been faced with a critical fourth down while trailing in the game.
Against the Giants, it was a fourth-and-five on the Giants 37-yard line, at the end of the first half. Head coach Mike Shanahan put his faith in the offense to convert, and was rewarded with a 10-yard pass to Santana Moss for a first down. The drive ended with a game-tying touchdown run by Tim Hightower.
Against the Cardinals, yesterday, it was a fourth-and-three on the Cardinals 18-yard line, trailing by eight in the fourth quarter. Forgoing a chip shot field goal, Shanahan once again left his offense on the field, and was rewarded with a wide open Moss in the endzone for a touchdown.
No guts, no glory. Two weeks in a row, two fourth down conversions, and Shanahan described it was an easy decision. Read more »
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