Friday, July 17, 2009

Hogs Haven's Best and Worst of '08

Hogs Haven, probably the premier Redskins blog, has put up Top 5 lists of the best and worst moments of the 2008 Redskins season. Check out the post here, complete with video clips for some of them. Off the top of my head, I can think of one entry that should be added to each list.

Worst: Geisinger vs. Suggs
In week 14, while facing the formidable Raven's defense, Jon Jansen goes down and Stephon Heyer is forced into the lineup at RT. Later, Chris Samuels, who has been struggling to keep Terrell Suggs under control, goes down for the year with his triceps injury. Apparently not wanting to shift Heyer in the middle of a possession, Justin Geisinger, the backup center with hardly any NFL playing experience, finds himself lined up at left tackle against Terrell freakin Suggs. Even Suggs was appalled - on video you can see him yelling to our sideline asking if we're trying to get our quarterback killed. One play later, Geisinger is mystifyingly not given even a tight end chip for help, and we face the inevitable result: Suggs buries Campbell in the turf, mercifully ending the drive.

Best: Portis ices second straight division win
With a 23-17 lead late in the 4th quarter in Philadelphia (week 5), the Redskins face a 4th and 1 at the Eagles' 38 yard line. If we fail to convert, the Eagles have over two minutes to score - and a touchdown and extra point would win it for them. The Redskins run a draw. The Eagles achieve penetration and Portis is hit well in the backfield, but lowers his helmet, churns his legs, and just puuuuushes across the line for the first down. Campbell kneels three times; game over.

Anything else that should be added to either the Best or Worst lists?

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