My initial reactions to the GM change went up in the previous post.
1st quarter game review is here, and 2nd quarter is here.
Play by play info is taken from the NFL Game Book, and my commentary has its own font.
S.Janikowski kicks 65 yards from OAK 30 to WAS 5. D.Thomas to WAS 30 for 25 yards (C.Johnson).
Washington Redskins at 15:00, (1st play from scrimmage 14:53)
1-10-WAS 30 (14:53) Q.Ganther left end to WAS 31 for 1 yard (R.Seymour).
Davis kicks his man to the outside well, but Levi loses control of the DE who works around him and pulls down Ganther as he runs through the hole.
2-9-WAS 31 (14:14) (Shotgun) J.Campbell pass incomplete short middle to A.Randle El [C.Johnson].
PENALTY on OAK-T.Branch, Defensive Pass Interference, 8 yards, enforced at WAS 31 - No Play.
A safety blitzes off the right edge and Ganther is slow to recognize it, thus givng up a hit on Campbell that forces the throw high.
1-10-WAS 39 (14:06) (Shotgun) J.Campbell pass incomplete short middle to D.Thomas (T.Howard).
Mike Williams allows a blitzing LB to penetrate against his outside shoulder. Ganther is in position to pick him up, but comes off him to bail out Stephon Heyer who is busy getting beat around the outside. Fortunately the LB still gets tangled up on Ganther's feet and Campbell is saved a hit, but another LB lurking over the middle interposes himself between Campbell and Devin Thomas' crossing route and deflects the ball.
2-10-WAS 39 (14:06) J.Campbell pass incomplete short middle to A.Randle El (S.Routt).
Dockery is distracted by a potential blitzing LB and completely misses his block against the RDE, but fortuantely Campbell gets the ball out to Randle El on a quick slant before he is hit. Randle El gets good inside position on the DB and the ball hits him in the hands, but he just drops it.
3-10-WAS 39 (14:03) (Shotgun) J.Campbell sacked at WAS 26 for -13 yards (M.Mitchell).
Raiders blitz a DB from either side. There are no TEs in the formation, and Ganther can only pick up one of them (it appears he never saw the one coming from the left anyway) and Campbell never has a chance.
4-23-WAS 26 (13:51) H.Smith punts 40 yards to OAK 34, Center-E.Albright. J.Higgins to OAK 44 for 10 yards (H.Blades,
Lorenzo Alexander gets a hand on the returner and nearly brings him down for yet another amazing special teams tackle, but the guy just barely escapes.
Oakland Raiders at 13:39
1-10-OAK 44 (13:39) J.Fargas right tackle to OAK 46 for 2 yards (A.Montgomery).
Rocky takes on the lead FB and beats him, forcing the RB back into the middle of the field.
2-8-OAK 46 (13:03) J.Russell pass short middle to Z.Miller to WAS 45 for 9 yards (R.McIntosh).
1-10-WAS 45 (12:26) J.Fargas left tackle to WAS 41 for 4 yards (L.Landry).
The TE effectively kicks out Orakpo at RDE. Kedric Golston gives the C a fight and nearly closes off the hole but his legs get tangled and he is taken to the ground at the last second.
2-6-WAS 41 (11:48) J.Fargas left tackle to WAS 38 for 3 yards (P.Daniels).
Philip Daniels is at LDT, overhwelms the RG, and works his way across the back of the formation to make the tackle.
Timeout #1 by OAK at 10:59.
3-3-WAS 38 (10:59) J.Russell pass short right to J.Higgins to WAS 28 for 10 yards (R.McIntosh, C.Rogers).
1-10-WAS 28 (10:23) (Shotgun) J.Russell sacked at WAS 37 for -9 yards (B.Orakpo).
Orakpo rushes from RDE. He is stopped cold by the LT, but then sees Golston drawing a double team from the LG and C. Orakpo disengages and works back behind Golston, then comes up the middle for the sack.
2-19-WAS 37 (9:46) L.Murphy right end to WAS 36 for 1 yard (L.Fletcher).
3-18-WAS 36 (9:00) (Shotgun) J.Russell pass incomplete short right to D.McFadden (L.Landry).
Landry gets to make his big hit to knock the ball out, and this time it works out in our favor.
Timeout #1 by WAS at 08:54.
4-18-WAS 36 (8:54) S.Janikowski 54 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-S.Lechler.
WAS 17 OAK 13, 9 plays, 20 yards, 4:50 drive, 6:11 elapsed
S.Janikowski kicks 66 yards from OAK 30 to WAS 4. D.Thomas to WAS 25 for 21 yards (B.Myers).
Washington Redskins at 8:49, (1st play from scrimmage 8:43)
1-10-WAS 25 (8:43) J.Campbell pass incomplete short right to F.Davis [S.Routt].
Another DB comes off the edge without Ganther noticing him at all, so Campbell is knocked over backwards as he throws.
2-10-WAS 25 (8:39) (Shotgun) J.Campbell sacked at WAS 17 for -8 yards (M.Shaughnessy).
Both tackles get beat to the outside (again) - Ganther saves Levi but the LDE blows past Heyer for the sack.
3-18-WAS 17 (8:10) (Shotgun) J.Campbell pass deep right to D.Thomas to WAS 26 for 9 yards (T.Branch).
4-9-WAS 26 (7:36) H.Smith punts 44 yards to OAK 30, Center-E.Albright. J.Higgins to OAK 49 for 19 yards (H.Blades).
Oakland Raiders at 7:23
1-10-OAK 49 (7:23) J.Russell pass incomplete deep middle to Z.Miller [R.Jackson].
Rob Jackson splits the LG and LT, then dodges the RB's attempt to pick him up. Meanwhile Daniels at LDE finds himself blocked only by the FB and gets a piece of Russell as well.
2-10-OAK 49 (7:17) J.Russell pass short left to Z.Miller to WAS 40 for 11 yards (C.Wilson).
1-10-WAS 40 (6:44) D.McFadden left end to WAS 34 for 6 yards (R.Doughty).
Chris Wilson has a clean shot at McFadden through the hole but misses the tackle.
2-4-WAS 34 (6:05) D.McFadden right end to WAS 36 for -2 yards (L.Fletcher).
Landry blows up the FB, allowing our LBs to pursue and close off the corner.
3-6-WAS 36 (5:23) (Shotgun) J.Russell pass short left to L.Murphy to WAS 28 for 8 yards (F.Smoot).
1-10-WAS 28 (4:39) J.Russell sacked at WAS 34 for -6 yards (A.Carter).
Carter is too much for the LT and he blindsides Russell despite being held.
2-16-WAS 34 (4:01) (Shotgun) PENALTY on OAK-C.Carlisle, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 34 - No Play.
2-21-WAS 39 (3:43) J.Russell pass short right to Z.Miller to WAS 40 for -1 yards.
PENALTY on OAK-C.Green, Ineligible Downfield Pass, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 39 - No Play.
2-26-WAS 44 (3:10) (Shotgun) J.Russell sacked at OAK 47 for -9 yards (B.Orakpo).
LT gets caught flat footed and Orakpo blows by him, and the RB fails to notice that Orakpo is going to win the battle and doesn't come to the LT's aid.
3-35-OAK 47 (2:35) (Shotgun) J.Russell pass short middle to Z.Miller to WAS 40 for 13 yards (L.Fletcher).
Washington challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was REVERSED.
(Shotgun) J.Russell pass incomplete short middle to Z.Miller (L.Fletcher).
4-35-OAK 47 (2:30) S.Lechler punts 53 yards to end zone, Center-J.Condo, Touchback.
Washington Redskins at 2:23
1-10-WAS 20 (2:23) Q.Ganther right end to WAS 32 for 12 yards (T.Howard).
Heyer almost lets the LDE work around him to the outside to blow up the play, so Yoder must shed off early to pick him up. Mike Williams almost gives up the hole to the DT, but Ganther runs through the arm tackle and Williams' bulk, quite by accident, ends up in the way of a LB who is closing in. Ganther takes two more hits 6 yards past the LOS, but maintains his footing long enough to lunge across the first down line. This guy's running abilities are absolutely for real - if only we could teach him to recognize a blitz...
1-10-WAS 32 (1:51) Q.Ganther right tackle to WAS 36 for 4 yards (D.Bryant).
There wasn't much of a hole here, but Ganther sniffed out the tiny bit of space available between Rabach and Williams and then powered through contact to turn this into a respectable gain.
2-6-WAS 36 (1:16) J.Campbell pass incomplete short left to S.Moss (S.Routt).
3-6-WAS 36 (1:12) (Shotgun) J.Campbell pass short right to R.Cartwright to WAS 44 for 8 yards (C.Johnson).
Devin Thomas out of the slot does a nice job of colliding with the LB right off the line to prevent him from getting out to the flat in time to cover Rock.
1-10-WAS 44 (:51) Q.Ganther left tackle to OAK 46 for 10 yards (H.Eugene).
The Raiders line crashes the inside gaps, so Davis at LTE takes a LB to the outside to open the hole, and Yoder, leading from FB, completely crushes the Mike.
1-10-OAK 46 (:16) Q.Ganther left tackle to OAK 45 for 1 yard (G.Warren).
Rabach, despite initial help from Dockery, can't keep the DT from stuffing the play.