1st quarter review
2-5-JAX 14 (15:00) R.Torain up the middle to JAX 10 for 4 yards (K.Morrison).
There was a big hole here, but Trent is unable to intercept the MLB downfield.
3-1-JAX 10 (14:21) M.Sellers up the middle to JAX 9 for 1 yard (Da.Smith).
Lichtensteiger blows a DT off the line, but Trent and Cooley fail to keep the right side of the jaguars line from crashing inside. Still looks to me like Sellers got stopped short, but the spot worked out in our favor.
1-9-JAX 9 (13:53) R.Grossman pass short middle to C.Cooley to JAX 1 for 8 yards (D.Carey; C.Greene).
Cooley sells his block hard on the play fake, so the LBs forget about him and he is wide open for Rex on the bootleg.
2-1-JAX 1 (13:02) R.Torain right end to JAX 1 for no gain (R.Allen; J.Mincey).
Rabach is immediately knocked to the ground and the penetration causes Torain to be making cuts in the backfield.
3-1-JAX 1 (12:20) R.Grossman pass incomplete short right to M.Sellers (J.Mincey).
The play action works and Davis springs open on a drag to the left, but Rex is focused on Paulsen or Cooley and doesn’t notice Davis until the pressure gets to him, whereupon he goes through the standard “Rex under pressure” routine of backpedaling desperately, pump faking, and finally awkwardly throwing it away in such a manner that it quite possibly could have been picked.
4-1-JAX 1 (12:10) R.Torain up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
Lichtensteiger pulls, goes low, and takes down the defenders closing on the hole, allowing Torain to dive over him.
G.Gano extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-S.Paulescu.
WAS 17 JAX 10, 14 plays, 68 yards, 7:50 drive, 2:53 elapsed
G.Gano kicks 73 yards from WAS 30 to JAX -3. D.Karim to JAX 18 for 21 yards (P.Riley).
Jacksonville Jaguars at 12:07, (1st play from scrimmage 12:00)
1-10-JAX 18 (12:00) D.Garrard pass short left to Z.Potter to JAX 24 for 6 yards (R.McIntosh).
Redskins rush both OLBs, so Rocky has to take the TE in the flat and is slow getting over.
2-4-JAX 24 (11:37) D.Garrard pass incomplete short left to J.Hill.
This is a quick slant to take advantage of Buchanon’s very soft coverage. Alexander is rushing but reads the slant, takes a step back, and leaps. He may or may not have tipped it, but even if he didn’t he nearly got a hand on it and by interfering with the WR’s vision of the ball may have contributed to the drop.
3-4-JAX 24 (11:33) (Shotgun) D.Garrard pass short left to R.Jennings to JAX 35 for 11 yards (V.Holliday).
Ouch – Buchanon has a chance to prevent the first down, but after taking the screen pass the RB stiff arms him and flat out runs him over.
1-10-JAX 35 (11:11) R.Jennings left end to JAX 37 for 2 yards (L.Fletcher). PENALTY on JAX-M.Lewis, Offensive Holding, 11 yards, enforced at JAX 35 - No Play.
Bryant and Holliday each hold up two OLs on the line, keeping Fletcher clean and letting him make a nice pursuit and tackle.
1-21-JAX 24 (10:42) D.Garrard pass short right to M.Thomas to JAX 31 for 7 yards (A.Carriker).
Bubble screen. Carter is on one of the three WRs to the offensive right, he lets the guy carry him to the outside and then Rocky overpursues and makes a very weak tackle attempt. Carriker, surprisingly, manages to chase the WR down from behind.
2-14-JAX 31 (10:42) (Shotgun) D.Garrard pass short left to M.Lewis to JAX 35 for 4 yards (P.Buchanon).
3-10-JAX 35 (9:22) (Shotgun) D.Garrard pass incomplete deep left to M.Thomas.
Byron Westbrook and Fletcher both blitz through the offensive left B gap, but Fletcher gets winged by the LG and loses his footing and Westrbook is picked up by the RB. Buchanon has excellent coverage downfield.
4-10-JAX 35 (9:14) A.Podlesh punts 52 yards to WAS 13, Center-J.Cain. B.Banks to WAS 17 for 4 yards (K.Osgood). PENALTY on WAS-B.Banks, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 8 yards, enforced at WAS 17.
Jaguars #81 appears to be talking some shit to Banks as he is getting up, so Banks wittily responds by throwing the ball at the guys back while four feet in front of a referee. That sure showed him.
Washington Redskins at 9:03
1-10-WAS 9 (9:03) R.Torain left end to WAS 13 for 4 yards (Da.Smith).
Cooley does a nice job of kicking out the LB to open the hole on the edge, but can’t sustain the block quite long enough and the guy recovers to take down Torain from behind.
2-6-WAS 13 (8:23) K.Williams left end pushed ob at WAS 23 for 10 yards (C.Greene).
Keiland shows nice speed to the edge, and a good seal block by Trent on the RDE keeps the corner available for him.
1-10-WAS 23 (7:54) K.Williams right end to WAS 21 for -2 yards (R.Allen).
Something didn’t go right here. Cooley lines up wide but motions to the inside, then blocks in on the LDE with the intention of allowing Heyer to pull to the outside. Armstrong starts in the slot and blocks the LB, but when the LB gets past him Heyer runs right past the guy and seeks out a DB.
2-12-WAS 21 (7:10) (Shotgun) R.Grossman pass short left to S.Moss to WAS 29 for 8 yards (K.Morrison; C.Greene).
3-4-WAS 29 (6:26) (Shotgun) R.Grossman pass incomplete short left to K.Williams.
4-4-WAS 29 (6:20) S.Paulescu punts 40 yards to JAX 31, Center-N.Sundberg, downed by WAS-C.Wilson.
3.5 f-ing seconds
Jacksonville Jaguars at 6:07
1-10-JAX 31 (6:07) (Shotgun) D.Garrard pass incomplete short right to Z.Potter.
Four man front, with Carriker and Bryant as the DTs and Carter standing at the LDE position. No one gets open, so as Carriker gradually drives back the RT. Garrard is forced from the pocket, and Carter spins and sheds the TE and pursues him to the sideline.
2-10-JAX 31 (5:58) D.Garrard pass incomplete short left to J.Hill.
3-10-JAX 31 (5:53) (Shotgun) D.Garrard pass incomplete short middle to M.Lewis [R.Jackson].
Jackson rushes from ROLB, gets his hands on the LT, and drives him back. Meanwhile Chris Wilson aligns standing over the RG and stunts outside of Carter at LDE to close on Garrard from the other side.
4-10-JAX 31 (5:48) A.Podlesh punts 50 yards to WAS 19, Center-J.Cain, out of bounds.
Washington Redskins at 5:37
1-10-WAS 19 (5:37) R.Torain up the middle to WAS 21 for 2 yards (T.Alualu).
2-8-WAS 21 (4:54) R.Grossman pass incomplete short right to C.Cooley.
A safety comes clean off the edge because Torain commits way too early to help Lichtensteiger with a DL and fails to pick up the blitzers, so a safety comes free off the edge and forces a bad throw.
3-8-WAS 21 (4:54) (Shotgun) PENALTY on WAS-R.Grossman, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 21 - No Play.
3-13-WAS 16 (4:50) (Shotgun) R.Grossman pass short left to A.Armstrong to WAS 28 for 12 yards (Da.Smith).
The line holds up well against the four man rush. Armstrong springs open initially but it’s a short route and Rex is looking for the first down, so he waits until nothing else opens up and hits Armstrong who remains open and has been continually drifting back towards the first down marker, but not quite far enough.
4-1-WAS 28 (4:13) S.Paulescu punts 35 yards to JAX 37, Center-N.Sundberg. M.Thomas to WAS 42 for 21 yards (D.Young).
2.9 seconds. Seriously, 2.9 seconds. I don’t know of anyone that tracks punt hang times, but I have a hard time believing that between Hunter Smith and Sam Paulescu the Redskins haven’t had the worst punts in the NFL this year.
Jacksonville Jaguars at 4:00
1-10-WAS 42 (4:00) R.Jennings right end to WAS 40 for 2 yards (R.McIntosh).
2-8-WAS 40 (3:25) D.Garrard pass deep left to J.Hill to WAS 20 for 20 yards (P.Buchanon). WAS-A.Bryant was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
1-10-WAS 20 (2:57) D.Garrard pass incomplete deep left to J.Hill.
2-10-WAS 20 (2:51) (Shotgun) D.Garrard left guard for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
I don’t think this pass rush went as planned. Fletcher is lined up next to Rob Jackson and both rush, side by side, from the offensive left. Holliday is at RDE and also rushes wide. But Jarmon is at NT and rushes to the offensive right. Just to make it worse, Rocky is out of the play as well because he is covering the slot WR. So that leaves a huge hole up the middle, with a LG with nothing to do but lead Garrard down the field. I have to imagine one of the ILBs blew his assignment. Rocky looks like he was right to cover the slot because there was no one else to take the inside coverage on the slant, and Fletcher's alignment didn't really make sense since he just got int the way of Jackson and Holliday, so if I had to guess Fletcher would be my prime suspect.
J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cain, Holder-A.Podlesh.
WAS 17 JAX 17, 4 plays, 42 yards, 1:16 drive, 12:16 elapsed
J.Scobee kicks 60 yards from JAX 30 to WAS 10. B.Banks to WAS 23 for 13 yards (W.Middleton).
Washington Redskins at 2:44, (1st play from scrimmage 2:37)
1-10-WAS 23 (2:37) R.Grossman pass short middle to C.Cooley to WAS 35 for 12 yards (Da.Smith).
Nice job by Cooley fighting through two tacklers to push across the first down line.
1-10-WAS 35 (2:02) R.Grossman pass incomplete short left to C.Cooley.
Rex gets jumpy in the face of the zone blitz, and if he missed Cooley by much more the RDE who had dropped into coverage would have had a chance at the ball.
2-10-WAS 35 (1:59) R.Grossman pass short left to C.Cooley to WAS 43 for 8 yards (M.Hamlin).
Trent gets pushed back a bit; Rex slide steps to the outside to find a passing lane and is able to hit Cooley on the cross.
3-2-WAS 43 (1:16) R.Grossman pass short right to T.Austin to WAS 49 for 6 yards (W.Middleton).
Lichtensteiger gets off balance by attempting to block the DT who actually drops away from him to stunt to the outside, then is overwhelmed by the RDE and gives up a hit on Grossman right after the ball comes out.
1-10-WAS 49 (:52) R.Grossman pass incomplete short left to A.Armstrong.
2-10-WAS 49 (:47) R.Grossman pass incomplete short left to S.Moss (C.Greene).
Rex stares down Santana Moss badly, so the deep safety gets an early break and drills him to knock the ball out.
Timeout #1 by WAS at 00:40.
3-10-WAS 49 (:40) (Shotgun) R.Grossman sacked at WAS 39 for -10 yards (L.Hart).
Trent can’t handle the RDE, who sets him up and then puts on a move to get outside him. Trent slows him down a little with a rather blatant hold around the chest, but the guy slips away and pursues Rex to the sideline.
Timeout #1 by JAX at 00:30.
4-20-WAS 39 (:30) S.Paulescu punts 47 yards to JAX 14, Center-N.Sundberg. M.Thomas to JAX 20 for 6 yards (D.Young).
4.2 seconds. How sad that this is almost worth getting excited over.
Jacksonville Jaguars at 0:21
1-10-JAX 20 (:21) (Shotgun) D.Garrard left end to JAX 26 for 6 yards (R.Jackson).
Rob Jackson bites way too hard on the fake handoff and gives up contain on Garrard’s designed run to the outside, but does a good job of recovery and pursuit.
Timeout #2 by JAX at 00:15.
2-4-JAX 26 (:15) R.Jennings up the middle to JAX 30 for 4 yards (R.McIntosh).
G.Gano kicks 66 yards from WAS 30 to JAX 4. D.Karim to JAX 11 for 7 yards (A.Armstrong).
Jacksonville Jaguars at 15:00, (1st play from scrimmage 14:54)
1-10-JAX 11 (14:54) R.Jennings up the middle to JAX 13 for 2 yards (R.McIntosh).
Carter holds the corner against both the TE and the pulling guard.
2-8-JAX 13 (14:18) D.Garrard pass short right to R.Jennings to JAX 17 for 4 yards (L.Fletcher).
3-4-JAX 17 (13:34) (Shotgun) D.Garrard pass short right intended for M.Lewis INTERCEPTED by K.Barnes [C.Wilson] at JAX 22. K.Barnes to JAX 14 for 8 yards (M.Lewis).
Great move by Chris Wilson to get past the LG and then the RB, and bury Garrard, who does us a favor by making a terrible desperation pass at the worst (for the Jaguars) possible moment. Barnes had trail coverage on the TE and had inside positioning, leading to a fairly easy pick.
Washington Redskins at 13:25
1-10-JAX 14 (13:25) R.Torain left end to JAX 13 for 1 yard (R.Allen).
2-9-JAX 13 (12:56) R.Torain right end to JAX 13 for no gain (T.Knighton).
3-9-JAX 13 (12:18) G.Gano 31 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-S.Paulescu.