First quarter review is here.
2-1-WAS 1 (15:00) M.Vick up the middle to WAS 1 for no gain (L.Fletcher; C.Neild). QB sneak
As enjoyable as Fletcher’s leap over the line was, it’s the interior defensive linemen dominating the middle that really win this play. Unfortunately we don’t get a good camera angle to pick out individual efforts.
3-1-WAS 1 (14:19) T.Herremans reported in as eligible. L.McCoy left end for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
Carriker drives the LG into the backfield, but with Atogwe losing a backfield collision with the fullback and Landry getting driven off the corner by the TE McCoy never needs to cut back.
A.Henery extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Dorenbos, Holder-C.Henry.
PHI 14 WAS 0, 10 plays, 72 yards, 5:40 drive, 0:45 elapsed
A.Henery kicks 70 yards from PHI 35 to WAS -5. B.Banks to WAS -4 for 1 yard. FUMBLES, and recovers at WAS -4. B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 10 for 14 yards (A.Jordan). PENALTY on WAS-K.Golston, Offensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 10.
Washington Redskins at 14:15, (1st play from scrimmage 14:07)
1-10-WAS 5 (14:07) (Shotgun) R.Grossman pass incomplete short left to J.Gaffney.
The snap wasn’t high and Rex appeared to be ready for it, so can’t really see why he failed to catch this snap.
2-10-WAS 5 (14:03) R.Helu left tackle to WAS 7 for 2 yards (J.Babin).
The LDE is in a wide alignment and blows past Brown’s outside shoulder, and gets a hand out to hook Helu’s jersey even as he’s taking the hand off.
3-8-WAS 7 (13:29) (Shotgun) R.Grossman pass incomplete deep middle to R.Helu.
PENALTY on PHI-K.Coleman, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at WAS 7 - No Play.
Trent has been looking better, but here he commits one of his trademark bad habits from last year. He gets back on his heals when he allows the LDE to initiate contact with him and is driven straight back into Rex. He pays for it as he gets pushed into position for the RDE, working around Brown, to fall on the back of his leg. Rex gets it out just in time and Helu has found himself a nice little gap in the coverage, but the throw is about 8 inches too high and Helu gets leveled.
1-10-WAS 22 (13:24) R.Grossman pass short left to F.Davis to WAS 28 for 6 yards (M.Fokou).
Having Davis leave the RDE unblocked is one thing, but its even ballsier since the playfake takes Torain in the opposite direction. Rex is rather lucky that the DE slips. Brown and Paulsen double the LDE, but Brown fails to abandon the double team in time to intercept the OLB on a delayed blitz so Rex is under even more duress and takes a hit.
2-4-WAS 28 (12:44) R.Torain up the middle to WAS 29 for 1 yard (D.Landri).
Chester pulls (!). Locklear and Montgomery (remember he’s at LG now) try to double team the RDT but after getting a little push initially the defender manages to drive underneath the blocks and take down Torain.
3-3-WAS 29 (12:10) (Shotgun) R.Grossman pass incomplete short middle to J.Gaffney (D.Rodgers-Cromartie).
Penalty on WAS-F.Davis, Offensive Pass Interference, declined.
Rex takes the snap from shotgun, takes a three step drop, and then clearly his pocket sense fails him as he tries to step up into the pocket despite the fact that both tackles are in the process of getting beat to the inside. He escapes, but then forces a throw to Gaffney who has a corner lurking right over him and it should have been picked.
4-3-WAS 29 (12:03) S.Rocca punts 50 yards to PHI 21, Center-N.Sundberg, fair catch by D.Jackson.
50 yards and 4.8 seconds of hang time, plus some excellent gunner work from Brandyn Thompson, is a pretty good recipe for a fair catch.
Philadelphia Eagles at 11:56
1-10-PHI 21 (11:56) L.McCoy right end to PHI 21 for no gain (R.McIntosh, L.Fletcher).
Rocky and Fletcher read the play immediately and race to the corner before the intended second level blocks can get out to them.
2-10-PHI 21 (11:14) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass deep right to J.Maclin pushed ob at PHI 47 for 26 yards (D.Hall).
1-10-PHI 47 (10:44) M.Vick pass deep middle to B.Celek to WAS 32 for 21 yards (L.Fletcher; R.McIntosh).
The blitz works, it’s just slow-developing – like many of Haslett’s blitzes. Orakpo rushes from a very wide alignment and despite one member of the Eagles tight trips bunch staying in protection and running him outside, the LT also fans out to follow him and this opens an easy blitz lane for Barnes, but Barnes has a good distance to travel and Vick gets the ball out quick.
1-10-WAS 32 (9:57) (Shotgun) L.McCoy left end to WAS 21 for 11 yards (J.Wilson).
The Eagles have twins TE to the left, who in conjunction with the LT create a pretty good seal on Orakpo and Bowen, while the pulling LG keeps Wilson from denying the corner.
1-10-WAS 21 (9:18) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass short middle to B.Celek to WAS 12 for 9 yards (R.Kerrigan).
Kerrigan doesn’t get as good a jam on the TE as he wants and consequently is a step or two behind in coverage.
2-1-WAS 12 (8:36) L.McCoy up the middle to WAS 9 for 3 yards (B.Orakpo).
Bowen gets dominated and taken to the inside to open up the cutback on the counter run, and the LT gets out to Rocky to preserve it. Orakpo is unblocked and in a position to take down McCoy after his initial cut, but McCoy is just too good to be taken down by one guy in the open.
1-9-WAS 9 (7:51) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass short right to J.Maclin to WAS 10 for -1 yards (O.Atogwe, K.Golston) [R.Kerrigan].
Redskins crowd the line with eight defenders, but despite showing blitz Landry and Atogwe buzz the short zones, which allows the three corners to play soft and makes this a fairly safe call. The confusion works as neither the RT or either back picks up Kerrigan off the edge and he bats the pass in the air.
2-10-WAS 10 (7:10) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass incomplete short middle to L.McCoy. shovel pass
This time the apparent eight man blitz really is an eight man blitz, and the Eagles know this because Haslett’s macho aggressive streak is so predictable. So they call the perfect play for it and if McCoy hadn’t dropped the shovel pass it would have been an easy touchdown.
3-10-WAS 10 (7:07) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass incomplete short right to J.Maclin [R.Kerrigan].
Eagles line up with a tight trips bunch to the left, and McCoy in the backfield but split way out behind that bunch turning it into a diamond of sorts. Removing McCoy from the protection turns out to be a bad idea as Kerrigan is left unblocked and Vick has to rush his throw.
4-10-WAS 10 (7:03) A.Henery 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Dorenbos, Holder-C.Henry.
PHI 17 WAS 0, 10 plays, 69 yards, 4:58 drive, 8:02 elapsed
A.Henery kicks 73 yards from PHI 35 to WAS -8. B.Banks to WAS 15 for 23 yards (J.Jarrett; B.Hughes).
Washington Redskins at 6:58, (1st play from scrimmage 6:54)
1-10-WAS 15 (6:54) R.Grossman pass deep middle intended for J.Gaffney INTERCEPTED by N.Allen at PHI 40. N.Allen to WAS 47 for 13 yards (R.Torain).
Gaffney is running a skinny post and either Rex expected him to break inside much harder or he simply underthrows it – probably the latter.
Philadelphia Eagles at 6:40
1-10-WAS 47 (6:40) M.Vick scrambles up the middle to WAS 22 for 25 yards (L.Fletcher, J.Wilson).
Any other QB and Orakpo just destroys this play. Due to some sort of miscommunication on the line the LT blocks to the inside on Bowen and but the center has Cofield. The LG has no one to block, realizes something is wrong, but can’t twirl around and get to the outside before Orakpo completely embarrasses the TE who is left alone against him. Unfortunately Vick is Vick, and he does his thing.
1-10-WAS 22 (5:54) L.McCoy right end to WAS 21 for 1 yard (L.Landry).
Golston, Cofield and Carriker all stand up their blockers at the line, forcing McCoy to about his intended play and try to slip around the right edge. The logjam in the middle also prevents the center from getting to the second level cleanly, meaning Fletcher can track McCoy across the field forcing another cutback, which allows Landry to make the tackle from behind.
2-9-WAS 21 (5:13) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass incomplete deep middle to B.Celek (L.Fletcher).
Carriker gets push on the RG and gets his hand in the air but the pass slips by him; Fletcher is a couple steps behind the TE down the deep seam and never turns to play the ball but raises his arm and breaks things up just enough.
3-9-WAS 21 (5:06) (Shotgun) M.Vick pass incomplete deep left to D.Jackson.
PENALTY on WAS-J.Wilson, Illegal Contact, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 21 - No Play.
It appears that Atogwe got confused here. He starts to blitz off the offensive right edge but aborts when the TE releases into a route despite the fact that Fletcher was already covering the guy.
1-10-WAS 16 (4:59) L.McCoy up the middle to WAS 5 for 11 yards (L.Landry).
The RT misses the second level block on Rocky, who ends up perfectly positioned after the TE crosses the backfield and seals Kerrigan to the inside, but McCoy puts one of those infuriating little moves on him at the LOS and then splits Fletcher and Atogwe to pick up the big gain.
1-5-WAS 5 (4:19) (Shotgun) L.McCoy left end to WAS 5 for no gain (S.Bowen; L.Fletcher).
Cofield gains penetration from the backside forcing McCoy to cut early; Bowen pushes the C into the backfield and lets Fletcher close cleanly.
2-5-WAS 5 (3:40) (Shotgun) L.McCoy up the middle to WAS 5 for no gain (S.Bowen).
Very nice play by Bowen here. Fletcher shoots the offensive left A gap and absorbs the trap block and Bowen, unblocked because he was supposed to be the target of the trap, reads the play and instead of getting over eager and penetrating slides to his left and stuffs the play.
3-5-WAS 5 (3:03) (Shotgun) M.Vick sacked at WAS 6 for -1 yards (B.Cofield).
Orakpo is completely unblocked off the edge. Vick escapes because he’s Vick, but Rocky works his way toward the sideline versus the TE and forces Vick to cut inside, where Cofield is in position to take him down due to the fact that his motor runs longer than the guys blocking him.
4-6-WAS 6 (2:31) A.Henery 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Dorenbos, Holder-C.Henry. PHI 20 WAS 0, 8 plays, 41 yards, 1 penalty, 4:13 drive, 12:33 elapsed
A.Henery kicks 70 yards from PHI 35 to WAS -5. B.Banks to WAS 30 for 35 yards (R.Cooper).
Washington Redskins at 2:27, (1st play from scrimmage 2:21)
1-10-WAS 30 (2:21) R.Grossman pass short left to F.Davis pushed ob at WAS 47 for 17 yards (K.Coleman).
The LBs bite hard on the play fake meaning the Davis doesn’t have much in the way of opposition in front of him after taking the screen.
1-10-WAS 47 (2:00) R.Grossman pass incomplete short middle to S.Moss.
2-10-WAS 47 (1:56) R.Grossman pass short middle to F.Davis to PHI 35 for 18 yards (D.Rodgers-Cromartie; N.Allen). Timeout #1 by WAS at 01:43.
The safety and one of the two LBs from Philly’s nickel package blitz. Rex sees it coming and dumps it to Davis right in the void left by the blitz, and he has the speed to slip away from the other LB for a good gain.
1-10-PHI 35 (1:43) R.Grossman pass incomplete short middle to S.Moss.
Santana beats the jam and takes advantage of a coverage miscommunication to fins a big hole in the zone, but falls before Rex can get him the ball.
2-10-PHI 35 (1:38) R.Grossman pass short middle to D.Stallworth to PHI 23 for 12 yards (N.Asomugha).
1-10-PHI 23 (1:18) (No Huddle) PENALTY on WAS-E.Cook, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at PHI 23 - No Play.
The penalty gets called on Cook, but he’s actually the only one who didn’t false start – he was down in his stance holding the ball when the rest of the line started the play. I guess the refs didn’t want to make that “on the entire offensive line” call.
1-15-PHI 28 (1:14) R.Grossman pass incomplete deep right to S.Moss (N.Allen).
Rex fails to read the coverage again and throws a should-be pick.
2-15-PHI 28 (1:13) (Shotgun) R.Helu right guard to PHI 24 for 4 yards (J.Chaney).
Timeout #2 by WAS at 00:42.
Montgomery pulls to the right, but all he manages to do is run into the LDT who Brown had already sealed to the outside.
3-11-PHI 24 (:42) (Shotgun) R.Grossman sacked at PHI 32 for -8 yards (M.Patterson).
The RDT drives Montgomery back then puts a swim move on him and takes down Rex. Redskins have an empty backfield so there is no help.
Timeout #2 by PHI at 00:35.
4-19-PHI 32 (:35) G.Gano 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-S.Rocca.
PHI 20 WAS 3, 9 plays, 38 yards, 1:57 drive, 14:30 elapsed
G.Gano kicks 65 yards from WAS 35 to end zone, Touchback.
Philadelphia Eagles at 0:30