1-10-CAR 46 (15:00) C.Newton pass short right to J.Shockey to WAS 46 for 8 yards (L.Landry).
For all his rookie accomplishments we are sometimes reminded that Ryan Kerrigan is raw and still learning to be a linebacker. The bootleg is to his side and he’s way too slow to recognize the significance of the tight end releasing his block on him, and lets the guy get wide open in the flat.
2-2-WAS 46 (14:23) D.Williams right guard to WAS 43 for 3 yards (S.Bowen).
Golston and Nield each get pushed back buy double teams; Bowen penetrates from the backside but not quickly enough to prevent a first down.
1-10-WAS 43 (13:43) J.Stewart left guard to WAS 40 for 3 yards (B.Cofield).
Cofield is initially pushed back a bit by the center but then nicely sheds the block to keep the gain modest.
2-7-WAS 40 (13:04) J.Stewart up the middle to WAS 37 for 3 yards (B.Orakpo, J.Wilson).
Golston is at RDE. A double team drives him to the offensive right, then one of the blockers sheds and gets a hat on Rocky to open a pretty good hole. But Orakpo stands up the play side TE, sheds the block, and makes nice play to prevent a good gain.
3-4-WAS 37 (12:23) (Shotgun) C.Newton up the middle to WAS 30 for 7 yards (L.Fletcher).
Designed QB run. Orakpo sells out on the outside rush and the TE gives him a helpful shove in that direction. The LT seals Carriker inside so there is a huge hole and the RB gets a running start at Rocky, who is the only LB around since Fletcher is blitzing from the opposite side.
1-10-WAS 30 (11:41) C.Newton pass short right to J.Shockey to WAS 27 for 3 yards (L.Fletcher).
2-7-WAS 27 (11:01) C.Newton pass incomplete short middle to J.Shockey.
PENALTY on CAR-G.Hangartner, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at WAS 27 - No Play.
2-17-WAS 37 (10:56) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass deep left to S.Smith to WAS 1 for 36 yards (J.Wilson).
Rob Jackson rushes to the outside, then puts on an inside rip move to beat the LT. Kerrigan gets into the RT’s pads and drvies him back. Cofield – at DT in the four man nickel front – splits the C and RG with a nice swim move. With the pocket collapsing in on him Cam is still able to step into his throw (there’s just enough space because Bowen got little movement on his lineman) and places it absolutely perfectly. Doughty was a hair late getting over to Steve Smith, who had a step or two on Wilson, but the throw was so perfect I doubt it would have mattered. On this play the Redskins just got beat by two great players.
1-1-WAS 1 (10:07) (Shotgun) J.Stewart up the middle to WAS 1 for no gain.
Lorenzo Alexander is on the play side and beats the FB’s block well enough that the RB is directed inside where the LBs can stuff him.
2-1-WAS 1 (9:15) J.Stewart right guard to WAS 1 for no gain (R.Doughty). FUMBLES (R.Doughty), recovered by CAR- B.Hartsock at WAS 2. Carolina challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was Upheld. (Timeout #1.)
Rob Jackson, who consistently shows little interest in such quaint notions as gap discipline or keeping contain, takes a wide outside rush in just about the worst game situation to do so and leaves a huge open path to the end zone to the offensive right. Fortunately Keyaron Fox does a pretty good job of tracking the play to the outside and the RB cuts back in (I think he could have scored anyway so call this a failure of vision) and is stuffed because Kerrigan, Cofield, and Nield all beat blocks, slowing things up enough for Doughty to close.
3-2-WAS 2 (8:17) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass short left to B.LaFell for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
All the corners are playing inside leverage on their WRs, meaning it’s a simple matter for the slot guy to beat Barnes into the flat. Often on the goal line the slot corner will shade to the outside to cover the flat, and an ILB will be responsible for the slant. But both ILBs (and Doughty) were blitzing so Barnes had to cover the slant and just hope that the pressure would get there on time if the guy ran a flat route. It’s the kind of play where either the pressure gets there or you concede a touchdown.
O.Mare extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-J.Baker.
WAS 13 CAR 30, 12 plays, 65 yards, 8:26 drive, 6:47 elapsed
O.Mare kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone, Touchback.
Washington Redskins at 8:13
1-10-WAS 20 (8:13) J.Beck pass incomplete short left to T.Austin (G.Hardy).
The playside RDE sniffs out the play action and is in Beck’s face on the bootleg.
2-10-WAS 20 (8:08) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short middle to N.Paul to WAS 34 for 14 yards (D.Butler).
Nice little route by Niles Paul splits the coverage.
1-10-WAS 34 (7:37) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short left to J.Gaffney to WAS 49 for 15 yards (J.Anderson).
Panthers blitz the safety and LB; Beck recognizes it and beats it by throwing over their head to Gaffney on a slant under the soft coverage.
1-10-WAS 49 (7:08) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short right to F.Davis to CAR 34 for 17 yards (C.Godfrey).
1-10-CAR 34 (6:35) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short right to F.Davis to CAR 20 for 14 yards (T.Williams).
A LB gets manned up on Fred Davis and is promptly destroyed on an out route.
1-10-CAR 20 (6:07) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass incomplete short left to T.Austin (C.Munnerlyn).
Beck is looking for Armstrong on the go route but he’s not open, so he checks down to Austin on the slant. Montgomery and Cook allow penetration so Beck throws off his back foot; its behind Austin and very nearly intercepted.
2-10-CAR 20 (6:03) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass incomplete short right to A.Armstrong.
Helu threatening the flat freezes the play side CB, meaning Armstrong can slip into a very large hole in the zone coverage, but the throw is off target due to pressure given up by Jammal Brown.
3-10-CAR 20 (5:58) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short left to N.Paul to CAR 9 for 11 yards (D.Butler). Carolina challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was Upheld. (Timeout #2.)
Another good route by Paul. He initially stems his route a bit to the outside, then when he threatens upfield the CB thinks the outside stem was the misdirection and the real route will be a go – but its an out route all the way and Paul gets open by a couple of steps.
1-9-CAR 9 (5:52) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short left to R.Helu to CAR 7 for 2 yards (T.Williams).
Beck starts to step into a throw but Montgomery gives up late penetration and he has to pull it down. He spins out of the pocket and before going down flips it out to Helu who can’t beat the CB in the open field.
2-7-CAR 7 (5:12) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short middle to F.Davis for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Assistant challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was Upheld.
The pocket holds up against a four mand rush. A LB is manned up on Davis (the safeties are nicely frozen by complementary posts from Austin and Armstrong) and is abused on an in-an-out route at the goal line.
G.Gano extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-S.Rocca.
Timeout #3 by CAR at 05:05.
WAS 20 CAR 30, 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:08 drive, 9:55 elapsed
G.Gano kicks onside 14 yards from WAS 35 to WAS 49. L.Naanee (didn't try to advance) to WAS 49 for no gain (T.Austin).
Well, this was frankly a lousy onside kick and the Redskins never stood a chance.
Carolina Panthers at 5:05, (1st play from scrimmage 5:03)
1-10-WAS 49 (5:03) D.Williams left tackle to WAS 49 for no gain. WAS-R.Doughty was injured during the play. His return is Questionable. PENALTY on CAR-J.Shockey, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at WAS 49 - No Play.
This was actually a gain of four before the penalty, not no gain like the scorer is telling you. Although it is only the hold that created a gain as Fox was about to shed a block to make the stop.
1-20-CAR 41 (4:57) D.Williams up the middle to CAR 47 for 6 yards (R.McIntosh).
I have no idea what Cofield is doing here. He seems to read the FB’s kickout block as meaning that the run is going outside and he completely vacates his spot in the middle of the line, meaning the RB has an easy run straight up the middle with the RG free to get to the second level.
2-14-CAR 47 (4:11) J.Stewart right guard to WAS 49 for 4 yards (B.Cofield).
Carriker is driven off the line by a double team and Kerrigan is held outside by the TE. Landry sets the edge but he dives under the FB’s block and the RB is able to cut back cleanly. Very good read by Rocky McIntosh keeps the Panthers to an average gain.
Timeout #1 by WAS at 04:02.
3-10-WAS 49 (4:02) C.Newton up the middle to WAS 47 for 2 yards (K.Fox).
Cofield puts a great spin move on the center and blows into the backfield, but has no chance of chasing down Cam once he decides to run.
Timeout #2 by WAS at 03:59. 4-8-WAS 47 (3:59) J.Baker punts 35 yards to WAS 12, Center-J.Jansen, fair catch by B.Banks.
Washington Redskins at 3:51
1-10-WAS 12 (3:51) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short middle to T.Austin to WAS 24 for 12 yards (A.Applewhite; J.Anderson).
1-10-WAS 24 (3:29) (No Huddle, Shotgun) J.Beck pass incomplete short right to A.Armstrong (C.Gamble).
Nice blitz pickup by Helu. Brown is pushed back which forces Helu to commit to a side early. He spots the safety first but then does the right thing and works inside-out – rule number one for blitz pick – and takes out the LB.
2-10-WAS 24 (3:26) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass incomplete short left to A.Armstrong.
PENALTY on WAS-S.Locklear, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at WAS 24 - No Play.
Locklear had a good day in pass pro on the whole, but in this case he was getting beat to the outside and had to hold the guy to prevent a hit on Beck. Well, maybe not had to – it looks like Beck could have stepped up to escape the pressure.
2-20-WAS 14 (3:26) (Shotgun) PENALTY on CAR-C.Johnson, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at WAS 14 - No Play.
2-15-WAS 19 (3:21) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass deep right intended for L.Hankerson INTERCEPTED by C.Gamble at WAS 44. C.Gamble to WAS 25 for 19 yards (T.Austin).
The miscommunication is obvious here – Hankerson ran a go route when Beck thought it would be a deep out. Given the initially soft coverage I think the out would have been a reasonable sight adjust so I think it’s likely that it’s the rookie receiver who screwed up, but we can’t ever expect a straight answer out of either of them on the subject.
Carolina Panthers at 3:13
1-10-WAS 25 (3:13) D.Williams up the middle to WAS 24 for 1 yard (R.Doughty). Timeout #3 by WAS at 03:07.
Good discipline by Doughty to stay at home on the backside to guard against the cut back, then a nice open field tackle.
2-9-WAS 24 (3:07) J.Stewart up the middle to WAS 24 for no gain (B.Orakpo; L.Landry).
Carriker and Cofield are pushed off the line but Landry slips through the offensive left C gap to force a cut to the backside, where Orakpo and Golston have stood up their blockers and are positioned to make the play.
3-9-WAS 24 (2:23) J.Stewart left guard to WAS 22 for 2 yards (L.Landry; R.Doughty). Two-Minute Warning
Amazing backside pursuit from Landry.
4-7-WAS 22 (2:00) O.Mare 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-J.Baker. WAS 20 CAR 33, 4 plays, 3 yards, 1:17 drive, 13:04 elapsed
O.Mare kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone, Touchback.
Washington Redskins at 1:56
1-10-WAS 20 (1:56) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass short left to F.Davis to WAS 29 for 9 yards (J.Anderson).
Penalty on CAR-C.Johnson, Defensive Offside, declined.
Big mistake by Locklear here. The RDE is obviously offside, but of course that’s just a free play rather than a whistle. Locklear seems to assume the play is dead and simply stops playing.
2-1-WAS 29 (1:50) (Shotgun) J.Beck pass incomplete short right to J.Gaffney.
Accurate pass with zip to hit the tightly covered slant.
3-1-WAS 29 (1:46) (Shotgun) J.Beck sacked at WAS 25 for -4 yards (C.Johnson).
The RDE beats Locklear (badly) with a spin move.
4-5-WAS 25 (1:19) (No Huddle, Shotgun) J.Beck pass short middle to R.Helu to WAS 29 for 4 yards (A.Applewhite).
Aaaaand we’re done.
Carolina Panthers at 1:12
1-10-WAS 29 (1:12) C.Newton kneels to WAS 30 for -1 yards.
2-11-WAS 30 (:34) C.Newton kneels to WAS 31 for -1 yards.