Sunday, September 22, 2013

Skins vs. Lions: The Great, The Good, and the Not-So-Good

At least the game was competitive...

The Great
  • John Potter, maybe.  In relief of an injured Forbath, Potter was 2/2 on FGs and had 3 touchbacks on 4 kickoffs.  

The Good
  • RGIII.  Very mixed game from RGIII. He had some strong, accurate passes, and showed a bit of speed. But he also had two very Rex Grossman-like turnovers: a throw-away that became an INT, and a fumble caused by no one.  
  • Ryan Kerrigan.  Didn't have a massive impact on the game, but he's very disciplined and rarely gets fooled by misdirection, he makes the plays he should make, and he makes some plays only he can make.
  • Pierre Garcon.  Some touch catches, and some tough yards-after-the-catch.
  • Santana Moss.  When RGIII returns to form, Santana Moss may become known as an elite slot-receiver.  On the day he quietly had 7 catches for 77 yards.

The Not-So-Good
  • Kick and Punt Returns.  Both Chris Thompson nor Josh Morgan are playing like below-average return men who make questionable decisions and cost their team field position.
  • Aldrick Robinson.  Just a huge drop on what was a pinpoint long-bomb from RGIII, and on what should have been a game-changing (and potentially season-changing) TD.
  • Brandon Meriweather.  Temporarily knocks Orakpo out of the game with a helmet-to-helmet hit, a week after he knocked himself out of the game in the same manner.  Also gets run over letting up a Detroit TD. And he frequently looks a step late.


  1. Has the shock of a win made you speechless?

  2. as the newest post indicates, i did in fact find myself speechless, or at least with not much to say....