MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It's no surprise a matchup between winless teams was decided by a dropped pass.
There will be plenty of soul searching around the Washington Redskins this week after blowing a 17-point lead to the Philadelphia Eagles in a 32-27 loss not nearly as close as the final score indicated.
The sights and sounds of football in the trenches are exceptionally jarring. During Washington Redskins' training camp, the clashes between offensive and defensive lineman are a sight to behold with jerseys crashing into one another like freight trains.
Colt McCoy knew exactly what his teammates needed to hear. In the aftermath of a gut-wrenching two-point loss and the sickening season-ending injury to Alex Smith, McCoy stood up in the Washington Redskins locker room and addressed the group.
Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field.
With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line, and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It’s quite a drastic shift from who they’ve been under coach Jay Gruden until now.
Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud. Then, he silenced it all.
Alex Smith is not exactly playing like the perfect solution at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The secondary is a mess. The team hardly seemed ready coming off a bye week and now faces the challenge of a short week.