Monday, October 23, 2006

Colts 36 - Redskins 22

The Redskins put their second-team and sometimes third-team defense on the field yesterday and still managed to go into the locker room with a half-time lead. I have no idea how they did it. But, time is not kind to battered teams and the Colts destroyed the Redskins in the third quarter 20 – 0 and that was the difference in the game.

The following defensive starters did not play yesterday:
Lemar Marshall: Middle linebacker and signal caller
Cornelius Griffin: Last year’s defensive MVP
Carlos Rogers: Cornerback who covered #1 wide outs while Springs was hurt

The following players left the game with injuries:
Golston: Defensive Tackle filling in for Salave’a
Shawn Springs: Cornerback got his first start this year but left in the fourth quarter

The following played with injuries:
Springs: Cornerback
Joe Salave’a: a starting DT was injured and not expected to play but filled in for Golston

So, six of the eleven players on the starting defense either did not play, played when they weren’t supposed to, or were hurt and missed the remaining time in the game. How the hell are they supposed to stop a high-powered offense on the road, in a dome with those kinds of injuries, especially when they were down to their third string at DT? The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time. Let’s hope it’s not too late when they return.


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