You seem to think these injuries and penalties have nothing to do with how the Redskins are playing.
Brian Orakpo has 6 sacks already and 8 holding calls have been called against the uys trying to block him.
Every week the Redskins send someone to the sidelines. Key players, and not by hitting them dirty.
In the 7 games they have caused missed games from
Andre Johnson, Michael Vick, Assante Samuel, Steven Jackson, Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, Jermichael Finley, Donald Lee, Clay Matthews...
They've broken LeSean McCoy's ribs, they put Matt Forte out of yesterday's game, they gave Arraon Rodgers a concussion..
And no flags for dirty hits.
Go ahead, read that list again. It's like a pro bowl roster.
And no flags.
So if you want to blame penalties and injuries, it's best to look at why they're happening before just chalking it up to dumb luck and mistakes by the other teams.
Otherwise you tend to look like someone with short sight and a lack of understanding.
As to the notion of MCNabb's play being off... let me throw this to you guys.
One of the things McNabb brings to the table are the intangibles that while may not translate to TD passes right now, are enabling the Redskins to do extraordinary things.
Rookie T Trent Williams, for example. In the first 7 games of his career he's faced off against:
Demarcus Ware, Mario Williams, Dwight Freeney, Trent Cole, James Hall, and now Julius Peppers.
Read it again.
That's a pretty potent list of the best pass rushers in the game.
And they've left Williams out there one on one with them all. He's done quite well, all things considered, and McNabb makes it possible.
In the Colts game, for example, Freeney gave Williams his hardelst lessons of the season so far, Pressured the QB, mauled Williams a few times. He pressed McNabb 7 times and sacked him once.
In those 8 plays McNabb danced out of danger and completed a pass 6 times. THAT is the intangible that allows the Redskins to let Williams learn against such DEs.
If our former QB Campbell is bck there, he takes sack after sack, fumbles a few times, gives up touchdowns. This would have the effect of forcing the Redskins to help williams with a chip block or a TE.
But with McNabb back there, they don't. And the kid has done quite well against such a group of rushers, all things considered.
When you draft a tackle, he might not play against all those guys in his first five years, nevermind in his first 7 weeks.
Our young tackle has gotten invaluable experience and immeasurable confidence and has received one hell of an OJT education.
McNabb makes it possible.