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Washington tries two first-half field goals, both blocked

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Each week, Washington finds new ways to screw up on special teams.

This week, it’s Kai Forbath attempting two field goals in the first half against San Diego and having both of them blocked.

The first blocked kick was totally unacceptable: It was a 25-yard chip shot that San Diego’s Lawrence Guy blocked by coming straight up the gut and getting right in the path of the ball, with Washington’s line barely blocking him.

The second was a little more understandable, seeing as it was a 59-yard attempt on the last play of the first half. Still, Washington would have liked to get a better block on San Diego defensive lineman Corey Liuget, who got his hand on the ball.

Washington coach Mike Shanahan has repeatedly spoken up for special teams coach Keith Burns, but the mistakes repeatedly happen. At some point, someone needs to be held accountable.

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15 Responses to “Washington tries two first-half field goals, both blocked”
  1. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 3, 2013 2:37 PM

    Obviously Goodell told SD the secrets of how to block Washington’s FGs.

    Right Logical?

  2. jakec4 says: Nov 3, 2013 2:37 PM

    They said it was San Diego’s first blocked FG in 17 years or something.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 3, 2013 2:38 PM

    I’m sick of this. I’m SICK of being down to MEDIOCRE football teams like San Diego. We should be up TWO touchdowns but our god awful Special Teams and Offensive line is letting us down. It’s NOT fair to guys like RGIII, Morris, Garcon etc. who fight their tails off to make big plays only to come up short! #Webetterwinthisgame

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 3, 2013 2:40 PM

    D’oh!

    D’oh!

    Ha-ha!

  5. samquix says: Nov 3, 2013 2:59 PM

    How can SD be in a dogfight with such a mediocre (at best) team? But alas SD will probably find a way to beat themselves. Lord knows The Bravehearts aren’t doing anything real well

  6. bunjy96 says: Nov 3, 2013 3:00 PM

    TSK! TSK!

    Washington isn’t perfect.

  7. onbucky96 says: Nov 3, 2013 3:02 PM

    Maybe Mr.Burns should blame Smithers…

  8. defscottyb says: Nov 3, 2013 3:11 PM

    21-14 Skins up… Go D!!!

  9. attyken says: Nov 3, 2013 3:16 PM

    Let me guess…your line and special teams issues are the result of the great conspiracy led by the league. Why can’t you just accept that your team sucks.

  10. gohawks89 says: Nov 3, 2013 3:59 PM

    you know its bad when logical voice is bashing his team…..I love it #redskinssuckalwayshavealwayswill

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 3, 2013 4:11 PM

    Its feels a bit dirty to be a San Diego fan even for the length of one game, but have to be in this case.

  12. packman331 says: Nov 3, 2013 4:13 PM

    So much for the Arena league uprights

  13. grumpyoleman says: Nov 3, 2013 4:33 PM

    Go redskins nice finish

  14. defscottyb says: Nov 3, 2013 5:03 PM

    Skins played with alot of HEART today and overcame obstacles… Great goal line stand and a great win! Hail…

  15. teamo68 says: Nov 3, 2013 5:12 PM

    The special team’s failures are due to a lack of depth because of the bogus cap penalty assessed on the Skins for exceeding a phantom salary cap in an uncapped year. It’s going to be a season long issue.

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