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Redskins lose their cool at inopportune times

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The Redskins, at the moment, aren’t good enough to give their opponent extra chances.

But that’s exactly what they did Thursday night, committing three personal fouls which each extended Vikings scoring drives in a 34-27 loss.

That’s unacceptable,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “You can’t do that. You have to keep your poise, and you make mistakes like that so often, it’ll cost you the game.

A roughing the passer call on defensive end Chris Baker was followed by personal fouls on linebacker Perry Riley Jr. and fullback Darrel Young. Each led to Vikings touchdowns, the kind of drive-extenders they can’t afford.

“This is an aggressive game, very physical game emotions can get the best of people, and then we also had penalties that were just football penalties,” linebacker Brian Orakpo said. “It hurts and it kills momentum and gives them second chances, so we have to do a better job of not doing that.”

At the moment, the Redskins have no momentum, sitting at 3-6. Of course, that’s exactly where they were last year before reeling off seven straight wins, and they’re only two games out of the division lead, so there’s some reason to think it’s not over.

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23 Responses to “Redskins lose their cool at inopportune times”
  1. thefootballgodssay says: Nov 8, 2013 6:49 AM

    shanny stinks

  2. jimmyt says: Nov 8, 2013 6:58 AM

    It’s over. It was over before it started.

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 8, 2013 7:09 AM

    Karmic Choke.

  4. 700levelvet says: Nov 8, 2013 7:21 AM

    Or it could be the fact that they are a terrible football team with a terrible coach…

  5. greymares says: Nov 8, 2013 7:25 AM

    Shanahan is a “personal foul” committed by Daniel Snyder.

  6. burgundyskins says: Nov 8, 2013 7:43 AM

    There is no excuse for blowing that lead and we probably did deserve to lose that game but there is no denying how badly officiated this game was.

    From the Baker “Roughing the Passer” to multiple missed Holding calls on Kerrigan, Bowen and Orakpo and very bad spots which all worked in the Vikings favor tonight. Riley and Young lost their cools yes but all night the Vikings were allowed to goad us into these situations with no repercussions. A Vikings Defensive Lineman also got away with shoving Trent Williams down well after the play as well.

    Not saying it was deliberate to favor the vikings I’m just saying Hochuli is and has been known for a while to be one of the worst refs in the game for a few years now.

  7. joetoronto says: Nov 8, 2013 7:54 AM

    The axe is starting to swing and no one deserves it more than the rat himself.

  8. serkeljerks says: Nov 8, 2013 7:56 AM

    The league is just better when the Bravehearts are out of the playoff picture….again!

  9. GBwomenrhot says: Nov 8, 2013 7:58 AM

    It will be just like the Cubs’ lament…..Wait Till Next Year Suckers

  10. wiredadam03 says: Nov 8, 2013 8:23 AM

    The roughing the passer call was bull…. The helmets hit as they were going to the ground. As for the other two, the league needs to train these officials to be proactive instead of reactive. The retaliating player always gets the flag, not matter who started it…

  11. romosmicrodongs says: Nov 8, 2013 8:29 AM

    in contrast, the home team vikings played the cleanest game of football, with zero penalties, including false starts called as neutral zone infractions, no calls on holding in the end zone on the final drive, and I love how mike mayock is talking about all the hits rg3 is taking.. after the play. oh yea. no roughing the passer on rg3? kid was getting leveled even on non pistol handoffs.

  12. ashutto20 says: Nov 8, 2013 9:45 AM

    As I stated before…the redskins win a game and he is all over the message boards…they lose and he is know where to be found…he will be back in a few days and blame it on the refs or anybody or anything…when will he come to the realization that it is in fact his teams fault and that they blow

  13. defscottyb says: Nov 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    Skins totally dominated in the first half… feeding the rock to Alfred Morris and pounding it. Then, just like in the Denver game they stopped running the ball. SMH…

  14. defscottyb says: Nov 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    Skins are way better than a 3-6 team. Time for another 7 game winning streak and go win this division. Dallas and Philly will lose some games. HTTR!

  15. defscottyb says: Nov 8, 2013 11:18 AM

    Fletcher got tackled on a big AP run and no holding call, holding all day on the Vikings and no calls. Oh yeah, huge PI on Jordan Reed at the end and no call. Phantom ruffing the passer on Riley… Skins gave it away with extending Vikings drives with dumb personal fouls but they had this one. Ref’s made it easier on Minnesota, home calls all night long. Skins lost this game Vikes didn’t win it.

  16. theblowtorchreview says: Nov 8, 2013 11:45 AM

    “From the Baker “Roughing the Passer” to multiple missed Holding calls on Kerrigan, Bowen and Orakpo and very bad spots which all worked in the Vikings favor tonight. ”

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    There is offensive holding on every snap in the NFL. Sometimes they call it, most times they dont. Deal with it.

    Keerigan’s problem is he doesnt go up and complain to the zebras when it happens to him so they can be put on notice.

  17. fmc651 says: Nov 8, 2013 12:05 PM

    Washington has a terrible defense. And the offense scored 3 points in the second half. They deserved to lose.

  18. mikeyfull says: Nov 8, 2013 1:32 PM

    Complain complain…want some cheese with that whine? Goodbye Deadskins…Go Eagles!!!

  19. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Nov 8, 2013 2:28 PM

    History will not repeat itself!

    They’ll be lucky to have 6 wins…

  20. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:23 PM

    The Washington team is poorly coached and undisciplined.

    That said, the call for roughing the passer was a horrible one. That hit should be a textbook example of how to hit a QB. Not too high, not too low, no helmet to helmet, and the ball was thrown just before the hit no way to stop it.

    IIRC the Vikes scored no points on that drive but its just another example of the terrible officiating in the league.

  21. skins1970 says: Nov 8, 2013 7:09 PM

    It’s not over yet the NFC East is horrible the Skins are still only 2 games out of 1st place. Actually no one from the NFC East deserves to go to the playoffs. All 4 teams are horrible I don’t think anyone can deny that.

  22. thirdistheworrd says: Nov 9, 2013 12:01 AM

    heblowtorchreview says: Nov 8, 2013 11:45 AM

    “From the Baker “Roughing the Passer” to multiple missed Holding calls on Kerrigan, Bowen and Orakpo and very bad spots which all worked in the Vikings favor tonight. ”

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    There is offensive holding on every snap in the NFL. Sometimes they call it, most times they dont. Deal with it.

    Keerigan’s problem is he doesnt go up and complain to the zebras when it happens to him so they can be put on notice.
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    That’s very true, every play is a hold, and it’s unreasonable to be upset about a call or lack of call on any individual play, as the refs should even the situation out with terrible calls on both sides throughout the game. The problem is when one team does not receive a holding penalty all game. Like you said, there is holding on every snap, so both teams should receive holdig calls at some point.

    So the problem isn’t, as blowtorchreview put it, on the roughing the passer play, or any individual missed call on the Redskins front 7, the problem is that the Vikings received none.

    The refs are allowed to blow; the refs are expected to blow; the refs just need to make sure they’re equal-opportunity blowers, or hell, at least make a show of trying to be.

    That’s not saying the Redskins should have won, or would have won, just that there should be at least one holding call against both teams every game, and considering how liberally “roughing” is thrown around these days, probably one of those too.

  23. skinsfolife says: Nov 11, 2013 10:39 AM

    Anytime Hochalugee is reffing a Skins game expect the worst for the Skins. He and Jerome Booger are the worst refs. The Skins should not have let the Vikes back in that game, but for the love of God I have never seen so much inconsistency in my life.
    HTTR!!!!

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