Rams allow last-minute touchdown by Redskins in 27-20 loss
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 19, 2017,
Sep 19, 2017, 14:14
The 'Skins rushed for 229 yards collectively, with Rob Kelley leading the way with 78 yards.
New head coach Sean McVay is finding those spots.
When the Washington Redskins said they'd signed Chris Thompson to a two-year contract extension five days before the start of the 2017 season, coach Jay Gruden voiced relief, saying that the thought of not having the 5-8, 191-pound third-down back on the roster "scares the heck out of me". Washington's defense that sealed the game with an interception by Mason Foster on the Rams' first play of the final series of the game.
What they know after two games should be encouraging ... including what they know after a loss. The Redskins allowed just 52 yards on 20 carries to Eagles running backs last week (2.6 yards per carry), presenting a tough matchup for Gurley and the Rams offensive line.
To be more critical of the offense, Jared Goff has shown that he still has a long way to go when it comes to being a solid National Football League quarterback. "Sure enough, we did, and he started jumping over people and making some plays". "I think each game calls for a different plan, and as long as we get the win, I think we executed the plan that was called". "I didn't feel like there was too much we were giving away". I'm not that anxious about home-field advantage yet with the Rams whose fan base hasn't fully embraced them yet and may never do so. "So I went to LA with pretty good confidence that it wasn't going to come early".
"I didn't have a nice spread-out couch like I did in Washington, so it was a little bit easier to sleep there", McVay said. Quinn stood with his left arm around Hekker's shoulders. "So like I said, breaking down the film and coming back next week a lot better". "I was going to go join him". I just think it showed the message we're trying to send, which is unity. Kicker Greg Zuerlein was flawless on all four of his kicks (two field goals and two PATS), including a 40-yard FG that tied the game in the fourth quarter. Instead, players reviewed film from Los Angeles' 27-20 loss to Washington the previous day, worked out and went through rehab.
"That's part of that football character that we talk about all the time - taking full responsibility for your actions, for your performance, no excuses, no complaining and that's why Robert is one of the guys that we're counting on".
Hekker did something else with his arm, in the fourth quarter, when he faked a punt and completed a 28-yard pass to Josh Reynolds. Reminder: The Redskins released their 2016 fifth-round pick before Week 1 last season and then added him to the practice squad where any other team could have snagged the former Temple standout. Multiple walkthrough sessions Tuesday will try to take the place of a normal work week for players, while coaches try not to overtax them mentally.