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Washington Redskins Fall to Green Bay Packers

It was eerily similar to Monday Night Football's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. TheWashington Redskins offense was wildly ineffective and crumbled early. The defense was on the field too much, fatigued, and incapable of tackling. The special teams unit shot itself in the foot over and over again. By the time anything looked right, it was too late in the game to make any difference. The Redskins fell to 0-2 to start the season and there are nothing but questions.

Kyle Shanahan's playcalling didn't come under much fire last week by us, but it seems pretty apparent now that we should focus a bit on the coordinator. Robert Griffin III looked a little more accurate and a little quicker when he went mobile, but the playcalling was very conservative and the Green Bay Packers took advantage of every opportunity. Kyle let drive after drive pass where the Packers were blitzing on 3rd down no matter the distance, and it wasn't until a 2nd and obscenely long play late in the ga…

Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez

Everyone who just tuned in to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight just witnessed a boxing clinic as Floyd Mayweather dominated the 23-year-old Mexican.

Mayweather was fast and agile, moving as well and as quickly in the boxing ring as he expects of himself and as we've come to known. Mayweather looked quicker even than he did in his last 3 fights, which, at 36, is as amazing as his record of 45-0-0.
But before I get into Floyd v Canelo, I want to highlight the bout between Danny Garcia (c) v Lucas Matthysse. Fans witnessed the maturing of Danny Garcia as a boxer, as he fought behind his jab for 12 round and mechanically attacked Matthysse's body for most of the fight. However, an early shot to Matthysse's eye caused serious swelling, inhibiting the favored challenger. Matthysse tried to stay in the fight, even managing to rock Garcia a few times down the stretch, but his power wasn't behind his punches as he was clearly having trouble watching his target.
Ma…

Several Standouts in Washington Redskins Loss to Philadelphia Eagles

The Washington Redskins lost an ugly game last night. They started to make strides in the second half, but it was too little – too late as they failed to do enough to regain the lead. There was a lot of sloppy play on both sides of the football, but in a loss, some of the better performances are getting overlooked.
Special Teams:
There was only one guy who stood out for me on the unit, and he didn’t really excel outside of one area last night. Kai Forbath on kickoffs was a different player than last year. In 2012, Forbath couldn’t kick the football across the goal line if he had a backwind helping him. Last night, he drilled the football to the back of the endzone to pin returners deep and forced consistent touchbacks. His missed field goal was a real upset for a guy who has been so good at hitting 3-pointers so far here in Washington. The only positive to take away from that field goal was that it was a 45+ yarder that was coasting even with the top of the upright when it crossed the b…