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Week Twelve Grades, Questions

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Week Twelve Grades, Questions


Welcome to week twelve questions and grades as the Redskins put forth a determined effort against the 49ers. The close loss was one that benched the franchise quarterback for the remainder of the season and left many questions in its wake. Feel free to offer your own grades, opinions, suggestions, and ideas. Also, we have some questions to close out this twelfth week of action.

Let’s take a look at the grades.

Quarterback:
It would be easy to copy and paste last week’s analysis and grade. The bottom line is that Robert Griffin, III is finished as member of this team.
Grade: F

Running Backs:
Alfred Morris had his best game of the season as he continues a spirited resurgence. His tough yardage and determination helped to keep the game close.
Grade: A-

Wide Receivers:
The receivers never had a chance to show anything for the second week in a row. What little sample we have was positive.
Grade: Incomplete

Tight Ends:
For the third week in a row, this position was neglected for some odd reason. Niles Paul has proven to be a reliable target, but he was never given a chance.
Grade: Incomplete

Offensive Line:
Giving this unit a failing grade would be easy, but they were solid in the running game and had some positive/sporadic moments in the passing game as well.
Grade: C+

Defensive Line:
A good game by the defensive line helped to make the linebackers, corners, and safeties have an effective game.
Grade: B

Linebackers:
Trent Murphy continues to improve each week and is now firmly entrenched as a starter. Keenan Robinson had another fine game. Ryan Kerrigan added another sack to his 2014 portfolio.
Grade: A-

Cornerbacks:
The corners had a fine game under the circumstances. This unit needed such a game and the youngsters grew up a bit on Sunday. Also, now you know how to pronounce “Ducre”.
Grade: A-

Safeties:
Solid play from the safeties helped to keep the game close as well. Phillip Thomas has a fumble recovery in his long awaited debut.
Grade: B+

Special Teams:
A fantastic game by Tress Way was the ultimate key to staying in the game. His punts kept the 49ers deep in their own territory on several occasions. Kai Forbath shook off the woes from the Bucs game.
Grade: A

Coaching:
The coaching was much better than you may expect. The defense was solid. The special teams unit was solid. The running game was solid. The only letdown came from the most important position on the field. All in all, it seemed as if the players were playing their hearts out for their coaches.
Grade: B+

Week twelve passes into the history books. How would you grade each position and the coaching staff? What are you looking for in the coming week against the Colts (er, Colt?)? What do you think of the QB change? On to week thirteen (seems like I had my weeks messed up last week – apologies)! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

See you again next week.

Hail to the Redskins!
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