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Redskins Recon - Redskins Recon: Da Bears-the silence is deafening



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Raleigh, NC


Da Bears-they're coming to D.C. but it's not part of most online conversations.

In checking six Bears fan forums only one had an actual thread about Sunday's game. There was a mention or two elsewhere but only incidental to the thread topic.


I did find one blog analysis I added that went into more depth.

This is most of what I found.

The most surprising thing is, even with the underachieving(!) play of the Redskins so far this season we still inspire some fear.


-RGIII says he's going to run more
-RGIII has pretty much been horrible this year, making mistakes to fall into first half deficits, before making things not look that bad in second half garbage time.
-At 1-4, the Redskins are only 1 game out of first in the NFC Least.
-The Skins have given up 27+ in 4 of their 5 games.
-The Skins defense is giving up an opponent passer rating of 105.
-The passing game is all about Pierre Garcon, who has Twice as many receptions (35) as the next leading receiver (Moss, 17)
-Roy Helu is somewhat of a receiving threat, with 11 receptions. Morris isn't going to catch anything.
-Deangelo Hall still plays for the Skins. I believe he picked off Cutler 3 times in one game a couple years ago. He's in a 3 way tie for the team lead in interceptions with 1.
-Ryan Kerrigan leads the team in sacks with 5, and Orakpo is 2nd with 3.
-The Skins have given up a punt return touchdown this year.
-Punter Sav Rocca has an unimpressive average but has 9 punts in the 20 and 0 touchbacks


Another week another shootout. ..word is RG3 is playing afraid/tentative. Not that our pass rush is anything but RG3 in the pocket is better than him on the run.

Henry Burris
With Washington, you want to make RGIII throw. He's obviously regressed from last year, be it injury, or not having a preseason, but that doesn't matter, compared to the fact that he's significantly less accurate than he was last year (going from 65 to 59 completion percentage means a lot for quarterbacks). If Bostic can help shut down the run, he will be a huge presence for us. I think RGIII, right now, is very vulnerable to a Charles Tillman or a Tim Jennings, if they decide to pass a lot. I just don't see them doing anything other than trying to run the ball as much as possible. If that's correct, Bostic won't be as much of a liability, as trying to test the middle of the field is a lot riskier to a Redskins team that's going up against what is still a pretty good secondary.


Because I have no confidence in our defense, I feel this game could go either way.
I don't think we'll have trouble scoring 24 or so, but I don't see us really pressuring RG3 much. Hope Bostic adds a spark to this D.


With our d-line in obvious disarray.. RG3 is going to go off, book it.. and no - McClellan can't shadow like Urlacher once did..

Hope I'm wrong :slick:


Morris and RG III are going to have monster games. Peppers will be (easily) stymied yet again and Shea stays in the bust-abyss.

The Bears can win...but their offense will need to play at least 3 quarters (rather than the customary 2) of explosive football


i'm uneasy about this game...road game-- huge, loud crowd...desperate team that isn't far out if the home Eagles beat the depleted Cowboys

they really didn't play that badly defensively last week and RG3 moved around better against the Cowboys...STs REALLY cost them last week

they are bad defensively against the run and pass, but their stats were skewed by an awful start...i think we can run and attack them down the middle--their safeties are weak in coverage...their OL has given up more pressure up the middle and offensive right side than last season...their LT is very good

RG3 still isn't sharp with his footwork, so it affects his accuracy, but he's dangerous making plays down the field...and they are sure to test our run D with Morris, a tough to tackle back...

btw Trev...Cutler connected with Hall 4x for 92 yards and a score, followed by his infamous "i'd go after him again" line...that's our genius Dr House

I did find one blog on a Chicago sports media site that analyzed the situation from the Bears' perspective

Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins: Five keys

By Bob Warja, Wednesday at 4:34 pm
Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins: Five keys
Unless they succumb to the pressure from Bob Costas, a team called the Washington Redskins will face the Chicago Bears on Sunday, fresh off their 31-16 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night. The Bears, meanwhile, haven



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My In-Laws are in Illinois and are big Bears fans, so it's a Family Rivalry Weekend for me.

My six and three year old are practiced up and ready to call Grandma to greet her with Hail to the Redskins when we win.

Let's go Redskins!!

Forty men together can't lose!

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