“You should feel good right now,” he shouted at the Redskins. “We worked for this. Nobody’s gonna come in our house and take it! This game ain’t about one person. It’s about YOU, it’s about YOU, it’s about YOU. Do it for the guy next to you. Here we go, work on three.”
Probably would have wound up being more memorable had the Redskins not played a miserable first half.
EVERYONE WAS RUSTY
As fans filed out, the big screens at FedEx Field advertised the next home game: Monday, Sept. 22 against the Lions. That game, of course, is on Sunday, Sept. 22. Everyone was shaking the rust off during week one.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
WTOP’s Michelle Basch did a story on the NFL clear bag policy, and she found a good anecdote.
A fan named Stacy said she was sent back to her car three times by security. She was forced to put the contents of her purse into a clear plastic bag, and wasn’t happy about it at all. “I am on my time of the month, so everybody gets to look at my Tampax, if you will,” she said.
WEIRDO OF THE NIGHT
Long after the game ended, when virtually all the fans had gone home, one brave soul stood watch over the Comcast SportsNet post-game set, holding up his Heath Shuler jersey again, and again, and again. Must have lost a bet.
PREDICTION OF THE NIGHT
A whole lot of ESPN experts thought the Redskins would win. Trent Dilfer disagreed. Might as well give it up for Dilfer, I guess.
PERSPECTIVE FROM KEIM
An interesting note from former Postie John Keim:
At times, Griffin did not seem to plant and drive on his throws, or transfer his weight to his front foot. Sometimes it’s hard to do so in the pocket; sometimes a quarterback must throw from different angles. But was it a trust issue for him with his knee? Only Griffin knows, and he insists that wasn’t the case….Keep in mind, though, that Griffin had some lousy first halves last season, too. Against Cincinnati in his home debut, for example, Griffin completed 5-of-10 passes for 36 yards in the opening half. But, back then, he wasn’t coming off an injury, and the focus was more on the Bengals’ defense, not Griffin’s knee.
OTHER THING THAT HAPPENED
Gio Gonzalez threw one of the best games in Nats history. Terrible timing, though.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats face the Mets in New York at 7 on MASN2. Or you could take a break from sports.