Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:53 p.m.
By Ryan OHalloran
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Snap count totals and other observations from the Redskins 20-17 overtime win at Jacksonville on Sunday:
OFFENSE (66 snaps)RB: Ryan Torain 42, Keiland Williams 26, Mike Sellers 19.
TE: Chris Cooley 66, Fred Davis 29, Logan Paulsen 5.
WR: Santana Moss 57, Anthony Armstrong 55, Brandon Banks 1, Terrence Austin 9, Roydell Williams 23.
Analysis: Banks lone snap came receiving the snap in the Wildcat formation. Stephon Heyer played every snap at right tackle in place of an ill Jammal Brown. Torain played in every possession except the hurry-up series late in the fourth quarter. On the first drive, Cooley lined up as the right slot receiver twice, was in a two-point stance shading off the left tackle once and to the right of Rex Grossman in the shotgun on one snap. Helping Torain gain 4 yards on a first-and-goal run from the 6 was RT Stephon Heyer moving left to push away DT Tyson Alualu. The lone Wildcat play came in the first quarter Banks was in the shotgun and handed off to Torain, who was limited to a 1-yard gain when LB Kirk Morrison shed LG Kory Lichtensteiger. Drawing penalties were Moss (illegal contact on Morrison in end zone). Moss 38-yard catch was made possible when Cooley handled Jeremy Mincey in blind-side pass protection and Heyer stood up to Austen Lanes bull rush on the other side. The Redskins didnt convert their first third down until 2:30 remained in the third quarter. One of the missed decisions by Grossman that Mike Shanahan might have been referring to came on third-and-goal from the Jaguars 1-yard line when Grossman missed a wide open Davis in the end zone. The Redskins did a decent job in pass protection Jacksonvilles only sack was a coverage take-down of Grossman, who was caught from behind while rolling out near the sideline.
DEFENSE (69 snaps)DL: Adam Carriker 44, Anthony Bryant 43, Vonnie Holliday 61, Darrion Scott 10, Joe Joseph 3, Jeremy Jarmon 17.
LB: London Fletcher 69, Rocky McIntosh 65, Andre Carter 64, Lorenzo Alexander 49, Perry Riley 4, Rob Jackson 23, Chris Wilson 10.
DB: Carlos Rogers 31, DeAngelo Hall 69, Phillip Buchanon 44, Byron Westbrook 16, Macho Harris 69, Kevin Barnes 69.
Analysis: Hall, Harris, Barnes and Fletcher played every snap. Rogers was on his way to doing the same until a calf injury shelved him, creating more playing time for Westbrook. A season-high total for Holliday, Jarmon and Bryant and the first playing time of the year for Joseph, Scott and Jackson. Rogers said his interception was a result of pre-snap recognition. He was covering Jason Hill but saw Zach Miller running a corner route so he stayed put and made the interception when David Garrard overthrew Miller. Drawing penalties were Carriker (holding on Guy Whimper), Barnes (crack-back block on Hill), Jackson (holding on Eugene Monroe) and Alexander (holding on Marcedes Lewis). Barnes and Fletcher should have sacks when they blitzed unblocked on separate plays but whiffed on Garrard. The Redskins sacks: 1. First-and-10, 4-man rush vs. 5-man protection, Carriker beat Uche Nwaneri for first full sack of year; 2. First-and-10, 3-man vs. 5-man protection. Carter beat Jordan Black and Jarmon would have been there to clean up after being left by Nwaneri, who went to set up screen; 3. Third-and-8, 6-man rush vs. 6-man protection. Jackson beat Monroe, and Fletcher (despite being held) beat RB Rashad Jennings; 4. Second-and-7, 6-man vs. 6-man protection. Fletcher blitzed unblocked. Westbrook did a great job sniffing out a screen pass, leaving his coverage to slide past Vince Manuwai and stop Jennings for no gain.
SPECIAL TEAMSKickoff return: Banks, Westbrook, Blades, Sellers, Alexander, Davis, Wilson, Young, Harris, Riley, R. Williams.
Kickoff coverage: Gano, Westbrook, R. Williams, Young, Riley, Wilson, Sellers, Blades, Alexander, Armstrong, Harris.
Punt return: Banks, Westbrook, Barnes, Davis, Blades, Wilson, Young, R. Williams, Buchanon, Riley, Paulsen.
Punt coverage: Paulescu, Sundberg, Westbrook, Barnes, Davis, Young, K. Williams, Blades, Sellers, Alexander, Wilson.
Analysis: Ganos kickoff totals were 4.06 seconds hang time65 yards5-yard return, 4.00445, 3.796119, 3.637321, 4.07667. Paulescus punting totals were 4.03394, 3.82350, 4.06370, 3.56498, 4.4452minus 1, 2.82330, 3.44400, 2.853521, 4.22476. Aiding Banks 30-yard kick return to start the game was a short kick (62 yards) and hang time (3.03 seconds) plus a block by Alexander and combo block by RileyBlades.
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