Redskins 'didn't show up' against 49ers
When a team gets throttled like the Redskins did at the hands of the 49ers, the entire organization needs to answer questions. Washington's 27-6 Monday night loss stands out as the most lopsided defeat for the team this season.
Through the first half the Redskins were able to compete with San Francisco, but the second half was a different story. The offense could muster just 30 yards in the second half, while quarterback Robert Griffin III accounted for just 127 passing yards in the whole game.
Surprisingly, the Redskins special teams played relatively well, committing no laughable gaffes and even completing an impressive field goal to end the first half. But offensively and defensively the Redskins were manhandled.
So where does the blame go? Everywhere? Should the defense have done a better job against Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick? Coming into the game, Kaepernick was struggling, though against the Skins he completed 15 of 24 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns. What about limiting receiver Anquan Boldin? Boldin grabbed five passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
Did defensive coordinator Jim Haslett have the right scheme to stop the Niners? What about the offense? Was RG3 just off on this night or did the offensive line not give the second-year QB enough time to throw? Did Kyle Shanahan call the right plays?
On a night when things go historically bad for the Redskins, there are lots of questions. We want to know what you think in the comments. Fire away!