Originally Posted by CATCH17
Defense did all they could considering what they have to work with.
We just got out schemed bigtime on both sides of the ball and not having an answer put Romo in choke mode.
We out-schemed them on defense. There was a reason why RG3 couldn't throw it well. Rob Ryan prepared for RG3's greatest strength, his ability to play fake and throw for big yardage down the hashmarks, usually with seam routes, skinny posts and the occasional crossing pattern. RG3 wasn't used to seeing that and quite frankly looked baffled.
What the Redskins had going for them on offense is our offense couldn't score. We score and get a bigger lead, now they have to throw more and RG3 was having issues.
Morris' running was due to our depleted ILB's and safeties. He made a few great runs that would have been hard to stop no matter what, too. But, I think Rob Ryan had a great gameplan and I think other teams will use it against the Skins in the playoffs. They will also likely build upon Rob's gameplan next season.
Offensively, I was disappointed. We seemed to have something when Miles went down and we went to 2 TE's with Hanna and Witten. Part of the issue is that the running game stinks. Nothing gets D-Coordinators out of blitzing than a running game that picks up 4 yards consistently against a blitz. It's too risky to keep blitzing if it ain't really working against the run and all the RB has to do is get past the blitzers and he'll pick up a huge gain. We still can't do that or more often than not, we'll block decently 2 times then miss everything badly 1 time and have 2nd and 14 and have to pass our way to a first down again.
But again, defensively, the game plan was really good. That's why we were able to hold the Skins despite the M*A*S*H unit being out there.