Cam and RG3! Fun, fun, fun!
Guest column starring the Panthers, Redskins, Carl Jeffers and me! Enjoy!
It’s guest breakdown time! With the Pats on the bye, I’m with the Skins and Panthers today. The broadcast team is Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa. It’s a team I like and don’t get to hear often, so that makes me happy.
Panthers D1: Start at the 20.
1st and 10: Cam to Barnage, 13. Cam was under pressure.
1st and 10: Cam to Olson, Hall broke the pass up.
2nd and 10: Stewart for 11
1st and 10: Williams for 4
2nd and 6: Cam to Olson, 13
1st and 10: Cam to Smith, off Smith’s hands
2nd and 10: Stewart for 2
3rd and 8: Cam to Olson, incomplete
4th and 1: Punt, downed at the 2. Great special teams play
Skins D1: Start at the 2
1st and 10: RG3 to Robinson, incomplete
2nd and 10: RG3 to Cooley, overthrown
3rd and 10: RG3 to Moore, 6. Roughing called on Hardy. Iffy call. The call was so bad that the Washington home crowd booed it, even though they got a first down.
1st and 10: Morris for 2
2nd and 8: Morris for 2
3rd and 6: RG3 to Morgan, 16
1st and 10: Morris for 16
1st and 10: RG3 to Paulsen, 12
1st and 10: RG for 8, designed run
2nd and 2: RG3 to Young, dropped. Holding on Williams.
2nd and 12: Royster for 0
3rd and 12: RG3 to Moss, 2
4th and 10: 47 yard FG good. 3-0 Skins
Panthers D2: Start at the 31. Another good Panther special teams play.
1st and 10: Stewart for 1
2nd and 9: Cam to Smith, 8
3rd and 1: Cam for 3
1st and 10: Cam to Olson, overthrown
2nd and 10: Stewart for 17
1st and 10: Cam for 10
1st and 10: Williams for 30, TD! 7-3 Panthers. Panthers running game is coming to life. There was some sort of whistle on the play, but Williams was never out of bounds, so the ruling was correct.
Skins D2: Start at the 20.
1st and 10: Morris for 4. Before the play, the Fox crew showed us the Panthers running backs chatting on the sidelines, and Goose points out ‘you can win with those guys. ‘ It seems you can – once.
End of the first.
2nd and 6: Morris for 8. While it didn’t matter, the refs missed that the Panthers were offside.
The crew keeps jabbering about the whistle blowing on the Williams run, even though it didn’t matter. Move on.
1st and 10: Morris for 12
1st and 10: False Start Paul
1st and 15: Time out Washington.
1st and 15: RG3 to Morgan, incomplete. Personal Foul on Nakamura. Good call. He popped Morgan in the head. Penalties are hurting the Panthers D.
1st and 10: Morris for 5. He may be hurt.
2nd and 5: Royster for 1
3rd and 4: False Start, Paulsen
3rd and 9: Cam for 6, scramble under pressure. Davis of the Panthers down.
4th and 3: Carolina timeout, after the injury timeout. Rivera may not be good at clock management. Davis looks ok on the sidelines.
4th and 3: RG3 to Morgan, 6
1st and 10: RG3 to Morgan, 13. Should have been picked, but Morgan rips the ball away.
1st and 10: RG3 hit as he throwns, and Anderson drops an easy pick and hurts himself.
2nd and 10: Morris and Davis are both back. Morris gets 1, shoved out by Davis.
3rd and 9: RG3 to Royster, 8
4th and 1: Timeout Washington
4th and 1: Young for 2. Hardy hurt, Anderson back.
1st and goal: Morris for 5
2nd and goal: Panthers timeout.
2nd and goal: Morris for -3.
3rd and goal: RG3 to Banks, 3
4th and goal: RG3 keeps for - 1. No points. 10 minute drive. Still 7-3 Panthers.
Panthers D3: Start at the 2
1st and 10: Tolbert for 1
2nd and 9: Cam to Tolbert, 7. Kenny called the Carolina TD ‘contreversial’, even though it wasn’t. Give it rest, the side judge blew a whistle by accident, it had no effect, get over it.
3rd and 2: Cam for 13, designed run
1st and 10: Cam avoids the rush, scrambles for 4
2nd and 6: Cam for 0 on one of those option runs where he waits forever to decide if he’s gonna hand off or not. I think – and I could be wrong – that he needs to be more decisive on the option.
Two minute warning.
3rd and 6: Cam to Olson, 18
1st and 10: Cam to Stewart, 6. Cam should have been sacked, but flipped the ball first.
2nd and 4: Cam to Smith, low, incomplete. Fletcher called for personal foul on contact to the helmet on Cam. Terrible call. The ref should be fined.
1st and 10: Cam for 4, designed run
2nd and 6: Cam to Olson, 8
1st and 10: Cam to Smith, pass defended by Wilson. Wilson called for PI. Another bad call. Smith was within 5 yards, contact was legal.
1st and 10: Cam to Murphy, incomplete
2nd and 10: Cam to Smith, overthrown out of bounds
3rd and 10: Cam to Smith, 19, TD! 14-3 Panthers.
Redskins D3: Start at the 5 after a squib kick and an illegal block in the back call on the Skins.
1st and 10: RG3 to Paulsen, 10
1st and 10: RG3 to Paulsen, pass defended
2nd and 10: Royster for 3.
Halftime. Carl Jeffers crew has been terrible in this half.
Amy note: Does anyone else get annoyed when Fox goes to Mike Periera for comments on the refs. He put all the current refs into their jobs, he’s not going to call them out, it’s a conflict of interest! If they suck, that means he did! Now, he did, but he’s not going to admit it. The idea of an ‘officiating guru’ is a good one, but don’t hire one who is inherently biased.
Redskins D4: Start at the 22
1st and 10: RG3 to Morgan, 1
2nd and 9: Morris for 18. He made a guy miss in the backfield.
1st and 10: Morris for 0
2nd and 10: RG3 to Paulsen, 14. Great catch. Rivera challenges. I think the call will stand, and I’m not sure it’s worth risking a timeout on Carl Jeffers judgment at this point in the game. It’s Rivera’s first challenge of the season, which is another telling stat for why the Panthers are so bad. The play is reversed, so maybe it wasn’t a bad challenge after all.
3rd and 10: RG3 sacked, -7, by Johnson.
4th and 17: Punt
Panthers D4: Start at the 18
1st and 10: Cam to Olson, 3
2nd and 7: Williams for 3
3rd and 4: Cam to Olsen, 5, dropped. All on Olson.
4th and 4: Punt
Redskins D5: Start at the 23. Bad decision making by Washington’s punt returner cost them about 10 yards.
1st and 10: RG3 to Hankerson, 25
1st and 10: RG3 for 9 on the option. He totally faked out Davis.
2nd and 1: Cam to Morgan, 8, on an option toss.
1st and 10: RG3 escapes a sack, scrambles for 5.
2nd and 5: Briscoe for 6 on another option toss. However, it’s negated by an illegal block in the back by Cooley.
2nd and 13: RG3 to Paul, 22
1st and 10: RG3 for 4
2nd and 6: RG3 incomplete, pass defended
3rd and 6: RG3 to Banks on the option sweep, lots of effort comes up short, 4
4th and 2: 25 yard FG good. 14-6 Panthers
Panthers D5: Start at the 25. Hall shaken up.
1st and 10: Cam to Olson, high, off his hands. Gross called for facemask.
1st and 22: Stewart for 21.
2nd and 1: Tolbert for 3
1st and 10: Cam deep to Murphy, incomplete
2nd and 10: Hall back on the field. Delay on Panthers. The refs prevented the snap to count players and didn’t reset the plat clock. Another screw up on Jeffers.
2nd and 15: Cam to Smith, 14
3rd and 1: Tolbert for -1.
4th and 1: Punt
Skins D6: Start at the 40. Terrible punt.
1st and 10: Morris for 3, called back by holding on Young
1st and 20: RG3 to Hackerson, 17
2nd and 3: Panthers jump
1st and 10: Morris for 4
2nd and 6: RG3 to Briscoe, 7
1st and 10: RG3 for 0 on a keeper
2nd and 10: RG3 to Young, 6. Very late flag is thrown for inelligble downfield, negating the play. How late was it? The ‘skins were about to snap the 3rd and 4 play when it was tossed.
End of the third.
2nd and 15: RG3 sacked by Johnson, -5 and fumble. Recovered by Washington
3rd and 20: High throw off Morgan’s fingers.
4th and 20: Punt
Panthers D6: Start at the 9.
1st and 10: RG3 to Edwards, 82
1st and goal: Williams for 4
2nd and goal: Cam to Smith, incomplete. Wilson called for PI in the end zone. Good call, though it should have been holding.
1st and goal: Cam on a keeper, TD. 21-6 Panthers
Skins D7: Start at the 22
1st and 10: RG3 to Paulsen, high throw, incomplete
2nd and 10: RG3 for -2
3rd and 12: RG3 sacked by Hardy, -8
4th and 20: Punt
Panthers D7: Start at the 44
1st and 10: Cam to Olson, 5, fumbles. Ruled down by contact
2nd and 5: Williams for 2
3rd and 3: Cam for 4
1st and 10: Stewart for 3
2nd and 7: Stewart for -2
3rd and 9: Cam to Smith, off his hands.
4th and 9: Punt
Skins D8: Start at the 14
1st and 10: RG3 to Morgan, incomplete
2nd and 10: RG3 to Royster, 5
3rd and 5: RG3 for 5 on a scramble
1st and 10: RG3 to Royster, 17, on a screen
1st and 10: RG3 to Royster, incomplete, RG3 should have been sacked and escaped. Royster was shaken up
2nd and 10: RG3 to Morris, incomplete, high.
3rd and 10: RG3 to Morgan, off his hands
4th and 10: Timeout Panthers
4th and 10: RG3 sacked by Johnson and Hardy, -5
Panthers D8: Start at the Redskins 34
1st and 10: Williams for -2
2nd and 12: Hall defends a pass to Smith in the endzone
3rd and 12: Murphy for 4
4th and 8: Timeout Panthers, at 1 second on the play clock, deliberately.
4th and 8: 50 yard FG is missed
"I never thought one of these could feel as good as the first one, but this one does. If you are a true Patriot fan you know exactly what I mean." Robert Kraft, Owner, New England Patriots, Super Bowl 49 postgame speech.