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When the Redskins and Cowboys took the field on Sunday, it was a reuniting of two Melbourne, Australia natives in punters Sav Rocca and Mat McBriar.
While Rocca went through the Aussie Rules Football League as a first career, McBriar went through the more traditional NCAA-to-NFL path. He was a college standout at Hawaii, where he was the first Australian to make the Hula Bowl. In 2006, he became just the second Australian to ever make the Pro Bowl.
But on Sunday, he was out-belted by the Redskins ‘Rocca of Stability.’ Here are their stat lines on the day:
Sav Rocca: 5 punts, 48.6 yards, long 63, 2 inside 20, zero touchbacks, 22 return yards.
Mat McBriar: 7 punts, 40.9 average, long 60, 2 inside 20, 1 touchback, 97 return yards.
An interesting note from each stat line, is that both players were credited with a special teams tackle. McBriar’s came on the Brandon Banks 55 yard return early in the third quarter. The most that McBriar could do on this play was to defend the...
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Losing in the NFL usually leads to the proverbial finger-pointing by media and fans to figure out “Who done it?” After Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall jumped the route on the situation and put the blame squarely on his own shoulders.
His conclusion was, that for his cost vs. provided value, he would cut himself from the roster.
Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry said his strained left Achilles’ tendon feels better this week after he sat out Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. He added that he looks forward to returning to the field in Seattle, if Mike Shanahan will allow him.
“I feel a lot better. Like I said before, when it started aggravating me, I knew it was something that was...
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he stood by his harsh assessment of himself following Sunday’s loss to Dallas – a rant in which Hall said if he ran the Redskins, he would cut himself – but said he remained confident.
Hall was furious at himself for slipping on a pass in overtime to receiver Dez Bryant that set up the Cowboys’ winning field goal.
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DeAngelo Hall suggested the Redskins let him go after a tough loss. But instead of cutting the cornerback, coach Mike Shanahan let reporters know he wants more players like Hall on his roster.
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All Mike Shanahan wanted to talk about Sunday after the Washington Redskins' sixth consecutive loss — his longest slide as an NFL head coach and the franchise's worst run under owner Dan Snyder — was the "poise" and "effort" of his players.
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Throughout the past week there was talk of how much the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry has diminished over the years. Neither team has been successful over the past decade and that has taken away from what was once a premier matchup – not just locally but nationally.
But the sizzle is back after a thriller from FedEx Field on Sunday afternoon. Momentum swings, big-time plays, drama –...
ANALYSIS/OPINION: A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 27-24 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys. GAME BALLS ILB LONDON FLETCHER: This was one of those games in which you simply appreciate the opportunity to ...