Following yesterday’s disappointing loss to the Cowboys, it was easy to look to kicker Graham Gano as the culprit for the loss.
The media certainly did it. Fans today have done it. But how easy is it to kick two field goals from 49 and 52 yards, respectively?
It’s hard enough that the Redskins offensive players weren’t willing to heap the blame on him after the game. Instead, they took the blame on themselves.
“We gave it away. We gave it away,” receiver Jabar Gaffney told the CSNWashington crew. ”We can’t give away wins. We gotta go get it done. Don’t let them hang around and hope that [Gano] hits the kick or hope that they miss the kick.”
Tight end Fred Davis echoed those sentiments in his own interview:
“We just can’t leave it up to the kicker, sometimes,” he said. ”We’ve gotta finish some of these games offensively, and that’s what we were trying to do. Gano can make that kick sometimes; sometimes he doesn’t. I’m not gonna blame him. I wish