Redskins support decision to go for 2-pt conversion

Redskins support decision to go for 2-pt conversion
December 15, 2013, 6:15 pm
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ATLANTA--Although the Redskins failed to convert a two-point attempt in the final seconds of Sunday’s 27-26 loss to the Falcons, several players said they were glad they went for the win in regulation.

“Everybody on the team like the going-for-two call,” offensive captain Trent Williams said. “We’re 3-10. You got to be aggressive and try to get a win. It didn’t work out for us, but we liked that [Coach Mike] Shanahan tried to put the game in our hands.”

Tight end Fred Davis added: “Might as well try to win it, you know? We just didn’t make the play, but other than that, I was confident [in the call.]”

With 18 seconds remaining, it appeared that overtime was looming. But Shanahan had decided to go for the win, not a tie.

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The decision, in fact, was made well before Santana Moss caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to pull the Redskins to within a point, according to wide receiver Pierre Garçon.

“It wasn’t a surprise,” Garçon said. “That’s why we all stayed out there. I think he told us the series before.”

Said linebacker London Fletcher: “I thought we were going to get it. The NFL is kind of crazy. Things happen. I was thinking it was going to be one of those crazy wins for us.” 

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Although Cousins’ two-point pass was tipped away by Desmond Trufant and the Redskins ultimately lost their sixth straight game, linebacker Brian Orakpo said he was proud of the gutsy call and the effort.

“Why not?” Orakpo said. “You’ve got nothing to lose. Might as well [use] the two-point conversion that you worked on all training camp. We went for it and it didn’t work out. But I’m proud of the effort we put out here today considering the adversity we faced.”