Redskins bubble watch vs. Bucs -- one LB on a roll

Redskins bubble watch vs. Bucs -- one LB on a roll
August 28, 2014, 9:00 pm
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—OLB Gabe Miller with two stops on runs in a row, both in the middle. Good read, good tackling when he got there.

—Tress Way’s first punt traveled 59 yards with almost 5 seconds of hang time. He was picked up just last week and the word is that

—DE Clifton Geathers showed some athletic ability and power with a spin move up the middle to sack Mike Kafka.

—PR Richard Crawford made a bad decision not the field a punt. He let it hit and it rolled 25 yards. Instead of getting the ball near midfield, the Redskins were backed up.

—RB Chris Thompson was able to show some toughness, putting his head down and ploughing for a few extra yards.

—Kai Forbath showed he has some strength in his leg. He booted a 46-yard field goal with plenty to spare. He then booted the kickoff XX deep into the end zone.

—OLB Miller made a big play, knocking the ball out of Kafka’s hand, picking it up, and rumbling a few yards to the two. That’s the kind of play that Jim Haslett and OLB coach Brian Baker are looking for.

—S Trenton Robinson had a nice tackle for a loss on a third-down run. He’s one who could get cut on Saturday and then brought back Monday when Brandon Meriweather’s suspension starts.

—Both Evan Royster and Chris Thompson were unable to find running room behind the backup offensive line. But then Silas Redd came in an found some running room.

—DE Frank Kearse did a nice job of fighting off three blockers up the gut to get a sack of Kafka.

—Thompson finally got some open field and zipped up the sideline for 25 after catching a short McCoy pass. He followed that up a few snaps later with a good, patient cut into the hole, going up the gut for eight yards.

—QB McCoy threw two interceptions in the end zone in the second quarter. Kind of hard to say he’s been pretty good when that happens but he has been accurate. 

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