Redskins blanked by Bills 23-0

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan experienced his first shutout loss in 24 seasons as an NFL coach or offensive coordinator, as his club got beat up by the Bills 23-0 in Toronto on Sunday.

John Beck managed to lead the Redskins’ offense to only ten first downs and 178 yards of total offense.  It was a long, miserable day considering the BYU alum was also sacked nine times by the stifling Bills’ defense; which gave no answers for a ‘Skins unit looking for answers and points.

“I kind of don’t have any answers right now,” Beck said, making his second straight start since replacing Rex Grossman. “I’m trying to figure that out myself. This is the one you want to see the tape, because it will be very telling.”

Not even the run game could help out a brutal Beck, giving the battered signal caller just 26 yards on 12 carries.  It was an outing to forget for a team which suffered their third consecutive loss, dropping to under .500 at 3-4.

“It’s pretty humbling to take that,” Shanahan said. “That’s as bad as I’ve ever been involved with from the offensive side.”

The only thing you could possibly take out of the humbling defeat was London Fletcher tallying 20 tackles (12 solo) for the game.

Next: Sunday November 6 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 ET.


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One Response to “Redskins blanked by Bills 23-0”

  1. 007 says:

    As I have been saying for years now, you fail to draft top o-linemean at your peril in this league.

    And outside TRENT WILLIAMS, the REDSKINS have continually refused to pick top offensive linemen. Today the birds came home to roost.

    Once again I will point out the obvious, JAMMAL BROWN, CHRIS CHESTER, and WILL MONTGOMERY are solid back-ups for the o-line, but they should not be starting. The REDSKINS MUST secure two top o-lineman in this next draft……a center and right tackle.

    The FA’s they’ve secured [BROWN, HICKS, CHESTER, OLDENBURG], just aren’t top drawer players. And the lower round guys [COOK, ED WILLIAMS] and one undrafted linemen [WILLIE SMITH] can’t cut the mustard. The only FA pick that’s been good is LICHTENSTEIGER, and I attribute that more to his playing next to WILLIAMS than to being an excellent player.

    I like JOHN BECK. If he isn’t killed before WILLIAMS returns healthy, I think he’s a servicable QB. ALLEN must replace the GROSS-man however with another journeyman QB, or if things continue to play out as they have for the past three games, a top QB, maybe THE top QB in the 2012 draft depending on how bad it gets this season.

    Hopefully, CRIS COOLEY returns for a back-up role behind FRED DAVIS.

    The ‘SKINS should not consider drafting another WR at this point because frankly, there haven’t been enough passes thrown close to ARMSTRONG, AUSTIN, GAFFNEY, HANKERSON, PAUL, and STALLWORTH to tell what the club already has on hand. MOSS was the only reliable wide receiver, and will be again.

    There’s nothing wrong with the defense that another top DE in addition to JARVIS JENKINS can’t cure. CARRIKER’s a FA and GOLSTON is playing too heavy in the middle. His strength was speed which is being sacraficed for bulk. He’s doesn’t fit the 3-4 scheme. SCOTT and NIELD are unknown qualities. If the season gets completely out of hand, play them and see what we’ve got there. A FA is needed at DE.

    Add replacements for ROCKY MAC and KEVIN BARNES and a fourth cover safety and you’re set. They need four defensive players to be a top unit and should be able to snag at least one of those in free agency. The others will hopefully come via the draft.

    I would draft a top QB if they get a pick in the top five. Otherwise a R-OT [1], then a Weakside ILB [2], a center [3], DE [4], G [4], and best available five, both six’s and the seventh. Take the best FA CB and lose BARNES. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Draft a CB in the lower rounds to try to remove BUCHANON as well. Keep THOMPSON for the fifth CB, and hope MOORE hasn’t lost any speed at the FS slot. Start looking for DOUGHTY’s replacement if that isn’t already being done.