The Washington Redskins struggled to get anything going on offense against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was like they knew what was coming, or at least that is what Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said.
“They did a good job of scheming us up,” Griffin said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “They kind of knew what was coming before it was coming and that was disheartening. But like I told the guys, regardless of what’s going on out there, we’re the players and we have to make the plays work, and we just weren’t doing that in the first half.”
Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox says Griffin was right, they did know what was coming.
“I think I got into a rhythm going into the game. Actually a few of the plays I called them out before they happened,” Cox said, via CSNPhilly.com. “It all came from studying film and knowing when things were going to happen before they happened.”
The blame for that predictability falls on the shoulders of the coaching staff. There is no amount of preparation you can do to beat a team that knows what is coming. Griffin threw two long fourth quarter touchdowns to make the score more respectable.