The Washington Redskins lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, giving them their first home win of the season. The Redskins didn’t look like they were able to get anything going offensively until the fourth quarter when they were pushing to get back into the game.
“They did a good job of scheming us up,” quarterback Robert Griffin III 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.”
Linebacker London Fletcher echoed his sentiments. He said they played a lot of man-to-man coverage, so the Eagles offense ran a lot of “man-beaters.”
“For the most part, when we look at what they did on film, the plays they hit us with, they had already shown,” Fletcher said. “They believe in their offense and their system and just try to adjust to what we were doing. Defensively, we played a lot of man-to-man, so they ran a lot of man-beaters and crossing routes and things like that to try to free up their guys, so that was part of their game-plan. Tight end delay, tight end screen, running back screen – a lot of things to beat man coverage.”