|(Silas Redd celebrates with a back flip in the 20-17 upset of the Cowboys. Photo: Washington Redskins)|
That said, last night was the first game I really felt the Redskins played with attitude. They wanted to win this game and played with the attitude that was needed to outplay a team that based on record and possibly on paper was the better team.
It started with the defense. I know that Jim Haslett can't blitz on every play, but what we saw last night seemed to be the "UNLEASHED" Redskins defense that has been talked about since Mike Shanahan was fired. Haslett and the D fooled the Cowboys multiple times by having everyone on the line of scrimmage. Sometimes he sent the house, other times he didn't and you could tell that it confused the hell out of Tony Romo.
It took the offense a little longer to work out the kinks, but let's be a bit realistic here. Colt McCoy has been the Redskins #3 guy through all of training camp and through two weeks of the season. Then, he was the backup until last week. The fact that McCoy played this well with the limited amount of reps and limited time to work with his fellow starters is amazing.
I have a lot more to say about the game and stat breakdowns in a GBU that I should have out Wednesday or Thursday but until then here are some major high fives I'd love to give to the following players and coaches.
Colt McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Jordan Reed, Jason Hatcher, Ryan Kerrigan, David Amerson, Trent Muphy, Bashaud Breeland, Keenan Robinson, Kai Forbath, Tress Way, Jim Haslett, Jay Gruden.