Skins-Bills Wrap
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Aug 09, 2012 -- 11:21pm

Nothing says the first preseason game more than 13 total points, 23 penalties, and 17 punts. It was a hard watch after RG3 left the game but here's my good, bad, and more anyway.

Good:

1. RG3: Forget the #'s which were good, the biggest takeaway for me was how comfortable and confident he looked. His best play was his 20-yd throw to Garcon after he looked off his first two progressions. Fourteen total snaps and none of em required him to run or extend the play much. Credit to the o-line and his ability to get the ball out quickly for that.

2. Pass Rush: Kerrigan and Orakpo early, Rob Jackson later.

3. Starting O-Line: Griffin went untouched on all six pass attempts and the running game got going on the one touchdown drive.

4. Garcon: Yards after catch has been a problem for years, Garcon will provide it. The excessive celebration penalty was unnecessary.

5. Cousins: His numbers weren't great but probably due to the revolving cast of teammates around him. Like RG3, he played with a high level of confidence. When he wasn't rushed, he threw the ball pretty well.

Bad:

1. Rex. He was off throwing the ball even though he was pressured much more than Griffin.

2. Dropped INT's. At least three by my count, Merriweather had a chance for an early one.

More:

1. Replacement refs struggled. NFL needs to fix this and soon.

2. C. Baker, R. Jackson, A. Morris, C. Wilson, J. Wilson, and M. White were a few of the others that made plays.

3. Banks was targeted a bunch but only caught two balls for 7 yards. Not sure if the lack of productivity was due to his route running or the throws from Rex and Cousins. I think more of the latter.

4. Hope Trent Williams' foot is okay.

5. Rackers vs Gano has to wait at least another week. 



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