I almost didn't write a summary of today's game since there was so little to see- for instance, we won the first quarter 22-20....that's in total yards folks. Rosen was pressured continuously by blitz heavy packages and there just wasn't much to talk about. Washington had a couple of nice drives in the 2nd quarter off of a few Peterson runs and that recaps the entire ballgame. But then we sub in Fitz-Magic, he does his magical stuff and Washington didn't know how to handle it. They stopped blitzing entirely and sat back in zone coverage instead, which Fitz shredded to pieces. We scored a quick TD, was marching to a 2nd one when Gisecki was shoved down from behind on 3rd and short...but it didn't matter since it was all 3 and outs for Washington. Our secondary really stepped up in the 4th and it was our game to win. So once we got the ball back with 1:50 left, Fitz marches us down the field while absolutely abusing the clock...not a single person went out of bounds (even when they caught sideline passes). We score with 6 seconds left and inexplicably go for 2- we had over 150 yards in the 4th quarter to Washington's 10. Why on Earth wouldn't we settle for overtime and continue the beat-down on both sides of the ball? And I think I know the answer...I think we all know the answer. We're driving the tank and a win hurts more than it helps. So with 6 seconds left on a 2-point conversion try, with absolutely everything going our way, we throw a quick screen to Drake and he drops it. He freaking drops it....a pass of four feet with almost zero velocity. It's inexplicable...yet it happened. Redskins win by 1. I know most of you are for the tank and personally, it doesn't make a lot of sense to root against it since it's happening regardless. But I don't know how I feel about today, to see my team dominate the 4th quarter and then intentionally lose. I think it pisses me off more than anything because athletes always play to win...and coaches are supposed to play to win as well. Yet it just didn't feel that way today. Looking back, I can't help but wonder how we've hung with three dominant teams for the first half then suddenly crapped the bed after halftime. Those adjustments we're making- are they intentionally to seal the deal? Grant and Howard were scratches today as well...are they actually hurt, or would it have hurt us to have them on the field? I just don't know. The good news is that we took a huge step in our tank for Tua...Washington will be playing catch-up the rest of the year now. But am I happy about it? I don't think so...not under those circumstances when you had the team come together to steal a win, play dominant to close out the game, then walk out with the goose-egg anyway. It's just not right from our organization...I believe they owe more to the athletes that have busted their butts to make an NFL roster. So that brings me to one of two conclusions- if Flores lost on purpose there at the end, he needs to be fired or removed by the league. If Flores didn't lose on purpose, he should be fired for being incompetent...we had 100% of the momentum and there was no reason to go for 2. Either way, I don't see how he keeps his job UNLESS he's been told to throw close games by Ross and/or Grier. And if that's the case, they should be gone as well. Then I think back to subbing in Fitz in the first place- why even do it? Why come back, shut the Skins out, put two TD's on the board and take full control over the game....only to call a play that hadn't been successful all afternoon? Even if Drake did catch the football there, it was a failed attempt regardless because he was going to get destroyed in the backfield. It was the worst possible play we could have called and possibly the only way we were going to lose...yet that's what we did.