The easy reaction is to blame Josh Morgan for the Washington Redskins' 31-28 loss Sunday, but his late 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was far from the only factor. The penalty made a difficult potential game-tying field goal impossible after the team had already put itself in a position to lose late against the lowly St. Louis Rams.
Kevin Ewoldt of Redskins blog Hogs Haven found problems with every aspect of a team whose defense gave up 31 points to the Rams and whose offense couldn't find the end zone in the final quarter:
Anyone grading the coaching staff across the Redskins Offense, Defense, and Special Teams would probably give F's across the board. Kyle Shanahan called a decent game at least.
Ewoldt cited poor defensive schemes and bad play by the defensive line as reasons for the loss.
The bright side for the Redskins is obviously Robert Griffin III, who might have thrown the first pick of his NFL career, but accounted for all three of Washington's touchdowns and, as Ewoldt put it, "sure throws a pretty deep ball".