Talk about adding insult to injury. If you thought the performance of John Beck and the Washington Redskins' offensive line from Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Bills couldn't get any worse, you were way wrong. According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, the official scorers have decided that the Bills tallied 10 sacks in the game instead of the nine for which they were originally credited:
They reviewed a play in which Beck scrambled to his left, fumbled, recovered the ball and then was tackled. Originally, the stop was ruled a tackle, because Beck was running. But he actually was stopped behind the line by Danny Batten and Nick Barnett. Both players were awarded a half-sack.
So there you have it. Double digits, folks, and a new Redskins team record. I'm sure this comes as wonderfully welcome news to those of you who were trying to forget that game ever happened. As for Beck, he took responsibility for "a handful of those" sacks on Wednesday, when Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced he would remain the starter for this week's game against the 49ers. And as for the line and when things might possibly start getting better, they say left tackle Trent Williams is improving but they don't know whether he'll be recovered enough from his ankle sprain to play Sunday. Oh, and tight end Fred Davis missed practice too because of his own ankle injury.
Really doesn't seem like that long ago that we were writing good Redskins news on this blog. Then again, maybe it does.