Audio courtesy Sky Kerstein
The Washington Redskins offense was down to the two quarterbacks battling it out for third string Saturday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills, but that mattered little as the team piled up 452 net yards to easily defeat the Bills 30-7 before a half-empty FedEx Field.
Those that did stick around to watch the laugher were entertained by the Skins scoring on the first drive of the game and really, never stopping as they compiled 208 yards rushing and another 244 in passing yards in the effort.
“I was impressed with our football team, especially with two days less preparation time,” head coach Mike Shanahan said after the game. “ For them to come out and play as hard as they did and as well as they did, there was a bunch of positive things. I’ll look forward to looking over the film and trying to come up with the best 53 [man roster] for the Monday night game.”
Rex Grossman and Pat White were both effective running offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s offense, and the head coach was well pleased with both players.
“I thought they both played very well. Anytime you rotate guys in there like we did, for them to play at the level they did, I was impressed with that.”
When asked about the running game, which was particularly effective against Buffalo’s obviously undermanned defense, Shanahan praised the entire offense’s output.
“I was impressed with our offensive line and our backs. It’s a group effort anytime you run the football and our wide receivers blocked exceptionally well. So it’s a group effort anytime you run the ball and I thought we had a couple of play-action passes off of it as well that set up a couple passes, but it was a good day overall.”
For Shanahan’s complete comments, plus the audio from Grossman, White and several other Redskins players, please click on the links below.