Redskins tackled wrong Jaguar on touchdown

Brian Tinsman
December 16, 2018 - 3:28 pm
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When Byron Marshall is not playing on special teams, he's a running back for the Washington Redskins. As a ball carrier, he should be an expert at recognizing other ball carriers. 

But for at least one play on Sunday, Marshall was the Redskins' last chance at a touchdown-saving tackle on the ball carrier.

He laid a big hit on a member of the Jaguars, but not the one with the ball.

Instead, the one with the ball ended up in the end zone:

That's a 74-yard touchdown.

The outcome of the play was the worst case scenario for the Redskins, who had played Jacksonville to a 3-3 tie in the first half. This play gave the Jags an instant score and what could amount to an insurmountable lead.

It's funny how a few key injuries on a team can make everyone look worse. Since losing Alex Smith at quarterback, the collective football IQ seems to have dropped on this team, leading to questionable play call, questionable performance and four-straight losses.

With plays like this, it's conceivable that the Redskins are done winning in 2018.

 

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