Today the Skins secondary got carved up for 401 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-31 loss to Cincinnati. That makes 10 touchdown passes against in the first three games and The Pearl Harbor Crew III has officially hit town. The secret is now out; you can bomb the Skins to death.
The original Pearl Harbor Crew in 1983 contained a future Hall of Famer, Darrel Green, and had some very talented individuals like cornerback Vernon Dean and safety Mark Murphy who ultimately turned that group into a fine secondary. The difference is the 1983 crew went 14-2 and their deficiencies were masked by the great record. The 2012 version is out of control and is wasting fantastic efforts by new rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Today started badly from the opening play where Cincinnati lined up quarterback Andy Dalton as a wide out in the wildcat formation and matched up wide receiver A.J. Green on safety Dejon Gomes for a 73 yard touchdown bomb thrown by fellow wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. It got more painful as Maryland grad. Josh Wilson got beat on a simple out route by rookie wide receiver Armon Binns, and compounded the error by taking a horrible angle and whiffing on the tackle, which opened up the sideline for a 48 yard touchdown jaunt.
These guys need some serious help because to a man, they stink. The only help they’re going to get is a better pass rush because everyone becomes a good pass defender with a good pass rush. Next week, look for the Skins to blitz a ton. They may have caught a break going against Tampa Bay and their 30th ranked passing attack, but, if anyone can make Josh Freeman look like Joe Montana, it’s the Skins. So battle stations everyone because the Pearl Harbor Crew is back and getting bombed!