FedExField: Not Exactly a Home Fortress

I don’t think we got around to the Redskins yesterday because, if we’re being honest, they’re pretty low on the NFL totem pole as of week three in 2018.

Most of Monday was spent on Eagles post-game stuff, the Carson Wentz-is-healthy press conference, and bitching about Josh Gordon and Dez Bryant. If you were watching other games on Sunday, you probably kept an eye on Packers/Vikings or stayed up to watch the Cowboys vs. Giants slapfight.

Washington failed to find the end zone in a 21-9 home loss against the Colts. They ran the ball 22 times for 65 yards and the team’s leading receiver was running back Chris Thompson, who snagged 13 Alex Smith dump downs and swing passes for 92 yards.

You’d think Redskin nation might be buzzing after a dominant week one road win, but that wasn’t the case at all:

FedEx holds 82,000 fans. It’s kind of a pain in the ass to get to, located 30 minutes outside of D.C. just off the hellish 495 beltway.

The 57,000 who did show up on Sunday apparently weren’t enthralled with the performance, which resulted in boos, boos that Thompson heard, in addition to feeling the lackluster attendance:

“Me, I noticed it,” he said. “I also noticed the boos we got as well, and that’s not something that I’m a real big fan of. If you’re a fan of a team, you shouldn’t be booing them, whether we’re doing good or bad. We understand as players that we’re not performing how we should. You don’t have to boo us to let us know – we’re out there on the field.

Here’s a quick NFC East recap/outlook on a Tuesday morning:

  • the Redskins lose at home, booed by two-thirds full stadium
  • the Giants don’t have an offensive line
  • the Cowboys are okay, but have severe limitations on offense

The Eagles are banged up, yeah, but Carson Wentz returns this weekend and Alshon Jeffery will be back soon enough. The divisional outlook for the Birds is still very good.

Here’s Thompson talking about the boos during his post game availability via 106.7 the Fan:

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  • DSDM September 18, 2018 at 11:20 am

    The beltway is Hell on earth. I recently had to go through that, both ways a week apart, on a weekend. Both ways were awful. It took hours to get from southern MD to Fredericksburg and then the opposite way was just as bad. The traffic was heavy from Richmond to Baltimore. Now, I will go 100 miles out of my way to avoid that mess.

    The fact is that the Skins are not worth that aggravation.

    • An Inquiring Mind September 18, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      I have been to the stadium. It’s basically in the middle of nowhere offering little to no scenery/atmosphere not to mention the stadium itself is one big shit hole.

  • hey Kinker September 18, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Is Megatron under contract? I bet he still in shape.

  • They should have never left RFK September 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    If you want more people to go to games how about providing direct bus service from Union Station in DC. The Metro doesn’t even leave you off near the stadium. You have to walk. I don’t like our stadium location in Philly but it’s easiest complex to get to other than cities that have the stadiums located in the downtown area. Jerry’s World is another joke. No public transportation to the stadium. You either drive there or get stuck paying surge pricing taking Uber or Lyft. Jerry don’t care, the stadium is packed for every game. They want you to drive to pay the $50-100 fee for parking.

  • Google Me! September 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Chris Thompson = philly guy

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