Washington head coach annoyed by poor 3rd down production

ASHBURN, VA - Another opening day and another loss for the Redskins. If you're counting, that's 5 in a row.

There's one thing that happened in the season opener that has head coach Jay Gruden very annoyed. He talked about it during the first of his weekly Monday press conferences.

Giving credit where credit is due, fans said they saw a more aggressive defense Sunday. But then there's that problem on 3rd down that has Gruden upset.

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Watching him talk about it is sort of like when your parents get on you for doing something that you know better than to do. It really got under his skin.

"One glaring stat that just blanks out at you is 8 for 13 on 3rd down. We have to tackle the QB when we have him in our grasp. We had four sacks and let him go," Gruden said.

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Linebacker Mason Foster gave some credit to Eagles QB, Carson Wentz.

"QBs who can move like that on the run puts us in a tight spot," Wentz said. "We have to make more plays. We were right there, go get corrected and make this the last one like that."

Next up for Washington is QB Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams. Hopefully the 'D' can keep him in their grasp. Don't forget former Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay is their head coach.

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