For all of you people who think a stat line can equal a complete watched game in the stadium: HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED WR-WISE. Every doubter of Coles should read this now.
1) The Dallas #2CB was injured on the Skins' second drive, leaving Gardner on a nicle-back all game, hence the 167yards and 2TDs.
2) Coles hurt his thumb at the beginning of the game, so catching balls became a lot more difficult. Towards the end of the game he seemingly blocked out the pain as he pulled down more balls.
3) He REPEATEDLY went across the middle to work the FL fly with Gardner on the nickleback. He only went across the LOW middle because they didn't want Roy Williams to injure him, as he almost did on the play where Coles dropped a pass and was pile-driven
4) Mark Brunell had a bad hamstring. He didn't fully read the field often because of it, so he kept on looking to Thrash and Gardner on his strong-side.
On a sidenote...rotowire said that Portis had 3 tries on the goal-line, and that he wasn't big enough to break the line. THIS IS HORRIBLY incorrect. here's how it went:
1) QB sneak (whos idea was this? who runs an injured qb?)
2) Portis up the gut
3) Brunell right-side rollout PA play, gets blitzed, throws it away.
So he had one goal-line carry. Also, it seemed like every play that he was running he got between 5-8 yards except for one where Brunnell lost the handle on the snap (loss of a few) and one or two where he was stuffed. His average was lower than how he ran.
Wow I had section 429 goin f-ing crazy that game...I can hardly talk today.
Skins fan through thick and thin.