No bones about it, the Redskins have put themselves in a self-dug hole. After losing to the Dallas Cowboys to fall to 0-2, Washington has their work cut out for them to right the ship and find a way to kick start their season.
On this edition of Hogs Night: A Porkcast, Bryan from HH, Beege Roomba, and Dr. Chris Jones share their thoughts on what’s gone wrong so far of the obvious variety, and where we’re more surprised on the 2019 Redskins’ weaknesses appear to be. Of note, after predicting a top 10 defense this season, Josh Norman and crew have not lived up to expectations and we’re left to ponder, what fixes are reasonable to expect to make this defense respectable again?
Simply put, in our estimation the coaching staff bears the brunt of the blame for the lack of results in this young season.
On the offensive side of the ball, Case Keenum, to his credit, has thus far played the hand he’s been dealt and has earned, in our estimation, a gentleman’s B-. While there’s plenty left to be desired, Washington’s winless record certainly does not appear to fall on his shoulders though he very well may end up shouldering the blame.
After the head-scratching decision to de-activate Adrian Peterson in week 1, his return to the lineup wasn’t what it cracked up to be, but again, the inadequacies in the Redskins’ run game may be the backs’ problem, they have some folks in front of them who have a job to do but haven’t quite been able to get it done so far.
Finally, it’s been well documented that the Redskins have struggled on Monday night, but there’s some cause of optimism. We break down the Bears and consider what Washington needs to do to make the most of their primetime home game to avoid becoming a 0-3 team.
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