We now, officially, know that the Washington Football Team is a REALLY bad squad! It’s official - mark it in ink! All this “run for the division” talk should all end VERY soon.
Most of us knew heading into the season that we would be a bad football team - just how bad was the big question. I believe that has now been answered. I think it’s officially draft talk time!
Anyways, as always, there were a few bright spots in today’s bad loss. You can read about them, as well as the underperformers, below in my Studs and Duds...of course followed by some notes.
Terry McLaurin - I feel bad for F1, I really do. He gets bracketed often due to the lack of weapons opposite him. Still, he’s targeted frequently, and he continues to produce. On the afternoon, he had seven receptions for 74 yards - leading all receivers on either team.
Logan Thomas - Thomas had some big plays today, but none were bigger than his toe-tapping catch to the back of the pylon in the second quarter. He may not be a TE1, or even in the future plans of this football team, but he earned his paycheck today.
Daron Payne - Payne totaled five tackles on the afternoon with one being for a loss. He was a rock on the inside.
Kendall Fuller - Yep, Kendall Fuller had ANOTHER interception today. In his last three games, Fuller has four interceptions and five passes defended. He also played some safety against the Giants.
Antonio Gandy-Golden - On a team desperate for a wide receiver to step up opposite McLaurin, AGG has done NOTHING...I repeat, NOTHING! Wait - I take that back. He was targeted once!
Peyton Barber - Why is he getting carries? He had four rushing attempts for six yards!
Linebackers - This unit still is the Achilles Heal of the defense. They can’t even stop Daniel Jones. The Giants ran for 132 yards on the ground; 74 of them by Jones.
Fabian Moreau - I guess now we know why Moreau hasn’t been playing!
Dustin Hopkins - I’m tired of people defending this guy. The missed field goal, albeit not on a perfect snap, can be the difference between a W and an L. You saw that Sunday.
- I really have no problem with Ron going for the win at the end of the game, instead of playing for the tie and a shot in overtime. You can second guess it as much as you want, but I have no problem with it either way.
- I saw some very good things from Kyle Allen today, but the INT was VERY bad and the fumble was inexcusable. Still, I liked the plays he made with his feet, and the touchdown to Thomas was beautiful. Many will argue he should be on the Duds list, but I’m leaving him right here.
- J.D. McKissic had a nice afternoon both rushing and catching the football. He notched 84 total scrimmage yards on 14 total touches.
Surprisingly, I though Geron Christian Sr. played well against the Giants. Not perfect by any means, but he’s improving, and in a season like this, that’s what you want to see. He still has issues in the run game moving guys off their spots though.
- Isaiah Wright has the potential to be a good player on this football team, but I keep seeing a lot of rookie mistakes, like not getting out of bounds, and not coming back enough to the football on routes - all things he can clean up with more action and coaching.
- Chase Young went without a sack again, but his impact was felt. It was his pressure that caused the Fuller interception. He had two tackles, one for a loss.
- Unlike Troy Apke, when Everett comes down to hit you, he HITS you!