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Washington Football Team Vs. Cardinals Film Review - Tyler’s Take

NFL: Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington had a rough outing in Arizona Sunday afternoon. Talking about containing Kyler Murray and actually doing it are two completely different things, and this young defense found that out the hard way. After playing a great second half against Carson Wentz and the Eagles in a comeback week one win, the Washington Football Team couldn’t get things going on either side of the football this past weekend.

Below are some cut-ups of the game and some comments about the plays that are highlighted.

Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Haskins was far from perfect on the afternoon, but he got little help from his receivers and tight ends other than Terry McLaurin. He needs to work on taking a bit of mustard off some of his passes, but you can also see - the skillset is there.

Treat this like his rookie season and you won’t be disappointed.

Antonio Gibson: Gibson is starting to come into his own in Turner’s offense. He had some really nice runs Sunday, including his first NFL of many more to come!

Terry McLaurin: F1 showed he’s the real-deal against the Cardinals, collecting plenty of YAC and his first receiving touchdown of the young season. Haskins certainly needs another weapon like McLaurin to make this offense semi-formidable.

Dontrelle Inman: Inman had a rough outing on Sunday, but the expectations were never that high to begin with. He does need to help his quarterback out more than he’s done to this point - which is very little.

Logan Thomas: Thomas struggled all game trying to get separation from linebacker De’Vondre Campbell. He also had some drops on a few difficult, yet not impossible, throws. He needs to be better.

Brandon Scherff: Scherff was not his normal self against the Cardinals before leaving the game with an injury. My hope is that he comes back strong upon his return and EARNS that new contract!

Wes Martin: I have to admit; Martin’s play was MUCH better than last week’s debacle against the Eagles where he was “unofficially” on my C’Mon Man! He still is very raw, and really needs to improve his strength at the point of attack in pass protection if he wants to become serviceable. But still - it was a big improvement, and at this point, I’ll take it!

Chase Young: It’s almost unfair to be this good as a rookie. Chase is a pure man-child, who has the ability to be an All-Pro as a rookie. His game is just on a whole different level, and the scary thing is, he’s going to only get better with time.

Kevin Pierre-Louis: KPL, as we affectionately call him, played a heck of a game against the Cardinals. He was all over the field and led the team in tackles with 15.

Jimmy Moreland: Morland had a rough outing trying to contain the Cardinal’s wideouts. To top it off, not only was his coverage poor, but his tackling was sub-standard - not Troy Apke bad mind you, but poor none-the-less. He’s got the skillset and better days are certainly ahead for the second year corner.

Landon Collins: Collins had another up and down outing, but his interception was a thing of beauty! Watch him fly down from his two-high spot for the swipe.

Troy Apke: UGH...what more is there to say! A traffic cone would have done a better job in this game! It’s time to end this experiment! NOW!