Another game against the meager Giants, another embarrassing loss for Ronald McDonald Rivera. There have been some really bad losses in Ronald’s tenure - the Browns loss with the playoffs on the line, the Bears loss this year, the Cowboys game a few years ago... but this one may top them all. Not only was it to a complete defunct team, but it showed just how poorly coached and poorly prepared this team really is.
Despite racking up nine sacks, Del Rio’s “vaunted” bend-but-don’t break defense allowed Tommy DeVito to look like the second coming of Tom Brady. Players came out after the game and criticized the scheme, saying they didn’t disguise their looks well enough, and some pinned the blame on themselves citing players not following their assignments.
Regardless of who you’d like to blame, this one was UGLY, and ownership should deactivate Ron and Jack’s key-cards Monday morning.
Below are my Studs and Duds of the game, followed by some notes.
Brian Robinson - BRob was one of the only bright spots on what was otherwise a very anemic offense Sunday. He ran the ball 17 times for 73 yards and caught seven of nine targets for 58 yards.
Great play call against the blitz. BRob shows off the wheels pic.twitter.com/K4N3jS5mZd— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
BRob showing of the wheels pic.twitter.com/CdMxFnnPBo— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
David Mayo - This may be the first and only time you see Mayonnaise on the Studs list, but the dude was all over the place Sunday afternoon. He had six tackles, three for a loss, and two sacks.
David Mayo almost gets his 3rd sack of the half here on this 4th and 2 pic.twitter.com/KpG4o2lQT8— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
KJ Henry - Henry played a very good game against the Giants. Rushing mostly from his right end position and going up against Andrew Thomas for the majority of the game, Henry had four tackles, one for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a batted ball on the afternoon.
Payne and Henry combine on the sack pic.twitter.com/LQBZIMGP6D— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Jon Allen - Allen finally broke out of his season slump, racking up four tackles, two for a loss and 1.5 sacks on the afternoon.
Payne and Allen get the sack here. pic.twitter.com/LNH8KujrI7— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Sam Howell - Yes Sam has Moxy. Yes Sam is tough as nails. Yes Sam has some great upside... however Sam had a bad game against New York. He threw three interceptions, one a pick-6, and had another very easy one dropped. There will be better days for the youngster, but Sunday afternoon was not one of them.
Horrible throw here by Howell. He got lucky. pic.twitter.com/0zctriX7Yv— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Logan Thomas/Chris Rodriguez/Byron Pringle - Even against a bad team, you can’t turn the ball over six times and expect to win. These three each lost a fumble on the afternoon.
Logan Thomas fumbles pic.twitter.com/l2phY1zfKu— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
And right after his nice 16yd run, CRod fumbles (Washington’s 4th turnover of the game). pic.twitter.com/nG12HaaR83— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Charles Leno - Leno was back to his unreliable self against the Giants and Kayvon Thibodeaux (surprise, surprise). He allowed two sacks, two quarterbacks hits and multiple pressures on the day. If Thibodeaux could play against Leno for eight games of the year, he’d be an All-Pro.
Could you imagine the stats Thibs would have if he played against Leno each week???? pic.twitter.com/gpuRap9WjL— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Typical Leno making Thibs look like an All-Pro yet again. Happens EVERY time we play them.— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
But guaranteed PFF will have him rated good… pic.twitter.com/jBWQcy4zmg
Back-to-back plays from Charles Leno ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ ♂️— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
This is absolutely pathetic pic.twitter.com/eKsp0cTLSN
Chris Paul/Tyler Larsen - Paul and Larsen were having one heck of a time deciding who DIDN’T want to block Dexter Lawrence all game.
3rd and 3 - Larsen beaten badly by Lawrence, but Sam scrambles for the 1st. pic.twitter.com/UxXQn1Scvg— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Larsen and Paul do a HORRIBLE job here against Dexter Lawrence - who now has 4 sacks on the season WITH 3 OF THOSE AGAINST WASHINGTON pic.twitter.com/YYN9XYHMnx— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Jack Del Rio - Nine sacks is great, but when your defense allows an undrafted rookie quarterback starting just his second game to go 18/26 for 246 yards and three touchdowns, you deserve to be fired!
3rd and 13 - OF COURSE Del Rio brings just 4 giving the Tommy Boy ALL DAY— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Every time we play the Giants, Barkley beats us on a wheel-route. EVERY TIME we play the Giants, JACK DEL RIO makes NO ADJUSTMENT for this pic.twitter.com/pGUA33vyIz— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
3rd and 9 - this is WAY TOO EASY pic.twitter.com/uKJ0POCbMM— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
They don’t get any more open than this… ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ pic.twitter.com/OwrQxrPmpw— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
Eric Bieniemy - As far as I’m concerned, he too can go along with the rest in the house-cleaning. Mahomes can make anyone look good...
Ronald McDonald Rivera - Of course, no Duds list would be complete without the Head Dud-Master himself. You know, the man who constructed this complete mess and wasted four years of what could have been a decent rebuild. Row-Boat will go down as one of the most bumbling, stumbling clowns to lead this team in quite some time - and that is saying a LOT!
Ron Rivera's tenure as Washington head coach began with someone saying, "Happy Thanksgiving." And so it is fitting that Ron's tenure as Washington head coach may well end on Thanksgiving. #Commanders pic.twitter.com/ytwNlmw3Hr— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) November 19, 2023
-Jamin Davis had some good moments. It wasn’t his fault he was asked to cover one of the best overall athletes in the NFL one-on-one.
Jamin Davis with the sack! pic.twitter.com/jiptCJ1Oyr— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
-Daron Payne did a nice job generating pressures on the afternoon and collecting a sack.
Henry gets the sack, but Payne caused the havoc pic.twitter.com/9qaa0RXqBe— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
-Percy Butler had a much better day tackling.
-Besides his easy sack where he was unblocked, Casey Toohill has a rather quiet afternoon.
-I think I’m done with Dyami Brown - for good. The drops and general lack of effort tell me he’ll be out of the league before too long.
Y’all should BOO this dude too. ANOTHER week, ANOTHER drop by Brown pic.twitter.com/vFVf8lNrI8— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) November 19, 2023
-I’m starting to get really mad about these Joey Slye missed extra points!