Washington Redskins: Good, Bad, and WTF vs New York Giants
The Washington Redskins are off to one of the worst starts in franchise history. For there not to be changes at the end of this season would be insensible. On Sunday, in a game against the New York Giants, we saw a team that was not prepared or even ready to play. Thus the Redskins went down in defeat. Let us take a look at the good, the bad, and the WTF from that game.
Dunbar had excellent coverage for most of the day. In fact, that coverage resulted in two interceptions for the 3rd year cornerback. He was the lone bright spot in what was an awful day for the Washington Redskins defense. Also, Pro Football Focus graded him with a 94.1 overall.
Dunbar finished with a 94.1 overall grade which was the highest of his career! #HTTR
— PFF WAS Redskins (@PFF_Redskins) September 30, 2019
Keenum seemed to pick up where he left off against the Chicago Bears. While the interception he threw was not his fault – tipped pass – Keenum just could not find a rhythm all day. It is going to be tough to see him start another game for the Washington Redskins after being benched in the second quarter against the New York Giants.
The Washington Redskins were penalized 12 times for a total of 58 yards on Sunday. Many of those penalties came when either the Redskins were getting ready to get off the field, when the New York Giants were in long-yardage situations, or the Redskins had completed a plus yardage play. In any case, they were very untimely and costly to a team that cannot overcome negative plays.
Yes, again the defense was bad. They gave up 389 yards to a New York Giants team that did not have Saquon Barkley. However, they do now have Daniel Jones at the helm. I have to be honest and say that the New York Giants are a much better offense and football team with number eight under center. Nevertheless, the Washington Redskins defense is nowhere near the top of the NFL. Nor will it be this season.
The Washington Redskins never ever matched the intensity of the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. The team seemed to be playing as if they knew they had lost already. This is a direct play on Head Coach, Jay Gruden. Having his teams prepared to play big games, and yes this was a big game, has not been his M.O. throughout his tenure. I am not one to usually talk about firing a coach. Especially with the revolving door the Redskins have had at the position. However, it may just be time to move one from the longest-tenured coach in the Dan Snyder era.
The Washington Redskins are in a major fight for the rest of the season. Yes, the season is salvageable. Although, when a team comes out dead, they are choosing from three QBs, and the head coach is a lame duck; the season may get worse before it gets better.
How do you feel about the direction of the Washington Redskins? Leave a comment below.
Pick off the competition with IroniqMedia for all of your NFL coverage.
Follow Sean on Twitter