Washington Redskins: The Good, Bad, WTF vs Miami Dolphins
Finally, the Washington Redskins have a win in the 2019 NFL Season. It took firing their head coach Jay Gruden for it to happen. Nonetheless, it happened and they are now 1-5. The win was almost for not as the defense gave up a TD with six seconds remaining. Kenyan Drake then dropped the two-point conversion attempt sealing the win for the Redskins. Now that the first win is out of the way, can the Redskins build off of it? We will see. In saying that, here is the good, the bad, and the WTF from the game against the Miami Dolphins.
McLaurin continues to impress. He finished the game with 4 receptions for 100 yards and 2 TDs. He now has 5 games of 100 yards or more. McLaurin was a third-round pick out of Ohio State. He is quickly becoming the shining star of the Washington Redskins season.
Interim head coach, Bill Callahan was adamant about returning the running game to the forefront of the Washington Redskins. He did not lie. The Redskins ran the ball 33 times. 23 of those were by Peterson. He amassed 118 yards on the day. The Redskins are now 7-0 when Peterson touches the ball 20 times are more.
Second Half Defense
The Redskins let the Miami Dolphins stay around in this game. I do not know if it is game planning or adjustments, however, the Redskins defense struggles in the second half. Teams are able to make up ground on them at will. Something needs to change.
Keenum did not turn the ball over this week. Nonetheless, he was not very good on the day. He only completed 13 passes for 166 yards and 2 TDs. After all, this was the Dolphins, his stat line could have been a lot better.
Norman was burnt again on the final TD for the Dolphins. He has given up several big plays on the season. In fact, he has more give-ups than he does big plays. This may be the final season that he with the Washington Redskins unless he turns it around during the final 10 games of the season.
Where has Kerrigan been on the season? Nonexistent!! He only has 1.5 sacks on the year. He needed 6.5 sacks on the season to take over the franchise lead in sacks. Kerrigan has been a double-digit sack man for multiple seasons for the Washington Redskins. Now we are wondering when he will show up.
The Washington Redskins are now 1-5 on the season. There was a different feel about this team this week. At least at the start. Nevertheless, we almost got the same feeling at the end. If this team could ever put together a full football game, they would dominate their opponent. Until that happens, we will be left with wondering what could be.
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