Time and time again the Redskins built a lead, only to see it dwindle before blowing the game. The blocked kick by the Cowboys in the second quarter was devastating and was the start of their implosion. The Skins had an opportunity to go up by 2 scores and just didn’t show urgency and stayed predictable. Knowing that his O-Line was already riddled with injury, Kirk Cousins took his time getting the ball out quickly. I understand Kirk was waiting for plays to develop, but that luxury was out the window with his blind side protector out.
Time after time vs Dallas and all year for that matter, the Redskins offense just looked out of sync and confused. When the Redskins needed to run a hurry up or get to the line quicker, they just seemed to be lackadaisical and in slow motion. This issue primarily falls on coaching and Cousins decision making.. Cousins was “miked up” a few weeks ago on the NFL network and was heard yelling to his players “stop walking” to the line. Watching that made me realize that this is a bigger problem than I realized. I’m looking for that to change vs Seattle and hope to see more urgency when the Skins offense takes the field.
*Special Teams Dysfunction* Granted the Skins are using a new kicker who has next to no experience, but come on! A missed extra point, blocked FG with a huge return and no decent punt/kick returns! This Washington Special Teams unit is horrendous! If you’ve kept up with the B&G Report, you know I’ve continued to pound the table to promote WR Mo Harris from the Redskins Practice Squad. I believe he could help tremendously in the passing and run block game, but he also offers return ability on punts. Last season Harris was the back up punt returner for the few games he was active. He may not have a great 40 time, but he’s a long strider with some shake to his game. I doubt we see him promoted this week, but I’m looking for it to happen soon.
*What To Do To Stay Competitive*
It’s not time to start researching mock drafts yet(although I’ve taken a peak), but the Skins probably need to go 3-2 at worst over the next five games to have any chance at the postseason. The Kirk Cousins franchise tag talk has started up again, but it’s just not worth speculation at this point. Although it is fun to go back and forth on Twitter, with Redskins Nation about drafting QB’s such as Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. Although I wasn’t happy about the morons firing Scottie, his handprint as GM will remain on the scouting department and personnel department for years to come. The Redskins are on the right path to success, even if Cousins doesn’t return next year they are still building a long term winner. Stay tuned for the next B&G Report and please leave your comments on Word Press, Twitter, Facebook or FB Messenger. I’m looking forward to hearing some Die Hard Skins Fans feedback! HTTR!🏹🏈