The Washington Football Team was up to 2-3 on Sunday after a frustrating 33-22 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Now, Washington should prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers in the next 2 weeks.
Washington controlled the Saints in time of belongings in Week 5, holding the ball for more than 36 minutes. Two turnovers by quarterback Taylor Heinicke and 2 protection busts by the defense were the 4 plays that altered the video game in favor of the Saints.
Washington ended up the video game with 83 offending snaps, while New Orleans ended up with 56 offending snaps.
Next, we evaluate the breeze counts from both sides of the ball, with some unexpected numbers on the protective side:
Injuries on offense caused some gamers getting a boost in playing time in Week 5. Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones played all however one offending breeze in his very first in location of Logan Thomas. Rookie John Bates played 17 snaps.
Wide receiver Curtis Samuel played 5 snaps in his 2nd video game back. He didn’t last long prior to leaving the video game with an injury. With Dyami Brown and Cam Sims out, DeAndre Carter played 58 snaps, 2nd on the group at pass receiver behind Terry McLaurin. Adam Humphries played 51 snaps, while Dax Milne broke in with 34 snaps.
After a huge video game in Week 4, running back J.D. McKissic played 34 snaps. Starting running back Antonio Gibson took part in 47 snaps.
Rookie right take on Sam Cosmi just played 25 snaps due to an ankle injury. Veteran Cornelius Lucas changed him and played 59 snaps.
Two things stick out here. First, security Landon Collins, regardless of his huge battles in protection, played every protective breeze. Some of those snaps were at linebacker in the sub-packages, however he must not be playing 100% of the snaps today.
Next, novice linebacker Jamin Davis appeared in simply 13 snaps after the season-ending injury to Jon Bostic. I am unsure what Washington is concealing in Davis, however he requires to play. Do the coaches recognize how bad this defense is right now without Davis? Play the novice. Let him figure it out. Cole Holcomb played every protective breeze.
Rookie corner Benjamin St-Juste appeared in simply 12 snaps in his very first video game back from a concussion. That was a surprise given that it might be argued he’s been Washington’s finest cornerback in 2021.
Defensive take on Daron Payne played 49 snaps, while protective end Chase Young played 44 snaps. Defensive take on Jonathan Allen played 41 snaps, and defensive take on Matt Ioannidis played 40 snaps.
Safeties Bobby McCain and Kamren Curl appeared in 53 and 50 snaps, respectively.