The Washington Redskins have gotten off to an underwhelming start this season to say the least. They’ve already suffered two divisional losses and can complete the trifecta this Sunday against the Giants. A loss at MetLife Stadium to a team without it’s star running back and an unheralded rookie under center might prove more embarrassing than their most recent debacle against the Bears last Monday night.
This game was a comedy of errors from beginning to end. From Keenum’s inexplicable goal line dive from the 15-yard line or the employee stirring a cooler of Gatorade with a sleeve of cups, the entire contest seemed to be a ongoing cruel joke for the Burgundy and Gold.
Vernon Davis even tried to recreate some Week 1 magic with a hurdle attempt that ended quite tragically. The game was marred by turnovers (five in total) including a pick-6 by former Redskins Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Keenum’s inability to generate offense have made the cries for Dwayne Haskins grow louder by the day. Add their futility on the field with their coach being on the hot seat and one of their best players wanting out, this could not have possibly been the start the Redskins and their fans envisioned.
One of the few bright spots for the Redskins this season has been rookie wideout Terry McLaurin. He had six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown in the 31-15 loss against the Bears. But even his light has dimmed as a hamstring injury could possibly keep him out of Sunday’s game. With Jordan Reed out of action due to a concussion suffered in the preseason, McLaurin provided a much needed offensive punch through the first three games. Paul Richardson and Chris Thompson had decent outings combining for 12 receptions, 162 yards and a touchdown. Josh Norman also added an interception on the defensive end but that was purely cosmetic.
Speaking of Norman, he has had his fair share of issues this year as it looks like teams are targeting the former All-Pro corner.
All in all, the Skins have their work cut out for them if they want to have any resemblance of a respectable season. The pressure is mounting to make some organizational changes and a loss to the Giants on Sunday will surely add fuel to that fire. If the Redskins are going to turn their season around they must do it now.
A third divisional loss, a (presumably) fired coach and a 0-4 start pretty much spells doom for any team. It will be interesting to see how the 2019 campaign develops for them.