Brent Grimes had a huge game. We saw the big early pick, but he shut down whoever he covered all day long. That was huge. This man earns every dime.
Darr and Franks. Neither kicker did anything extraordinary, but they played well, and that deserve praise for rookies. Well done.
Jarvis Landry. A few great catches and a wonderful punt return. Honorable mention to the block coverage on that punt. The Redskins weren’t in position for a reason. Our punt return squad all chipped in on those seven points.
I will even give Joe Philbin a ‘high’ vote for going for it on fourth down. I hated the play call and the personnel on that play, but at least he tried. I give credit where it’s due.
Brice McCain. An incredible interception.
And now the LOWS:
Jamar Taylor continues to do nothing but hurt the Dolphins. Some of my readers blame injury. I blame lack of NFL-caliber skills.
Ryan Tannehill had a pig of a game. That 40-yard loss on a fumble is inexcusable. Again, the sacks he gets himself into are not blindside. He knows they’re coming and sees them coming, and doesn’t move quick enough. And that pass to Dion Sims? Awful. Dion has a concussion because that pass was so bad.
Kong Suh. I counted a few double teams on him during the game, but for the most part, Suh got owned by a rookie guard in one-on-one blocking all day.
Reshad Jones. Sorry, but when you fall flat on your face in the end zone when trying to cover a big slow tight end, you’re gonna earn my wrath. A few nice tackles allow me to give him some props, but it doesn’t make up for that gaffe.
LaMike James. A fumble that he got luckily got away with could have been the disastrous straw that broke the Dolphins’ back.
Bill Lazor. I saw no fast pace. No variety. Same exact plays as last year. Too many 4-wideout formations is predictable. Was there anything different whatsoever than last year?
The defensive line. These guys couldn’t stop the Redskin runners. At all. Remarkably, in a baffling decision, Washington stopped running the ball in the second half. Cousins was throwing like garbage in the second half, and they kept passing anyway. thank you!!!