The offense scored its first touchdown since week one, and that is a small moral victory, as is gaining our first lead of the year.
But the defense seems to regress, both in terms of play-calling (the three-man rush DOES NOT WORK) and in execution (Christian Wilkins is NOT a first-round worthy draft pick; Eric Rowe is worse than Tory McTyer on a bad day; and even veterans like Reshad Jones getting fooled badly on a fake run by Philip Rivers. For God’s sake! It’s football 101…do NOT abandon your assignment just because 20 yards away you THINK the QB is going to run).
Mark Walton rightfully took away Kalen Ballage’s playing time. Good. Walton earned the time and simply played better than Ballage.
Jason Sanders has had an awful couple of inexcusable weeks. Both kicks pushed right. Something wrong with this mechanics, and we have no Darren Rizzi to correct it. Cutting loyal John Denney might have affected Sanders.
Rosen looked great at points, but threw some dud passes as well.
But this loss is on the D. It’s on that bum DC we have, and the guy who hired him. Coach Flojob still has given no indication that his defensive brain is good. It’s not the coach’s fault when the players mess up, but it IS the coach’s fault when they call 3-man rushes. It IS their fault when the D shows no discipline. This is all to be expected, because Ross handed the job to an inexperienced assistant and then allowed him to hire his inexperienced friends.
The only good thing I saw from Flojob today was when he screamed at Christian Bust Wilkins for taking a stupid penalty. Players respond to an angry coach better than a coach who smiles and pats you on the butt.
For the second week in a row, the refs missed a huge penalty. This is the play in the 3rd quarter when Rosen almost got sacked for the safety. The announcers were so concerned about if it was a safety or not that they missed the real question: Why did the refs not call facemasking?
Next up is a bye and then the 0-5 Redskins. They are only 0-4 right now, but they play the cheating Pats next, so by the time we get to DC, they will be 0-5.