Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins defensive back Jeron Johnson (20) and defensive back Tanard Jackson (36) celebrate during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the Washington Redskins, 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
This author will rate on a sliding scale from 10 to 0. For a player to get a 10, they have to have a “Doug Williams in the Super Bowl” type performance. An AP All-Pro will average an 8 throughout the season. A Pro bowler(who should be on the team) will average a 6.5. A functional starter will average a 4.5. A 0, well it should be apparent.
X WR: Ryan Grant 5. Nothing special with a nice third down conversion and largely disappeared.
Y WR: Pierre Garcon 4.3. He had a nice TD catch but only 28 yards during his visit to Revis Island.
LT: Ty Nsekhe 5.4. Did you hear his name called? Nothing special but wasn’t the disaster that a lot of people expected.
LG: Spencer Long 5.3. Like Nsekhe: nothing special but got no push in the run game.
C: Josh LeRibeus 5. He didn’t struggle but he didn’t do much positive. An average performance.
RG: Brandon Scherff 3.7. He got his buttocks handed to him by one of the best in the league. Scherff started the season strong, but is leveling off.
RT: Morgan Moses 5.6. The best of the offensive linemen on the field for the Redskins. He had some nice blocks and kept his side clean.
TE: Derek Carrier 5.3. Nice game from him replacing Reed.
QB: Kirk Cousins 2. There’s simply no defending Kirk’s INTs against the Jets. Jay Gruden can’t blame them on anyone other than Cousins. That said, Gruden blamed the wind for the second one.
And both INTs weren’t even his worst throws. He was, again, spraying the ball all around the field and it’s clear that Kirk isn’t getting the job done.
This isn’t an advocacy for RG3 to become the starting QB again because that ship has sailed, but the Redskins will seriously have to face the fact that Kirk Cousins is at least as big a problem as RG3 was to them on the field.
The most amazing stat from the game is this: 4.25. Thats Kirk’s yards per attempt stats from against the Jets. To give you can idea of how bad that is: the lowest among the 35 QBs(before this week’s games) who register in the NFL stat database is 5.25. The average is over 7.
And as a reference, the worst RG3 ever did in terms of yards per attempt in any game was 4.4. His average was 7.6.
RB: Alfred Morris 1.9. Alf gets a grade equal to his yards per attempt today. He’s not getting the job done, and as much as he might want to blame the offensive line issues, even when they open a hole for him he’s not getting into the hole like he used to.
How much longer will he be given carries because right now he’s an albatross around the Redskins’ necks.
K: Dustin Hopkins 6.2. Well at least the Redskins have found their starter at PK.
Chris Thompson 5.1. He wasn’t anything special against the Jets but he didn’t do much positive.
Jamison Crowder 5.2. 4 catches for 40 yards and he was the Redskins’ best receiving target. A memo to Jay Gruden: teams have figured out that bubble screen behind 3 blockers for Crowder.
Anthony McCoy: N/A He didn’t play enough to merit a grade.
Darrell Young 5.3. When he was in, he blocked pretty well. He also had a nice first down reception.
Andre Roberts 4.5. 4 targets, 1 catch. Not all his fault but meh.
KR: Rashad Ross: 5.34. Nothing special from him as a returner.
P: Tress Way. 6.22. A 48 yards per punt average speaks for itself.
PR: Jamison Crowder N/A. Not enough to merit a grade here.
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