Redskins Week 6 Review – Player ratings Vs Jets

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Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) intercepts a pass in the second quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Ratings

5 DE: Chris Baker 4.33. Baker was given another start and he was pushed around like a ragdoll against the run. He had a couple nice hurries of Fitzpatrick. It’s becoming clear that Baker is a situational player. He’s fine in the subpackage against the pass, but struggles to hold the point against the run.

0 NT: Terrance Knighton 4.33. Pot Roast was brought in to shut down the interior run game from opposing offenses and this was the first game where he struggled badly. He did have a couple nice tackles, but generally he was handled by Mangold throughout the game.

Knighton might have hit a wall where teams know to start out running laterally to wear Knighton out, then start going after him when he’s confused and tired.

5 DE: Jason Hatcher 3.75. The invisible man throughout the game. No bueno for the Skins. They need him tying up blockers at the very least and giving them a steady diet of penetration on passing downs. Against the Jets, he did neither.

OLB: Ryan Kerrigan 4.2. Did anyone notice a difference when Kerrigan went out? This author didn’t.

ILB: Perry Riley 3.5. Time for Will Compton. The Jets largely ignored Riley or put a secondary blocker on him throughout the game. No one has any fear of him as a player.

ILB: Keenan Robinson. 4. Robinson’s struggles might have been continuing for two weeks. Where the Falcons just targeted him in the passing game to force him off the run, the Jets found a potential blueprint on how to neutralize him.

They didn’t do anything exotic against him: they just made sure that on running plays to his side they would have a double team block on him. The Jets didn’t give help to anyone on Riley, Trenton Robinson or Goldson because they didn’t have any fear of them.

The results of this scheme speak for itself.

OLB: Trent Murphy 4.21. Murphy is another guy who just isn’t getting the job done. He’s giving little now in terms of a pass rush and flipping him to the left side so that Kerrigan can face lesser competition isn’t helping Murphy out either.

Teams are going after him in the run game now, which is supposed to be his strength. There’s no reason not to make Preston Smith the primary edge guy.

CB: Will Blackmon 4.9. Is Blackmon a great player? Absolutely not. He has major limitations as a cover guy and he’s getting pretty old for a DB. As a spot starter he can be rather effective and should get consideration as the regular nickel back.

CB: Bashaud Breeland 6.1. The star of the game? Breeland had an amazing first half. His second half, he wasn’t nearly as good. He blew a couple run stops and stood and watched as Marshall put on a clinic.

On the whole, Breeland took a step forward against the Jets. This author has been very critical of him, and while he still has holes in his game, you’ll take 3 turnovers from a player-a defensive player-any day.

FS: Dashon Goldson 3.6. He led the team in tackles, missed tackles and big celebrations after minor plays made by someone else. At some point, he’s too much of a liability for even Barry to play. Teams are going right after him both with the run and pass and Goldson isn’t improving at all.

SS: Trenton Robinson  4.5. He was better than Goldson, but probably because he wasn’t asked to play deep since the Jets don’t have a real deep threat at WR. He came off in the 4th quarter due to an ankle sprain.

Prominent backups:

Ricky Jean-Francois: 5. Nothing special, but his playing time was limited.

Stephen Paea: N/A. The only time anyone noticed him was when you saw him smiling behind Gruden a number of times.

Preston Smith: 5.4. He was arguably the best rusher on the field for the Skins, but he’s not seeing the field often enough.

Kyshoen Jarrett: 4.6. Some good(forced a fumble) and some bad(gave up a number of pass plays). He has some talent and is trying hard out there. More than can be said about a lot of players on the field for the Redskins.

Will Compton N/A. Didn’t play enough to merit a grade.

Kedric Golston 4. The Skins rotated him in for Baker rather than Paea. It didn’t make much of a difference.

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