Comparing the Redskins to the Giants ahead of the 2020 season
By Jonathan Eig
The Giants have a better offense. The Redskins have a better defense. The difference this year could come down to which of the new coaching staffs establishes itself.
I think the addition of Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator for New York is an excellent move. Garrett appeared overmatched as a head coach in Dallas, but he is a very good offensive mind and should get great production out of Barkley and Engram. I feel the same way about new Redskins’ defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who I believe is a perfect coach to develop Young and Montez Sweat.
At the end of the day, I feel a lot better having a proven coach like Ron Rivera in charge of everything as opposed to the very inexperienced Joe Judge. Judge could turn out to be the next Kyle Shanahan, but I wouldn’t bet on it. I’d prefer to see Rivera as the next Tom Coughlin, Pete Carroll, Gary Kubiak, Andy Reid, or, yes, even Bill Belichick – coaches who have accounted for seven of the last ten Super Bowl championships while coaching their second (or in Carroll’s case, third) team.
That gives me a little more confidence in the Redskins. So, even though I prefer Daniel Jones in 2020 over Dwayne Haskins, I am saying now, with no games having been played and no practices even allowed, the Washington Redskins will finish ahead of the New York Giants in 2020.