Washington Football Team studs and duds from Week 5 loss to Rams
By Ian Cummings
Stud No. 2 – CB Kendall Fuller
Timely turnovers constitute one thing that the Washington Football Team has enjoyed fairly consistently this season. Even when things aren’t going their way, they’ve been able to make plays on the back end to try and spark the sideline.
Kendall Fuller achieved this much on Sunday, notching an interception off of Jared Goff late in the first half. Goff was expecting Cooper Kupp on a comeback route, but there was clearly a timing issue, and instead, Goff lofted it behind Kupp as Kupp continued downfield. Fuller turned his head around and accepted the gift with grace, setting up the offense with a short field.
Fuller now has three interceptions over the past two games, and he’s proving his worth on the defensive side of the ball. There was a communication issue earlier in the game, when Fuller passed off a wide open Robert Woods to Landon Collins, who was nowhere near to help. But when Fuller has been tasked to do things on his own, he’s generally pulled through.
Fuller signed a four-year, $40 million contract in March, and he’s earning it early. The Washington Football Team should seriously consider rotating Fuller in at safety; their cornerback group is just better, and some of Fuller’s best plays in Kansas City came at free safety. Ron Rivera has frequently touted versatility in his press conferences, but his usage of Fuller’s versatility is startlingly lacking.