Washington Football Team: Week 7 reality checks, predictions vs. Cowboys
By Tim Payne
1. The Reality Is, Landon Collins should be traded.
If you’ve followed my prior articles this season, you know I am very much down on Landon Collins’ play this season, and have been that way all year. He is missing tackles, taking bad angles, and biting on fakes. Finally, after Week 6, others are jumping on the Landon Collins bash train.
Here is the thing about Ron Rivera’s message about accountability and competition: It only works if you hold your high-dollar stars to at least the same standard as everybody else.
Collins needs to be shipped off to whoever will take on his contract. If the team can get a third rounder for him, they should do it immediately, and let Kamren Curl develop in the strong safety position, or better yet, let Kendall Fuller slide over to FS and move Everett to SS.
My Prediction: Collins will not be benched or traded prior to the trade deadline mostly because the team will not be comfortable with their other options. He will step up his game slightly, but will never live up to his contract….and will be traded in the offseason for a late-round pick.