Dud: William Jackson
That photo is a perfect summation of William Jackson’s performance, as he unfortunately did not piggyback off his strong debut for Washington in Week 1 against the Chargers. The grading scale for cornerbacks is admittedly unfair, as all it takes is one or two plays to fill out their report card.
However, Jackson deserves any criticism he receives for this performance, as he was cooked on a handful of plays on Thursday night.
The worst of the bunch came on Slayton’s 33-yard touchdown with 4:41 remaining in the third quarter. In addition, Jackson was called for pass interference on a would-be Kenny Golladay TD in the second half and was part of a blown coverage that would’ve resulted in another deep touchdown to Slayton.
Luckily for Jackson, Jones put a little too much mustard on the throw and it deflected off Slayton’s fingertips for an incompletion.
Regardless, Jackson could’ve been responsible for three (!) separate Giants touchdowns. His stats might look nice — he has seven tackles, four pass breakups and an interception in two games — but he, along with the entire Football Team secondary, was badly exposed by Jones on Thursday night.
This was a shockingly sloppy performance from Washington’s $42 million corner, and we’ll be expecting a lot better moving forward.