Washington Football Team: Reality Checks for Week 3 vs Buffalo

Washington WR Terry McLaurin (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Washington LB Jamin Davis (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

2. The Reality Is, the rookies are showing signs.

There was a marked difference in Jamin Davis’ demeanor in his Tuesday press conference than in previous interviews over the summer and early in the season.

It sure seems like something has clicked a bit for him. Benjamin St. Juste played more aggressively and decisively in week 2 than he had in week 1. Sam Cosmi didn’t (technically) give up a sack on Sunday after looking quite shaky and even a bit lost in week 1. Dyami Brown made massive strides after recording 1 catch for -2 yards in week one (though I thought he played well in spite of his stats against LA). If those 4 are able to show continued progress in the coming weeks, it will go a long way toward calming my concerns about this team’s ability to build something meaningful toward the end of this season.

Prediction: Davis will have a “wow” moment on Sunday. Cosmi will hold his own against a very good Bills defensive line, and Brown and St. Juste will each continue to earn their spots in the starting lineup. I like this rookie class and I expect some strong results out of them in this important and difficult first “road-game” action of their rookie campaigns.