3. Washington’s linebackers can’t cover
Did anybody else get the feeling that Buffalo made it a point of emphasis to target Washington’s linebackers in coverage? While the defensive line and secondary haven’t lived up to expectations thus far, LB is the clear weak spot of the WFT’s defense and to say the Bills exposed them would be an understatement.
We’ll start with Cole Holcomb, who allowed five receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns in coverage, per Pro Football Focus. What looks even worse for Holcomb is that he was burned on both of Buffalo’s TDs in the second quarter and they were separated by 2:17 on the game clock.
Sure, both touchdowns came off turnovers by the offense, but that doesn’t change the fact that Holcomb didn’t come to play.
Bostic, meanwhile, looked totally lost at times in zone coverage. The Bills found great success targeting the middle of the field on Sunday, and Bostic failed to set the tone as the de facto veteran leader of the group.
All in all, Josh Allen completed 93.3% of his passes (14-of-15) on passes that targeted Holcomb, Bostic and Jamin Davis. Nothing more needs to be said, folks. If you read this stat and don’t weep, more power to you.