1. Lackluster QB play
Washington’s quarterback situation is back to being the worst in the NFL, arguably. Taylor Heinicke had yet another poor performance, this time it was against the worst statistical defense in the NFL. Heinicke’s play was as bad as the numbers tell you, from 4.7 yards per attempt to a QBR of 28, Taylor Heinicke was abysmal throughout all four quarters of this game. That’s back-to-back weeks for the ODU alum where he looks like he doesn’t belong on an NFL field much longer as Washington’s starting quarterback.
2. Scott Turner’s game plan
The Football Team’s offensive play-calling was equally at fault this afternoon as well. Scott Turner dialed up a fantastic first half, with efficient zone-runs and screen passes that proved to be effective, eventually leading to a fake bubble screen play that ended with a Ricky Seals-Jones touchdown.
In the second-half, he tried to continue that formula and unfortunately, NFL defenses make adjustments too. The Kansas City Chiefs defense went from being one of the worst in football to somehow flipping the script and locking down an NFL offense for the first time all-season long. A dreadful reality that Washington must face, their offensive play-calling was proven to be a doozy once again.
1. A consistent negative
Washington’s secondary is still among the worst units in the NFL. From a big third-down conversion given up by William Jackson III, to numerous Washington DB’s lost in their own shadow, this secondary continues to be one of the most inconsistent groups that we’ve seen in recent memory.
Coming into this season, we loved the personnel. While I’m optimistic in that Benjamin St-Juste looks like the best CB out there, and Kamren Curl looks like the best safety on the team, veteran starters like Bobby McCain and Kendall Fuller look like replacement-level talents at best. I don’t believe it’s scheme at this point, it could be, that Washington’s personnel just isn’t very good.
Anything is possible at this point, right?