2. The Reality Is, you regret it if you leave your best trick in the bag.
This season is teetering on the brink. If Washington can’t figure out a way to win two out of their next four games, the final seven games of their season will be an exercise in player evaluations.
When your back is against the wall, you throw your best punch. When there are two outs in the bottom of the ninth, you throw your best pitch. When a comedian is losing their audience, they break out their best material.
If Washington goes down over the next few weeks, they need to do so majoring in what they do best. Terry McLaurin should be getting targets early and often in every game. And not just 50/50 balls, but schemed-up easy touches to maximize opportunities for him to make a play. Antonio Gibson is running by a surprisingly strong offensive line. He needs more touches early and often. JD McKissic is a weapon, not a crutch. He should be used not just to spell Gibson, but in tandem with Gibson in a variety of formations.
Chase Young should not be coming off the field, ever. Kam Curl should not be coming off the field, ever. If you’re saving those guys for later in the season, you may not make it there with anything to play for. Look for Rivera to stop spreading the snaps and touches around, and start to ride or die with his best.