Washington Reality Checks: Tampa Bay revenge game edition
By Tim Payne
The Washington Football Team has officially entered the “nothing to play for but pride and development” portion of their season.
After losing in embarrassing and inept fashion to the Denver Broncos, the team got a much needed bye week, during which a few players had the opportunity to mend, Ron Rivera had the opportunity to realize he couldn’t allow Chris Blewitt to kick any more field goals into the back of his linemen’s heads, and Chase Young got the opportunity to decide how he’s going to respond to being called out publicly by his coach on multiple occasions.
And lest anyone feel the creep of positive vibes, Tom Brady and Bruce Arians are coming to town to prove that Washington had no business being in the playoffs last year and Taylor Heinicke’s performance against them was more fluke than legitimate.
You know there’s nothing Brady and company would like more this week than to put to rest any idea that Washington’s “little QB that could” actually did or could stand toe to toe with TB12. Washington is an organization in perpetual disarray, in the midst of a season of disappointment with a quarterback who seems to have lost his confidence and a coach grasping at straws and pushing all the wrong buttons. Should be a fun game on Sunday!
To help you cope with the emotional strain this team is taking on you this year, here are five therapy-themed Reality Checks for Washington’s Week 10 tilt versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.