Commanders could bench Andrew Wylie
In fairness to Andrew Wylie, he's been a lot better lately. That said, his overall body of work indicates the Washington Commanders could make changes to their protection with another suspect outing against the New York Giants.
Wylie's allowed six sacks and conceded four penalties this season. The free-agent signing seems to give up pressures at the worst possible times, which only puts his lack of consistency further under the microscope considering how much money the Commanders allocated to the right tackle when the legal tampering period began.
Maybe benching Wylie is a step too far, but moving him onto the interior and placing Sam Cosmi on the edge is something to contemplate. This would provide more athleticism and give the former second-round selection a stable veteran to work alongside when things don't go according to plan on occasion.
Or perhaps Wylie is demoted entirely in favor of Cornelius Lucas, who performs well when called upon and is probably deserving of more involvement.
As previously stated, the Giants still boast some difference-makers on the defensive front. Leonard Williams was traded to the Seattle Seahawks, but Dexter Lawrence, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and Azeez Ojulari are talented enough to make plays if afforded enough space.
Wylie is held to a higher standard than most. It's about time he started showing why the Commanders made him one of their top priorities in free agency.