Commanders coaching: Part No. 1
The Washington Commanders had two first downs in the first half. The New York Giants had 11.
Washington had 46 total yards in the first half. The Giants had 256.
The Commanders had a turnover and four penalties. The Giants had two penalties and did not turn the ball over.
My math tells me that the Giants - did I mention they were 1-5 and missing a slew of major starters for their Week 7 game at MetLife Stadium? - were five about five times better than the Commanders in the first half.
This continues the trend of Washington's misery at the beginning of games. I don’t know how you can absolve the entire coaching staff of blame here. This team often looks unmotivated and unprepared for battle almost every week, which is a damning indictment on Ron Rivera and his staff for whatever strategies they are implementing.
The Commanders just seem incapable of preparing properly for games this season. This is supposed to be the winnable part of their schedule before a late-season gauntlet, so lord only knows how things are going to go when Washington comes up against some genuine Super Bowl hopefuls down the stretch.