Commanders coaching: Part No. 3
The New York Giants came into this game with 14 plays of more than 20 yards during the entire season. Against the Washington Commanders, they had seven such plays.
The Giants came into the game averaging 4.1 yards-per-play on the season. Against the Commanders, they averaged 5.5.
Washington’s defense is the strength of the team, and they did keep this one close enough to give the offense a shot. But the Commanders made too many mistakes against a poor offense.
Jamin Davis’ holding penalty midway through the fourth quarter negated a momentum-altering sack that could have given the Commanders the ball in excellent field position with plenty of time left. It was the last of the many miscues from Jack Del Rio's unit.
Can we blame a penalty like that on coaching? No.
What we can say is that Washington’s linebackers are very poor in coverage. This has been a problem all season. It was a problem against the Giants. And it is something that has not been addressed or improved.
And that is on coaching.