Tress Way was able to return, fortunately. But he did not have a good game.
It started before that botched snap. He was having trouble kicking the ball more than 40 yards downfield. I don’t think this was an intentional ploy to avoid Austin Trammell and his ultra-mediocre 6.8 yards-per-return.
Way has had a couple of games this season where he has not looked like himself. He has been one of the Washington Commanders' best players through the latest lean years, but I fear he may be trending down.
I wrote earlier that he is not a lock for next year’s roster. His price tag is quite high for someone who is not in the top half of the league in either gross or net average yards-per-punt.
Way has been a sensational holder on kicks this season. That is vital because Camaron Cheeseman has struggled.
In addition to his one wretched punt snap, his snap on Joey Slye’s final extra-point attempt was low and probably contributed to the block. Way didn’t punt well, Slye had a kick blocked and Cheeseman had multiple bad snaps. Maybe my disappointment should be expanded to include the entire kicking operation.
At least the punt coverage was pretty good.