Commanders need physical coverage against Lawrence Cager
Darren Waller's on injured/reserve, so Lawrence Cager is likely to continue as the New York Giants' primary receiving threat at tight end. He is a converted wide receiver with the move skills to pose a problem for the Washington Commanders' suspect linebackers in space.
He showed off that mobility after the catch with a 10-yard touchdown grab against the Dallas Cowboys.
Coverage hasn't been a strong suit for Washington's defense at the linebacker level. But Jamin Davis at least has the speed to stay with Cager.
The only issue would be the fact Davis is allowing 12.2 yards per completion and has given up two touchdowns through the air.
Rather than leaving Davis on an island, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio ought to ask safety Percy Butler to lock up Cager at the line of scrimmage. That would make life a lot easier and get the tight end off his routes frequently.
Taking away Cager and Sterling Shepard will remove the safety valves inexperienced passer Tommy DeVito turned to in Dallas.