Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines after another demoralizing home loss against the Miami Dolphins?
There was almost a sense of inevitably about the fate that would befall the Washington Commanders in Week 13. The struggling home team was never in the game en route to a heavy loss versus the Miami Dolphins, which represented another example of how far this franchise is from being labeled as a contender.
A lot of soul-searching is needed during the bye week, although it's clear most established players have visibly checked out by looking at their body language. Following the defeat, the stories generating debate include Terry McLaurin's frustration, Ron Rivera's fate being sealed, Jonathan Allen's downtrodden demeanor, and Tyreek Hill slamming the Commanders' defense for their lack of respect.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Tyreek Hill slams Commanders' defense
Containing wide receiver Tyreek Hill was a primary objective for the Washington Commanders in this one. So when rookie hybrid defensive back Quan Martin covered the All-Pro one-on-one in the slot with no safety help right out of the gate, it was an opportunity quarterback Tua Tagovailoa didn't waste.
Hill torched Martin for an early deep touchdown. The electrifying playmaker was nothing short of relentless throughout the one-sided contest and had a lot to say about Washington's lack of respect for his talent post-game based on comments via Sports Illustrated.
"Those guys [Commanders] are great at what they do and they also get paid. But at some point, it’s like, man. I don’t know, man. I just appreciate it. Thanks for not respecting me, I guess."- Tyreek Hill via Sports Illustrated
Ron Rivera takes the blame. This was his first game handling the defense after firing coordinator Jack Del Rio, which couldn't have gone much worse all things considered.