1 – there are way too many penalties thrown in the NFL these days and especially this game. As a consumer, it wears on you like a commercial break. It’s getting unbearable to tolerate the stop and start nature of games these days for 3 hours plus.
2 – Gruden is not an elite coach. He still has major clock management issues, I.e. throwing every play with 5 minutes left against the Lions. Dumb. You NEVER get the sense with Gruden that you are witnessing a master chess match. You then expect him just to ram plays that work over and over and that doesn’t happen either.
3 – Cousins deep ball isn’t there this year and Jackson is too easily injured. That takes a major component out of their game. Cousins doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor that Prescott has. He just lacks that crazy confidence. He’s a middle of the pack QB that has value, at the right price.
4 – A lot Redskins are showing tremendous heart playing their tails off even with mediocre coaching and bad play calling.
5 – Look for the Redskins to finish 2nd or 3rd in the division this year.