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Burner’s Burning Questions: Grades, Predictions, Evals, Questions, 2020 Season

Greetings from BBQ to everyone at BGO. We hope you are having a good week. Hello to everyone on social media. We’d love to have you as a member here and become part of the family. You are our honored guests, so sit back and enjoy.

The new season is about to begin and the Washington Football Team is facing another tough sixteen game schedule. In this first entry to our new inseason blog for 2020, we will make a game one prediction. Next week, we will grade game one and have a prediction for game two. This format will continue throughout the season and into the playoffs – if the WFT advances to the post-season.

All of us would love to see a 16-0 record, but let’s see if we can make some accurate prognostications along the way each week. Are you ready for some football?

Upcoming Dates
- Days until the virus passes: Hopefully, very soon
- Days until the Regular Season Opener (Eagles): 3
- Days until the Cardinals game: 10
- Days until the Ravens game: 24
- Days until the Giants game: 38
- Days until the Cowboys game: 45

Let’s take a look at week one.

Week One: Eagles at Redskins

Site: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Time: 1:00pm, EDT
Television: FOX

Here is what I wrote at Riggo’s Rag about game one.


“It’s the reverse of last year! The Eagles score early and often, but the Washington Football Team makes a nice comeback with Antonio Gibson leading the way. It’s not quite enough as the home team’s rally falls just a bit short”.

BBQ Prediction: Eagles 28 Washington 24

There is the first game prediction for the season. We’ll post game grades next week and a prediction for the Cardinals game.
 

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My latest article at Riggo's Rag posted this morning. Ten bold predictions for Washington this season. Very bold. And crazy!

 

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My latest article has posted at Riggo's Rag this afternoon. It's a one page piece that awards four game balls for players who had an impact in the Eagles game.

 

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My latest article posted at Riggo's Rag this afternoon - five positives and five negatives from the Eagles game. Coming tomorrow - grades and evals from the Eagles game and a prediction for the Cardinals game.

 

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Burner’s Burning Questions: Grades, Predictions, Evals, Questions, 2020 Season

Greetings from BBQ to everyone at BGO. We hope you are having a good week. Hello to everyone on social media. We’d love to have you as a member here and become part of the family. You are our honored guests, so sit back and enjoy.

The new season is off and running and the WFT is 1-0 after Week One! In fact, they are in sole possession of first place! Ok, it is only one game, but it is nice to see a lot of good things happening in the first week. Today, we bring you the first grades of the new season and we’ll see how the WFT fared last Sunday. We’ll also take a look at this Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

It feels good to see some football. Let’s get right to the grades, evals, and prediction for this week.

Upcoming Dates
- Days until the virus passes: Hopefully, very soon
- Days until the Cardinals game: 3
- Days until the Ravens game: 17
- Days until the Giants game: 31
- Days until the Cowboys game: 38

Week One: Grades and Evaluations

Offense:

The offense struggled throughout the game, but they managed to take advantage of turnovers and the momentum that was supplied by the defense. Dwayne Haskins managed the game just enough to carry the team to victory. His leadership at halftime was inspirational. Haskins also high-fived and fist-bumped the defensive linemen during a timeout in the second half.
BBQ Grade: C+

Defense:
A new defensive coordinator and scheme are just what the doctor ordered for this unit. Jack Del Rio’s group started off slow and made some mental errors in the first half, including silly penalties. But eight sacks later and a tenacious defense that was relentless made all the difference. Creating timely turnovers paid off as the momentum carried the team to victory in the home opener.
BBQ Grade: B+

Special Teams:
Tress Way continues to prove that he is one of the best punters in the NFL. Dustin Hopkins connected on two of three field goals and missed one from 48 yards out. The returns didn’t materialize and a couple of penalties hampered this unit to a small degree.
BBQ Grade: B-

Coaching:
The offensive coaching was fine and the scheme was fine, but the players failed to execute on a number of occasions. The defense was slow to start and had a few miscues, but the coaching was superb and the scheme was rock solid good. The special tems was good, but a bit of improvement is needed.
BBQ Grade: B

Let’s take a look at week two.

Week Two: WFT at Cardinals
Site: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Time: 4:05pm, EDT
Television: FOX

The WFT is now focused on their first road trip of the young season and hopes to punch a ticket to a 2-0 start to the 2020 season. The Arizona Cardinals are greatly improved over the last two seasons and have a realistic chance to challenge for an NFC West crown. Washington is able to stay with the Cardinals for much of the contest, but the home team prevails in the end.

BBQ Prediction: Cardinals 34 Washington 26
BBQ Record: 0-1

There is the second game prediction for this season. We’ll post game grades next week and a prediction for the Browns game.
 
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