- Oct 1, 2009
- Reaction score
- Memphis, TN
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The Redskins kicked off the 2019 home schedule on Sunday with an impressive first quarter, but the remaining three stanzas produced an anemic failure as they lost the home opener to the Cowboys. Today we assign grades and make a prediction for the next game. We also have a bonus for you today â€“ what the Redskins should do in the 2020 free agency market.
BBQ would love to see your grades and evaluations each week if you are so inclined to do so. Too, your predictions for the next game are always appreciated. And, if you're wanting to do more, feel free to put up 2020 a mock draft or share your ideas on 2020 free agency. There are no restrictions here. Go for it!
- Days until the Bears game: 4
- Days until the Giants game: 10
- Days until the Vikings game: 35
- Days until the bye: 52
Week Two: Grades and Evaluations
Much like last week, it would be easy to put a lot of blame on the offense and while it needs improvement, there were some encouraging signs. The running back position continues to be a disaster, but watching Wendell Smallwood in a limited, but solid role was encouraging. Steven Sims proved he can be effective on jet sweeps, screens, and slants. Ereck Flowers has emerged as the best offensive linemen in the first two games. Donald Penn had another good outing. Brandon Scherff struggled and Morgan Moses was improved over the first game. The wide receiving corps was decent, but Case Keenum struggled somewhat and three passes should've been intercepted (dropped by defensive backs).
BBQ Grade: C-
Quite frankly, Sunday afternoon against the Cowboys was an unmitigated disaster â€“ and that is being kind. Josh Norman will not return in 2020 â€“ book it. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie proved that there is nothing left in the tank and now he heads to IR â€“ he will not be missed. In fact, his career is over. The defensive line was awful. Montez Sweat improved from the previous game, but provided no pass rush. Cole Holcomb is the real deal, but production from the other inside linebackers was lacking. Ryan Kerrigan is off to a horrible start in 2019.
BBQ Grade: D-
Tress Way continues to amaze and had another fantastic game. Dustin Hopkins was perfect on extra points. The kick and punt returns were fine and there were no glaring mistakes.
BBQ Grade: B+
If BBQ was able to grade on the first quarter alone, the report card would be glowing with high marks. Unfortunately for the Redskins coaching staff, the grades must incorporate the entire game. BBQ is perplexed as to why the defense runs a cover two, but has the safeties moving forward to cover short routes and the corners covering the longer routes. It's like a backwards cover two and, quite frankly, it is not effective. An example: Josh Norman was playing far off the ball and rotated poorly on one play. A terrible pass prevented a catch and easy touchdown. The defense made no adjustments in the second half as the Cowboys dominated. A late Redskins touchdown made the score respectable, but it really had no impact at the end.
BBQ Grade: D-
Week Three Prediction: Bears at Redskins
Oh boy, a Monday night game. Which Redskins team will show up on Monday? The first half Redskins? The second half Redskins? Chicago is a good team and they are hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs. Can the Redskins offense produce against a solid Bears defense? BBQ is not too hopeful and has concerns about playing a Monday night game.
Bears vs. Redskins: FedEx Field, Monday 8:15pm EDT
BBQ Prediction: Bears 19 Redskins 14
Current BBQ Record: 2-0
Redskins Free Agency 2020
The Redskins are projected to have nearly $55M in cap space for 2020. A new CBA could push the total much higher. This may seem excessive, but generous cap space and so much more to be gained should be taken advantage of during this upcoming off-season. Here is what BBQ projects:
1. Release Josh Norman - $12.5M additional cap space gained.
2. Release Trent Williams - $12.75M additional cap space gained.
3. Release Ryan Kerrigan - $11.75M additional cap space gained.
4. Release Jordan Reed - $8.5M additional cap space gained.
5. Release Quinton Dunbar - $3.5M additional cap space gained.
6. Release Adrian Peterson - $2.25M additional cap space gained.
7. Re-sign Brandon Scherff.
8. Sign CB Byron Jones of the Cowboys.
9. Sign TE Hunter Henry of the Chargers.
10. Sign Edge Yannick Ngakoue of the Jaguars.
11. Sign WR Robby Anderson of the Jets.
12. Sign CB Ronald Darby of the Eagles.
13. Sign CB Kendall Fuller of the Chiefs.
14. Sign RT Jack Conklin of the Titans to a modest contract.