Tennessee at Washington: Three Things We Learned
1. RGIII's Job Is Secure
When Kirk Cousins took over for an injured RGIII, many analysts predicted RGIII would not see the field again this season as the starting QB for the Washington Redskins. Cousins showed flashes of brilliance in every game he has played. He can make every throw, he will stand in the pocket and put a ball on target right before he gets blasted. But he also makes some terrible decisions every game which led to him getting pulled at halftime of Sunday's game. No one is happier about Cousins' poor play than RGIII. Robert can come back when he is healthy and take control of the starting QB job that was rightfully his. He has more talent than Cousins and McCoy combined, let's hope he can stay healthy to prove it.
2. Exciting Finish
While this may not have been the game you could not wait to watch this past Sunday, it did end up with an exciting finish. Colt McCoy led the Redskins on a game winning drive and the Redskins kicked a field goal to win the game as time expired. McCoy and Cousins were a combined 21-28. If Cousins had not gifted the Titans with 2 turnovers in the first half this could have been a much different outcome.
3. Both Of These Teams Need ALOT
Both teams had 2 turnovers, both team's QBs threw an interception. Both starting running backs averaged less than 4 yards per carry. This should not have been a low scoring offensive struggle. Both of these defenses are 23rd and 24th this year in points allowed per game. These teams are a long way from being competitive in their divisions. The Redskins have been plagued with injuries so far losing their starting QB RGII, best corner in Deangelo Hall and now a key pass rusher Brian Orakpo. The Titans just seem to be missing a lot. It's beginning to look like they missed on QB Jake Locker. He did not play against Washingto due to injury but he has not been consistent when he is healthy. Maybe Jamies Winston looks good in blue.