The Washington Football Team had a solid 1st season under new head coach Joe Gibbs Jr. At first the fans where skeptical when the team moved on from their previous coach superstar and wondered whether Gibbs Jr would live up to the hype. It didn’t take long for him to win over the team and all the fans in the nations capital. Taking over a roster with some big holes and bringing in a new offensive scheme was questionable to some but it turns out the son of the Redskins Hall Of Fame coach might be following in his fathers footsteps. The Football Team was pretty consistent for the most part this season with a few slips here and there but for the most part this team is definitely trending upward.
Offensive and Defensive Review/ Outlook
Our quarterback play was much improved from the past seasons and this new offensive coaching staff has Dwayne Haskins looking like a franchise qb. The running back play was also very exceptional this season with Bryce Love leading the way and Antonio Gibson coming on as the season progressed. They combined for 2,835 all purpose yards in a season where everybody thought they would be looking for a future back in the capital but that won’t be the case anymore. The young receivers also stepped up in Washington where Terry McLaurin and Stephen Sims led the way for this season but expect Hayden Hurst to have a bigger role the next season. The entire offense played above expectations, including the offensive line which wasn’t expected to be the best but with Brandon Scherff leading these young guys they played better than ever allowing only 13 sacks on the entire season. Overall, the young offense lead the way on a team where defense is the strong point and this was completely unexpected.
The Football Teams 2020 defensive performance was solid but could’ve been better in some spots. The future is bright because we youth at some vital spots and they will only get better. Our D-line is set for the future but needs to show some improvement and I only say that because this is the best d-line in the league and they didn’t put that on tape. Montez Sweat and Chase Young Combined for 16 sacks but could’ve easily had 10 a piece while Daron Payne and Matt Ioannidis combined for 7. The front 4 will only get better but need to be better based on the potential they have. Our linebacker core was a bright spot based on the inexperience we had and how well the young guys adjusted on the fly. With the veteran Thomas Davis departing Cole Holcomb will have to fill the sam linebacker position and played well in his limited snaps so we like what we have. Rueben Foster played exceptional as always with 90 tackles along with 9 tfl’s and the young Shaun Dion Hamilton showed major promise. This was the weakest spot on the defense but also the youngest so we only see our linebacker core improving over the next few years. Our secondary was the most consistent group all season even though the stats don’t show it. The free agent signing of Ronald Darby and the emergence of Troy Apke led the Washington secondary as they combined for 25 picks on the season. Kyle Fuller and the hard hitting Landon Collins had decent season but were liabilities in coverage at times but Fullers strong close to the season leaves hope. Overall the defense played well finishing the season 4th in points, 8th in yards and 2nd in rushing allowed while the lone disappointment was being 22nd in passing yards but that doesn’t mean much because we had 45 interceptions as a unit. If we can put together a full 4 quarters things will get scary in Washington with this collection of talent
This offseason we like where our team is headed with the youth and talent on both sides of the ball but still have some needs. Some positions will get 1 more shot at proving they are the guy before we move but that number is small so we like what we have as a staff. At the moment we are looking to add another linebacker to help fill the void with Thomas Davis leaving and some depth on the d-line. On offense we are looking for some depth at the TE and O-line while we also would LOVE another #1 Wr on the other side of McLaurin. Word on the street is a ton of teams need the same things I do so this should be an interesting offseason for the entire league.