Likes, dislikes, and more from the Skins’ season-ending 18-10 loss to the Giants.
- Kapri Bibbs. They should give him a shot in training camp. He has burst, vision, and can catch too.
- Ryan Kerrigan. Another big day down the stretch for Kerrigan….2 sacks and a forced fumble.
- Tress Way. The busiest guy on the team punted 9 times, averaged 47.3 per kick and put 4 inside the 20.
4. Bashuad Breeland. I thought he was good in pass coverage today. He’s going to get a big contract from someone.
- Run defense. One of the worst rush offenses in the league coming in (29th) ran it for 260 yards/5.9 per carry. They ran several minutes off the clock on consecutive 1st downs from their own goal line late in the 4th. They nearly ran for a 3rd which would’ve put them in position to run the clock out. The run defense was an embarrassment.
- Offense. The Giants are the team in the division more than any other that has the Skins’ and Gruden’s scheme figured out. The Skins had one of the worst offensive days in some time generating just 197 yards in total and 1 for 13 on 3rd down. If not for Bibbs, they had nothing.
- Kirk Cousins. His worst day of the year. He was forced to carry the team because nothing around him was working and he couldn’t do it. His 3 interceptions were the most for him since he took over the starting role at the beginning of 2015. He threw a couple of bad balls that didn’t get picked but could’ve ended in disaster including the 3rd and long bubble screen that Pierre-Paul knocked down.
- Pass catchers. The only receiver that looked interested in winning the game was Crowder. He wasn’t great but he was better than the others including Doctson who was awful at times. I know his personality is laid-back/low-key but there was nothing that anyone could see that would say he was desperate to win today’s game. Next year will determine whether or not he’s a player or a first-round bust.
- Tyler Catalina clipped, got beat badly by Vernon on a sack, and was generally a liability for much of the day.
- End of 1st half clock management. Incompetence by both teams. First, Jay Gruden should’ve called a timeout with 35 seconds after a 2nd down Ryan Kerrigan sack but per usual, he had no clue what to do. Then the Giants went hurry-up! Huh? Yes. Instead of taking advantage of the Skins’ stupidity and letting the clock run out, they went hurry up on 3rd and 6 from their own 21, snapped the ball and threw incomplete. The Skins nearly gave up a chance for points by not calling a timeout but the Giants handed the chance back with their own numbness. After a big punt return by Crowder that nearly ran out the clock, Hopkins kicked a 49-yd FG. Comedic.
- Giant drops. Eli had no less than 9 balls dropped on the day. The final score could’ve/should’ve been worse.
- Giant fumbles. The Giants fumbled three times and recovered all of them.