There really isn’t a good time to have a bad game, but here is a bad time to have a bad game. And last night on MNF, the formerly playoff bound Washington Redskins laid a rotten egg. Against the Carolina Panthers, led by Cam Newton, the ‘Skins looked as bad as you can look. The ‘Skins lost a critical, pivotal game AT HOME to the Panthers who are no way near where they were or what they were last year. Cam and the Panthers are generally a shell of their former selves that went 15-1 last year en route to the Super Bowl.
Kirk Cousins lost a fumble and threw an interception, and both turnovers couldn’t have come at worser times. But that wasn’t the worst of it.
Last night, the Redskins in general, and their usually trustworthy, productive and reliable tight end, Jordan Reed, had a night to regret. Reed’s Monday night couldn’t be any worse. The Redskins tight end, who is playing through a shoulder injury, caught one pass for 6 yards through the first three quarters against the Panthers. And he didn’t get a chance to improve those numbers in the fourth quarter.
His night was over because he threw a punch at Kurt Coleman late in the third quarter, which led to a flag and his ejection. Not too smart.
So, the moral of the story is plain. Don’t pick a bad time to have a bad game. Keep you cool and your composure, because it’s not about you. It’s about your team. Because you’re better together.