Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a season-opening 38-16 loss to Pittsburgh at home on Monday Night Football …
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 12, 2016
Matthew McCounaghey — The burgundy-and-gold suit was a nice touch.
Jordan Reed — Impressive on the first drive, at least.
DeSean Jackson — Six catches for 102 yards. Reinforced the opinion that he’s in for a big year.
Chris Thompson — Scored a TD on the day his brother got out of prison.
Sean McDonough — Liked him in his MNF debut, especially when he asked Jon Gruden, “Do you want to blast your brother?” for punting on 4th-and-1 from the Pittsburgh 40.
Arthur Moats — Started at LB for Pittsburgh. Go Dukes!
Kirk Cousins — So that was terrible. Inaccurate out of the gate, he had one bad INT dropped and another bad INT caught. Rushed throws and failed to scramble — or even move, really — all night. Clear regression from the second half of last year. Showed why you don’t hand out a huge contract based on a 10-game stretch.
Jay Gruden — Chose to kick and punt on two 4th-and-short situations in Pittsburgh territory in the first half. Resulted in three points. Mike Tomlin went for it twice on 4th-and-1 in Washington territory. Resulted in 14 points.
Bashaud Breeland — Had the near-impossible assignment of matching up with Antonio Brown most of the night, one-on-one in many cases, and was burnt for two TDs. Better gear up for more WR1s down the line.
Matt Jones — Seven carries for 24 yards. (Didn’t fumble or get hurt, though.)
Jamison Crowder — Fair caught with no one in his area code. Fumbled after making a first down (Pierre Garcon recovered).
Trent Williams — Penalized twice. That should be his season total.
Greg Toler — Looked real bad in coverage on a 42-yard catch by Sammie Coates.
The defense in general — No pass rush. Couldn’t stop the run. Couldn’t get off the field. May be a long season.
D.C.-area Dancing With the Stars fans — Sorry, y’all.
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) September 13, 2016
Antonio Brown — Penalized for twerking. Is so, so good.
Josh Norman — Got into a shouting match with a teammate, and it was downhill from there. Didn’t play bad, and nearly made a couple big plays, but he was on the other side of the field from Brown most of the night. Bummer.
Ryan Kerrigan — Strip-sacked Big Ben and then got stripped himself. Better luck next time.