2. Send the house
In six games so far this season, the defense looked the most thirsty playing quarterback Daniel Jones and the New York Giants. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was in attack mode, daring Jones to grow into an elite mode.
Yes, Jones and the Giants put up 34 points in Big D. But Jones tossed only 222 passing yards and couldn’t find the end zone. He was sacked twice, completed 60 percent of his passes, and ended the day with an 80.6 quarterback rating.
Believe it or not, that was probably his best performance in six games so far. But I would chalk that up to the Dallas defense stacking up against other defenses around the league. Obviously, that isn’t saying much.
So, here’s my thought: Attack quarterback Kyle Allen. Treat him no better than Daniel Jones. Blitz. Send a safety in. Send two of them.
If Allen can beat the secondary, so be it. He’ll probably do so anyways with a lethargic defensive line, so why not add some spice to the pressure cooker? If there is anyone on the Washington Team to pick on, it’s Allen.
Make him weak. Make him beat us. And if he does, so be it.
Allen is 0-2 as a starter so far in 2020. The 24-year-old is completing nearly 73 percent of his passes. He is averaging 6.4 yards per pass attempt. So far, he has a 94.1 rating. He’s only attempted 55 passes this season, so instead of letting him fiddle in the pocket, I am suggesting Nolan send the house. What more do they have to lose?