The accolades poured in for rookie Chase Young after last Sunday's win, but no evaluation is complete until Chris Cooley weighs in, and Cooley was blown away.
Thomas pulled in 4 of his 8 targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 — a pretty solid day at the office for most tight ends. I went back to look at the 4 passes that didn’t connect to see if they told me anything about Thomas. The first miss was on a 3rd & 2 with 9:34 left in the 2nd half.
After watching his defense's eight-sack effort in a Week 1 win against the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera flipped on the film to see what awaits him in Week 2: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. Rivera watched as Murray slipped through narrow openings, connected with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and led Arizona to a comeback win against the San Francisco 49ers. "He gives me anxiety," Rivera said.