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Jonathan Allen is the most consistent and, arguably, the best player on the Washington Football Team’s defense. In Sunday’s Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Allen sacked Aaron Rodgers twice, giving him five sacks, leading the team.
Allen is not only one of the best players on the roster; he’s the team leader and one of the more respected players in the NFL.
After Washington’s loss to the Packers, Allen spoke to the media and honestly assessed where Washington is as a team right now.
“We’re such a better football team than what our record says, but at the end of the day, you can only go by what we’ve done,” Allen said, per Jerry Brewer of The Washington Post.
Now, before you criticize Allen as another delusional player who thinks Washington is full of talent and only a play or two away, this is what he said next:
“So we’re what, 2-5?” Allen asked. “Then that’s just who we are. Losing teams find ways to lose games, and winning teams find ways to win games. And right now, we’re finding ways to lose.”
Losing teams make losing plays. Losing teams always find new ways to lose. That’s the Washington Football Team.
Whether it was quarterback Taylor Heinicke’s dive short of the end zone that cost Washington a score, or Antonio Gibson tripping when he had no defender near him, or star wideout Terry McLaurin dropping a touchdown pass, this team finds new ways to lose weekly.
Allen didn’t enter the 2021 season talking about breaking sack records. He shows up every week and delivers. If more players were like Allen, Washington would be a better football team.
Instead, Washington enters into another hopeless November with fans talking about draft position.