Washington Football Season Summary: Where are we week 3?

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Will Dissly
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Will Dissly /
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Good News

There is plenty of positives so far. That makes sense, since the team has been getting so much production from the pass defense, and so many offensive players are contributing to the scoreboard.  It’s also a natural high emerging from a lopsided victory.

But there are some good trends so far worth discussing.

Pass defense may be better than the brochure

When the Washington football team propelled three defensive backs into the NFL, the nation devalued the team’s chances for success this year.  After all, how can a team replace three starting defensive backs who are NFL starting material simultaneously?

Somehow Washington defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake has found a way. Already in two games, the team has yet to surrender 200 yards passing. Meanwhile, averaging two interceptions per game is enough to make most quarterbacks second guess themselves.

Hey Dante breaks a Pac-12 record

Dante Pettis broke the Pac-12 record for punt return for touchdowns this past weekend, setting the new record at seven.  The NCAA record is currently set at eight, which gives plenty of room to speculate if Pettis can match or best that record this season.

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Pettis is surprisingly effective in the punt return category. A natural at following blockers, he has amazing burst speed and a wide array of unconventional moves which will continue to befuddle the defense.

There is plenty of positives on this team, and we’ll discuss those throughout the season. For now, the team is undefeated. But they are far from perfect, and that is okay.