Troy Apke benched for veteran safety Deshazor Everett
In what many had anticiapted to happen sooner rather then later occurred sooner.
Washington starting free safety Troy Apke has been benched. Veteran special teams specialist Deshazor Everett will be starting in his place per Richmond Times Dispatch’s Michael Phillips.
Deshazor Everett will start today. Troy Apke to the bench.
— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) October 18, 2020
Deshazor had some flashes last week in a brutal loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Everett’s time on special teams should help him take better angles and not be as flat footed as Apke has been since Week One.
Strong safety Landon Collins has also had issues with being caught flat footed and looking into the back field instead of executing his assignment. It will be interesting to see how long the Washington coaching staff will stick with Collins if he doesn’t start to show improvement.