Former Giants All-Pro Landon Collins was this week’s scapegoat for Washington’s defensive dysfunction, with head coach Ron Rivera publicly insisting Collins belongs at linebacker and not safety. Meanwhile, no one takes less heat for the defense’s disappointing season than its coordinator, Jack Del Rio … Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is the pick of LSU alumni at the moment to succeed outgoing head coach Ed Orgeron with the Tigers, according to sources. Brady, 32, rose to stardom as the offensive coordinator of Joe Burrow’s national championship offense in 2019. He is in his second season running Matt Rhule’s offense with the Panthers. Will it be his last? … Brian Flores’ Dolphins (1-5) are one of the most disappointing teams in the league, and there is some strange stuff going on in Miami. While Flores has co-offensive coordinators in George Godsey and Eric Studesville, for example, neither of them called the plays the first four weeks. QBs coach Charlie Frye did, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, apparently due to his rapport with Tua Tagovailoa. Flores kept that a secret until this week. Miami’s defense is bad, too, though, giving up 29.5 points per game, tied for third worst in the NFL with the Giants.