Just like last year, the Washington Redskins are going nowhere this season.
The team on paper is mouth-watering, a piece of rock candy that we swallow whole with our eyes. We build our rosters in Madden like Daniel Snyder and his front office builds his football team. And yet when we try to win in All-Madden mode, we don’t, because the team that we’re trying to manage comes down to this one issue. It revolves around the one thing it shouldn’t: self.
A mansion is awesome to own, but why live in it alone?
Yesterday I watched the Redskins Training Camp live from Richmond, Va., and noticed a few powerful scenarios.
Robert Griffin III’s drop back needs work.
Joe Flacco is working on his footwork this offseason.
Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts will do damage this season. This special unit reminds me of the 2008 Cardinals receiving corps: Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston tripod that all surpassed 1,000 yards.
This feat also happened in D.C. in 1989: Art Monk (1,196), Gary Clark (1,229), Ricky Sanders (1,138).
Guys named Mark Rypien and Doug Williams quarterbacked that season.
Kirk Cousins is up there with the the best backup quarterbacks in the league. I’m stamping my prediction that Griffin III doesn’t finish all 16 games this season. Not because I’m a narcissist but because I see Jay Gruden giving Cousins a trial run. Why? Because he deserves a chance.
The Redskins offensive line needs to get lower when they run block. I watched the Patriots defensive line punish them for mistakes.
NFL Analyst Mike Mayock stated that he saw a legitimate starting quarterback in Tom Brady’s backup, Ryan Mallett. He’s a guru so I won’t argue but for the sake of argument, the Redskins secondary is nowhere close to where they should be. If Mallett puts up a 5/6, 39-yard down-field march against the Panthers or Ravens, that’s another story.
The Redskins special teams had Andre Roberts returning a few kicks. Is that safe? Is that smart?
Roy Helu is involved in a lot of their offense’s snaps. It’s not sayanara for Alfred Morris but I would be wamboozled by the head coach if he starts Helu over AM.
Single back formation. Repeat 10 times.
Jordan Reed, Jordan Reed. Blow up or deflate in 2014.