The third preseason game is usually the dress rehearsal for the starters but with the short week and crazy preseason schedule, the Redskins only played their starters for about 20 snaps instead of the normal half of the game. With this development, it would mean that the second, third and fourth stringers would get a lot of reps and the 2nd stringers would be going up against Buffalo's 1st string defense and offense. This would be a good test of the team’s depth that they've been building over Mike Shanahan's tenure as the head coach.
What impressed me the most with the defense was the relentless pursuit, everyone getting to the ball, the comfort level of all the players knowing the system and being in pretty good position throughout the game. This would also be a good test for the defense. The up tempo pace that Buffalo uses is similar to the tempo that is going to be utilized by the Philadelphia Eagles who will open the season against the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Jim Haslett even showed a different look that most coordinators wouldn't show in preseason, but I guess with the season so close to being here, he couldn't help himself.