|Last week versus the Patriots the team looked improved but still has a lot to work on. Will the team make the necessary adjustments and fix some of the areas of concern from last week or will we see a repeat of mistakes made?|
Hail Redskins Nation!!!! Another week closer to the regular season and another week closer to final cuts down to 53. I've already talked about players that helped their chances of making the team versus the Patriots and hopefully those players can improve on last weeks performance. With this being the second preseason game the starters should be in for at least a full quarter of work maybe more. This will be a good test for this offense and defense. The offense should be helped by the Cleveland Browns aggressive defense and will give them a chance to see how far along they are in learning the new playbook of Jay Gruden. The defense will be helped by facing Johnny Manziel, a mobile strong armed quarterback that has a knack for extending plays and making things happen. Not unlike the franchise quarterback they face in practice everyday but this time they wont know what's coming unlike in practice. Well let's get to the five things I'm looking for this second game of preseason.
|Starting offense had limited work last week but expect to|
get a full quarter of work versus Cleveland.
|The defense looked good against a Brady-less Patriots. This|
week I expect to see a whole lot more.
|Niles Paul looks to be the captain on this years special teams unit but is facing huge|
competition from free agent special teams standout Adam Hayward.
|We all know and love Alfred Morris ground and pound|
running style but he will have to show soft hands and
the ability of picking up the blitzes to up his touches in
the new offense.
|The seventh round draft pick Zach Hocker is making|
a strong push to making this 53 man roster and unseating
Kai Forbath. Via redskins.com
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