Thursday, August 28, 2014

The 53 Right Guys

The end of preseason always are tough times, as fans and players, as the cut to 53 players looms.  

I try to look at it this way...

A great dish was created with a great recipe.  Someone took time to combine the right elements and ingredients, used whatever assembly and cooking methods or techniques, to create something incredible.  Some of those ingredients, alone, may not be so appetizing, but combined as a team with the other elements and they become invaluable. 

Training camp, cuts....they are part of the recipe.

Bring on regular season.

Hail to the Redskins!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Roster Cuts - Round 1 - Down to 75

The first round of cuts came and went without too many surprises for Redskins fans.  Notable cuts included Rob Jackson, Mike McGlynn, and Rashad Ross among a host of other more predictable cuts.

Rob Jackson still showed abilities in pass-rushing skills, but was likely muscled out by rookie Trent Murphy and the Jackson not contributing on Special Teams.

Rashad Ross shined in practice and had flashes in pre-season.  He is likely to be offered a spot on our practice squad.

Find the official list of cuts here:

Expect more cuts Friday and Saturday, as the team trims down to the final 53.

Hail to the Redskins!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pre-Season Game 2 Review

In keeping with the theme of not over-analyzing these pre-season games, here is my simple take on pre-season game two versus the Browns.

I think most would agree, game versus the Browns looked more like an actual pre-season game then the previous game verus the Patriots.  At times, it was even hard to watch due to the number of mistakes.  I lost count on the number of flags somewhere past twenty.  Like most games, though, there was some good and bad to be found...and after all, we did win.  Some might even say that the "play of the game" came from our bench, as they obviously got under the skin of ego-maniac Johnny Manziel.

So what can we safely take away from this game?

Play calling was pretty vanilla, leading to some predictable play calling on offense, particularly in the running game...but even with that, there was progress to be found, especially with the second team offense.

Wow, DeSean Jackson can make space...he had 2 catches in the face of a defender, made one move, and picked up 10 years after the catch....combine those possession skills with his deep threat skills and watch out!

All of our receivers look competition is working.  Moss, Grant, and Roberts showed that the WR competition is far from over.

Despite the Cleveland secondary doing a very good job, our guys still can get open.

Griffin was not super, but did seem to be getting through his progressions/reads quicker.

Griffin needs to protect himself better.

Roberts is a deep-ball threat, too.

ILB play was fine.

Rambo is really playing good football.

Breeland is a really physical guy.  Great tackling and hitting.  I see a future safety and a guy bidding for that Nickle CB spot.  If he can just stay away from the ganja...

We have a solid secondary this question.

Our defense is not missing NEAR as many tackles as last year.

Special Teams kick coverage is very improved, over last year.  No one guys stood out, but I did see Rambo make one tackle...glad to see him on ST.

Silas Redd has great footwork...and has earned a nickname from me, #CrazyFeet.  Be sure to hit him up on Twitter with it...he seems to like it.

Despite mistakes, you could see that we are making progress.

Patience, fellow Redskins fans...patience.

Hail to the Redskins!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Live in #RVA? Going to a @Redskins Game? #WhyDrive?

I love going to Redskins games, but I live in Central Virginia.  This year, I met Day Tour Sports at Training Camp in RVA.  They provide the tickets, ride, AND tailgating fun, for one low price.

Here is the link!

Reserve your seat now, before they fill up!  

Let them know River City Redskins sent you!

Hail to the Redskins!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Scheduled For Success

As you may have noticed, the Redskins get a nice break, from last Thursday Pre-Season game until the Monday Night Football game on the 18th against the Browns.  The schedule could not have worked out better, as the team gets a chance to close camp in Richmond, get home, and settle into routine before facing the Browns.  It also has to help the new coaching staff and installing of the playbooks.  The Redskins should be health, well practiced, and quite prepared to face the Browns...practically Scheduled For Success.

Hail to the Redskins!