The Redskins are off today although some players, such as CB DeAngelo Hall, were at the Park and I’m sure QB Jason Campbell and CB Carlos Rogers will make the usual Tuesday stops at the complex.
The first opponent is the New York Giants — Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in New Jersey. Here are some notes after watching the Giants starters play the New York Jets two weeks ago.
* On the Giants first drive, Eli Manning had his hands full since Rex Ryan was trying to win the August Super Bowl. The Jets rushed 6, 6, 6, 7, 4, 4 and 3 on Manning’s drop backs. Manning was sacked once, but the play was washed out by a penalty.
* The Giants gave a bunch of different looks. The standard was 3 WR-1 RB-1 TE but coordinator Kevin Gilbride also threw out a 5 WR-0 RB-0 TE set and from the 8-yard line, chose to spread the field with 4 WR-1 RB-1 TE.
* New York didn’t run a lot of 2 TE, leaving Kevin Boss on the field as the only TE. Like Chris Cooley, Boss will also line up as a WR.
* The Giants went no huddle during their first two possessions, although it that much of a hurry up.
* On defense, Bill Sheridan is the new coordinator. On the Jets seven first-half drives, the Giants rushed 5 or more players an unofficial eight times.
* It looked like DE Justin Tuck moves to DT on passing downs, giving the Giants a great passer to muck up the middle.
* The Giants have zero experience at receiver. Former WRs Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress have a combined 263 starts. Among the Giants’ top five WRs this year, they have a combined 12 starts,
* New York has 10 new players on its roster, including five of their nine draft picks.