On a changing defense that is relying on younger players, Washington Redskins rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has been a bright spot this preseason. Now the Redskins are just hoping he can continue to show those flashes of greatness — and that an injury Thursday night doesn't derail his season.
Leading the league in defense in the preseason wasn't something Jim Haslett cared too much about after two games. What the defensive coordinator valued was that the Washington Redskins hadn't given up many points.
My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' defense after re-watching their 16-3 preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts using the TV broadcast:
Never mind the winning — twice in two preseason games. What we're seeing from the Redskins right now is energy, the kind of energy they've only occasionally displayed in the last two decades. Players, lots of them, actually look excited to play football.
My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Redskins' defense after rewatching the TV broadcast of Washington's 16-7 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here are five questions for which I'll be looking for answers in the Washington Redskins' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night.
Ready or not, here the Washington Redskins come.
Allowed to practice for the first time during this training camp, new and old faces were sprinkled among every group Thursday afternoon at Redskins Park.
Coach Mike Shanahan prioritized defensive upgrades in the draft and free agency, giving the unit a facelift that should move the Redskins closer to achieving their vision for the 3-4 scheme.