Here's some thoughts and observations about QB Robert Griffin III's preseason debut, in which he completed 4 of 6 passes for 70 yards, threw for a touchdown and posted a passer rating of 145.8.
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington visits Buffalo in the preseason opener.
There's a strong chance quarterback Robert Griffin III will make his Washington Redskins preseason debut Thursday night without half of the first-stringers on offense.
Not so long ago, the second most visible athlete in Washington, right behind the Redskins' starting quarterback, usually was Redskins' lead running back. You know the names — Larry Brown, John Riggins, Terry Allen, Earnest Byner, Stephen Davis, Clinton Portis.
When Evan Royster looks at film of his second professional start, the Washington Redskins running back doesn't see the 28 yards he gained on a toss to the left against the Philadelphia Eagles last January.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will usher in the new era of Washington Redskins football Thursday morning when the team holds its first full-squad practice of training camp. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, with his athleticism, arm strength and charisma, provides reasons for optimism and hope following four straight last-place seasons.
In 2008, the Redskins finished as the NFL's eighth-ranked rushing attack. Clinton Portis ended the season with 1,487 rushing yards, good for fourth in the league. Things haven't been the same since.
The Washington Redskins will address the franchise's greatest need Thursday night when they use the second-overall draft pick to select a quarterback, almost certainly Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Don't be surprised to hear choruses of "Hallelujah!" echo through the area around 8:30 p.m.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' offense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.