My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' defense after re-watching their 34-31 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens using the TV broadcast:
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.
While the NFL lockout threw off training camp for the Washington Redskins just like every other team, the third preseason game was supposed to be business as usual, with Thursday night's visit to Baltimore presenting the closest facsimile to the regular season.
If coach Mike Shanahan already has decided that John Beck will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback when the regular season begins Sept. 11, Rex Grossman on Thursday night at least gave him a reason to consider thinking about maybe revisiting that decision.
The New York Jets got a taste of wet weather Thursday, with plenty more apparently on the way.
Rex Grossman will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins in their preseason game Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
Even when asked about downplaying preseason success — two victories and some impressive statistics and performances — Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan insists that no matter what time of year, he wants his team to do well.
Some worried players are walking the halls of Redskins Park these days. Many of them are fresh out of special teams meetings. This new kickoff rule, they say, just ain't cool.
For one-time workhorse Larry Johnson, the handoffs stopped coming nearly a year ago. He says he learned his lesson waiting for another chance to carry the ball.