Overshadowed by the sluggish offensive start and the late comeback that gave the Washington Redskins a 14-6 win over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday was a respectable start for the retooled first-team defense.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mason's late 1-yard plunge and Byron Westbrook's subsequent fumble recovery for a touchdown may have given the Washington Redskins a 14-6 victory over the Tennessee Titans in their preseason opener last night. Photo Gallery: Redskins vs Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The most telling image from the Washington Redskins' first-half offensive performance last night against the Tennessee Titans wasn't the inefficient running game, the zero points or the constant third-and-long situations. Photo Gallery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ten years ago this weekend after a lame-duck season in Houston and another marooned in Memphis, the Tennessee Oilers — not yet the Titans — finally debuted in Nashville.
Show next to nothing of the play book. Allow the starters to break a sweat before putting in the reserves. Hold the belief that when the real games start, things would automatically fall into place.
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Earlier in his career, even last year, Clinton Portis would have tried to rush back from an injury to play, risking the chance of a setback.
Last August, Derrick Frost was locked in a battle to keep his job as the Washington Redskins' punter. Shaun Suisham was mere training camp fodder for newly acquired Dallas Cowboys kicker Mike Vanderjagt.
Pierson Prioleau critiqued the games like an assistant coach or as if he were still playing in the Washington Redskins' secondary. But as last season's losses mounted, it became too much.