(Jason Campbell photo by Peter Lockley / The Washington Times)
1. Jason Campbell: How does the mild-mannered quarterback play in his first action since management twice tried to replace him during the offseason? Does Campbell play with passion and inspire his teammates against a ferocious Baltimore defense?
2. The O-line: Right guard Randy Thomas (knee) might not play and left tackle Chris Samuels and center Casey Rabach are aging. Stephon Heyer has yet to prove that he’s a true No. 1 right tackle for a group that has struggled in camp. Chad Rinehart, who’ll fill in for Thomas, didn’t play as a rookie even as the unit collapsed during the second half.
3. Second-year wideouts: Malcolm Kelly didn’t play in the 2008 preseason while Devin Thomas had just two catches, setting the stage for their seriously disappointing debuts. Thomas has been slowed by a hamstring (again) in camp. Kelly is coming off another knee scope. Coach Jim Zorn wants one of the kids to beat out incumbent starting receiver Antwaan Randle El.
4. Brian Orakpo: The 13th pick overall has looked like a first-round draft pick during his first training camp, flying past blockers en route to the quarterback. The Ravens will give the former Texas defensive end a better test of how he’a adjusting to playing in space as a strongside linebacker.
5. Kickers: Shaun Suisham was a surprise standout for the Redskins in 2007, his first full NFL season, hitting 83 percent of his field goal tries. Last year, that figure crashed to 72.2 percent. Suisham largely blamed departed holder Ryan Plackemeier, but the Redskins signed journeyman Dave Rayner to challenge him. Both will kick against the Ravens.
- David Elfin