A look at how the rookie class has been doing and what the expectation for them should be for the rest of the season.
At 1-3, a quarter of the Redskins' season is already in the books. It's not the start the reigning NFC East champions had envisioned, but given the sorry state of their division, all hope is not lost, either. As the team enters its Week 5 bye, the players are on hiatus but Insiders Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler are grading the team position-by-position.
With the Bye week here I thought it would be good to review the Redskins bread and butter, and what they have to do to get their ground game going strong again.
During his rookie campaign, Griffin made some excellent plays while breaking the pocket and scrambling, but he often could have climbed the ladder up into the pocket and bought himself more time to progress through his reads.
Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris said that he will not make excuses for his unit's struggles during the first quarter of the season. The defensive backs have taken their lumps partially because of injury and partially because of inexperience. But Morris said he still expects them to make plays.
Four games into his NFL career, Redskins rookie Chris Thompson ranks 21st in the league in punt return average at 5.1 yards per attempt.
A bye week recap on how Redskins utilize the zone blitz as one of the staples of their defense.