But if I had to focus on just one area it would be on improving the defense. Look at San Francisco and Seattle as the reason why. Both teams had young quarterbacks who endured their own growing pains at times this past season. Both survived because of their defense and a strong commitment to the run game.
Sure, why not? Is it likely, no, but every year there is some team that makes a big jump. The difference is, Kansas City hired a proven head coach and had a stronger talent base. But the Redskins are a year removed from a division title and have a good young offensive nucleus. Their defense needs more talent and Griffin must develop in order for the Redskins to make a big jump. The cap room is good, but they do have to be careful, because they not only have to re-sign some of their own players, they have to be mindful of how they structure their deals. They have some big contracts coming up in the next few years (Trent Williams; Griffin; Alfred Morris; Ryan Kerrigan). Plus, as we've seen every year, free agency is not always the answer.
A look at some of the top offensive players that the Redskins should be watching today at the Senior Bowl, that fit their needs.
A look at some of the top defensive players the Redskins should be watching today at the Senior Bowl that fit their needs.
Unwilling to leave even the smallest details to chance, Jordan Matthews made an unusual request to those organizing the Senior Bowl earlier this week.
The Vanderbilt wide receiver wanted the film of all of the defensive backs participating in the four days of organized practices.
When he received the invitation to compete in the Senior Bowl, University of Virginia offensive lineman Morgan Moses welcomed the chance to showcase his skills to NFL talent evaluators. But he also saw the week as a chance to get a taste of life in the NFL.
-A look at some of the players from the South Squad who have seen their draft stock see some movement this week.
-A look at some of the the players from the North Squad who have seen their draft stock see some movement this week.