Lotsa' news to sift through, so let's get right to it. As it's opening day, the pundits are giving their obligatory predictions. Deadspin has a great compilation of these, but for my money, Michael Wilbon does the best job of handicapping the league:
He goes on to suggest, "And in the NFC, the Giants, Bears, Panthers and Seahawks will win their divisions. The Redskins and Cowboys will go in as wild cards," though "only if Brunell and Shawn Springs are able to stay in the lineup in November and December."
Getting all of the buzz today were Jon Jansen's comments on HBO's "Costas Now" about Human Growth Hormone Use in the NFL:
Jansen, however, did not shirk from making strong comments about HGH, for which there is no reliable test. He said he knows of no Redskins teammates who use it, "but other guys have talked about what goes on in other places."
...And Bill Romanowski is responsible for that 15, 20 percent of the league's drug consumption.
Next up, there's good content on the official Redskins site about the importance of the O-Line this season, a subject Skin Patrol has been focusing on recently. I am optimistic they'll be able to make some holes for Ladell and T.J., since Portis is making some telling statements about his status Monday against the Vikings:
When it was suggested that Portis had just ruled himself out, he replied: "You know, I guess you're just as sad as I am about that news, huh?"
Still looking for something to read? The Washington Post has a good feature on Brad Johnson's tenure in Minnesota.