Washington Redskins begin OTA workouts - ESPN
The Redskins spent the last four-plus months changing their organization, from the majority of the coaching staff then through free agency and the draft. They finally get a chance to see how it all looks together. With organized team activities beginning today, starting four weeks of workouts, first-year coach Jay Gruden can now see how it all works together. Though they’ve conducted workouts for the veterans and also a rookie minicamp, this is the first time everyone will be on the field at the same time.
While much of the concern about the Redskins chances of contending has been focused on the development and performance of quarterback Robert Griffin III, the NFL is the ultimate team sport so one way or another RGIII is going to need help. Whether Griffin plays average, above average, good or great this season will be a big determining factor for the Redskins success or failure, but he can't do it alone. The Redskins can feel pretty confident in the contributions of players like Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, Pierre Garcon, Trent Williams, Pierre Garcon and newly acquired DeSean Jackson, but outside of maybe two or three other players everyone is a question mark on this team. Here are the top 5 young players that really need to step it up this year for the Redskins to have a chance to contend:
The Washington Redskins knew they couldn't count on a draft pick starting immediately, not without a first-round pick. If it happened? Great. So they filled their perceived immediate needs in free agency and hoped several in the draft class could fill roles, some more prominent.
Washington’s "OTA" sessions will give Jay Gruden his first real glimpse at the full roster assembled for him.
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 27, 21 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (I'm on vacation this week so we're going to rerun some of your favorite lists from earlier this year.
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 26, one day before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage (I'm on vacation this week so we're going to rerun some of your favorite lists from earlier this year.