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It's Not Time To Freak Out...Yet

Redskins fans did not like what they saw last evening, as the starters looked every bit as bad as they did at the end of last season.

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This is purely a pulse-taking kind of thing, so please don't read too much into the fact I am soliciting opinions on the starting quarterback. I am not sure it would be fair to give Robert Griffin III anything more than an "Incomplete" at this point of the preseason. The guy got whacked pretty much for the entirety of his time on the field last night. Missing Trent Williams matters a LOT. To be fair, not having DeSean Jackson is also a big deal when it comes to the way a defense attacks you. Closing out the "excuse" column is the hyper-development of the right side of our offensive line...or what we hope will be the hyper-development. As I said yesterday, Scherff can run block, but in pass protection, he has some learning to do...and hopefully quick. Where do you think Miami is going to line up Ndamukong Suh when week one rolls around?

I do include Colt McCoy in the mix, but I honestly don't think this team can afford to play Colt McCoy as the starter out of the chute this year. If he "wins" the starting job in camp, it will be arma-freaking-geddon in this town. This is no knock on McCoy. He is a pro. This is about the fact that if Colt is the best guy we have, our franchise would officially be FAR, FAR away from legitimacy.

Let's not sugarcoat this disaster today. It looks bad. It feels bad. I was transported right back to last season as I watched those initial drives. There were positives to be taken from the game last night, but I think what is happening today is that we have to swim through a river of bad history and knotted stomachs to get to them.

I am NOT ready to give up on Robert Griffin III. I will say though...I am concerned.