Which the Redskins have been doing. It has been more noticeable in the second half of games lately. During the four-game winning streak, the Redskins have held the opposition to 15 points during the final two quarters. They’re not shutting them down all the time, ranking 24th in yards per game after halftime. But they’re second in points allowed. And in the last two weeks they’re still second in points allowed, but 13th in yards. For the season, the Redskins rank 12th in opposing total quarterback rating (50.4; the league average is 56.3).
Doctson, their first-round pick, hadn't played since Week 2. He originally injured his Achilles on May 25 in a spring practice, causing him to open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Doctson didn't start practicing in full until the week of the season opener, but he again was unable to practice after Week 2.
So: Brandon Scherff has developed into a solid guard in Year 2. Shawn Lauvaois back, and though he’s had some inconsistencies, they’re better with him at left guard. Trent Williams is Trent Williams and Morgan Moses has improved. Moses and Scherff were first-time starters last season; progression is natural. And nobody works more than the offensive line group under coach Bill Callahan. Again, progression should be the result.
“You know, I’m going to give Virginia Tech a little plug right here because I said the same thing about Kyshoen Jarrett last year,” said the Redskins defensive coordinator. “He was just very mature, very football savvy, and Kendall is absolutely in the same mold. He is a rookie. He’s obviously young, that’s obvious. But he’s very mature for his age, football mature I’m talking about.”