The Redskins have been searching -- and searching -- for more than stop-gap answers at safety for nearly a decade. They traded for Dashon Goldson last offseason, but cut him earlier in this one. Now, they have turned to a former special teams standout, paired with an ex-cornerback (DeAngelo Hall) hoping that provides an answer for at least a few years. Bruton, who turns 29 in July, started eight games in seven seasons with Denver, including three in 2015.
Also, I go back to Jackson's presence and how it enabled them to run different routes - or run them more effectively - leading to more yards after the catch. Indeed, in the first eight games, the Redskins averaged 4.09 yards after the catch (30th in the NFL) compared to 6.14 in the final eight contests (third in the NFL). I liked how the route concepts created lanes, too.
This year the talk is of the two players taking the next steps. Expectations are that Scherff, who was the No. 5 overall pick in last year's draft, should become an All-Pro caliber player. Moses also has the potential to become one of the best in the game at his position.
"I've dedicated my offseason to getting in the weight room and getting a little more physical, just to keep the durability up during the year and not take a couple of hits and go out the game...stay in there and block a couple of bigger guys," Jackson added. "Even though I haven't been here that much, I've dedicated the time."