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Offseason On The Brink: A Bounce Back Week

The Audible Gang sets up shop in the basement to talk about a week much improved from the one prior.

NFL: New York Jets at Washington Redskins Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The midway point of the preseason schedule has come and gone, and while last week was one for the record books (certainly not in a good way) the Redskins bounced back nicely in with a win over the Jets thanks to the blessed, and very busy foot of Dustin Hopkins. But the Redskins also made a splash by Winning Off The Field™ by bringing in perhaps one of the greatest running backs of this era, Adrian Peterson, to suit up in the Burgundy and Gold.

As a group, we certainly have a tendency to see things through rose-colored glasses around the Basement, somehow this week we’ve found a way to temper expectations of what to expect out of AD (AP?) insofar as he will either not make the team, or he will run for 1000 yards in 2018. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

With the not so newly reformatted preseason cut-down schedule, the Redskins can stay at 90 men for another two weeks, and to an extent it takes some of the wind out of the sails of their upcoming third preseason game. However, there is still plenty that we will be watching as they get set to square off against the Broncos, not the least of which is how their newest tailback performs.

Just two weeks left in this season of Offseason On The Brink before After The Whistle comes back to 1st Amendment Sports Basement Podcast Studios. If you pay close enough attention maybe you’ll be able to spot the differences.

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