Tale of the tape
Week 1: Washington Redskins At New Orleans Saints
|The Redskins should be a fun team to watch this season with Robert Griffin III. He gives them explosive athleticism, a strong and accurate arm and the intelligence and desire to run Mike Shanahan’s offense.||Quarterback||You can’t argue with Drew Brees when it comes to passing accuracy and aggressiveness at quarterback. Brees has complete confidence in his ability and his decision-making is almost always stellar.|
|The Redskins may eventually have an All-Pro quarterback, but they don’t have a very solid complementary cast at this point. Pierre Garcon has a chance to be the kind of receiver who can bring out the best in Griffin, but there’s not much else in the cupboard.||Offense||The Saints have a multitude of weapons. Marques Colston can get open whenever Brees needs him to while Devery Henderson can go downfield and get it. Jimmy Graham may be the best receiver on the team and Pierre Thomas keeps opposing defenses honest.|
|The Redskins showed significant improvement under Jim Haslett last year and his 3-4 defense. The Redskins love to attack the quarterback and they have the power up front with Adam Carriker, Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen.||Defense||The Saints have been devastated by the punishments associated with the Bountygate scandal. Steve Spagnuolo will run the Saints’ defense and will have a difficult time keeping this unit respectable without Jonathan Vilma.|
|The Redskins have a solid weapon in punter Sav Rocca, who excels at directional punting and giving his coverage teams a chance to get down the field. The Skins do a solid job at both punt and kickoff coverage.||Special Teams||Thomas Morstead is one of the best kickoff specialists, having led the league with 68 touchbacks a year ago. Darren Sproles is still one of the best and most elusive return men.|
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