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Old 08-14-2010, 10:09 AM   #31
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

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The excellent from last night:

1. McNabb and Grossman looked solid. Grossman was especially good, which to me was not that surprising. But I think its safe to say the talent at QB...McNabb and Grossman much better than Campbell and that other guy
2. Its nice to see an O-Line pass protect. Our first team run blocking seem to ok, pass protection was excellent. Heyer played really well along with Silverback.
3. Thank god ARE is not kick returning anymore. I think we are finally gonna have a threat returning kicks again.
4. Devin Thomas, after a miserable start...great route, perfect catch...dude needs to play with more confidence sometimes.
5. AH needs to go ahead and be put on the 1st team D along side Kemo at Gholston DE spot. Let this guy just go after the QB.

What we need work on:

1. 1st team D looked confused several times. I understand its growing pain, but we should have been controling that line of scrimage against a much weaker Bills Oline.
2. Portis looked ok, but it seemed to me Torrain just ran better. I think the 1st team Oline could have run blocked better as well.

Not much else, great 1st game...made a really gud impression...
Yep -- it was talked about during the postgame show on ESPN980 last night. Run defense was clearly an issue. The Bills had 146 yards on 18 carries for just over 8 ypc.

There were some really bad angles and over-pursuit on running plays. I'm confident that will be resolved over the next three weeks.
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

The McNabb-Cooley connection is going to be huge this season. They've already got a serious thing going.
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Man, it's hard not to come away being impressed with Trent Williams. And I don't know how Torrain doesn't make this team.

The final score aside, I was really impressed with the team's focus and cohesion this early on. During the Zorn and Gibbs era, it would have taken at least third or fourth pre-season game for the offense to put together that first drive. The execution and, again, focus was evident.
Trent was very impressive.

I had to do a double take at seeing #46, he kinda has a Betts like build almost. Torain definitely makes this team.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:10 AM   #34
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I'm catching the NFL network stream for a rewatch. Trent Williams is an absolute beast. He looked like he belongs on the football field. After seeing the abominable play of D'Anthony Batiste and the not-as-bad-but-still-bad play of Levi Jones, I'm very happy.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:15 AM   #35
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

I loved how everyone played. Also keep in mind for those saying in past yrs we wouldn't look this good till preseason game 3 or 4..... both Gibbs and Zorn were afraid of other teams understanding the offense or seeing too much of the plays so they were very vanilla with the offense. It seems the Shanahan's are different. They are of the mind set of this is our offense, it is good, and you have to stop it. They can go to a different person every time causing DC's to have to have head aches.

This game was difficult for both teams to game plan for. Both teams are using new schemes on both sides of the ball so no one knew what each was bringing to the table. Now other teams have some game film on some of our plays but our defense might be better playing teams who we might have game film on.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:21 AM   #36
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

This game is the type of game I want our reg season to be like.... Spank bad teams!! there is no way the bills should even compete with us.

Likes:
Both Fred and Devin scored
Williams is a nasty tackle with an attitude on the field that will be great to watch during the season
Even with Heyer on the field the offensive line looked good

Loves:
Gano can kick his ass off, I don't think they had a real chance to return a kickoff
McNabb Cooley connection looked great
Torian and Keiland both looked great. Keiland has a nose for the endzone
That we thumped them and scored so many points, its been years since I seen our team do that well
Brandon Banks= punt returner

Gotta be on the team
Banks
K. Williams
Torian

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Bobby Wade he was doin his thing out there
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The McNabb-Cooley connection is going to be huge this season. They've already got a serious thing going.
Yes, yes, and yes. I wouldn't leave Davis out either. This game might have been lets see what McNabb and Cooley could do. Next might be McNabb and Davis. Who knows. I could see both being on the field giving McNabb a couple of options on a roll out.
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

Silverback humiliated Maybin consistently.
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

I'm not sure how good Okung will be, but it looks like Trent "Silverback" Williams won't leave any doubt in the Redskins' mind that they made the right choice.

On another but related note, did anyone else see Chris Samuels on the sidelines huddled up with CP and few others towards the end? Looks like he's transitioning into his new role very nicely.
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Can you elaborate? Or will we find out on Monday when Brian Westbrook announces his new team?
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I'm not sure how good Okung will be, but it looks like Trent "Silverback" Williams won't leave any doubt in the Redskins' mind that they made the right choice.

On another but related note, did anyone else see Chris Samuels on the sidelines huddled up with CP and few others towards the end? Looks like he's transitioning into his new role very nicely.

I agree. The scary (in a good way) part is that it was widely acknowleged that Williams had the most ability and upside of all of the tackles.

Work ethic was supposed to be a concern but he made decisions that would ensure that he would get in camp almost immediately. Okung on the other hand chose money over what was good for the team and his development.
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

Trent Williams looked really solid
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

Torain and my Kansas State boy Banks. McNabb of course looked sharp. Portis looked good too.

Overall I think we looked more tenacious, poised, and disciplined. I hope it carries through when the games really matter.
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

-I was really impressed by Grossman. I thought he was excellent with the exception of one pass to Wade that really should have been a pick 6.
-Trent Williams was really solid, in my opinion. That's great to see early on.
- Brandon Banks was awesome. I really hope he can keep it up. I know they've put him in the wildcat in practice, and I'd like to have a nice gadget/return guy on our team. I never minded ARE as a receiver, but it was very refreshing to see our return game last night.
-Cooley didn't seem like he missed a beat after the injury.


Really, my only major concern was the 1st team run defense. I'm gonna chalk it up to it being their first time running the system...and I think once Hayensworth is with the 1st team, that should help too... but its something to defintley keep an eye on.

Overall, can't ask for much more out of the first preseason game. Granted, the Bills are pretty bad.. so these next two games against the Ravens and Jets should be a much better indicator of where we are...but that was some of the best Redskins football I've seen since early in 2008.
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Re: Players that impressed you the most after the 1st preseason game?

Offense:
Both Torain and K Williams. I hope we indeed can keep both. K Williams had a better ypc, but Torain played more against the Bills #1 D, so they are even in my book.

Gorssman really looked sharp!! I really hope it lasts through the regular season, then we are really tight!!!

Nice to see Devin comeback and have a nice game after the shaky start. He is definitely a lock at WR. I would like to see more of Alexander in the mix, just to see if he has what it takes. To be honest I would like to see a newbie WR over Kelly. Oft injured Wrs are useless.

Defense:

First string D was exceptional, second was pretty solid. Our scrubs, well are scrubs. The Bills scrub RBs averaged over 8 ypc later in the game, so depth at D looks like our only potential problem if injuries start to mount in the regular season. Loved D Angelo's pick in the 1st quarter.

Special teams:

Gano has a leg!!!!!
Banks TD was kickass!!!
Coverage teams did a nice job!!!!!


Overall we looked very sharp. Offense was in a solid rhythm with Donovan and Grossman. We have a great stable of RBs/FBs, and the line play was definitely improved. I am glad AH said he likes the 3-4 now, it is good for morale and means he will play his ass off. H e will excel this year and will start earning his massive paycheck. Like I said above the D looks solid, but depth might be a big issue with a lot of injuries. I know the game was a blowout, but those scrubs on D should be fighting for jobs still and they let the Bills Rbs run all over them. Next season's draft priorities should have LB high in the mix, and of course a CB or S. I saw us at 8-8 before and I will stick with that just until I see how well we handle the hot Ravens. If we look anywhere near as good with regards to offensive rhythm, and can keep the new Ravens O in check for the most part I will give my usual 10-6 prediction. I am doing this just because I think the Bills are indeed that bad. They really do not have much talent at all.
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