Redskins’ coach Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III have been playing you. RGIII is fully healed from knee surgery. His throwing motion is good enough to complete passes to DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed. Why on earth would Gruden have Griffin play practice dummy for the Texans’ pass rush? Behind that line? No, Mr. Griffin will be a man in motion against Houston. The question about Griffin is not his mobility. The question is what’s in his head? Does he have the stuff to be a leader of men? Or, is he a momma’s boy? Prove it.
The best thing to happen to the Redskins’ defense is special teams coach Jeff Kotwica. Special teams left the defense with poor field position to defend especially after punts in 2013. Better kick-off and punt coverage help the defense to be disruptive as a compliment to the offense which will (I hope) take better care of the ball this year. The stat to watch is the starting position after kick-offs. Is it inside the 20 yard-line, or beyond it? Will the defense take the field after an eight-yard punt return, or after 17 yards like last year?