August 12, 2011

Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Jones, writing for The Washington Post:

"The Washington Redskins tonight will kick off the preseason as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:30 p.m. This Redskins team very much remains a work in progress, and there are plenty of storylines to follow. Here’s a look at five key areas to watch tonight:"

Here are the five.

  • quarterbacks (Grossman will start tonight, but who will start the season opener?)
  • Ryan Kerrigan ('skins first-round pick, moving to linebacker in the 3-4)
  • the offensive line (the 'skins Achilles heel for over a decade)
  • the defensive front (second season of transition to a 3-4 defense, new linemen)
  • the kicking game ('skins have been very uneven here the past couple seasons)

So it's the pre-season. It doesn't matter. But tonight we get two of my fav teams showing off new talent. Worth cracking open a good beer or two.