Last year the Redskins surprised everyone by winning the NFC East. This year there are no surprises coming out of the nation's capital. This team expects to win it all -- and they are better than last year. There was little doubt in my mind about that after visiting Redskins camp. The team practices fast and players at every position have real playing experience from last season. Things I saw or heard on my camp visit 1. Brian Orakpo is a man possessed and practicing like a guy that really missed playing. Trent Williams said Orakpo is bringing it on every pass rush and Mike Shanahan said he is taking everything more seriously. I watched Orakpo practice like it was a game. 2. Robert Griffin III looked great running around on the practice field and looks like a lock to start in the opener. 3. The Redskins wide receivers and tight ends hardly dropped a ball all day with Josh Morgan and Fred Davis looking exceptional. 4. There is very solid depth on the offensive side of the ball with good backups at offensive tackle tight end running back quarterback and wide receiver. It's a classic Bruce Allen roster with players that the team can win with on the back end of the roster. 5. There are three rookies trying to crack the starting lineup in the secondary safeties Baccari Rambo and Phillip Thomas as well as corner David Amerson. My bet is one of the safeties will crack the lineup. Amerson also made a great play on a deep ball that caught the attention of the veteran corners.
With healthy RG3, Orakpo, Redskins out to prove NFC East title no fluke
CBS Sports | Aug 6