Monday, August 3, 2009

Training Camp news and notes

Hello fans, I was out of town over the weekend so I couldn't do posts on news and notes from training camp. Again, nothing major occurred this weekend and today, but I do have some encouraging and not encouraging news from camp

The good news is that second year wide out Devin Thomas is on track to become the No.2 receiver behind Santana Moss due to praised work ethic from his teammates and coaches. Unlike last season, Thomas knows the playbook, and putting major efforts in his drills. This is great news from a fan's perspective because QB Jason Campbell desperately needs a go-to Number 2 receiver in order for him to make plays, and if the Thomas's story from camp is true, this offense is going to be much improved and maybe more explousive from last season.

As for the rest of the offense, well let's just say they got ranned over by the defense. The defense is ahead of schedule over the offense, which isn't a surprise considering their major upgrade at the Defensive Line. The offensive line struggled mightly against the D-Line during 11 on 11 drills over the weekend, and Campbell was pretty much running for cover almost every play. Despite the O-Line issues, it's too early to overract on their performance so far. The preseason's games will tell how the O-Line is performing.

Another factor is Albert Haynesworth knee injury status, which appears to be minor so far. He did not show up in practice as a precaution, but he said he will play if it was a regular season game. Haynesworth has already proven himself to be a potentially dominant force and could dramatically help the D-Line that produced a league low 24 sacks. But he hasn't played a full season since his rookie year. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops

Other then that, that's what's shaping up in Ashburn. The team will have three practices over the next three days, an off day on Friday, then Fan appreciation day on Saturday. Hail to the Redskins, and see you all later for roundups and breaking news from Redskins Park.

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