Can Redskins Offense Overcome the Defense?
- Updated: August 19, 2013
With Robert Griffin III at the controls, the Washington Redskins offense should be flying high this season. But will Griffin be able to put up enough points to overcome the Redskins defense, which will be missing key performers?
Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins will sit out the first four games with a suspension due to his substance abuse problems. Jenkins was plugged in to replace Adam Carriker, who suffered a season-ending injury. So the Redskins are hurting at the critical defensive end position.
Reserve linebacker Rob Jackson, one of the teams best pass rushers, also violated the leagues substance abuse policy, thinning out the depth at a key position. So the Redskins are trying to squeeze one more year out of 38-year old linebacker, London Fletcher. Does the old warhorse have any magic left?
The Redskins also lost up and coming rookie safety, Phillip Thomas, who went down in the Redskin’s season opener with a foot injury and will miss the entire regular season.
Injuries are something that just happen, there’s not much that can be done about them. But substance abuse violations are nothing more than pure stupidity. How much will that stupidity cost the Redskins this season?