Aug 1, 2009, 4:50 PM EDT
The Washington Redskins offensive line is off to a slow start.
According to John Pappas at WarpathConfidential.com, the Redskins O-line has lived down to expectations so far in training camp. The defensive front is looking like the ’85 Bears unit in practice. That wouldn’t be so disturbing, says Pappas, but the likes of Chris Wilson and Lorenzo Alexander are playing wrecking balls against a unit that isn’t functioning well at all.
Of course, this is not a shocking development. The team has neglected to plan succession for a unit that is showing its age. Sure, Derrick Dockery fell into their laps after Buffalo cut him (ouch, that must hurt) but that was reacting, not planning.
It is early. There still is time for them to get their feet under them and hit their stride. But it gets late early in the NFL. Pappas suggests that the Redskins should start to scan the waiver wire for help if the situation doesn’t improve quickly. I’m not sure if that would help but if the offense has any hope of improving on its mediocre showing in 2008 something will have to happen.
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