Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills: Learning Curve, Bad Memories
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, along with the first team, will have 12 to 20 snaps in their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. That’s 12-20 chances to give a first impression.
Speaking to reporters Monday, Head Coach Mike Shanahan gave no details on what he expected to see happen other than a good game.
“You want everyone to play well. It’s a collective effort you want everyone to play a perfect game,” he said. “It’s not gonna happen in the first preseason game, but that’s what you’re shooting for.”
Shanahan is playing this right down the middle: Give an expectation that is not achieved and you’ll have to answer those questions too. Well played, well played.
But RG3 is still facing a team that shut out the Redskins last season 23-0. Keep in mind that Tim Hightower, Santana Moss, and Chris Cooley were out due to injuries. Either way the loss was a significant blow to Shanahan, who said afterwards that, “. . . To score no points, I don’t think I’ve ever had that since I’ve been a coach — assistant or head coach, college or professionally. So it’s pretty humbling to take that.”
Do I think Shanahan is taken the preseason game as just a learning curve? I don’t know. I do think for those injured in that shutout last season are looking for some retribution. It’s principle: You’re facing a team that shut you out in front of more than 50,000 fans.
Not cool. Expect everyone to be on deck to get a piece of the action. I know i would be looking for a little bit of revenge–even if it is preseason. The Redskins will face the Bills Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ricky Allen is a Washington Redskins Blogger With Rant Sports. Follow Him on Twitter @UltimateRedskin.
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