First things first: Go read our latest edition of Redskins Round Table if you have not done so already. In fact, even if you have, go back and read it because we added Ryan O'Halloran to our panel of experts this week. Ryan's answers came in a day late, so they were not included in our original post, but we've added them now and they should be read by every Redskins fan who wants to be informed. So if you haven't read the Round Table yet, do it now! If you've already read it, go back and read O'Halloran's answers. Then you'll be up to date. Do it now!
In today's must-read article, Rich Tandler goes over the high and low points of Redskins training camp, which wrapped up yesterday afternoon. He correctly lists poor play from the offensive line reserves as a major worry. On the other hand, FS Kareem Moore & LT Trent Williams have exceeded expectations and injuries have been rare. As I noted, it's a must-read article so go read it. Now.
The players liked their first Mike Shanahan training camp. SLB Brian Orakpo, speaking for many:[he's a Maryland native] and playing for the team he grew up loving. This is probably Larry's last chance at a significant role on an NFL team so he needs to make this count. A good showing tomorrow night would help.
Rick Snider points out that this Redskins-Ravens game is not a grudge match because there is no rivalry between these teams. That's correct, of course. Also, it's preseason.
John Keim previews the Ravens game, pointing out the players who have a lot at stake. I'm keen to see if WR/PR Brandon Banks can make some plays from scrimmage so he doesn't have to rely solely on punt returning abilities to make the team. I'm also interested to see how RT Jammal Brown, who sat out the Buffalo game and has missed a lot of time with a hip injury, plays against a solid and aggressive front 7 from Baltimore.