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QB situation is biggest puzzle for Redskins to solve

  • By Pat Kirwan
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Washington Redskins
Ashburn, Va.
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Make progress on defense
Last year it was too much to ask the Redskins to convert from a 4-3 to a 3-4, especially when Albert Haynesworth didn't care about doing his part. He's gone, and signing Barry Cofield will help shore up the defensive end spot. The team still needs to address inside linebacker where London Fletcher could be lining up next to a guy with 0 NFL starts. Bruce Allen has to get a veteran in there, someone like Kevin Burnett from the Chargers. The cornerback position is also in need of a starter if Carlos Rogers doesn't return. Once the defense is assembled, they have to show improvement after giving up 127 yards a game on the ground and ranking 25th in sacks.
The QB situation
Trading away Donovan McNabb and signing Kellen Clemens does not solve the QB situation in a division that has Michael Vick, Eli Manning and Tony Romo. Re-signing Rex Grossman or handing the keys to John Beck doesn't solve it either, but it might come down to that. We could have a new starter every week of the preseason until someone truly emerges. Keep a close eye on this development.
Solidify the offensive line
The only lock up front is Trent Williams at left tackle. That's not a bad place to start, but the rest of the line is an open competition. Casey Rabach may have the lead at center but the guards and right tackle jobs are up for grabs. A battle at QB and an unsettled offensive line isn't a good combination.

Top position battle

Rex Grossman and John Beck aren't big names, but the two could provide the NFL's best quarterback competition. Who should start for the Redskins?



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