The Redskins opened the 2010 pre-season campaign with an absolute trashing of the Buffalo Bills.
First the notes:
- McNabb’s opening series, the offense did look flat. Perhaps it was a battle of nerves. This idea was justified with the second drive and the constant execution and completions of plays.
- Portis played a lot more than I expected him to.
- If you noticed Willie Parker and Larry Johnson were not in the game, you were right. This was done by design as Shanahan wanted to evaluate Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams
- I saw a lot of sets with two down linemen on defense.
- Haynesworth got double teamed fregquently
- The Redskins won all three phases of the game, easily.
Players that stood out
- Ryan Torain, 17 carries for 62 yards. He really showed speed hitting the hole.
- Keiland Willaims, 11 for 51 and 2 scores.
- Anthony Armstrong, his touchdown was an example of players taking it the extra mile.
- Graham Gano, this kid was really booming his kick-offs. Showed good leg.
- Brandon Banks, had his 77 yard punt return was phenomenal.
As an observer, this team did NOT by any means look like a well polished team. Not by any means. They did however look like a team that came to play, and knew how to do it. That is why they scored all those points in my opinion. When you execute well good things happen.