Redskins: Riggo’s Rag Podcast – Camp report, preseason Week 2 preview
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins have a lot to build on in their preseason Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The work has begun, and it’s far from over.
The Washington Redskins may have not looked television-ready last Thursday against the Cleveland Browns, but they laid down a solid foundation for the rest of preseason. Their young players showed promise, their roster hopefuls got valuable reps, and the team as a whole was humbled, and given plenty of tape to watch and improve upon.
Now, the Redskins come home to Ashburn, where they’ll put their work to the test against Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are coming off a similarly embarrassing loss; they were ousted 36-17 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of preseason. The Bengals represent a steep drop-off from the Browns, and they should give the Redskins a good opportunity to grow.
Of course, growth doesn’t come without failure and perseverance. Those are just a couple things that training camp was meant to introduce the Redskins young roster to. To learn, players must first realize what errors they’ve made, and how they can correct them in future situations. It’s what makes live reps so valuable for rookies like Dwayne Haskins, Jimmy Moreland, and Wes Martin, and it’s that kind of experience, introduced at training camp, that will inevitably catalyze the development of players.
In our latest podcast, Riggo’s Rag contributor Nathan Britton gave us exclusive knowledge from his recent visit to a Redskins training camp session, to tell us how the Redskins players have progressed to this point. He also reflected on the team’s loss in Week 1, as well as their coming matchup and what it means moving forward.
The Redskins play the Bengals tomorrow night at 7:30 PM eastern standard time. To stay up to date with all the developments from the team’s second preseason game, be sure to stick with us here at Riggo’s Rag!