Redskins vs. Eagles: Keys to victory in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season
By Kyle Hundley
2. Redskins must get Case Keenum some easy completions early and in rhythm
Speaking of Case Keenum, it is going to be up to Kevin O’Connell to get some easy completions for him and get him into a rhythm early and his confidence up. Keenum can be a streaky quarterback, so it is essential he starts fast. Getting the ball out quickly against the talented Eagles’ pass rush is also going to be pivotal to keeping Keenum upright throughout the game.
Keenum has some good playmakers around him so he should be looking to get the ball into their hands and let them make something happen after the catch. Keenum is a solid veteran, but he is not good enough to win a game by himself. He is much better playing within an offense than carrying one.
The Redskins’ offense did not look great during the preseason (not that the preseason matters) but, it was a little worrisome how they seemed to stagnate at times with Keenum under center. Keenum did make some nice plays and must be looking to make quick, decisive throws this week. If KOC can get Keenum dialed in and the quarterback has a productive day, he will put Washington in a position to win this game.