The Redskins has a 30-20 collapse against their regional rivals the Baltimore Ravens in their final tournament of 2018 regular season. The Redskins fell to 1-3 in the preseason.
The game featured none of the likable starters from both the teams, all of the players were looking for a good spot in the roster and tried pretty hard getting it. The Redskins had a holdup in the number of the position in the roster due to this including prominent positions like running back, linebacker, wide receiver and defensive back.
Many of the Mason/Brennan Nominees were seen playing significantly from both sides and as it seems many of them were having their last chances at playing for Redskins.
Though Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson were more likely secures in the opening day’s 53 man roster, last night game was a fantastic opportunity for Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, Kapri Bibbs, De’Veon Smith and Byron Marshall,(who was unable to play with the team due to injuries), to compete for what was tightened spot
Kelley initialized everything with 49 yards on 11 carries and took the widely held snaps in the first half. Then smith contributed by 7 rushes aimed at 42 yards whereas Perine ended it with 30 yards proceeding in 7 shots.
The most up to the minute competitions that was seen in the preseason was in the middle of Kevin Hogan and Connor Jessop, the new addition to the Redskins who united with them after the early parting from Colt McCoy against Denver. Hogan played the full games posting the stat line of 22-38 in 272 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Both of them lay a strong play back to back and it will be very interesting to watch further games if the Redskins decided on keeping three quarterbacks.
An additional piece of information concerning the quarterback department is that Robert Griffin III alongside his fellow teammates Joe Flacco and the rookie player and past Heisman Winner Lamar Jackson worked toward earning a spot in the Baltimore Roster. Unfortunately, he was not named in the roster for the competition which makes you think has he done enough to actually earn the spot on the team or not. In the meantime, Jackson finished off the evening with passing 109 yards and 25 on the ground yards and a touchdown in addition.
From the defense side, Zach Vigil and Shaun Dion Hamilton both the players had done a fantastic job while in their attempts at earning spots in what it seemed was a contest between Martell Spaight and Josh Harvey-Clemons. Dion Hamilton played the role of the statistical leader against the Ravens, afflicting 7 tackles which includes one for the loss.
Against Broncos last week, the second defense team had a bad hand at allowing the long plays through the air and struggling to mark poem field tackles and these troubles made their way in the last night’s game as well. While in the game against Ravens Troy Apke was able to make only one tackle, while Greg Stroman did enough to through back Quin Blanding, Danny Johnson, and Kenny Ladler.
Now the preseason games have ended its time for the front office to make the decisions on who is staying and who needs to go. Even if your comments wouldn’t make any difference, still we would like to know what’s going through your mind as we look ahead to the end of the 2018’s Preseason.