Kirk Cousins once said that he wants Washington to become the San Antonio Spurs. National Football League -A drama-free franchise famous for winning, thank you, just won. Cousins is long gone, but compared to a year ago, the Burgundy and Golden teams will enter the training camp at once, without the usual chaos that usually follows the organization.
A year ago, Washington started a turbulent training camp. The sexual harassment investigation is ongoing. The name of the team has just changed. Coach Ron Rivera revealed that he had cancer before the team’s first training session.
In addition to the constant search for new names, most of these issues have been resolved. This gave Rivera the opportunity to focus on and build a promising first season, despite the team’s score of less than 0.500, but still entered the playoffs.
The training camp is scheduled to start in Richmond on Tuesday-the team will return to their former training camp home for five days-this is what Rivera and the company will do.
⦁Offensive jump: Technically, Washington is holding another quarterback game. But the storyline of this battle is not whether the cautious veterinarian can stop the young rising star-see: Keith Keenham vs. Dwayne Haskins-but which one can finally give Washington’s offense brought the greatest impetus.
Ryan Fitzpatrick seems to have the upper hand: Washington signed him for $10 million, and the team is happy to see how the 38-year-old skilled worker releases the team’s organizers. Despite this, Taylor Heinicke was dazzled in last year’s playoffs and ushered in a strong spring. At least, in last year’s training camp, Rivera almost handed over all representatives to Haskins, who had left since then, so that he could play legally.
Since Cousins took the helm, Washington’s offense has not exceeded average. According to “Football Outsider”, it ranked last last year in offensive DVOA (efficiency).
⦁ Defensive regression? During the OTA, Chase Young announced that Washington’s defense may be the best in the league this fall, which made him hype. The forecast may not be as unrealistic as it seems. Washington has ushered in an excellent defensive season. It ranks in the top five in almost all major statistical categories, including second in defense of the DVOA.
The main thing Washington will try to prevent is going backwards. After the elite season, most defenses have failed, and the team will face the killer’s quarterbacks in 2021-including Aaron Rogers, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Washington is counting on the additions it has made in free agency and the draft to help. First-round linebacker Jemin Davis and cornerback William Jackson and safety guard Bobby McCain are all worthy of attention in the training camp.
⦁ Delay in vaccination: Rivera told reporters that if players in Washington do not abide by the agreement to stay safe, they may not be vaccinated but will only create a competitive disadvantage. In other words, Rivera wants his team to be vaccinated.
This National Football League The Internet reported on Tuesday that no team had a player vaccination rate lower than 60% at the time of at least one shot. This includes Washington, which has hovered below 50% as of 10 days ago.
Nevertheless, some players in Washington have publicly questioned the vaccine. Montez Sweat stated that he won’t get shots until he receives “more facts and things,” and safety Kam Curl used a thinking emoji to reply to a tweet on Tuesday that said at least 13 people were on National Football League I got the virus after being vaccinated.
⦁ Competition, competition, competition: In addition to the quarterback, the most contended positions are left back, right tackle and free safety. On the left side of the inside, Ereck Flowers and Wes Schweitzer will compete fiercely, while Sam Cosmi hopes to surpass veteran Cornelius Lucas on the right. Free and safe is arguably the most flexible position on the list. Deshazor Everett, Jeremy Reaves and McCain hope to be the starters.
The last three or four roster positions after Terry McLaughlin, Curtis Samuel and Dammy Brown will also be monitored by wide receivers. Washington will have to start from Kelvin Harmon, Cam Sims, Steven Sims, Adam Humphreys, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Isaiah Wright, Duck S. Milne, DeAndre Carter and Tony Brown narrowed their list.