The time has come fans, the first game of the regular season, a NFC East grudge match between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. Both teams different from the last, confident that they will win, both with expectations of a world championship. What are the keys that can shift momentum?
5 Keys to the Game for the Redskins to win:
1: Quarterback play: obvious right? If Rex can lead the offense like a guy who has been in it for 3 years then we should be fairly solid in the passing game. Rex can’t give up easy turnovers and he has to be accurate. Rex needs to take advantage of what fate has given us, a broken down injured Giants defense, if the offense is ran to plan, there should be pretty opportunities for yards, 1st downs, and 3rd down conversions.
2: Offensive Line: Throughout the preseason the line impressed greatly in run blocking but there was simply much to be desired with the pass blocking play. As we all have seen Rex Grossman needs time to be effective. Can our smaller lineman bring physicality to a new level? Can they take advantage of an injured defensive line unit? All are key questions.
3: Can Reed Doughty be good in place of LaRon Landry? http://redskinsrave.com/2011/09/10/why-i-think-doughty-wont-be-a-liability/
4: Special Teams: Will Gano carry over his preseason success? Will Brandon Banks do his job and give good field position? Will Gano nail each kickoffs into the end zone? Special teams are scoring chances, all Redskins need to capitalize with.
5: Emotion-who wants it more? 9/11 a day that lives in terror, both areas attacked this day 10 years ago. Who will be more driven to make this day worth it for the fans? Who is more driven to honor the fallen? It’s all about the drive
I hope all fans enjoy their day and games tomorrow, god bless the troops, the fallen of the wars and 9/11, safety officials, and any families affected. This day is about more than football, it’s about this amazing country.