NFC East: 3 Things We Know About Each Team

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Jul 27, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) takes a snap from Redskins guard Adam Gettis (73) during 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins:

The Redskins are just tired of being the bottom feeder in the NFC East. It looked like the team had finally found something good in Griffin III rookie season in which they won the division. Then reality struck the Redskins and the team fell back into their own mediocrity. The Giants went 6-10 last season and two of their wins were against the Redskins. That tells you all you need to know about Dan Snyder’s team. That being said lets talk about the three things we know about the Redskins.

1. A Make Or Break Year For RG3: The Redskins traded away their future for the right to draft Griffin III in 2012. The trade now looks like a lopsided one in favor of the St. Louis Rams. The franchise probably would have liked to move on from their struggling quarterback, the reality is that he has another shot this season. Coach Gruden has to tailor his offense to Griffin III to have any chance of success. If it doesn’t work out this season the Redskins must keep looking for the saving franchise quarterback they so desperately covet.

2. Emphasis On The Offensive Line: The Redskins passed on Leonard Williams, who was considered by many to be the best overall player in the draft. Instead of Williams, the Redskins used the fifth overall selection on Brandon Scherff to help fix the offensive line. The Redskins priority is getting tougher on the offensive line and they drafted the best run blocker to do so. Scherff is an overrated pass protector so it will be interesting to see how he does at the tackle position. He projects much better performance from the guard position.

3. Low Expectations: Find me a Redskins fan who is projecting a playoff berth for their team. I’m not even sure their fans are expecting anything good this season. The Redskins have question marks all over their defense, especially in the secondary. While there is talent on the offense, it all hinges on the quarterback. Find me a Redskins fan expecting a great season form their team and I’ll find you a man in denial.

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