First let’s take a look back at the 3 Things I was watching out for on Monday night against Pittsburgh.
I don’t see what LeRibeus has done to earn a roster spot on the team to be honest, other than we need the warm bodies for interior OL depth. Ditto Dejon Gomes for safety depth
If we don’t find a place on this roster for Pat White, Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen should be fired. DC, Virginia, and Maryland should all refuse to fund a new stadium for the team. The league take over ownership of the team, and then Goodell should just let them fold into oblivion….guarantee some fan is going to have that kind of response when they cut Pat White
Ok, so here we go Saturday afternoon football at FedEx
1. Oh Mr. Wiiiiiilsonnnn!!!: Josh Wilson is expected to make his preseason debut and all eyes will be on him. I’ve said it before, I thought he was going to make it to training camp. But then he agreed to take a pay cut and I said “ok he’s safe” Many of you, including @MrDCSports @TKextremeskins @HTTR24_7 @Rich_Campbell and @John_Keim, don’t think he’s safe at all. And made the great point that if they’re offering him a pay cut to stay then they have no problem letting walk. I think he’ll make the final roster but it’ll be close.
2. Not Another Brandon Banks!: Since the minute he was drafted I’ve firmly believed that Chris Thompson was brought here to do the things they envisioned they could do on offense with Brandon Banks. Remember the Bengals game last season? Thompson made his debut on Monday night and instantly showed us why he could be the next Brandon Banks…he fumbled the ball. This is not what I meant when I said Thompson could be another Brandon Banks. Let’s see Thompson hold onto the ball and stay healthy today
3. End of an Era: Sadly, I think this will be Nick Williams’ last game in a Redskins jersey. He’s had limited opportunities to show what he can do these first two preseason games, and when he’s gotten the opportunities he hasn’t wowed. I like his game, think he’s a solid player. But I’ve never realistically thought he was anything more than a practice squad candidate this year. I hope to see him get in on a few plays, and maybe catch the eye of some other teams around the league
What will you be watching for?