By Rich Tandler
Here is what we will be talking about at Redskins Park this week.
Another week, another new Redskin—According to reports, the Redskins have signed veteran receiver David Anderson to a contract. This happened last night well after Mike Shanahan’s press conference so we’ll ask him about that acquisition on Wednesday afternoon. Anderson is a former Texan so there is a Kyle Shanahan connection and we’ll find out what the offensive coordinator has to say about his new player on Thursday. And, of course, we will get a chance to talk to Anderson and find out a little more about him in the locker room on Wednesday or Thursday.
Rebuilding—The definition of rebuilding was extensively discussed with Mike Shanahan yesterday and that will spill over into the locker room this week. The focus will be on the veteran players and if it matters to them whether or not the word is actually used by the coaches and what they think of the process that, not matter what it is called, is underway.
Offense improves but still . . . –When the best you can say about the offense is that at least they didn’t get shut out again, there are still issues to be resolved. A 59-yard field goal and a garbage time touchdown do not constitute an NFL-caliber offensive attack. The 14 completions to running back Roy Helu aren’t a good sign either. We’ll talk to John Beck on Wednesday about how he thinks he is progressing and what he needs to do to take the next step.
Brown’s injury—Shanahan was vague yesterday when asked about the injury that forced right tackle Jammal Brown (pictured) to leave the 49ers game in the second quarter. He did say that it was a groin injury and not a hip injury. We don’t know how much time Brown will miss, if any at all. We do know that Sean Locklear is a better fit at right tackle than he is on the left side so the line should be in better shape than it was when left tackle Trent Williams was out.
Ryan O’Halloran and I will be at Redskins Park all week to bring you these stories and whatever else pops up, keep a browser tab open at www.CSNwashington.com. Follow me on Twitter @Rich_Tandler and catch up with Ryan @ryanohalloran.