Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 15, 236 days before the start of the 2013 NFL season.
Looking at the line
Tarik and I are looking at the Redskins unit by unit, grading the players’ 2012 performances and looking forward to possible changes going forward in 2013. We started it off yesterday with the offensive tackle position:
Jammal Brown's clouded future leaves Shanahan facing the following quandaries:
- Is there a reasonable expectation that Brown will play in 2013?
- If not, does the coaching staff believe Polumbus can be a long-term solution at the position?
- If the answer to both of the above questions is no, then Shanahan must decide whether to acquire a right tackle in the draft or in free agency. Keep in mind, though, the Redskins do not possess a first round draft pick and the team is still facing an $18 million cap penalty next season.
What do you think should be done at right tackle? Let us know in the comments or hit me on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.
Today, it’s the interior line. Here’s a quick preview excerpt:
. . . a team dealing with an $18 million salary cap penalty has to look to save where it can.
And left guard might be one of those areas. For his part, Lichtensteiger wants to come back.
"I hope I’m here still. I honestly do hope that,” he said the day after the playoff loss to the Seahawks. “I don’t want to leave this system, I don’t want to leave these coaches and I don’t want to leave my teammates. So the best-case scenario for me is that I get a new deal here.”
Lichtensteiger is smart enough to know, however, that he might have to look elsewhere. “You have to explore all the options," he said.
That will be posted on CSNwashington.com around lunchtime.
Rypien talks RG3, Redskins 2012 season
In case you missed it
- How will RG3’s injury affect the 2013 schedule?
- Questions persist at right tackle
- RG3 named PFWA/PFW Rookie of the Year
Days until: 2013 NFL draft 100; OTA’s start 120; 2013 NFL Sunday kickoff 236