New England Patriots will face Washington Redskins on August 7 at FedExField for the week 1 of NFL 2014 Preseason. The New England Patriots overachieved in 2013 by completing 12-4 yet they quickly might’ve gone 9-7 if not for some good breaks. They will certainly need some of that good luck considering that they enter into the 2014 season with the 10th hardest routine and play six games against groups that made the playoffs in 2013. Harsh road stretches will again be a difficulty, but they should still make the playoffs.
The Patriots have a variety of choices this year, starting with the 29th pick in the preliminary and adhered to by the 62nd, 93rd, 130th, 140th, 198th, 206th and 244th. Many guess that the Patriots will certainly target 4 positions, but the order is uncertain; tight end, protective line, safety and indoor offensive line. Arguments could be made to target each of these placements with the first round choice, yet today cover32 makes three bold predictions regarding the Patriots strategy.
Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins have quite a difficult routine ahead of them in 2014, yet their major benefit is having a healthy Robert Griffin III without a prepare on. They did not have a preliminary choice in the draft this weekend, due to the trade for their franchise QB. Ideally that will certainly not reduce them down in 2014 though.
The 2013 season for the Washington Redskins was one to forget in a variety of different methods. The Redskins needed to manage the concerns of star quarterback Robert Griffin 3 coming back off a severe knee injury, in addition to chaos within the company relating to coaches, administration and superstar players on the lineup.
The Redskins went 3-13 in 2012, consisting of 0-6 versus groups within their department, the NFC East. The Redskins were never in significant contention at any point throughout the 2013 season as a result of injuries and a difficult schedule. Washington will certainly require Griffin to stay healthy and balanced if they intend to return to a contending kind in 2014.
Washington this year will certainly be playing under first year Head Coach Jay Gruden in 2014. Gruden was hired this offseason after the firing of former Head Coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan reportedly had issues with the crime that was constructed around Griffin and even doubted the play calling of his kid and offending coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
The 2014 season will certainly be a new period in Redskins’ football now that they have a young and energised Head Coach in Gruden. Gruden is the more youthful bro of former Super Bowl winning train and existing ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden. Jon Gruden has actually been viewed at Redskins’ offseason camps and will definitely be a great voice for his younger brother Jay as he enters his first year as an NFL head train.
The Redskins have actually had a crazy offseason to say the least and the majority of the concerns have come off the field. The dramatization bordering the groups’ company logo and team name the “Redskins” has actually been in the headlines more than ever since late. The team is definitely going to need to respond to a great deal of inquiries regarding this controversy and with any luck it won’t be a diversion as the season progresses.