Jeff Fishers impression of Robert Griffin IIIs debut was a familiar one, the St. Louis head coach said Wednesday.I saw the same thing everyone else saw, said Fisher, who took over the Rams this season after a mostly successful run with the HoustonTennessee franchise from 1994-2010. What a terrific debut. Very, very impressive. As people were saying, thats historical.Griffin completed 19 and 26 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a stunning 40-32 victory over the Saints. The 22-year-old also rushed for 42 yards, while his 139.9 passer rating was the best for a rookie in his first NFL game.He did a great job, Fisher added, speaking on a conference call with local reporters. He threw with accuracy. He was poised, made some plays with his legs and has a good grasp of the offense. Obviously, theres a lot of things offensively that have been worked on during the offseason and preseason that werent show in the preseason games and it ended up being very productive and successful for him.Fisher, however, has an edge the Saints didnt: he possesses a game of film on Griffin to scout. But that, Fisher said, doesnt necessarily give his team an edge as it prepares for the Redskins dual-threat quarterback.In Mike Shanahans quest to acquire RGIII, he felt all along that defenses cant defend those dynamics, Fisher said. Basically, hes right. If youre lucky defensively, you create a one-on-one situation with the quarterback. With his athletic ability, he usually wins that.Asked how the Rams plan to contain Griffin, Fisher laughed.Do you want me to send you our game plan? he cracked. Id be happy to send you our defensive game plan. Youre just going to have to wait and see. Were putting a plan in place and we think it will give us a chance.
On Monday, the moon did something that probably made Redskins offensive line coach Bill Callahan very proud: it blocked the sun.
That's right — matched up one-on-one with one of the most feared things in space, the moon displayed great technique and a solid anchor, and in turn, treated much of the country to a thrilling solar eclipse. Hopefully, guards, tackles and centers of all ages took note of it, too.
In honor of the momentous event, let's take a look at the five most intimidating players who the 2017 Redskins will be forced to block in the upcoming season. The best part of these battles, by the way? They won't require glasses to view them.
5) Danielle Hunter (Vikings)
Hunter's name isn't as recognizable as the rest of the names on this list, but if he has another year like he did in 2016, it soon will be. The Vikings found themselves a gem in the 2015 third-rounder out of LSU, and the Redskins will see him in Week 10. He had 12.5 sacks as an NFL sophomore after six as a rookie.
4) Joey Bosa (Chargers)
A strange contract battle with the Chargers was followed by a hamstring injury during Bosa's rookie year, but neither of those prevented him from showing out in his first pro season. In just 12 games, the Ohio State product racked up 10.5 sacks, and he should easily surpass that total in a full 16-game season. He'll be the Redskins' problem in Week 14.
3) Aaron Donald (Rams)
Donald is currently staging a contract holdout and hasn't appeared at Rams' training camp. Every team on Los Angeles' schedule surely wouldn't mind if that issue carried into the regular season. Donald can wreck games on his own and has averaged 10 sacks a season through his first three years with team. The powerful defensive tackle is slated to face the Redskins in Week 2; perhaps they'll be lucky enough to avoid him.
2) Khalil Mack (Raiders)
You know you're an elite pass rusher when you record 11 sacks and it's considered a step back. That's the number of takedowns Mack had last season, after 15 the year before. The days of people wondering whether the college competition he faced at Buffalo would hinder his development in the NFL are way behind us. Now, the Burgundy and Gold are left to wonder how they will block him in their Week 3 matchup vs. the Raiders.
1) Von Miller (Broncos)
Miller's been a Pro Bowler in five of the last six seasons and posted 13.5 sacks in 2016 (and that's after not notching one in any of his final four games in the regular season, too). Kirk Cousins, Trent Williams and the rest of the Redskins' offense will have the unenviable task of handling him when the Broncos come to town in Week 16.
Following their 21-17 loss to the Packers to move to 0-2 on the 2017 NFL preseason, the Redskins announced their official depth chart Monday afternoon as they prepare for their Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Much can change between Monday and Sunday afternoon, but the official depth chart does shed light on the direction the Redskins are heading in as Week 3 approaches.
Here is a look at the Redskins' most recent official depth chart.
Redskins Week 3 preseason Depth Chart: Offense
The biggest observation from the Week 3 depth chart is obviously the return of Jordan Reed, who spent the entirety of training camp on the PUP list due to a toe injury.
Joining him as a starter in Week 3 is wide receiver Josh Doctson. Getting both Reed and Doctson on the field together is major progress and is something Redskins fans should be salivating over.
Redskins Week 3 preseason Depth Chart: Defense
The linebacker position continues to be up in the air. Will Compton and Mason Foster are listed as starters, but the job is not locked up. Martrell Spaight and Zach Brown can still zero-in on the job with a strong performance.
The Week 3 depth chart has Su'a Cravens lsited as a starter. He is a starter when he is healthy, but we know he won't be healthy enough to go against the Bengals. So yeah, this will need some updating.