On paper the Washington Redskins are not that scary of a team, but this week is more about what the Chiefs will or won’t be able to do with personnel that could play the biggest factor into whether or not the Chiefs get their first win of the year.
The Skins are 2-3 and one of those wins came against the Rams, so take them for what their worth. Head coach Jim Zorn has come under fire for a sagging offense that has scored just 73 points, sixth worse in the NFL. However, their defense is another story, only allowing 82, tied for seventh best. They are led on the defensive line by DT Albert Haynesworth who has 12 tackles and a sack and has made a Pro Bowl name for himself in stopping the run. However, he was slowed in practice this week with a sore ankle. However, he could continue to wreak havoc on a shoddy run blocking line that has some injury issues themselves.
Offensive tackle Brandon Albert was walking about practice with a boot on his left leg and Andy Allenman has been limited with a sore shoulder.
In an effort to produce more big gain plays from his receivers, head coach Todd Haley made another coaching staff change replacing receivers coach Dedric Ward with former running back Richie Anderson who has been on the staff. Ward is still on the Chiefs’ staff, but Anderson is running the WR drills.
The forecast on Sunday in DC is calling for cold temps and rain. To prepare for Sunday, the Chiefs have been practicing outside all week.