ENEMY LINES An opposing scout's view
The only question on their offensive line is at right tackle. Now that Jon Jansen is out [ruptured Achilles], they don't have a solid backup. They have rookies they can throw in there, but that's a spot where you want some stability, especially if [lefthanded] Mark Brunell is the quarterback.... I like their quarterback situation. Brunell is tough, but Patrick Ramsey is too. Either one could get the job done.... Their receivers are decent. If Laveranues Coles can stay healthy, his speed makes him dangerous, and Rod Gardner's size makes him a nice complement.... Defensively, they could have problems at cornerback, because they don't have much depth, and Fred Smoot and Walt Harris are already banged up.... Lavar Arrington has to take another step up in his game. He's a Pro Bowl guy, but he has to be even more of a force. They'll move him around a lot, so he should have a big impact.... They spent a lot of money on Cornelius Griffin, but he's not exceptional playing the pass or the run. Their ends aren't going to provide much pressure either. That's why they're talking about blitzing their linebackers a lot.
"They spent a lot of money on Cornelius Griffin, but he's not exceptional playing the pass or run."
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2003 statistics
2003 RECORD: 5-11
NFL RANK (rush/pass/total):
COACH: Joe Gibbs; second tour with Washington (124-60 in NFL)