The Washington Redskins didn’t prepare for Monday’s 11-on-11 drills against the New England Patriots. No scouting reports were provided to coaches. Players were not briefed on the Patriots’ tendencies.
“It was basically just backyard football,” outside linebacker Ryan Kerrgian said.
That established, the Redskins have some heavy lifting to do. The Patriots exposed areas the Redskins must shore up before they kick off the regular season Sept. 7 against the Houston Texans. For the Redskins, the good news is that they have time to get things right. They should start on defense.
Facing the Redskins’ first-string defense, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady torched the secondary. The future Hall of Famer often targeted second-year cornerback David Amerson.
Typically accurate on the short routes that are a staple of the Patriots’ offense, Brady controlled Washington’s defense. From start to finish, Amerson appeared out of sync.