The Washington Redskins looked pretty tough in Week 1, as they easily beat an Arizona Cardinals team that looks to be one of the worst in the NFL through the first two weeks of the season. The Redskins utilized veteran running back Adrian Peterson perfectly in that opener, but they could not continue their winning ways this past weekend, as they were beaten by the Indianapolis Colts, a team that was getting Andrew Luck back for the first time in over a year.
This past offseason, the Redskins made a nice move to bring in veteran quarterback Alex Smith, who is fresh off winning back-to-back AFC West titles with the Kansas City Chiefs. In Smith, the Redskins have a solid signal-caller who is not going to make too many mistakes, but it just was not enough for them in Week 2.
One of the main issues with the Redskins is the fact they do not have enough talent at the wide receiver position, and it has to hurt seeing what DeSean Jackson is doing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. If they decide to roll with a wide receiver in the first round next April, they should bring in N’Keal Harry, who may be the best wideout in all of college football.
The Arizona State product can absolutely take the lid off a defense, and he has had some incredible games during his career with the Sun Devils. He is a guy that Smith could utilize perfectly in the passing game next season, as the Redskins have the talent to be competitive, but they are just lacking the weapons needed in a very tough NFC East.