DL Albert Haynesworth
No storyline is bigger entering camp. Haynesworth’s attitude will impact the Redskins season one way or another. If he produces, his teammates won’t care about the offseason issues. Haynesworth must accept his role in the 3-4. If he does? Watch out. If not? Watch out.
LT Trent Williams
He looked good in the spring, though everything changes when the pads come on. His athleticism stood out and that’s why the Redskins drafted him. Williams will face Brian Orakpo daily, which should prepare him for a tough first six games against elite pass rushers.
RB Clinton Portis
Another guy everyone claims is in great shape. We’ve heard it before. Still, if so, then he probably has another good year or two left in him. This system fit him well once before, but that was many carries ago. How much does Portis have left in the tank?
SS LaRon Landry
Everyone, including Landry, wanted him moved to strong safety. Wish granted. Now it’s time for him to start living up to the Pro Bowl potential. That means making plays. Landry is tough against the run and blitzes well, but he still must show that he can cover.
OLB Andre Carter
With Brian Orakpo on the other side, the pressure is on Carter, making the switch from end. Carter did not play well in this role in 2005 with San Francisco (where he was asked to cover more). No 3-4 scheme can succeed without two good outside linebackers.