The Redskins play the Giants on Sunday, September 11th for their home opener. It will be a somber day for both teams as it’s the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with 1 team from New York, where the Twin Towers fell, and the other just miles away from where the Pentagon was attacked. There will be many tributes including former US Secretary of State Colin Powell to serve as the Redskins’ honorary captain for the coin toss, players and coaches will be wearing NFL 9/11 ribbons, and much more.
Rex Grossman has a lot to prove for being chosen over John Beck as the starting QB. He did see a lot of action last year when Donovan McNabb was benched so he knows this offense. Eli Manning, although 4th last season with 31 TDs, had a league high of 25 interceptions. I would like to see more lol.
NT Barry Cofield, signed as an unrestricted free agent in July, played with the Giants for 6 seasons in their 4-3 defense, but is very happy with the 3-4 defense switch and a world of difference compared to last year with Albert Haynesworth. “I love the 3-4,” the 6-4, 306-pound Cofield said. “I think it’s the most effective defense in the league.”
Injuries for this game are as follows:
|LaRon Landry||S||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice|
|Oshiomogho Atogwe||S||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Brandon Banks||WR||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Chris Cooley||TE||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Donte’ Stallworth||WR||Shoulder||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Ryan Torain||RB||Hand||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Justin Tuck||DE||Neck||Did Not Participate In Practice|
|Prince Amukamara||CB||Foot||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)|
|Jonathan Goff||LB||Knee||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)|
|Osi Umenyiora||DE||Knee||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)|
This game will also be emotional for me as I’ve previously traveled down to watch each home opener at Fed Ex field over the last few years, but this one will be watched from my couch. The Redskins have won their last 4 home openers, so here’s hoping for 5.
About the Author
Written by Mercedes Green
I lived in Greene County Virginia for about 5 years of my childhood. This span of time was enough to imprint the love of the Washington Redskins (and hate of the Dallas Cowboys) into my life forever, even though I am Canadian and still live in Canada. I am in no way an expert on sports, football, or even the Redskins, but I do absolutely adore them, their fans and their home state(s). My favourite Redskin is and will always be Darrell Green (not because we share the same last name lol). I've adored Chris Cooley since he joined the team from the 2004 draft and love London Fletcher. Hail to the Redskins! See you October 30th in my home town of Toronto.