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September 7, 2013

Redskins face next big thing

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CHIP HITS FAST-FORWARD: The Eagles ran 74.25 plays from scrimmage per game during the preseason, more than any other team. The trick, of course, is turning plays into points. The Redskins have been emphasizing conditioning to make sure their defensive players are in shape to handle such a load. “The best thing to do is get three-and-out,” Haslett said, “and then you won’t have to worry about those types of things.”

STILL QUICK VICK: Kelly’s offense seems well-suited for Vick, who beat out Nick Foles for the starting job in the preseason. “I’m able to put myself in a position to spread the field and keep the defense off-balance,” Vick said. But it only works if the quarterback makes sound decisions. In the preseason game after he was declared the starter, Vick threw a poor interception under pressure and nearly had another pass picked off under similar circumstances. Incidentally, Vick had the best game of his career on a Monday night at Washington in 2010: four touchdowns passing, two touchdowns rushing and a 150.7 rating. “I wish I could do it week in and week out,” Vick said. “I’m appreciative of it, but that was so long ago. I’ve got to make that kind of magic happen again this year at some point.”

SECONDARY CONCERN, PART I: The Redskins ranked 30th against the pass last year and couldn’t afford any big-name free agents to beef up their secondary. They used the draft instead, selecting two safeties and a cornerback. One of those rookies, sixth-rounder Bacarri Rambo, will start at free safety Monday night. They hope the strong safety will be Brandon Meriweather, who has been working his way back from major knee surgery and also hurt his groin last week.

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