The offensive line is a question mark, for sure, but at least we know who the starters are. If those five men can stay healthy, the line should be half-decent in 2012. That's why I'd argue that, from a skill standpoint, the biggest concern on the team comes at the safety position.
After saying goodbye to LaRon Landry and O.J. Atogwe, the Redskins added three free-agent safeties in the offseason, and none have been standing out thus far.
Brandon Meriweather and Madieu Williams are currently slated to start, while Tanard Jackson is buried on the depth chart as he attempts to get up to speed after offseason shoulder surgery. Returnees Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes are also in the mix.
Meriweather is comically overrated despite being cast aside in back-to-back years by New England and Chicago. He dropped an interception Thursday in Buffalo, and neither he nor Williams separated themselves from their peers.
"I like our group. It's competitive, first of all. It's great competition back there," defensive coordinator Haslett said according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. "I don't know who the starter's going to be, but there's good competition between all five of those [veteran] guys. And I think [rookie Jordan] Bernstine is doing a nice job. He's really athletic, and I think he's going to be a good player. So, you've got six players vying for however many spots, and the practice squad. It's a good situation to be in."
I'd like to see the 'Skins give everyone a shot with the first team at different points in the preseason, because I'm confident Meriweather and Williams are not the best men for the starting duties.