In every preseason game this year, the Redskins substitutes have dominated. From the 30-3 demolition of Tampa Bay to the 27-point comeback against Chicago, Washington's reverses have been better and it hasn't been close.
Obviously the play of reserves means very little, but it has to be a good feeling to see so many players making plays on the field. This time last year the reserves struggled in what seemed like every game, despite playing about the same level of competition.
The offensive line and secondary are still quite weak, but the defensive line, running backs, receivers and linebackers all could survive a major injury, which is the true mark of a deep team. Depth has always been a concern for the modern Redskins, but since Shanahan took over that has changed.
Even if they don't succeed this year, Washington is definitely on the right track.